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Birmingham - Did you know? History, heritage art and all things culture

A community-led digital space full of facts about Birmingham's wonderful history, hertage,art and culture.  All content supplied by our People with Passion.

This is part of the largest collaboration of community ever undertaken by any city in creating a digital space where people can learn all about the great history, heritage and culture of a city with a great past and a great future.  

This is part of an initiative by Creatives We Are and connected with their two collaborations, Birmingham Gems and Art & Culture Trail which showcase all that is great about Birmingham - a great resource for visitors and brummies alike. 

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

History & heritage, Art, culture & creativity, Classic Architecture

Project dates

21 Apr 2020 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Admin FreeTimePays

0121 410 5520
Admin@ FreeTimePays.com

22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (March 2019). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Walked past for these views from the road.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (May 2018)

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Blue Coat School, Edgbaston (May 2018). Moved here in the 1930s near Harborne. On a site at Metchley Lane and Somerset Road. Bus diversion view.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

1928V213 Entrance To Blue Coat School Birmingham

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1928V213 Entrance To Blue Coat School Birmingham. Etching of The Blue Coat School, Birmingham by F. Gould.Topographical view of Birmingham, from the Birmingham Museums Trust collection.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

1930V1164 Blue Coat School Colmore Row Birmingham

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1930V1164 Blue Coat School Colmore Row Birmingham. Blue Coat School Colmore Row, Birmingham by James Billingsley. Watercolour. Topographical view of Birmingham, from the Birmingham Museums Trust collection.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (April 2011)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (April 2011). At Colmore Row. By 2011 the Government Office for the West Midlands had moved out (change of Government). Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (April 2011)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (April 2011). At Colmore Row. By 2011 the Government Office for the West Midlands had moved out (change of Government). Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (December 2010)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (December 2010). At Colmore Row. In 2010 this was the Government Office for the West Midlands. Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010). At Colmore Row. In 2010 this was the Government Office for the West Midlands. Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010). At Colmore Row. In 2010 this was the Government Office for the West Midlands. Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010)

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Site of the Blue Coat School - St Philip's Place (February 2010). At Colmore Row. In 2010 this was the Government Office for the West Midlands. Blue Coat School was here from 1724 - 1930. Moved to Edgbaston near Harborne.

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13 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Information sign.

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13 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Information sign.

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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12 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Taken through the gate / railings. It was a fortified manor house, the seat of the Lords of the Manor of Dudley. Owned by Birmingham City Council, run by the Birmingham Museums Trust. Works date to 1264 for Roger de Somery

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06 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

First seal of King Edward's School

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The First Seal of the King Edward VI School, 1552. In the Blakesley Hall Guide Book published by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 2003. Richard Smalbroke of Blakesley Hall was a founding member.

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30 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle / Old Crown / Aston Hall / Soho House

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Weoley Castle / Old Crown /  Aston Hall / Soho House

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29 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School Free Grammar School original without tower

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King Edward's School Free Grammar School original without tower. In the Public domain. Taken from Wikimedia here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KES_Free_Grammar_School_original_without_tower.jpg

From an 1894 book by Robert Kirkup Dent. 18th Century Grammar School

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29 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School Free Grammar School Charles Barry

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King Edward's School Free Grammar School Charles Barry. Taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KES_Free_Grammar_School_Charles_Barry.jpg

In the public domain. The school built in 1833-37. From 1894 by Robert Kirkup Dent. Taken from

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (February 2020)

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King Edward's House - New Street (February 2020). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2020)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2020). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (April 2013)

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King Edward's House - New Street (April 2013). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2013)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2013). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011)

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King Edward's House - New Street (January 2011). Site of the Guild of the Holy Cross 1392. From 1552 to 1936 King Edward's School. Charles Barry's school was built 1833-37, replaced in 1936-7 by this building by Essex & Goodman. 135A New Street. To the right of Odeon Cinema.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School - Park Vale Gate (February 2020)

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King Edward's School (February 2020). Bristol Road - Park Vale Gate. School founded 1552, on New Street site till the 1930s. Moved to th Edgbaston site through the 1940s and '50s.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School - Park Vale Gate (February 2019)

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King Edward's School (February 2019). Bristol Road - Park Vale Gate. School founded 1552, on New Street site till the 1930s. Moved to th Edgbaston site through the 1940s and '50s. No 63 bus view of the buildings.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School - Park Vale Gate (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). Bristol Road - Park Vale Gate. School founded 1552, on New Street site till the 1930s. Moved to th Edgbaston site through the 1940s and '50s.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School - Park Vale Gate (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). Bristol Road - Park Vale Gate. School founded 1552, on New Street site till the 1930s. Moved to th Edgbaston site through the 1940s and '50s.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward VI High School for Girls (February 2019)

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King Edward VI High School for Girls (February 2019). From Edgbaston Park Road opposite the University of Birmingham. Founded in 1883. Formerly in the old boys school building on New Street. Moved to th Edgbaston site in 1940.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward VI High School for Girls (February 2019)

