New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: former IMI gatehouse, Perry Barr.

Posted April 14th, 2017 by Julie Webb with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo is the newly grade II listed gatehouse to the former IMI factory on Wellhead Lane. The gatehouse was originally built in 1915 for Kynoch Company, who at that time was manufacturing munitions for the first world war. It is the ...

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Friday Photo: Snob Screens in The Bartons Arms

Posted October 16th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo is the snob screens in the beautiful Bartons Arms pub. Last month I had the pleasure of attending “A Taste & Tour of The Bartons Arms”, which is hosted by local author and Laurel & Hardy enthusiast John ...

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Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Last week I attended an event hosted by the Victorian Society (Birmingham & West Midlands): an illustrated talk by Geoff Brandwood on Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage: The Inside Story. It is without saying the British pub is going through hard times, during 2012 ...

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Hagley Road Villa’s and the Victorian Society

Posted January 30th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The Victorian Society is urging the Secretary of State to call in a recent Birmingham City Council planning approval to demolish a series of Victorian Villas on the Hagley Road and replace them with retirement flats.  The Society reports on it’s website… Earlier ...

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Ceramics in Birmingham

Posted June 16th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ceramic tiles cover walls and floors, roofs and pavements, furniture and stoves, and can be seen in churches, mosques, pubs, shops, hospitals and homes in Birmingham. They are often combined with other forms of ceramics such as terracotta, faience and mosaic. Some examples ...

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Victorian Society: Endangered Buildings Appeal

Posted May 21st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Can you think of any Victorian or Edwardian buildings in the Birmingham area which may be at risk? The Victorian Society is about to launch its annual appeal to find the nation’s most endangered historic buildings. Endangered can mean there are plans to ...

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Lost Buildings of Birmingham by Roy Thornton

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

Click above to view this title on Amazon I was able to go to The Victorian Society‘s Saving a Century exhibition at the Central Library just before it moved on to the next city. It was completely engrossing with some fantastic photography and stories both dispiriting ...

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Saving a Century The Victorian Society Exhibition comes to Birmingham Library

Posted February 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Woodman Arms, Curzon Street and Millenium Point - image by hartlandmartin on flickr There’s a couple of weeks left to see an exhibition at the Birmingham Central Library which celebrates the work of the Victorian Society and the part it has played in ...

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Birmingham has 2 of Britain’s 10 most endangered Victorian Buildings

Posted September 25th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath and the Red Lion Pub in Handsworth have made it onto a list of the Victorian Society’s 10 most endangered buildings in the UK. The list was a product of a public vote and campaign. As ...

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