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Bournville Carillon at Bournville Village Primary School - A historic Gem!

The Bournville Carillon is one of the finest instruments of its kind in the world and was installed by George Cadbury in 1906 as a gift to the workers at his Cadbury factory..

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The Rest House, Bournville - A cultural Gem!

At the centre of Bournville Village Green is The Rest House, completed in 1914 to commmemorate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury. Now the Carillon Visitor Centre.

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Bournville Quaker Meeting House - An historic Gem!

The Friends' Meeting House in Bournville is near Linden Road and the Village Green. Built in 1905, architect W. Alexander Harvey. There is a bronze bust of George Cadbury facing the green.

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Bournville Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Bournville Village Green is in Bournville, and is around The Rest House. Between Linden Road and Sycamore Road. Surrounded by buildings from the early 20th century.

 

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The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.

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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - Culture, history and faith

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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The Bond, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bond is situated close to the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth and is a former Victorian industrial factory now with conference facilities and warehouse space for creatives.

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The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House - A Birmingham (Hidden) Gem!

The Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House is situated at the end of Banbury Street in Digbeth and was established by an Act of Parliament  in 1813

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Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.

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Moseley School - A Birmingham Gem!

Moseley School is situated on Wake Green Road, in Moseley, Birmingham. The red brick building built in 1855-56 as the Spring Hill Congregational College. A school since 1923.

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Dartmouth Circus - site of the Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817

Dartmouth Circus is an island at Dartmouth Middleway with the Aston Expressway, A38(M) going under it. The Boulton & Watt Engine of 1817 can be seen here. Linked by subways and footbridge.

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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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Introducing Bartley Reservoir in Birmingham

Bartley Reservoir, a reservoir for drinking water is located close to the City and is a bird watchers delight. It is also home to Bartley Sailing Club. 

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Introducing Frankley Reservoir in Birmingham

Frankley Reservoir is next to the larger Bartley Reservoir, both providing drinking water for the City.  As with Bartley it is lovely spot to take in a bit of bird watching.

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The Original Birmingham Assay Office - A Birmingham Gem!

The original Birmingham Assay Office is on Newhall Street, on the corner with Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It was built in 1878, and designed by Andrew Phipson. Moved out 2015.

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The River Rea - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Rea is a small river with big significance as it was the river on which Birmingham is believed to have been founded by the Beorma tribe in the 7th century.

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The River Tame - A Birmingham Gem!

The River Tame is the main river of the West Midlands and up until the 19th century it was considered an urban river, a productive fishery and popular with anglers. 

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The Lewis Building - A Birmingham Gem!

Lewis's, opened in Corporation Street in 1885. The store was the forerunner of the modern department store. As an office development, it retains the grandeur of the original building.

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Digbeth Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Digbeth Police Station is situated at 115 Digbeth, on the corner of Allison Street. It was built in 1911. It is a Grade A listed building according to Birmingham City Council.

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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.

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19 Newhall Street (former Bell Edison Telephone building) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.

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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Akamba Heritage Centre - A Solihull Gem!

The Akamba Heritage Centre is situated on Tythe Barn Lane in Dickens Heath, Solihull. Featuring metal animal sculptures from the jungle. It is also a garden centre.

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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower - A pair of Birmingham Gems!

Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower are two prominent landmarks on the Ladywood/Edgbaston border of Birmingham.  Both are steeped in history with Tolkien connections.

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