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King Edward VI High School for Girls (February 2019). From Edgbaston Park Road opposite the University of Birmingham. Founded in 1883. Formerly in the old boys school building on New Street. Moved to th Edgbaston site in 1940.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham. Some views from Edgbaston Park Road.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham. Some views from Edgbaston Park Road.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham. Some views from Edgbaston Park Road.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (January 2018)

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King Edward's School (January 2018). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham. Some views from Edgbaston Park Road.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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28 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

King Edward's School (November 2008)

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King Edward's School (November 2008). Showed a cousin round here at the time (later found out his father went to King Edward VI Five Ways not here). School founded in 1552. Used to be on New Street. Moved between late 1930s to the 1950s to this site near the University of Birmingham.

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27 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Beorma Ingas Ham - Gooch Street, Highgate (March 2013)

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Beorma Ingas Ham - Gooch Street, Highgate (March 2013). Sculpture installed in 2002 on a bridge over the River Rea. Thought to be the site near the the ancient Anglian tribe the Beorma settled.

The Home of the People of Beorma

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27 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Beorma Ingas Ham - Gooch Street, Highgate (March 2013)

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Beorma Ingas Ham - Gooch Street, Highgate (March 2013). Sculpture installed in 2002 on a bridge over the River Rea. Thought to be the site near the the ancient Anglian tribe the Beorma settled.

The Home of the People of Beorma

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018)

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Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018). The Smithfield Wholesale Markets have been on their present site for 900 years but moved in late 2018 to Witton to make way for the Smithfield redevelopment.

 

Francis Dobbs

 

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018)

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Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018). The Smithfield Wholesale Markets have been on their present site for 900 years but moved in late 2018 to Witton to make way for the Smithfield redevelopment.

Pugin

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018)

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Wholesale Memory - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (February 2018). The Smithfield Wholesale Markets have been on their present site for 900 years but moved in late 2018 to Witton to make way for the Smithfield redevelopment.

William Hutton

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019)

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Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019). Thomas Hanson's map of Birmingham, 1778

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019)

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Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019). Picture of Aston Hall. Isometric view of Aston Hall by Allen Everitt, c. 1850-60. James Watt Junior leased Aston Hall between 1818 and 1848.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019)

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Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019). William Wordsworth and the Soho Manufacturery.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019)

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Watt in the World - The Gallery, Library of Birmingham (August 2019). Drawing of Birmingham in 1791.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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Cadbury mural - Birmingham Museums Collection Centre (May 2012)

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Revolutions - BM & AG (January 2020) - map from 1734

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Birmingham Revolutions - BM & AG (January 2020) - map from 1734. Seen in the Power to the People exhibition.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Hall of Memory 1920s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Hall of Memory 1920s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012).  Painting of the Hall of Memory with factories behind. The area is now Centenary Square. By Algernon Newton, 1929

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Mr Sadler's Ascension - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Mr Sadler's Ascension - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Japanned tray depicting Mr Sadler's Ascension from the Crescent, 13th October 1823.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

James Watt's Personal Workshop - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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James Watt's Personal Workshop -  Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). At Heathfield Hall, Handsworth. Painted by Jonathon Pratt. Showing some of the equipment used in metal working trades. Hall demolished, workshop now at the Science Museum, London.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

The East Prospect of Birmingham - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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The East Prospect of Birmingham - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Famous 18th Century view of Birmingham. I didn't get the photo head on at the time. May not have been able to get it all in by standing back so got it from the side at the time.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Prince Rupert's Royalist army attacks Birmingham at Easter 1643 on the way to Lichfield.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Prince Rupert's Royalist army attacks Birmingham at Easter 1643 on the way to Lichfield.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Prince Rupert's Royalist army attacks Birmingham at Easter 1643 on the way to Lichfield.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Civil War 1643 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Prince Rupert's Royalist army attacks Birmingham at Easter 1643 on the way to Lichfield.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Birmingham Town Hall and Queen's College by Samuel Lines, 1850-52.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Inside the Town Hall in the 19th century.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Town Hall - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Picture of Birmingham Town Hall in papier-mache with inlaid mother of pearl by John Yeomans White, 1850-60

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Kings Norton 1911 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Kings Norton 1911 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). The rural Parish of Kings Norton was part of Birmingham by 1911. Painted by William Banks Fortescue, 1895. The Village Green.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Upmarket Birmingham 1821 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Upmarket Birmingham 1821 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Oil painting by Samuel Lines showing a panoramic view of Birmingham in 1821. The large white building to the left of the church is the theatre. View of St Philip's and Christ Church completed in 1813.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Bull Ring Development 1820s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Bull Ring Development 1820s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). The Bull Ring around 1820 after the revelopment work in the 1760s onwards had been carried out. Towards St Martin's Church and the statue of Horatio Nelson.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blakesley Hall (January 2010)

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Blakesley Hall (January 2010). Snow view. Built in 1590 for Richard Smalbroke a local man from Yardley. The house was surrounded by farmland.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

The Old Crown 1368 (October 2009)

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The Old Crown 1368 (October 2009). The pub in Digbeth claims to have existed since 1368. Not necessarily in this building though. Probably more like the 16th century. Grade II* listed. Guild of St John the Baptist of Deritend of the 15th century.

