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St Barnabas' Church, Erdington - Culture, history and faith

St Barnabas' Church was built in 1822-23 by Thomas Rickman, near the High Street in Erdington. There was a fire in 2007, that led to a rebuilding. The church was reopened in 2012.

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Dovecote in the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

The Dovecote can be seen from the Alcester Road in Moseley. Now within the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital. It dates to the 18th century.

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Former Cow House in the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

A small red brick building facing the Alcester Road in Moseley, it was formerly a cow house in the grounds of Moseley Hall Hospital. Now used by members of the Moseley Society and friends.

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The Old Hall at Moseley Hall Hospital - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

Moseley Hall was built around 1790. A century later it was the home of Richard Cadbury, who gave it to the City to be a Children's Home in 1890. Now part of Moseley Hall Hospital.

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West Midlands Police Museum - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

The West Midlands Police Museum opened in the former Lock Up of Steelhouse Lane Police Station from 2020. The police station next door closed around 2017.

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Kings Norton Community Fire Station - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

Kings Norton Community Fire Station is located at the top of Pershore Road South in Cotteridge, opposite the railway station. It was built in 1930.

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The Button Works, 80 Great Hampton Street, JQ - Placemaking with Community

The Button Works, a historic Grade II* listed Birmingham gem dating back to 1872, is to be sensitively repurposed and restored to deliver 29 residential apartments.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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92 New Street, A Birmingham Gem - Construction with Community

This prominently placed property, built between 1865-69 to become a Victorian Masonic Halls, is to be given a much-needed facelift.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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Spring Hill Library - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

Spring Hill Library was built in 1893 by Martin & Chamberlain. A Grade II* listed building. It is now next to a Tesco supermarket. Between Spring Hill and Icknield Street.

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Passions: History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture
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New Testament Church of God The Rock, Spring Hill - Culture, history & faith

On George Street West in Spring Hill, Birmingham is what was St Peter's Church, built in 1902, but is now the New Testament Church of God The Rock.

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The School Yard, Harborne - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

A former girls school in Harborne, Birmingham, on the High Street and York Street. Dates to 1885 by the famed architects Martin & Chamberlain. Now restaurants and cafes.

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St Matthew's Church, Walsall - Culture, History and Faith

St Matthew's Church is a C of E parish church in Walsall. Rebuilt 1820-21 by Francis Goodwin. Contains remains of a 1220 church dedicated to All Saints. Grade II* listed building.

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James Bridge Aqueduct - A Walsall & West Midlands Gem!

The James Bridge Aqueduct was opened on the Walsall Canal in 1797. It is Grade II listed. Under it is the Bentley Mill Way (formerly Bentley Mill Lane). The River Tame is below as well.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Shree Hindu Community Centre, Tyseley - Culture, history and faith

Shree Hindu Community Centre is on the Warwick Road, at the corner of Medina Road in Tyseley, Birmingham. Originally built as a Methodist Church in 1909-10, rebuilt into Hindu temple 2020-22.

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Chance House and The Old School House, Smethwick - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Chance House and The Old School House are on Crystal Drive in Smethwick, Sandwell. There is a blue plaque here for the Chance Bros founded in 1822. Also close to Spon Lane South.

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Chance Glassworks, Smethwick - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

The Chance Glassworks was in Smethwick from 1822 until they closed down in 1981. Leaving their buildings derelict for decades. They produced sheet glass, optical glass and lighthouse glass.

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Smethwick Cross Tollhouse - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

The Smethwick Cross Tollhouse is on the High Street in Smethwick and was built circa 1820. A grade II listed building, the road was part of a Turnpike from 1770 to 1876.

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Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick - Culture, history & faith

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick is at 130 High Street in Smethwick. A converted church into a Sikh temple. It opened in 1961. It is a complete rebuild of the church into a gurdwara.

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Bescot Stadium (formerly Banks's Stadium) - A Walsall & West Midlands Gem!

The Bescot Stadium was built during 1989-90 and was opened in 1990. It is the home ground of Walsall Football Club. From 2007 to 2022 it was known as the Bank's Stadium.

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Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly the Ricoh Arena) - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

Coventry Building Society Arena, originally known as the Ricoh Arena, is a stadium in the City of Coventry. It was the home ground of Coventry City FC, and Wasps RFC.

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Molineux Stadium - A Wolverhampton & West Midlands Gem!

The Molineux Stadium is a football stadium in the City of Wolverhampton. It is the home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. It was opened in 1889.

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Cradley Heath Station - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Cradley Heath Station serves the town of Cradley Heath in Sandwell. The station was opened in 1863 between Stourbridge Junction and Old Hill. A bus interchange was rebuilt from 2014-15.

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Smethwick Rolfe Street Station - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Smethwick Rolfe Street Station is one of two railway stations in Smethwick. The station opened in 1852, and is the first station after Birmingham New Street on the line to Wolverhampton.

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Smethwick Galton Bridge Station - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Smethwick Galton Bridge Station was opened in 1995. A two level station, the high level carries the Snow Hill lines, while the low level the Birmingham to Wolverhampton line.

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Sandwell & Dudley Station - A Sandwell & West Midlands Gem!

Sandwell & Dudley Station in on the Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton Line, originally opened as Oldbury in 1852, but was renamed to Sandwell & Dudley in 1984.

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