New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- Duddeston Viaduct

Posted October 21st, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 3 Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of a structure you have probably seen before, if you’ve ever ventured into Digbeth, and you’d be mistaken for thinking that trains run along its tracks. But what is fascinating about this week’s photo is that the ...

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A flavour of Italy on Constitution Hill

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Ceramic tiles, terracotta detailing, floral motifs and carved cornices all contribute to the architectural vocabulary of two unique buildings on Constitution Hill which have a distinctively Italian feel against the backdrop of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Over the past couple of months I have ...

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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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Beautiful Birmingham Terracotta

Posted June 23rd, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Discovering Birmingham’s extensive collection of beautiful terracotta buildings. Red, bold, ornate and beautiful…these are some of the words which spring to my mind when I see the striking Victoria Law Courts on Corporation Street built in 1891. For me, it is the material which provides the ...

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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 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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The Friday Photo- Angel Drinking Fountain

Posted June 14th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

  I have walked passed this water fountain, mounted into one of the walls on the perimeter of the grounds of St Phillip’s cathedral, and thought it beautiful. I always wish that it was working and wonder what it would look like with ...

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Temples of Relief

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 4 Comments

We’d like to welcome another new volunteer – blogger to the BCT team – Sarah Ashley!       Sarah is originally from Herefordshire, but moved to Birmingham 4 years ago and lives in the Jewellery Quarter.  She currently works for a big clothing store in the ...

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Calling all residents, swimmers and families living near Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath

Posted August 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We have organised a special ‘behind the scenes’ event, especially for the communities living local to the magnificent Edwardian Grade II* listed Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath – it is a chance to help shape the plans for the history and heritage-related ...

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Northfield Manor House

Posted August 19th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

For those interested in the wider ‘Brum” you may like to know that the area to the south of Birmingham called Northfield has its very own manor house.  Once the home of the Cadbury family this very odd looking building actually has ...

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