New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Lucy Worsley

Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  This week’s Friday photo is a departure from our normal historic site, as it features the wonderful Lucy Worsley – historian, author, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, BBC presenter and all round history icon.  Last night I had the pleasure of ...

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Heritage Angel 2015 #bringingitbackforBrum

Posted September 11th, 2015 by jenniwaugh with No Comments

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and friends, for voting for Birmingham Conservation Trust and our Newman Brothers Coffin Works Restoration to win the Heritage Angels 2015 People’s Favourite Award! It’s a long title, but a very worthwhile prize that means a ...

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The Coffin Works ‘Hard Hat’ tour

Posted March 23rd, 2014 by Joe Turner with 3 Comments

Along with a handful of other Birmingham Conservation Trust volunteers, trustees and members – including former BCT Director Elizabeth Perkins, who started the project over a decade ago – yesterday I had the privilege of a ‘hard hat’ tour of the work ...

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Dating the Newman Brothers Collection

Posted March 5th, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with 2 Comments

Page from a Newman Brothers’ trade catalogue, still to be dated. One of the first tasks I set myself as Collections and Exhibitions Manager was to start dating some of the collection. After all, if I’m going to interpret it, I have to ...

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A New Year and a new member of staff for the Coffin Works Project

Posted January 7th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Happy New Year to all our followers! Here at BCT we’ve started the year very positively as we welcome to the team our first member of staff for the Coffin Works Project. Yesterday Sarah Hayes took up the post of Collections and Exhibitions ...

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The Friday Photo: Newman Brothers Coffin Works

Posted September 20th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

It is only right and proper that Newman Brothers Coffin Works features in the Friday photo. Many of you will know that Birmingham Conservations Trust is busy restoring the works which opened from 1894 until 1999. Last Sunday we were all there ...

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