New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo: Victorian Sign on Waterstones Building

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 11 Comments

The Friday photo this week provides a tiny glimpse of the past through this old hand painted sign  which has been revealed as part of the Midland Metro Extension on Stephenson Street in Birmingham City Centre. The sign is a great example ...

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The Friday Photo – The Old Contemptibles Pub

Posted December 13th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

We haven’t had many night photographs for the Friday photo so here is the striking – The Old Contemptibles sign which is a name of pub on Edmund Street, Birmingham city centre. There is a long history of a pub being on ...

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The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of this ghost sign РElizabeth which was taken in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Ghost signs are old advertising  signs that were usually painted on by hand. I found an online archive of ghost signs here although not ...

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Friday Photo

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Something a little different this week for the heritage Friday photo. We are onto signs. I came across this old sign in the summer in Maypole on the council estate above some garages. I think I love that it says “by order ...

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