New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- The Old Fire Station

Posted November 11th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Built in 1908, this week’s Friday photo is a beautiful grade II listed red brick building that is sure to catch your eye. Located on Albion Street and literally over the road from the Pig and Tail (formerly the George and Dragon ...

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Friday Photo: The War Stone

Posted February 19th, 2016 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is The War Stone rock in Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter.  It is a glacial erratic made from the volcanic rock felstone, which was carried here from its parent rock in Wales by glacial ice and deposited ...

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Friday Photo: Victoria Works Flagstaff

Posted November 27th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the flagstaff of Victoria Works. Victoria Works, in the Jewellery Quarter,  is a grade II former pen nib factory that was purpose built for Joseph Gillot in 1839-40. Along the outer wall of the building is a beautiful ...

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Friday Photo: Chamberlain Clock at Rush Hour

Posted November 6th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is the Chamberlain Clock in the Jewellery Quarter. I captured the picture during the evening rush hour to get a touch of light trail now the darker evenings are here! The Clock, named after Joseph Chamberlain, is a cast-iron Edwardian ...

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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: Golden Square in the Jewellery Quarter

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the new  Golden Square in the Jewellery Quarter. This is a  new public square for  locals and visitors alike to relax in, with an open space to hold markets and events. The project is part of the Birmingham Big ...

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Friday Photo: Pelican Works

Posted February 6th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Photo Credit: Today’s Friday photo is the Pelican Works (T, Wilkinson & Sons) on Great Hampton Street. The business was originally founded in Sheffield in 1832 by Thomas Wilkinson and was later carried on by his two sons William and George Wilkinson. ...

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The Friday Photo: The Argent Centre

Posted July 25th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

This weeks the Friday photo features the beautiful Argent Centre formerly known as the Albert Works. The building sits proudly on the corner of Legge Lane and Fredrick Street in the Jewellery Quarter and contains a number of workshops. It is grade ...

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The Friday Photo: Letters

Posted May 23rd, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

The Friday photo this week features one of the many cast iron green letter boxes that can be found on buildings across Birmingham. Mainly they can still be spotted in  in areas such as the Jewellery Quarter – providing a great visual ...

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Books about Birmingham’s Heritage and History: The Jewellery Quarter

Posted November 12th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Last month I listed in two posts the 10 most popular books bought by our supporters  (if you buy through any of our  Amazon links  (  ) on this site we get 5% of what you spend but you pay the ...

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