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The Friday Photo – St Mary’s Church Handsworth

Posted February 28th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

The Friday photo this week is of the splendid St Marys C of E Church which is on Hamstead Rd in Handsworth. The sun was shining on it so there was some interesting shadows giving it a spooky feel. Parts of ...

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The Friday Photo: St Paul’s Church (in the snow)

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

As it is winter I wanted to post a snowy picture. I took this one last winter. St Paul’s Church is located in St Paul’s Square, which I believe is the only Georgian architecture that remains in Birmingham. The church itself is ...

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The Friday Photo – The Floozie in the Jacuzzi

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

This weeks the Friday photo is of The River more affectionately known as the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. She sits in all her splendor in the upper pool of the fountain in Victoria Square and she weighs a cracking 1.75 tonnes. The ...

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The Friday Photo: Warstone Lane Cemetery

Posted February 7th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter is a fascinating place. Dating from 1847 when the chapel was built (no longer exists), the first burial there was in 1848. John Baskerville, who died in 1775, was eventually buried there (his third burial!!) ...

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The Friday Photo – J. W. Evans Silver Factory

Posted January 31st, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday Photo is of a room left exactly as it was in 2008 in the J. W. Silver Factory. The factory was established in 1881 and English Heritage stepped into rescue it in 2008 – dust and all. Now ...

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The Friday Photo – Fordhouse Lane

Posted January 24th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

This week  the Friday Photo is taken at the top of Fordhouse Lane Stirchley and was inspired by an old photograph I found. The  photograph features an old newsagent which was based on the corner where Fordhouse Lane meets the Pershore Rd. ...

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The Friday Photo – All Saints Mental Asylum

Posted January 10th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

My first Friday photo for 2014 is of All Saints Mental Asylum -often called Winson Green Asylum. It was opened in 1845 in response to new laws requiring provision of asylums to house the so called poor lunatics. The Asylum was run ...

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The Friday Photo – The Rep

Posted December 27th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week is the last Friday photo for 2013 and has a very slight hint of Christmas in Brum with the reflection of the wheel. The Friday photo is of The Rep which recently re-opened as part of the development of the ...

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The Friday Photo: Victoria Square

Posted December 20th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Victoria Square is a fantastic hive of activity at this time of year and I would like to wish you a wonderful festive season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.

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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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