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Historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of the wonderful historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands that are available for people to go and enjoy.

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Passions: History & heritage
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Birmingham's Theatreland - Enjoy!

As the UK's second city, you'd expect to find an array of theatres to choose from.  You won't be disappointed.  Take our feature and links to see what's on offer.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2022 - Collect or Download & Print

This annual initiative involving people with Birmingham passion has become a firm favourite with people who live in Birmingham, work in Birmingham and love to visit the City. Enjoy yours!

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Passions: Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Fundraising & charity
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Brookvale Academy, Aston Villa - Construction with Community

Brookvale Academy is a state-of-the-art Inner City facility for Aston Villa Football Club, just 600 yards from Villa Park.
 

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure
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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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BirminghamWeAre - for people who are passionate about Birmingham

People with Passion in Birmingham care about their community and are passionate about making a difference and creating an impact - JOIN THEM.

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Passions: People & community
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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The+former+Ryland+Memorial+School+of+Art%2c+West+Bromwich+-+A+Sandwell+Gem!
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The former Ryland Memorial School of Art, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Ryland Memorial School of Art was built in 1902 on Lodge Road in West Bromwich. Until 2012 it was part of Sandwell College. It has been the British Muslim School since 2017.

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The former West Bromwich Grammar School - A Sandwell Gem!

On Lodge Road in West Bromwich is a former Grammar School, previously the Municipal Secondary School. The actress Madeleine Carroll attended school here from 1915 to 1923.

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The Billiard Hall, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Billiard Hall is a JD Wetherspoon Freehouse on St Michael's Street in West Bromwich. It was purpose built as a snooker and billiard hall. It was built in 1913.

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Garden of Remembrance, West Bromwich - A wonderful open space!

The Garden of Remembrance in West Bromwich, also called the Memorial Gardens is on the High Street. Also located here is Highfields House, the Sandwell Register Office.

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The Great Lion Bar & Grill, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Great Lion Bar & Grill is a Indian restaurant on the High Street in West Bromwich. It used to be called Desi Junction. Formerly a pub called the Lewisham Hotel, for WBA fans.

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St Andrew's Carters Green, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

A church on Dudley Street in West Bromwich. St Andrew's Caters Green dates to 1924 and is shared between The Church of England and The Methodist Church.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Old Hop Pole, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Old Hop Pole is a public house in West Bromwich, on the corner of High Street and Guns Lane.

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The Wheatsheaf, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Wheatsheaf is a public house on the High Street in West Bromwich. A Real Ale pub with Pure Black Country Holder's Golden.

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The Sandwell, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Sandwell is a public house on the corner of High Street and New Street in West Bromwich. It used to be called The Goose.

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The Kenrick & Jefferson Building - A Sandwell Gem!

The Kenrick & Jefferson Building was offices built in 1883. Grade II listed building. It was the Kenrick & Jefferson Printworks. Sadly the building has been boarded up for years.

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West Bromwich Town Hall - A Sandwell Gem!

Built as a Town hall and library on the High Street in West Bromwich in 1874-5. Now just a Town Hall. A Grade II listed building since 1987.

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West Bromwich Central Library - A Sandwell Gem!

A public library built on the High Street in West Bromwich in 1907. It has been a Grade II listed building since 1987. Funds provided by Mr Andrew Carnegie.

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Stourbridge Clock Tower - A Dudley Gem!

The Stourbridge Clock Tower is a Grade II listed late 19th century clock in front of the former Market Hall on the Stourbridge High Street.

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Halesowen Clock Tower - A Dudley Gem!

The Halesowen Clock Tower is located between Peckingham Street, Hagley Street and High Street in the Halesowen market place.

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Wonderful trees across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of wonderful trees to be found across Birmingham and the West Midlands, particularly in its many great parks and green open spaces.

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Olton Clock Tower - A Solihull Gem!

The Olton Clock Tower is located on the Warwick Road in Olton, Solihull, at the junction of Old Warwick Road. There is no known details on this clock, and the time is always wrong.

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Walsall Clock Tower - A Walsall Gem!

The Walsall Clock Tower is located outside of The Co-operative Food on the corner of St Paul's Street and Bridge Street. It dates to 1883. It replaced a clock near the site from 1854-57.

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