New book How Birmingham was the World Centre of Steel Pen Nib Manufacturing

A new book written by Sutton Coldfield historian Brian Jones and volunteers at Birmingham’s Pen Museum highlights the crucial role of women in making Birmingham the global centre of the steel pen nib manufacturing industry in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. After beginning as a small workshop-based trade in the 1820s, pen nib manufacture soon moved More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Plans Submitted for New Birmingham Assay Office

The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce the submission of a planning application for Project Gateway, its scheme to create a new bespoke building in the Jewellery Quarter. The scheme has been 18 months More...

By admin On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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School Children Return to the Jewellery Quarter

Story Marie Haddleton, Jewellery Quarter Heritage History is like a ‘wheel’ and what goes around comes around. This has been especially true with the Jewellery Quarter. The families living in the slums of Hockley More...

By admin On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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A Silver Lining for J W Evans

First published The Hockley Flyer on April 21, 2008 An extraordinary piece of Britain’s industrial heritage has been saved from dereliction by English Heritage taking the unusual step of acquiring it for the nation. More...

By admin On Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Heritage Initiative Launched

JQ Heritage Launch – Anna Gibson Photography. On 6th September 2012 Jewellery Quarter Heritage was officially launched at the Vertu Bar in Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Birmingham’s More...

By admin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Restoration of Key Hill Cemetery Gates and Piers

First published The Hockley Flyer on July 30, 2009 July 2009 saw the unveiling of the restored gates and gate piers to Key Hill Cemetery main entrance off Icknield Street, Hockley. The repairs were grant aided by More...

By admin On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Jewellery Quarter Heritage Launch

A new initiative for the Jewellery Quarter is Jewellery Quarter Heritage and is pleased to welcome Professor Carl Chinn as a Patron. Professor Carl Chinn states: “Jewellery Quarter Heritage is a vital initiative More...