New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Birmingham Conservation Trust Needs You!

Posted June 29th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with 3 Comments

Are you passionate about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for four new trustees to join our board and lead the trust into the next 3-6 years of its strategic programme. Amongst the trustee roles we ...

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Moseley Road Baths Update

Posted April 12th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with 4 Comments

Moseley Road Baths Action Group, of which Birmingham Conservation Trust is a member, is another step closer to securing a future for the historic Birmingham baths. Last month, BCT director Simon Buteux chaired the interview panel which appointed the partnership of the National ...

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Friday Photo- The Midland Bank

Posted January 25th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo is of a building that most people certainly pass every day if they happen to work in the city centre. Formerly the Midland Bank, and located on Bennetts Hill, it is now a popular, bustling and busy bar, ...

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Friday Photo- Digbeth Police Station

Posted January 2nd, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Happy New Year to everybody! For the first Friday Photo of the year, I chose a building in the city that is probably often overlooked. Also, my camera broke last week, so you’re going to have to settle for a good old ...

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Chris Upton: A West Midlands’ Treasure

Posted October 5th, 2015 by Sarah Hayes with 8 Comments

Our first Literary Bus meeting was at Blakesley Hall in 2010. This picture became synonymous with the project, with Gollum peering behind Chris in Blakesley’s beautiful gardens. © Anne-Marie Hayes I first met Chris 10 years ago while working at Museum of the ...

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A flavour of Italy on Constitution Hill

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Katie Hughes with No Comments

Ceramic tiles, terracotta detailing, floral motifs and carved cornices all contribute to the architectural vocabulary of two unique buildings on Constitution Hill which have a distinctively Italian feel against the backdrop of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Over the past couple of months I have ...

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Friday Photo- New Hall Valley

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

This week’s Friday photo is of New Hall Valley, located in Sutton Coldfield, and if you look closely, you may even be able to spot New Hall Mill in the background (one of my up-coming Friday Photos). I remember on many occasion ...

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Friday Photo: Old Yardley Village

Posted December 20th, 2014 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I chose St Edburgh’s Church last month, and this week I wanted to show the beautiful buildings that make up Old Yardley Village. On the left, you can just about make out the original site of the Ring Of Bells Pub, where ...

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Friday Photo: St Edburgh’s Church

Posted November 7th, 2014 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 3 Comments

Taken at sunset, today’s Friday Photo is of St Edburgh’s Church, also known as Old Yardley Church, dating back to the 13th century. The church, which was part of Lichfield Diocese is today a grade-I listed building and is nestled away in Yardley Conservation Area. ...

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The Empire Cinema

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with 2 Comments

The Empire Cinema, Sutton Coldfield This week’s Friday Photo is of one of the city’s few remaining Art-Deco buildings, the Empire Cinema (formerly the Odeon) in Sutton Coldfield. Built in 1936, it was designed by Harry Weedon and Cecil Clavering, and is a Grade ...

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