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Friday Photo: Blakesley Hall

Posted August 13th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Blakesley Hall Summer 2015 Today’s Friday photo is the beautiful timber framed Blakesley Hall in Yardley.   I am not sure why I have never visited before, but yesterday was my first visit to the site! It was a fascinating afternoon.  At the ...

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Birmingham heritage courtesy of BMAG- Sarehole Mill & Blakesley Hall

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 3 Comments

Hello everyone, I’m Katie and this is my first blog post for the Birmingham Conservation Trust as their new volunteer blogger. I thought for my first post I would share with you some photographs and memories of one of my favourite heritage ...

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Old Yardley Village and Park

Posted July 7th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Yardley Conservation Society note Yardley as a village of remarkable survival, which retains more of its rural atmosphere than any other village now incorporated within Birmingham. The area was designated a Conservation Area in July 1969 and was upgraded to Outstanding ...

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Blakesley Hall, poet laureate, city culture bid and photos on fickr.

Posted April 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This is a video of Birmingham’s poet laureate visiting tea takers at Blakesley Hall – the 16th century home of Birmingham merchant Richard Smalbroke.  Their family legacy lives on in this Tudor half-timber wattle and daub farmhouse and in the concrete glory ...

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Birmingham Council Boundaries from 1838 to 1931

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Council Boundary Changes 1838 to 1931 Sometimes you spot some things that are surprisingly mundane and interesting.  This map charting the growth of Birmingham’s local authority to 1938 fits into that category and comes from the website and the 1964 book ...

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