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Birmingham's history & heritage - 'Did you know' facts by people with passion

A catalogue of facts and photography of the 'go and see' Historic Gems across the City of Birmingham. Take the link for more from Birmingham's People with Passion

A community-led digital project filled with contributions about the City and its must 'go and see' historic gems 

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

History & heritage, Architecture

Project dates

22 Oct 2017 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com

25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Garrison - Garrison Lane, Bordesley (April 2018)

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The Garrison - Garrison Lane, Bordesley (April 2018). The pub made famous by Peaky Blinders! May have closed down in 2012. Also known as The Garrison Tavern. Corner of Garrison Lane and Witton Street.

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25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Garrison - Garrison Lane, Bordesley (April 2018)

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The Garrison - Garrison Lane, Bordesley (April 2018). The pub made famous by Peaky Blinders! May have closed down in 2012. Also known as The Garrison Tavern. Corner of Garrison Lane and Witton Street

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25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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25 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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Garrison Hotel and Bar - Coventry Street, Digbeth (June 2018)

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Thomas Shelby at St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter (January 2017)

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Thomas Shelby at St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter (January 2017)

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (June 2019)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (June 2019). More street art changes.

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (April 2018)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (April 2018). Change of street art again.

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (January 2018)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (January 2018). Black and white.

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (November 2016)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (November 2016). Sign. No Kids. No WiFi. No Food. Just good quality beer!

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2016)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2016). Change of street art.

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2014)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2014)

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24 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2014)

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The Peaky Blinder Pub - Dale End (October 2014)

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2015. 

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2015.

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2013. 

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2013. 

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2013. 

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2013. 

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19 Jun 2019 - Elliott Brown

Metchley Roman Fort

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Metchley Roman Fort. Seen in 2013.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. The Clock Court

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. where Henry VIII and Katherine Parr married

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. The Great Hall - stained glass window - Henry VIII

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. The Queen's Staircase.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. Kitchens. Serving place.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed. River Thames view.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed.

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13 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Palace (July 2016)

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Hampton Court Palace (July 2016). Tudor Palace from the 16th century. Baroque Palace from the late 17th century. Grade I listed.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright. dining room - dining table and chairs

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright. Staircase with trophy's

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright. Suits of armour and deer heads.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright. Suits of armour and chandelier.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright. Corridor - suits of armour and deer heads

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). August Bank Holiday weekend. Grade I listed building dating to the 15th century for Sir Roland Lenthall. One of the owners was Richard Arkwright.

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12 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle (August 2016)

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Hampton Court Castle (August 2016). Gatehouse. Grade I listed.

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11 Apr 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hampton Court Castle and Palace

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Hampton Court Castle and Palace. Summer 2016. In July I went to Hampton Court Palace in London. In August to Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire. Don't confuse the two!

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018)

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Leaning Tower of Pisa (June 2018). Built 1173 to 1372. Stablised by 2008. Freestanding bell tower of the Cathedral of Pisa.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda from Bristol Street

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Birmingham Rotunda from Bristol Street. No 63 bus view from Bristol Road / Belgrave Interchange during February 2019. McLaren and Exchange Square visible. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda from Bradford Street, Digbeth

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Birmingham Rotunda from Bradford Street, Digbeth. No 50 bus view, February 2019. St Martin's Church, the Bullring and Selfridges in view. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda and St Andrew's BCFC

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Birmingham Rotunda and St Andrew's BCFC. January 2019 from the Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda from Bordesley Street, Digbeth

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Birmingham Rotunda from Bordesley Street, Digbeth. January 2018. With the Bordesley Viaduct and Selfridges. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda and Ladywood House

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Birmingham Rotunda and Ladywood House. October 2015 from the Library of Birmingham Discovery Terrace (if not the Secret Garden). Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda with Beorma Quarter

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Birmingham Rotunda with Beorma Quarter and Selfridges. August 2014. While City of Colours was going to start in Digbeth. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000. During construction of the Adagio Aparthotel. Paint brush on Selfridges.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda from St Martin's Queensway

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Birmingham Rotunda from St Martin's Queensway. Near Birmingham New Street Station, December 2009. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Rotunda from the Bullring

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Birmingham Rotunda from the Bullring. August 2009. Built 1961-65. Renovated / reclad 2007-08. 81 metres high. 25 floors. Grade II listed from 2000.

