New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo: Prefab House Wake Green Rd

Posted June 6th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

Last year BCT Director Simon Buteux talked through a list of buildings he thought would be good to include in the Friday Photo. This week we can tick the old prefab grade II listed housing on Wake Green Rd in Moseley off ...

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The Friday Photo: Aston University Sky Lifts

Posted May 31st, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 12 Comments

I need to make a couple of apologies, the first because, due to overwhelming busy-ness, my Friday Photo has slipped over into Saturday. The second apology because I can find very little information to share with you on the subject of this ...

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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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The Friday Photo – Kingsway Picture House

Posted May 9th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

This week the Friday photo is the window of the old Kingsway Picture House – Cinema in Kings Heath. The Picture house is typical of the style built in the 1920s it later became a Bingo Hall from the 1980s. In 2011 ...

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The Friday Photo: Selfridges Building

Posted April 25th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week we are paying homage to a much newer part of our Cities architectural heritage for the Friday photo and featuring the Selfridge building which opened in 2003 as part of a major development to the Bull Ring area of Birmingham. ...

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The Friday Photo: Highcroft Hall

Posted April 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 17 Comments

Highcroft Hall is situated in Erdington and has now been converted into luxury apartments, however its history is far from glamorous. Built between 1869-1871, the hall was originally called Aston Union Workhouse and was sanctioned by the Poor Law Board for housing ...

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The Friday Photo: The Victoria Pub

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

This weeks Friday photo is of the stunning Victoria Pub which sits proudly on 48 John Bright Street in the City Centre. Its a theatre pub and dates back to the 19th Century. On a sunny day the gold letting around the ...

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The Friday Photo: The Old Crown

Posted March 28th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

Last year the Friday photo of St Patrick’s Day featured a view from Digbeth High street looking up towards Bordesley High Street and showed The Old Crown Pub in the background.  This years St Patrick’s Day themed Friday photo features a closer ...

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The Friday Photo: Victoria Law Courts

Posted March 21st, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Victoria Law Courts on Corporation Street is an incredibly imposing, and stunningly beautiful building. It’s is faced in terracotta made from clay from North Wales. It is Grade I listed and is highly decorated. It may even be the most ornate ...

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The Friday Photo – Birmingham Central Mosque

Posted March 14th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

One of the great things about Birmingham is that it offers some great skylines across the City with a mix of very different buildings. This weeks Friday photo was taken in Highgate looking towards Edgbaston and features the beautiful silhouette of Birmingham ...

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