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Friday Photo- The Great Hall, University of Birmingham

Posted April 24th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of another one of my favourite spots in the city, The University of Birmingham. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since I graduated from Birmingham back in 2006. I really don’t know where ...

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Friday Photo: Earlswood Engine House

Posted April 17th, 2015 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is from a little outside of Birmingham; the engine house at Earlswood lakes. The lakes are part of the Stratford-on-Avon canal network, situated about 9km south from the start of the northern section at Kings Norton. The lakes were originally ...

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Friday Photo: Pype Hayes Hall

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 2 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Pype Hayes Hall, which is a grade II listed mansion house in Pype Hayes park in Erdington. I recently had a  family day out to this beautiful park and came across this building which led me to do ...

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Friday Photo: Cherry Blossom in Oozells Square

Posted April 3rd, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

  It’s officially spring in Birmingham so what better reason to share the blooming cherry blossom in Oozells Square, just outside the Ikon Gallery, which is landscaped as a Japanese Zen Garden. I look forward to photographing this beautiful sea of pink each year ...

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Friday Photo: Old Yardley Village

Posted December 20th, 2014 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I chose St Edburgh’s Church last month, and this week I wanted to show the beautiful buildings that make up Old Yardley Village. On the left, you can just about make out the original site of the Ring Of Bells Pub, where ...

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Friday Photo: St Edburgh’s Church

Posted November 7th, 2014 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 3 Comments

Taken at sunset, today’s Friday Photo is of St Edburgh’s Church, also known as Old Yardley Church, dating back to the 13th century. The church, which was part of Lichfield Diocese is today a grade-I listed building and is nestled away in Yardley Conservation Area. ...

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The Friday Photo: Birmingham Back to Backs

Posted October 10th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

About two years ago I started taking the Friday photo for BCT but sadly today it is going to be my last Friday photo.So I am really glad that I get to finish off with my favorite period in history with these ...

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The Empire Cinema

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with 2 Comments

The Empire Cinema, Sutton Coldfield This week’s Friday Photo is of one of the city’s few remaining Art-Deco buildings, the Empire Cinema (formerly the Odeon) in Sutton Coldfield. Built in 1936, it was designed by Harry Weedon and Cecil Clavering, and is a Grade ...

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The Friday Photo: The Garrison

Posted September 26th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week the cast of the BBC Peaky Blinders were back in Brum at the preview of the second series. One of the great things about the drama series despite not much of it being filmed in Birmingham is that it has ...

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The Friday Photo: The Golden Boys

Posted September 12th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Here are Birmingham’s very own Golden Boys for this weeks Friday Photo. It is the work of William Bloye, formerly head of sculpture at Birmingham School of Art and was unveiled in 1956 and features Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Willam Murdoch. ...

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