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14 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Birmingham Rotunda vs the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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The Birmingham Rotunda vs the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Two round towers, only one is leaning! Rotunda built 1961 - 1965 and renovated 2007-08.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa built from 1173 to 1372. Stablised between 1964 and 2008 (should hopefully not topple over!). I saw it June 2018.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2018

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Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2018. June 2018. Near Three Brindleyplace.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2018

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Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2018. Near the Sealife Centre Birmingham. June 2018.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2017

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Dragon Boat Race on the BCN 2017. Seen near the Sealife Centre. June 2017.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Surfing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Surfing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations. Well they look like surfboards! Paddling on the canal. April 2018. Or might just be canoeing>

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Service boat on the BCN from the Broad Street Tunnel

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Service boat on the BCN from the Broad Street Tunnel. Seen April 2018 near the Waterbus.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canoeing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Canoeing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations. May 2015. Seen from near the Sheepcote Street Bridge. Close to the Barclaycard Arena (now Arena Birmingham).

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canoeing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Canoeing on the Birmingham Canal Navigations. May 2015. Near the Sheepcote Street Bridge. Not far from the Barclaycard Arena (now Arena Birmingham).

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

4 Squares Weekender - Brindleyplace Bridge

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4 Squares Weekender - Brindleyplace Bridge. September 2013. From the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline.
Sherborne Wharf tourist boats below on the right!

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Catch a ride on a gondola from this point.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Speedboat taxi seen from a footbridge.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Some boats seen from a footbridge towards a tower.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Gondolas from a bridge.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Gondolas view from a bridge.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Hard Rock Cafe.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Gondola ride.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Canals in Venice (July 2010)

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Canals in Venice (July 2010). Gondola ride.

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12 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham more canals than Venice

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Birmingham more canals than Venice. Birmingham has 35 miles within the city. While Venice in Italy has 26 miles. I went to Venice during a very hot July 2010, while on a Lake Garda holiday.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Dog Pool Hotel - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Dog Pool Hotel - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Close to Selly Park. It's been closed for years. Also known as the New Dog Pool Hotel. Built in the 1920s. Formerly the Hibernian. Built in the 17th century style. A wedged building.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Sunday 15th October 2017. Same day as the Great Birmingham Run. The marathon has not been held again (was postponed in 2018).

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Sunday 15th October 2017. Same day as the Great Birmingham Run. The marathon has not been held again (was postponed in 2018).

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Birmingham International Marathon - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Sunday 15th October 2017. Same day as the Great Birmingham Run. The marathon has not been held again (was postponed in 2018).

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stirchley Library - Bournville Lane, Stirchley

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Stirchley Library - Bournville Lane, Stirchley. Built 1905 for the Kings Norton & Northfield Urban District Council. Grade II listed building. By John P. Osborne. Red brick in Flemish bond, with stone dressings. FREE LIBRARY in big letters

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Central Bakery - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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The Central Bakery - Pershore Road, Stirchley. There is now a Blue plaque for Mary Cottrell at 1393 - 1395 Pershore Road, Stirchley. This was the former site of TASCOS bakery. Ten Acres and Stirchley Co-operative Society. Birmingham Civic Society. Seen in the heavy rain.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Stirchley Public Baths - Hazelwell Street, Stirchley

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Stirchley Public Baths - Hazelwell Street, Stirchley. Restored as a community centre by 2016. It re-opened on the 14th January 2016. On the corner of Bournville Lane and Hazelwell Street in Stirchley. Grade II listed building, built 1910 by John P. Osborne. Red brick in Flemish bond.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

The British Oak - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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The British Oak - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Built 1923 - 1924 by James and Lister Lea, for Mitchells and Butlers brewery. Red brick in Flemish bond, with diaperwork, brick mullion-transom windows and tile arches

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Selly Oak Constituency Office - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Selly Oak Constituency Office - Pershore Road, Stirchley. Shares same building as Stirchley Primary School.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Sea Cadets - Pershore Road, Stirchley

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Sea Cadets - Pershore Road, Stirchley. At 1667 Pershore Road. The Sea Cadet Corps Birmingham Sherbourne. Established 1942.

