New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Smith and Pepper Factory

Posted April 5th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 5 Comments

In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter nestled in-between the rows of Jewellers shops is a factory frozen in time exhibiting traditional methods of Jewellery making and production. The building and its contents are a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial past and the ...

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Birmingham heritage courtesy of BMAG- Sarehole Mill & Blakesley Hall

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 3 Comments

Hello everyone, I’m Katie and this is my first blog post for the Birmingham Conservation Trust as their new volunteer blogger. I thought for my first post I would share with you some photographs and memories of one of my favourite heritage ...

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The Birmingham Architecture Festival 2013

Posted March 9th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you really know Birmingham? Discover something new about Birmingham at the Birmingham Architecture Festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend of May 24th – 27th. The theme for the festival is “Take a Second Look”. Over the weekend a range of events ...

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Birmingham’s Past – Photography and Art

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I’ve always been fascinated by photographs that capture the ‘what was’ versus ‘what is now’. Birmingham is forever changing and evolving yet the past can still be seen through a number of historic buildings that remain.  However, many of Birmingham’s older buildings ...

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Northfield Manor House

Posted August 19th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

For those interested in the wider ‘Brum” you may like to know that the area to the south of Birmingham called Northfield has its very own manor house.  Once the home of the Cadbury family this very odd looking building actually has ...

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Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through Time

Posted August 6th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

A new book by Dr Terry Daniels ‘Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through Time’ reveals through photographs the changes in the area over the last century. It links old photographs of the town with the same scenes taken today. Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through ...

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English Heritage launches Britain From Above website

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The Britain From Above project started in 2011 and is a four year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, dating from 1919 to 1953. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

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Flying the flag for the Birmingham Conservation Trust!

Posted June 22nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

          Last month BCT volunteers Jackie and Kris were invited as speakers to Rotary House in Droitwich Spa to speak to the Probus Club (retired professional and business persons club) about the work of the Trust. Many of this group have been involved ...

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Not So Elementary…………

Posted March 31st, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It is not only in Birmingham that the fight to save old and important buildings goes on. See here – UNDERSHAW and spare a minute to think of how important Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is to our literary past.  Would it then make ...

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Buildings At Risk – Coming to a Street Near You

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s amazing to discover how many people are passionate about their local history and built heritage.  Why is it that some of us are so bothered about old buildings when others would say that they are just bricks and mortar?  Is it ...

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