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23 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015)

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Weoley Castle ruins (December 2015). Was a castle built for the Lords of Dudley in the 1270s. Was in ruins by the 17th century. In 1930 bought by the Birmingham Corporation.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Bullring history panel - Park Street (August 2009)

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Bullring history panel. 4 signs around the Bullring mentions Birmingham after 1300 and the digs done in the late 1990s / early 2000s before the 2003 Bullring was built.  Park Street (August 2009)

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Bullring history panel - St Martin's Square (August 2009)

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Bullring history panel. 4 signs around the Bullring mentions Birmingham after 1300 and the digs done in the late 1990s / early 2000s before the 2003 Bullring was built.  St Martin's Square (August 2009). This was moved after Spiceal Street was built, but is still nearby.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Bullring history panel - Edgbaston Street (May 2009)

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Bullring history panel. 4 signs around the Bullring mentions Birmingham after 1300 and the digs done in the late 1990s / early 2000s before the 2003 Bullring was built.   Edgbaston Street (May 2009)

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Bullring history panel - High Street (October 2010)

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Bullring history panel. 4 signs around the Bullring mentions Birmingham after 1300 and the digs done in the late 1990s / early 2000s before the 2003 Bullring was built.  High Street (October 2010). This one was hard to find, was outside of the Pavilions. Not sure if it is still there.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham before Birmingham 1160s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham before Birmingham 1160s - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012).

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham before Birmingham 1086 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham before Birmingham 1086 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012).

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Peter de Birmingham 1166 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Peter de Birmingham 1166 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Lord of the Manor. Got a charter from Henry II of England to have a market on the site of the Bull Ring. 850 plus years later it is still going.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Peter de Birmingham 1166 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Peter de Birmingham 1166 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012). Lord of the Manor. Got a charter from Henry II of England to have a market on the site of the Bull Ring. 850 plus years later it is still going.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham in 1300 - Birmingham History Galleries, BM & AG (November 2012)

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Birmingham in 1300. Model in the Birmingham History Galleries, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Seen in November 2012.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

J.R.R. Tolkien and his younger brother Hilary

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J.R.R. Tolkien and his younger brother Hilary in May 1905. Photo taken from the Sarehole Mill Guide Book. The Guide Book was (c) by Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in 2002 Birmingham City Council also had their logo at the back

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Tolkien's The Two Towers (April 2018)

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Tolkien's The Two Towers (April 2018). From the top of Brindleyplace Car Park. Perrott's Folly.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Tolkien's The Two Towers (April 2018)

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Tolkien's The Two Towers (April 2018). From the top of Brindleyplace Car Park. Edgbaston Waterworks Tower.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Tolkien's The Two Towers (February 2020)

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Tolkien's The Two Towers (February 2020). Perrott's Folly from Reservoir Road.

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22 Apr 2020 - Elliott Brown

Tolkien's The Two Towers (February 2020)

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Tolkien's The Two Towers (February 2020). Edgbaston Waterworks Tower from Reservoir Road.

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26 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - 25th Oct

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - 25th Oct

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - 25th Oct

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - 25th Oct

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - 25th Oct

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - May

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - June

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - August

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - October

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - November

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25 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2020 - December

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar - January

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar - February

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar - March

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar - July

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar

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24 Oct 2019 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2020 Calendar

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - January - Faye Alford

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - February - Mac McCreery

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - March - Jay Mason-Burns

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - April - Christine Wright

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - May - Damien Walmsley

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - June - Chris Fletcher

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - July - Kev Maslin

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - August - Barry Whitehead

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - September - Daniel Sturley

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - October - Imran Ali-Basir

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - November - Victoria Ball

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12 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems 2019 Charity Calendar - December - Tammie Naughton

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25 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Damien's brilliant under the bridge photo in our Birmingham Gems 2018 calendar

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BirminghamGems 2018 calendar for charity just has to include Damien's great photo under the railway bridge near Livery Street. The accompanying  'Did You Know' is of the great Aston Hall, another of Birmingham's Gems. Our 2018 calendar is to support the great work of the Birmingham Museums Trust. To sponsor the calendar and help protect Birmingham's great history & heritage call Jonathan on +121 410 5520 or connect with the project for more details.   

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - December Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - November Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - October Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - September Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - August Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - July Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - June Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - May Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - April Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - March Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - February Photo

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15 Oct 2017 - Daniel Sturley

Birmingham Gems 2017 Calendar - January Photo

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