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04 Mar 2019 - Elliott Brown

Welcome to Stirchley Village

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Welcome to Stirchley Village. Sign seen on the Pershore Road in Stirchley. January 2011.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Old George Inn, Bridport - Dr Robert's Apothecary Shop

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The Old George Inn, Bridport. In Dorset. 9 East Street. Cancer Research. Seen May 2012. Charles II came here on the 23rd September 1651 after escaping the Battle of Worcester. Seen at the Bridport Museum. Dr Robert's Apothecary Shop

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Old George Inn, Bridport

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The Old George Inn, Bridport. In Dorset. 9 East Street. Cancer Research. Seen May 2012. Charles II came here on the 23rd September 1651 after escaping the Battle of Worcester.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Old George Inn, Bridport

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The Old George Inn, Bridport. In Dorset. 9 East Street. Cancer Research. Seen May 2012. Charles II came here on the 23rd September 1651 after escaping the Battle of Worcester.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton

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Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Located in South Staffordshire near the M54. Charles II arrived here on the 8th September 1651. And stayed here for a few days before leaving. Parliamentary soldiers went to the house but didn't get in or see him!

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton

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Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Located in South Staffordshire near the M54. Charles II arrived here on the 8th September 1651. And stayed here for a few days before leaving. Parliamentary soldiers went to the house but didn't get in or see him!

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton

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Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Located in South Staffordshire near the M54. Charles II arrived here on the 8th September 1651. And stayed here for a few days before leaving. Parliamentary soldiers went to the house but didn't get in or see him!

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton

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Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Located in South Staffordshire near the M54. Charles II arrived here on the 8th September 1651. And stayed here for a few days before leaving. Parliamentary soldiers went to the house but didn't get in or see him!

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton

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Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton. Located in South Staffordshire near the M54. Charles II arrived here on the 8th September 1651. And stayed here for a few days before leaving. Parliamentary soldiers went to the house but didn't get in or see him!

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

30 New Street / 4 Cornmarket, Worcester

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30 New Street / 4 Cornmarket, Worcester. Linked to King Charles House. Charles II escaped Worcester from here on 3rd September 1651 after loosing the Battle of Worcester in the Civil War.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

King Charles House in Worcester

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King Charles House in Worcester. Built in 1577 it was 4 and 5 Cornmarket, Charles II escaped Worcester from here on 3rd September 1651.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

King Charles House in Worcester

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King Charles House in Worcester. Built in 1577 it was 4 and 5 Cornmarket, Charles II escaped Worcester from here on 3rd September 1651.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

King Charles House in Worcester

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King Charles House in Worcester. Built in 1577 it was 4 and 5 Cornmarket, Charles II escaped Worcester from here on 3rd September 1651.

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28 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

King Charles House in Worcester

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King Charles House in Worcester. Built in 1577 it was 4 and 5 Cornmarket, Charles II escaped Worcester from here on 3rd September 1651.

