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The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of this ghost sign – Elizabeth which was taken in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Ghost signs are old advertisingĀ  signs that were usually painted on by hand. I found an online archive of ghost signs here although not ...

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The Friday Photo: Father Lopes’ Chapel

Posted August 16th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 8 Comments

Once again I find myself taking photos down at Digbeth. This time the picture is of a curious little building that is in a state of disrepair. It has a lovely square tower and a little research on the Internet has informed ...

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The Friday Photo -Nechells Old Mill

Posted August 9th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

Goodness nearly forgot its my turn for the Friday photo luckily got a few in store. This week’s The Friday photo is of an old mill on Cato Street Nechells. If you driving from Saltley towards the city as you go over ...

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The Friday Photo: Erdington Coat of Arms

Posted August 2nd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I was pretty excited when I learnt about this from a newsletter sent by Erdington councillors, so I had to seek it out and get a photo. There is a little building on the Erdington/Wylde Green border which was once the tram ...

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The Friday Photo – Edward VII Statue

Posted July 26th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of the statue of the popular King Edward VII that was restored in 2010 and placed in Centenary Square after 60 years. It was originally unveiled in 1913 in Victoria Square after the Birmingham MailĀ  raised ...

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The Friday Photo: St Philip’s Cathedral, weathervane

Posted July 19th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Has anyone else spent time looking at St Philip’s cathedral and wondered why it has a pig on its weathervane? St Philip’s was built by commission in the early 1700s. The church was consecrated in 1715 but the tower remained unfinished due ...

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The Friday Photo: Sarehole Mill

Posted July 12th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

I am back after two weeks off with this weeks the Friday photo which is of the very lovely and popular Sarehole Mill, on Cole Bank Road, Hall Green. Sarehole Mill was built in 1750 and probably best known for its links ...

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The Friday Photo: Custard Factory Street Art

Posted July 5th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I love going to the Custard Factory. The lovely old industrial building is a hub for artists and creativity of all kinds and is constantly reinventing itself. I love this piece of street art found on one of the walls of the ...

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The Friday Photo: The Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital

Posted June 28th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

A beautiful example of our Victorian architecture, the eye hospital, situated on The corner of Edmund St and Church St was built in 1883. It was built when the hospital, founded in 1823 and first located on Cannon Street, was no longer ...

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The Friday Photo – Digbeth Branch Canal

Posted June 21st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is taken down on the Digbeth Branch Canal just off Bordesley Street. Great walk all round this area to look at some of the old buildings from a once busy industrial area.

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