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Broadgate, Coventry - A Coventry Gem!

Broadgate is a Public Square in Coventry City Centre. A current square was opened in 1948 by Princess Elizabeth. The nearby Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre was opened in 1990 at Broadgate.

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Passions: History & heritage, Shopping, Food & drink, Squares and public spaces
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Lifford Hall - A Birmingham Hidden Gem!

Lifford Hall is situated on Tunnel Lane near Lifford Reservoir in Lifford, Birmingham. Hidden away behind a gate, and dates to the early 17th century, with an 18th century watch tower (folly).

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Coventry Station - A Coventry Gem!

The original Coventry Station opened in 1838 on the London and Birmingham Railway. It was rebuilt in 1962, and now is Grade II listed, but a new red building is currently being built

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Modern Architecture
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King Edward VI Aston School - A Birmingham Gem!

King Edward VI Aston School is one of the schools founded in 1883 of the Foundation of King Edward VI, but the only one to still be on it's original site near Aston Hall & Park.

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King Edward VI Camp Hill Schools - A Birmingham Gem!

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys was founded at Camp Hill in 1883. Shortly afterwards it was joined by the girls school. The schools relocated to Kings Heath in the mid to late 1950s.

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King Edward VI Five Ways School - A Birmingham Gem!

King Edward VI Five Ways School  was originally founded at Five Ways in 1883, but relocated to a site in Bartley Green in 1958 (near Bartley Reservoir), about 5 to 7 miles away.

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Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

King Edward's School was a boys grammar school founded at New Street in 1552, they moved to Edgbaston in 1936. King Edward VI High School for Girls founded 1883 and moved 1940.

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The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.

 

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St George's Church, Edgbaston - Culture, history and faith

St George's Church is situated at Westbourne Crescent in Edgbaston. Built in three phases from 1836 until 1885. Now Grade II listed. Noted for the architects Scoles, Edge and Chatwin.

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'Forward Together' - Public Art by Luke Perry

'Forward Together' - Public Art by Luke Perry

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The former Harborne Fire Station - A Birmingham Gem!

A Grade II listed building in Harborne, built in 1907. It was formerly Harborne Fire Station, but now it is just flats or apartments. At Gordon Road near Rose Road in Harborne.

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The former Holy Trinity Church at Camp Hill - A Birmingham Gem!

Situated in Camp Hill, Birmingham is the former Holy Trinity Church. Grade II listed, built 1820-22, designed by Francis Goodwin. Sadly it has been closed for decades.

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The Green, Harborne - A Wonderful Open Space!

The Green in Harborne is situated between North Road and Nursery Road. A pair of paths forms a cross from above. About halfway between the High Street and Walkway in Harborne.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Coughton Court - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Coughton Court is an English Tudor country house located between Studley and Alcester in Warwickshire. The Throckmorton family have lived here since 1409. In the National Trust from 1946.

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The Brandwood Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath & Kings Norton). It opened in 1802 and is over 300 metres long.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Holliday Street Aqueduct - a Canal Network Gem!

The Holliday Street Aqueduct is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and built in 1870. It is now close to The Mailbox, Arena Central and Gas Street Basin. Grade II listed.

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Summerfield Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Summerfield Police Station was a former police station on the Dudley Road in Summerfield, Birmingham, near Summerfield Park. They moved to Icknield Port Road.

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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Art; Culture & creativity, Classic Architecture
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The Bank, 22a Great Hampton Street (Formerly Lloyds Bank), Birmingham - Placemaking with community

The former Lloyds Bank building at 22a Great Hampton Street is being renovated by Cordia Blackswan, specilaists in the restoration of historic buildings.

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Packwood House - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Packwood House is a National Trust property in Warwickshire, close to Lapworth and Solihull. They bought it from the Ash family in 1941. A Grade I listed building with gardens.

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Baddesley Clinton - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. A moated manor house with gardens, with origins in the 13th century. Was home of the Brome and later Ferrers family.

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St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.

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St Martin in the Bullring - A Birmingham Gem!

The church, known as St Martin in the Bullring, is a Grade II* listed building in what is now called St Martin’s Square. A Victorian church with 13th century origins.

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Coventry Register Office part of which was the Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor - A Coventry Gem!

The Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor now forms part of Coventry Register Office. It is all that remains of a Royal Palace that belonged to the Black Prince, dating back to the 14th Century.

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Ford's Hospital - A Coventry Tudor Gem!

Ford's Hospital is situated on Greyfriars Lane in Coventry. It was built in the early 16th century. Damaged by an air raid in 1940, it was later restored in 1953. A Grade I listed building

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Weekin Works, Harborne - A Birmingham Gem!

The Weekin Works is on Park Hill Road next to the Harborne Walkway in Harborne. Formerly the site of the Chad Vally toy car factory, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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