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22 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse, The Brewmasters House and The Malthouse

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The Brasshouse, The Brewmasters House and The Malthouse. Version 2.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Malt House at Old Turn Junction

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The Malt House at Old Turn Junction. This view July 2018. Now a pub, famous for where President Bill Clinton drank a beer in 1998. The pub was built out of the shell of the  Kingston Building dated 1803. A nail warehouse. Near where the BCN joins the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Malt House at Old Turn Junction

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The Malt House at Old Turn Junction. This view March 2016. Now a pub, famous for where President Bill Clinton drank a beer in 1998. The pub was built out of the shell of the  Kingston Building dated 1803. A nail warehouse. Near where the BCN joins the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Malt House at Old Turn Junction

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The Malt House at Old Turn Junction. This view May 2014. Now a pub, famous for where President Bill Clinton drank a beer in 1998. The pub was built out of the shell of the  Kingston Building dated 1803. A nail warehouse. Near where the BCN joins the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Malt House at Old Turn Junction

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The Malt House at Old Turn Junction. This view June 2009. Now a pub, famous for where President Bill Clinton drank a beer in 1998. The pub was built out of the shell of the  Kingston Building dated 1803. A nail warehouse. Near where the BCN joins the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Malt House at Old Turn Junction

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The Malt House at Old Turn Junction. This view April 2009. Now a pub, famous for where President Bill Clinton drank a beer in 1998. The pub was built out of the shell of the  Kingston Building dated 1803. A nail warehouse. Near where the BCN joins the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brewmasters House near The ICC

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The Brewmasters House near The ICC. February 2010 view. Built in 1816, restored in 1983-84 by the Birmingham Conservation Trust. Glazed by City Architect in 1989. Grade II listed building as 7 St Peter's Place in 1978. This view from Brindleyplace. Now offices.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brewmasters House near The ICC

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The Brewmasters House near The ICC. February 2010 view. Built in 1816, restored in 1983-84 by the Birmingham Conservation Trust. Glazed by City Architect in 1989. Grade II listed building as 7 St Peter's Place in 1978. This view from Brindleyplace. Now offices.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brewmasters House near The ICC

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The Brewmasters House near The ICC. February 2010 view. Built in 1816, restored in 1983-84 by the Birmingham Conservation Trust. Glazed by City Architect in 1989. Grade II listed building as 7 St Peter's Place in 1978. This view from Brindleyplace. Now offices.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brewmasters House near The ICC

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The Brewmasters House near The ICC. April 2009 view. Built in 1816, restored in 1983-84 by the Birmingham Conservation Trust. Glazed by City Architect in 1989. Grade II listed building as 7 St Peter's Place in 1978. This view from Brindleyplace. Now offices.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brewmasters House near The ICC

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The Brewmasters House near The ICC. April 2009 view. Built in 1816, restored in 1983-84 by the Birmingham Conservation Trust. Glazed by City Architect in 1989. Grade II listed building as 7 St Peter's Place in 1978. This view from Brindleyplace. Now offices.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse from Brindleyplace

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The Brasshouse from Brindleyplace. February 2019. From the Brindleyplace path from leaving Broad Street. Also the Celebrity Restaurant and now a public house. Built in 1781 as the Birmingham Brasshouse. Grade II listed. Brick with stucco dressings; slate roof. At Brindleyplace.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse from Brasshouse Passage

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The Brasshouse from Brasshouse Passage near Brindleyplace in January 2019. A service road now. Also the Celebrity Restaurant and now a public house. Built in 1781 as the Birmingham Brasshouse. Grade II listed. Brick with stucco dressings; slate roof. At Brindleyplace.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse from the canalside

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The Brasshouse from the canalside near the Broad Street Tunnel. April 2009. Also the Celebrity Restaurant and now a public house. Built in 1781 as the Birmingham Brasshouse. Grade II listed. Brick
with stucco dressings; slate roof. At Brindleyplace.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse from Broad Street

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The Brasshouse from Broad Street. December 2009. Also the Celebrity Restaurant and now a public house. Built in 1781 as the Birmingham Brasshouse. Grade II listed. Brick
with stucco dressings; slate roof. At Brindleyplace. This near Brasshouse Passage (now a service road).

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse from Broad Street

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The Brasshouse from Broad Street. December 2009. Also the Celebrity Restaurant and now a public house. Built in 1781 as the Birmingham Brasshouse. Grade II listed. Brick
with stucco dressings; slate roof. At Brindleyplace.

