New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Sponsored Marathon in aid of Birmingham Conservation Trust

Posted November 6th, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with No Comments

My name is Katie Kershaw and I am one of BCT’s trustees. I became involved with the Trust because I am passionate about historic buildings and my home city of Birmingham. I am enormously grateful for the fantastic work that the Trust ...

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Dress to impress

Posted October 17th, 2012 by jenniwaugh with 2 Comments

  Men’s workwear for sale in the Kay & Co Ltd mail-order catalogue, Autumn 1920. Catalogue images © Kays Heritage Group, © of digital images University of Worcester Our wonderful volunteers at the Newman Brothers Coffin Works have spent a lot of time researching the clothes ...

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The curious came in their hundreds to our Heritage Open Days event!

Posted September 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 6 Comments

 What an amazing weekend we have just had at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works.   We welcomed around 450 people into the factory and sunny courtyard over two days as part of the annual Heritage Open Days event. While waiting for tours and looking ...

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Making the Coffin Fitting Works more accessible – for Heritage Open Days 2012

Posted August 13th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

With just under three weeks to go, our Heritage Open Days preparation is well underway! Hannah Severn, one of our volunteers, spent the day with us today – making a start on a photographic display and ‘alternative’ interpretation for visitors who are not ...

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‘Brilliant’ ‘fantastic’ ‘interesting’ praise for the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We aren’t blowing our trumpet (well, only a bit) – these comments are from visitors who had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday – Heritage Open Days – on tours of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works. They delved into its rich ...

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works on Heritage Open Days!

Posted September 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Book your tour of the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th September by phoning 0121 303 2664 or sending an email to There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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New futures for Heritage Open Days

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days in Birmingham click for original podnosh flickr image We’ve just received this form the Heritage Alliance: New future for HODs with The Heritage Alliance, Civic Voice and the National Trust We are delighted to announce that The Heritage Alliance ...

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Coffin Fittings Works open for visitors on Saturday

Posted September 8th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Water fun at the Coffin Fittings Works We have been cleaning up ready to welcome visitors to the Coffin Fittings Works Open Day on Saturday, September 11th. We are at 13-15, Fleet Street and look forward to showing you round. Although we have no running ...

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Heritage Open Days 2010

Posted August 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days (HODs) are an annual chance to celebrate the eclectic heritage of England. All around the country, properties that are usually closed to the public or charge admission open their doors to everyone – for free! Properties can range from factories to ...

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Heritage Open Day 2009 – how to book a place to see Newman Brother’s

Posted September 7th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

If you want to look around the Newman Brothers Coffin works this coming Friday 11th or Saturday 12th September please contact us to book a place.  We’re doing some timed tours: Here are the details including how to book. Directions 10 mins walk from New ...

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