New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo: Ikon Gallery

Posted May 16th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I seem to have had a run of red brick buildings of late but I make no apology, to me they are the most beautiful of our city’s architecture. This week is no exception with my photo of the Ikon Gallery in ...

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The Friday Photo: Singers Hill Synagogue

Posted May 2nd, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I have walked passed this beautiful building on numerous occasions and have kept telling myself I need to document it, and now I have! The Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill) Synagogue is a Grade II listed building built in 1856 by Henry ...

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The Friday Photo: Highcroft Hall

Posted April 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 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: Great Western Arcade

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

I love the Great Western Arcade, with numerous independent shops and a great vintage atmosphere, it really is a special Victorian shopping space. The arcade is so called because it was built in 1876 by the Great Western Company. It was built ...

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The Friday Photo: Baddesley Clinton

Posted January 17th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I might be pushing it by classing Baddesley Clinton a Birmingham property, it’s probably more Warwick, but it has a Birmingham postcode and I love it, so I’m hoping you’ll allow me this one! Now a National Trust property, Baddesley Clinton is ...

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The Friday Photo: Caffe Nero Temple Row West

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This is a stunning building on the corner of Waterloo Street and Temple Row West. Built in around 1900, the building is made of brick and cream terracotta and was always used as an office building. It was built for the Ocean ...

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The Friday Photo – Little Miss Barber

Posted October 25th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

This weeks the Friday is another one of Birmingham’s fantastic old ghost advertising signs. This one was taken in Witton and features this little Miss Barber sign which was a popular character to advertise tea here in the West Midlands.

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The Friday Photo: Newman Brothers Coffin Works

Posted September 20th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

It is only right and proper that Newman Brothers Coffin Works features in the Friday photo. Many of you will know that Birmingham Conservations Trust is busy restoring the works which opened from 1894 until 1999. Last Sunday we were all there ...

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The Friday Photo: Station Road Cottages

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

This isn’t the best quality picture ever but I wanted to take a photo of a group of beautiful cottages that are situated on Station Road in Erdington. A past project of BCT’s, these grade II listed properties were restored to their ...

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The Friday Photo – Marble Angel Brandwood End Cemetery

Posted September 6th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday photo was taken in Brandwood End cemetery which was opened in 1899 and features a close up photograph of one of the fine marble styled angel memorials that can be found there. The memorial was for Willam Adams ...

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