New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo: Birmingham Back to Backs

Posted October 10th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

About two years ago I started taking the Friday photo for BCT but sadly today it is going to be my last Friday photo.So I am really glad that I get to finish off with my favorite period in history with these ...

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The Friday Photo: The Garrison

Posted September 26th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week the cast of the BBC Peaky Blinders were back in Brum at the preview of the second series. One of the great things about the drama series despite not much of it being filmed in Birmingham is that it has ...

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The Friday Photo: The Golden Boys

Posted September 12th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Here are Birmingham’s very own Golden Boys for this weeks Friday Photo. It is the work of William Bloye, formerly head of sculpture at Birmingham School of Art and was unveiled in 1956 and features Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Willam Murdoch. ...

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The Friday Photo: Stone Carvings on the Moseley Dance Centre

Posted August 22nd, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

It was really hard this week to find out anything about this weeks the Friday Photo without knowing the old use of this building before it became the Moseley Dance Centre. I have often sat at the traffic lights or walked past ...

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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: 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 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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J. W. Evans Silver Factory in Pictures

Posted April 21st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 5 Comments

Last Saturday, Suzanne Carter from BCT arranged a visit for 10 of us to go along and have a tour of J. W. Evans Silver Factory in the Jewellery Quarter. English Heritage in 2008 took over the buildings and have helped preserve ...

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