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Old Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Old Square is a public square and road junction in the Core area of Birmingham City Centre

In the centre of Old Square is a memorial dedicated to Tony Hancock, who was born in the Hall Green area of the city. The memorial, by Bruce Williams, was unveiled by Sir Harry Secombe on 13 May 1996.

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

People & community, Green open spaces

Project dates

04 Nov 2019 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Admin FreeTimePays

0121 410 5520
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26 Dec 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square on Boxing Day (December 2019)

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Old Square on Boxing Day (December 2019)

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26 Dec 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square on Boxing Day (December 2019)

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Old Square on Boxing Day (December 2019)

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05 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Lewis Building from Old Square (December 2009)

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Lewis Building from Old Square (December 2009). Formerly Lewis's Department Store. Later offices and a court. The Minories opened as roofed shopping arcade in the mid 1990s after the department store closed in the early 1990s. Since been refurbished into The Lewis Building.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square - The Big Sleuth 2017 - Vincent the Bipolar Bear (July 2017)

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Old Square - The Big Sleuth 2017 - Vincent the Bipolar Bear (July 2017). Designed and created by mental health patients at St Andrew's Healthcare (Birmingham) facilitated by Marcela Stenson. Funded by St Andrew's Healthcare.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square - The Big Sleuth 2017 - Vincent the Bipolar Bear (July 2017)

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Old Square - The Big Sleuth 2017 - Vincent the Bipolar Bear (July 2017). Designed and created by mental health patients at St Andrew's Healthcare (Birmingham) facilitated by Marcela Stenson. Funded by St Andrew's Healthcare.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square - The Big Hoot 2015 - Dotty (July 2015)

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Old Square - The Big Hoot 2015 - Dotty (July 2015). Artist: David Graham. Sponsor: Cross Country Trains.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square - Paralympian Blade Runner (August 2012)

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Old Square - Paralympian Blade Runner (August 2012). Sponspored by the Colmore Business District. Part of the Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail 2012. During the Paralymic Games 2012 in London. Representing Richard Whitehead from Nottinghamshire.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square (October 2010)

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Old Square (October 2010)

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square Christmas tree (December 2009)

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Old Square Christmas tree (December 2009). Towards The Minories / Lewis Building.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square Figure of Justice (December 2009)

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Old Square Figure of Justice (December 2009)

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square Christmas tree (December 2009)

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Old Square Christmas tree (December 2009)

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square mural by Kenneth Budd (September 2009)

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Old Square mural by Kenneth Budd (September 2009). Made in 1967, when there used to be subways here and the square was sunken below road level. Depicts the history of Old Square from the Priory onwards.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Square mural by Kenneth Budd (May 2009)

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Old Square mural by Kenneth Budd (May 2009). Made in 1967, when there used to be subways here and the square was sunken below road level. Depicts the history of Old Square from the Priory onwards.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009)

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Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009). By Bruce Williams made in 1996. Born in Hall Green in 1924 he committed suicide in 1968. Famous comedian from Hancock's Half Hour.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009)

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Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009). By Bruce Williams made in 1996. Born in Hall Green in 1924 he committed suicide in 1968. Famous comedian from Hancock's Half Hour.

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04 Nov 2019 - Elliott Brown

Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009)

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Tony Hancock statue - Old Square (May 2009). By Bruce Williams made in 1996. Born in Hall Green in 1924 he committed suicide in 1968. Famous comedian from Hancock's Half Hour.

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15 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Tony Hancock Monument

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