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Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hare & Hounds is a musical pub at the corner of York Road and High Street in Kings Heath. Opened in 1907. UB40 had their first gig here in 1979.

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Kings Heath Library - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Library was built in the year 1905 on the High Street, for the then King's Norton & Northfield Urban District Council (it became part of Birmingham from 1911).

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The Kingsway, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Kingsway was a cinema in Kings Heath from 1925 to 1980, then bingo hall until 2007. Arson in 2011, partial demolition in 2018. Now Outdoor at the Kingsway from 2020.

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The Guardian - The Bullring Bull

The Guardian by Laurence Broderick, is the world famous Bullring bull. One of the most photographed landmarks in the UK. He regularly gets dressed up for a variety of events.

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Statue of King Edward VII at Centenary Square

The statue of King Edward VII was sculpted by Albert Toft and dates to 1913. Was in Victoria Square until 1951, then Highgate Park until 2009. Restored and at Centenary Square from 2010.

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To The Future - an abstract sculpture at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

To The Future is a 2013 abstract sculpture stainless steel outside of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by the sculptor Richard Thornton, in the shape of a double helix.

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Mother and Child - a statue outside of the Birmingham Women's Hospital

A statue made of Fiberglass and resin in 1999 by the sculptor Terry McDonald, located outside of the Birmingham Women's Hospital called Mother and Child.

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The Good Samaritan - a bronze statue near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Good Samaritan is a bronze statue presented to Selly Oak Hospital in 1963. Following the closure of the hospital, it was relocated in 2014 near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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Hebe - a wonderful bronze statue in Birmingham

The bronze statue of Hebe with fountain can be found at James Watt Queensway. The 1966 statue was designed by Robert Thomas with Anuradha Patel designing the modern railing.

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Northfield Manor House - A Birmingham Gem!

A house on this site since the early 19th century, George Cadbury bought it in 1890. He and his wife Elizabeth lived here until their deaths in 1922 and 1951. House restored by 2021.

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History of Snow Hill - mural in miniature

The History of Snow Hill was a Kenneth Budd mosaic mural at St Chad's Circus from 1969-2007. Recreated in miniature near Colmore Circus in 2013 by Oliver Budd.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial in Digbeth

The Kenneth Budd JFK Memorial was originally at St Chad's Circus from 1968 until it was destroyed in 2007. It was recreated by his son Oliver Budd in Digbeth during 2012-13.

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50 Sheepcote Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The former offices of the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company, built 1931-2 at 50 Sheepcote Street. Near Essington Street. Brasshouse Languages was here from 1985 to 2016.

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The Manor House - A Solihull Gem!

The Manor House on the Solihull High Street was built in 1495 by the Greswold family. It was saved by public subscription in 1945. The house is a Grade II* listed building.

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116 - 120 High Street, Solihull - A Solihull Gem!

116 - 120 High Street in Solihull is currently home to a shop called Joules at Touchwood. Timber-framed, Grade II listed building dating from 1571 with changes in 1845 and 1924.

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All Saints Church, Kings Heath - Culture, history and faith

All Saints Church is the parish church of Kings Heath located near Kings Heath Village Square and the Kings Heath High Street. It dates to 1859-60, and is Grade II listed.

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Golden Jubilee Gardens, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Golden Jubilee Gardens is situated at Homer Road in Solihull at the back of the Touchwood shopping centre. It was named after the Queens Golden Jubilee of 2002.

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Brueton Gardens, Solihull - A wonderful open space!

Brueton Gardens is situated in Solihull on the Warwick Road. They were presented to Solihull by Councillor Horace J. Brueton in July 1938. The clock here dates to 1964.

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Peaky Blinders - Castle Fine Art by artist Jon Jones

A series of Peaky Blinders paintings based on all six series of the hit BBC TV series, have been installed on the Hill Street Wall near Birmingham New Street Station. Artist Jon Jones.

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Cass Art Birmingham - Centres of art with community

Cass Art opened up there Birmingham art supplies shop on Corporation Street back in 2016. There moto is "Let's fill this town with artists". They were est in 1984.

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Castle Fine Art Birmingham - Centres of art with community

Castle Fine Art has two galleries in Birmingham City Centre. One at The Mailbox, while the other is at The ICC Birmingham (International Convention Centre).

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Saxon King on Horse - the Olton Interchange sculpture

Located outside of Olton Station on Station Drive is sculptor John McKenna's Saxon King on Horse. It is on top of the Olton Interchange. Made in the early 2000s.

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Manor Square - A Solihull Gem!

Between Touchwood and the Solihull Council House is Manor Square. Probably named after The Solihull Manor House. Manor Walk leads to the High Street from Manor Square.

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Statue of Claude Auchinleck at Five Ways

Outside of Park Regis Birmingham, the hotel near the top of Broad Street at Five Ways is the statue of Claude Auchinleck. Made in the mid 1960s, it was relocated during the redevelopment.

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Charles Blondin - Welcome to Ladywood

In 1873, French tightrope walker Charles Blondin crossed Edgbaston Reservoir. Welcome to Ladywood statue was installed in 1992-93 to commemorate this event.

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