New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Guillotine Gem.

Posted December 2nd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Wandering down the canal as you do I came across this interesting Stop Lock, I realised that it resembled the threatening French guillotine. After some research I found out that the guillotine styled stop lock is the only one of its kind on ...

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A Glimpse into the Past – J.W.Evans Silver Factory

Posted May 6th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

J.W. Evans Silver Factory in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter contains over a 100 years of history, a silverware factory founded in 1881 by Jenkin Evans and remained with the Evans family for four generations. Last month myself and other volunteers from BCT were ...

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What do coffin fittings, silverware and pen nibs have in common?

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

                  Sorry, no punchline… but they do have in common a rich history of manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter. They are also things that BCT, the Pen Room Museum and English Heritage are keen to share with school groups! I (Suzanne) spent a really interesting couple of hours at ...

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Places still available for Saturday’s lectures on the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, past, present and future.

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

        A joint day school is being run by the Birmingham Assay Office and Centre for West Midlands History on Saturday 23rd June 10-4pm at the University of Birmingham. Four speakers will explore the Quarter’s history, heritage, contemporary crafts and jewellery and silver manufacturing. Cost ...

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Double your donation for the Coffin Works

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

We have a fantastic opportunity to double any donations for the Coffin Works and we need your help!  The Pilgrim Trust will match pound for pound any donations given via The Big Give website between 5th and 22nd December up to a ...

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Urban Explorers

Posted October 29th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

During the summer months I started to look into historic hospital buildings and during this time I came across ‘Urban Explorers’. They are a community of people who are dedicated to historic buildings and decay. They like to look around and take ...

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Industrial Heritage at Risk

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

The largest ever research project into the condition of England’s industrial heritage has been published by English Heritage this month together with the annual Heritage at Risk Register. The research into England’s industrial heritage has revealed that listed buildings are more at risk ...

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Shabana Mahmood visits the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 19th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

On Heritage Open Days weekend, Shabana Mahmood the local MP, visited our project and had a great time. Here’s what she had to say about it   Shabana Mahmood at the Coffin Fittings Works

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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 elizabeth.perkins@birmingham.gov.uk There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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