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St. Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton - Culture, history and faith

St Nicolas' Church is the parish church of Kings Norton. A church has been on this site since the 11th Century, although this one dates from the 13th to 19th Centuries.

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The original Curzon Street Station (dating back to 1838) - A Birmingham Gem!

The old Curzon Street Station was the first mainline station to open in Birmingham in 1838. It closed to passengers in 1893 and to freight in1966. It is now part of HS2.

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Birmingham Central Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

Birmingham Central Synagogue has been on Speedwell Road in Edgbaston since the redevelopment of the Malcolm Locker Hall in 2013. Previously their old building was metres away on Pershore Road.

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Birmingham Central Mosque - Culture, history and faith

Birmingham Central Mosque is situated on Belgrave Middleway in Highgate, Birmingham. Building started in 1968 and was completed by 1982. Dome and minaret, by William Copeland.

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Peace Pagoda Birmingham - Culture, history and faith

The Dhamma Talaka Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in Ladywood close to Edgbaston Reservoir and the Icknield Port Loop, run by the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara Trust.

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The Brewmaster's House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Brewmaster's House is next to The ICC and opposite Brindleyplace. It was built in 1816 and was the first Birmingham Conservation Trust restoration project to be completed in 1984.

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The Anchor, Digbeth - Historic public house

The Anchor is situated at the corner of Bradford Street and Rea Street in Digbeth. Grade II listed, built in 1901, designed by James and Lister Lea for the Holt Brewery Company.

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Alexander Stadium - Home of the Birchfield Harriers

The Alexander Stadium is situated in Perry Park in Perry Barr, Birmingham and is the home ground of the athletics club Birchfield Harriers. Used for Birmingham Grand Prix & Diamond League

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The White Swan, Digbeth - a historic public house

The White Swan is a classic pub in Digbeth. Grade II listed, built 1899 - 1900. Designed by James and Lister Lea for Ansells Brewery. Closed in 2019. Due to reopen in September 2021.

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Birmingham Singers Hill Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

Birmingham Singers Hill Synagogue is situated on Blucher Street in Birmingham. Built in 1856 and designed by Yeoville Thomason. Home of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation. Grade II* listed.

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The Queens Arms - Historic public house in the Jewellery Quarter

The Queens Arms is situated on Newhall Street at the corner with Charlotte Street. This Grade II listed pub was built in 1870 and remodelled in 1901. Now part of Newhall Square.

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Edgbaston Old Church (St. Bartholomew) - Culture, history and faith

There has been a church or chapel on this site since the late 13th century, even though most of the Grade II listed Edgbaston Church we see today dates to the 18th & 19th centuries.

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Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society

The Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society is the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Founded as the Edgbaston Archery Society in 1860, lawn tennis was played here by at least 1875.

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The Aston Tavern - Historic public house

The Aston Tavern is situated on Aston Hall Road near Villa Park. Dates to 1904. After being derelict for 20 years it was restored in 2014.

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Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club at Billesley Common

Moseley Rugby Club was founded in 1873 and play their home matches at Billesley Common near Yardley Wood Road in Billesley. 

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Perry Barr Stadium - Home of Greyhound Racing Club and Birmingham Brummies Speedway

Perry Barr Stadium, originally built in 1929 for Birchfield Harriers, is now the home of greyhound racing and speedway in Birmingham.

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The Hawthorns - Home of West Bromwich Albion FC

The Hawthorns is the home football stadium of West Bromwich Albion Football Club. It was the first football league ground to be built in the 20th Century.

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St. Andrew's - Home of Birmingham City FC

St. Andrew's is home to Birmingham City Football Club. The team was founded in 1875 under the name Small Heath Alliance and the current stadium was built in 1993.

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The Lodge to Heathfield Hall, Handsworth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Lodge was a Gate-Keepers House to James Watt's Heathfield Hall in Handsworth, built in 1797. At 33 Radnor Road near West Drive. The hall existed from 1790 to 1927.

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St Mary's Church, Handsworth - Culture, history and faith

St Mary's Church can be found on Hamstead Road in Handsworth. It has 12th and 13th century origins but was mostly rebuilt in the 19th century. A statue to James Watt is in a chapel here.

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St Mary's Church, Moseley - Culture, history and faith

St Mary's Church is situated on St Mary's Row in Moseley Village. A Grade II listed building with origins in the 15th century. Rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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The Brasshouse - A Birmingham Gem!

It was built as the Birmingham Brasshouse in 1781 on Broad Street. It is now a restaurant / pub called The Brasshouse, and is the Celebrity Restaurant with Indian Cuisine. Grade II listed.

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Bournville Cricket Pavilion - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bournville Cricket Pavilion is situated near Bournville Lane in Bournville and was built in 1902, by H Bedford Tyler. It is used by the Bournville Sports & Crown Green Sports Club.

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Bournville Baths - A Birmingham Gem!

Bournville Baths is situated on Bournville Lane in Bournville, close to the Cadbury chocolate factory. Built 1902-04, by G H Lewin. A war memorial for the Cadbury Bro's workers is outside.

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St Francis of Assisi Church, Bournville - Culture, history and faith

Bournville Parish Church is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. It was built in the Basilican style in 1925 and was designed by architect W. Alexander Harvey. South Chapel added 1966.

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