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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
26 Aug 2021 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of One Centenary Way - August 2021 - Update Two

An interesting construction photo gallery of One Centenary Way, all taken from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library on 14th August.

The building is just over half way up and now level with Two Chamberlain Square.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - August 2021 - Update Two





An interesting construction photo gallery of One Centenary Way, all taken from the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library on 14th August.

The building is just over half way up and now level with Two Chamberlain Square.

Click View Article to view the gallery.


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Photography by Daniel Sturley

See more in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Construction Photography

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Elliott Brown Sport & leisure
17 Aug 2021 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

Model Boating at Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway

On regular Sunday's the Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club meet to use their remote controlled boats on Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway, near Bournville Lane. The club has a history going back to 1900, although has been on this site since 1926. On Sunday morning, 15th August 2021, the club was back. Also some archive photos from 2017 and 2018.

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Model Boating at Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway





On regular Sunday's the Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club meet to use their remote controlled boats on Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway, near Bournville Lane. The club has a history going back to 1900, although has been on this site since 1926. On Sunday morning, 15th August 2021, the club was back. Also some archive photos from 2017 and 2018.


Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club

The Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club, also called Bournville Model Yacht & Powerboat Club, was founded in the year 1900 as the Bournville Model Yachting Club at Rowheath Park. By 1926, George Cadbury Jr (son of the late George Cadbury who died in 1922) commissioned an area of marshland on the now famous Bournville Village Trust, to be reclaimed, and a concrete pool of even depth was created. The surrounding park is called The Valley Parkway by Birmingham City Council. The club has their own Boat House on site, and regularly meet on Sunday mornings for model yachting, and Sunday afternoons for model power boating. They sometimes also meet on other days for model boating.

 

26th March 2017

That Sunday there was model RNLI  powerboats on Bournville Lake at The Valley Parkway.

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4th October 2018

On a Thursday morning walk through The Valley Parkway, I only managed to get one photo of a model yacht in the lake. See the project gallery for more photos. They don't usually sail the model yachts on Thursday's. At weekends they regularly meet on Sunday mornings for model yachting, and on weekdays, they meet on Wednesday mornings, and sometimes Tuesday afternoons. It's the power boat sessions that meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

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15th August 2021

A Sunday morning walk along Bournville Lane, to see if I could see any activity from the Bournville Model Yacht Club. Luckily, there was a whole bunch of them out at Bournville Lake, with a lot of model yachts, as you can see in the gallery below. The members seem to be mostly retired men and women.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown. Can be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Elliott Brown Green travel
17 Aug 2021 - Elliott Brown
Inspiration

Children with guides kayaking up the BCN Mainline - 11th August 2021

I was walking past Gas Street Basin, when I saw a couple of kayaks full of children and their guides. They went through the Broad Street Tunnel, then up past Brindleyplace and the Brewmasters House towards Utilita Arena Birmingham. They were probably heading for Icknield Port Loop (according to Civic Square on Twitter). I left at Oozells Street Loop. Click View article for five photos.

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Children with guides kayaking up the BCN Mainline - 11th August 2021





I was walking past Gas Street Basin, when I saw a couple of kayaks full of children and their guides. They went through the Broad Street Tunnel, then up past Brindleyplace and the Brewmasters House towards Utilita Arena Birmingham. They were probably heading for Icknield Port Loop (according to Civic Square on Twitter). I left at Oozells Street Loop. Click View article for five photos.


Kayaking from Gas Street Basin to Icknield Port Loop

Starting this brief canal walk from The Mailbox, on the 11th August 2021, I walked up to the end of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal at Worcester Bar, Gas Street Basin. On the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline side, I saw a couple of kayaks attached together, with a guide and several children in both of them.

The kayaks at the back near Gas Street Basin, heading into the Broad Street Tunnel.

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It was now apparent that there was two pairs attached to kayaks. The first one I saw was going through the Broad Street Tunnel, while the second was was metres behind.

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A Just Eat delivery man in orange on his bike. The pair of kayaks, children and their guides. It was time to duck as I walked under the tunnel.

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View from the Broad Street Tunnel (where the head room was a bit higher at the Brindleyplace end). Both sets of kayaks were heading under the Brindleyplace and Brewmasters Bridges. With Utilita Arena Birmingham, The Malt House and the Brewmasters House nearby. Oh and the red Water Bus on the left was about to depart.

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One last view as they headed under the Brewmasters Bridge, past The ICC Energy Centre. I would leave the Main Line via the Oozells Street Loop, heading to Brindleyplace. I assume that they were heading for the Roundhouse.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown. Can be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
16 Aug 2021 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of The Mercian - August 2021

Exciting gallery for August! The Library of Birmingham's Secret Garden and Lower Terrace are now open and we have views of the construction from these for the first time in 18 months. The above from Elliott Brown on the 13th plus more from Daniel Sturley from the 14th. Also from Elliott, some great skyline views from Tyseley to the east of the city and more. Amazing photos!

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The Construction of The Mercian - August 2021





Exciting gallery for August! The Library of Birmingham's Secret Garden and Lower Terrace are now open and we have views of the construction from these for the first time in 18 months. The above from Elliott Brown on the 13th plus more from Daniel Sturley from the 14th. Also from Elliott, some great skyline views from Tyseley to the east of the city and more. Amazing photos!


23rd July

From the Aston Expressway.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

24th July

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

25th July

On Broad Street.

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27th July

From Great Charles Queensway Footbridge.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

31st July

From Harborne Road, Edgbaston.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

1st August

From Oaklands Recreation Ground.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

7th August

Some architectural detals.

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The lower frontage is being revealed.

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From the Utilita Arena Birmingham.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

8th August

From Cannon Hill Park.

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11th August

From Broad Street.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

13th August

From the Library Lower Terrace.

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From the 'Secret Garden'.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

14th August

From the Library's 'Secret Garden'.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

15th August

From Tyseley Station.

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

There are now nearly 1400 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

 

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YourPlaceYourSpace Travel & tourism
15 Aug 2021 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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City views from the 'Secret Garden' at the Library - wonderful!

The 'Secret Garden' on the 7th Floor of the Library of Birmingham is open and our regular Birmingham We Are contributors Elliott and Daniel couldn't wait to get back up after 18 months to photograph all the changes across the city. We've included some photos of the inside of the Library and of the Secret Garden in this gallery.

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City views from the 'Secret Garden' at the Library - wonderful!





The 'Secret Garden' on the 7th Floor of the Library of Birmingham is open and our regular Birmingham We Are contributors Elliott and Daniel couldn't wait to get back up after 18 months to photograph all the changes across the city. We've included some photos of the inside of the Library and of the Secret Garden in this gallery.


Inside the amazing Library of Birmingham. (August 13th 2021)

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The Library's 'Secret Garden' on the 7th floor (13th August 2021)

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City views from the Secret Garden

Here looking down at Centenary Square from 50 metres above it in the Secret Garden.

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Here's a selection of views over the city.

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Here's some of the amazing flowers that can be found in the Secret Garden.

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All the amazing photography from our community contributors Daniel Sturley and Elliott Brown.

 

For our feature on the Library of Birmingham, one of our Birmingham Gems go HERE.

For our Birmingham Gems interactive map, go HERE.

For all Birmingham Gems, go to www.BirminghamGems.com.

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