New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Cast Iron Letterbox, Vittoria Street.

Posted November 26th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Walking around the Jewellery Quarter there are some interesting examples of letterboxes, this example is on 85, 87 and 87A, Victoria Street, which is a purpose built works,  circa 1870. It appears to be an original cast Iron example, with a distinctive ...

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Friday Photo: Hallmark brick from the new Birmingham Assay Office

Posted January 29th, 2016 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is a feature brick from the new Birmingham Assay Office on Moreton street.   The Birmingham Assay Office was founded in 1773 to provide assaying and hallmarking  of precious metal items, as required by the Hallmarking Act. It is one of ...

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The Smith and Pepper Factory

Posted April 5th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 15 Comments

In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter nestled in-between the rows of Jewellers shops is a factory frozen in time exhibiting traditional methods of Jewellery making and production. The building and its contents are a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial past and the ...

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Books about Birmingham’s Heritage and History: The Jewellery Quarter

Posted November 12th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Last month I listed in two posts the 10 most popular books bought by our supporters  (if you buy through any of our  Amazon links  (  ) on this site we get 5% of what you spend but you pay the ...

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