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21 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Brasshouse, The Brewmasters House and The Malt House

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The Brasshouse, The Brewmasters House and The Malt House. Three historic buildings around the Birmingham Canal Navigations near Brindleyplace. At least two of them are now pubs. One of them is unused or is an office (The Brewmasters House).

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Old Manor House at Wightwick Manor

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Old Manor House at Wightwick Manor. Now a gift shop with plant sales. Grade II* listed building. Built late 16th or early 17th century. Restored for Theodore Mander. Roughcast with brick dressings; tile roof with brick stacks.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Wightwick Manor - Malthouse Gallery

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Wightwick Manor - Malthouse Gallery. April 2018 visit. Grade II* listed building. Former malthouse now an education centre. Late 16th or early 17th century. Restored for Theodore Mander.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Wightwick Manor - The Great Parlour

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Wightwick Manor - The Great Parlour. Seen from the Gallery above. April 2018. Lady playing on the piano. A look around Wightwick Manor. The home has been preserved as the Mander family left it in 1937 when it became part of the National Trust.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Wightwick Manor Library

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Wightwick Manor Library. The visit from April 2018. A look around Wightwick Manor. The home has been preserved as the Mander family left it in 1937 when it became part of the National Trust.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Dining Room at Hanbury Hall

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Dining Room at Hanbury Hall. During the June 2018 visit. Guided tour of the ground floor. Only a certain number of people could be in the house during the tour.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Great Hall at Hanbury Hall

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The Great Hall at Hanbury Hall. June 2018 visit. During a guided tour of the ground floor. Only a certain number of people can be inside during a tour.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Orangery at Hanbury Hall

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Orangery at Hanbury Hall. June 2018 visit. Grade II* listed building. Built 1750. Red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall

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Long Gallery at Hanbury Hall. June 2018 visit. Grade II* listed building. Built 1701. Mid 19th century alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Wartime Pavilion Restaurant at Upton House

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Wartime Pavilion Restaurant at Upton House. May 2016 visit. During the Banking for Victory! A Country House at War season in 2016 as the 1940s during WW2. Probably the same National Trust food and drinks as their other tea rooms / restaurants round the country.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Lounge at Upton House

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Lounge at Upton House. May 2016 visit. Done up as it was in wartime during the 1940s. A pair of comfy chairs near a fire. Probably a wireless (radio) in here somewhere?

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Upton House the library from the balcony

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Upton House the library from the balcony. The visit of May 2016. The pre-war heyday of the country house party never returned. Some furniture covered in white cloths.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Upton House from the rear lawn

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Upton House from the rear lawn.  This visit was during May 2016. At the time the house was done up as if it was the 1940s and as a bank during the war. In Ratley, Stratford-on-Avon. Grade II* listed building. Built in 1695 for Sir Rushout Cullen.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Outbuildings south west of Shugborough Hall

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Outbuildings south west of Shugborough Hall. Seen August 2008. Grade II Listed Building. Early 19th century.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Chinese style bridge at Shugborough Hall

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Chinese style bridge at Shugborough Hall. Seen August 2008. Grade I Listed as the Garden Bridge. Late 18th century origin.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Shugborough Hall - Doric Temple

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Shugborough Hall - Doric Temple. Grade I listed building. Seen August 2008. Designed by "Athenian" Stuart, circa 1760. S tone and plastered brick with pediment supported on 6 Doric columns.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Shugborough Hall rear view

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Shugborough Hall rear view. A National Trust property. From a visit back in August 2008. Was where the Earl of Lichfield used to live. A Grade I listed building. Located in Colwich near Stafford. The house was built in 1695.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Hanbury Hall

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Hanbury Hall is a National Trust property in Worcestershire. The visit from June 2018. A Grade I listed building. Located in Hanbury, Wychavon, Worcestershire. Dated to 1701. Built by William Rudhall for Thomas Vernon. Red brick in Flemish bond with ashlar dressings.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Upton House

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Upton House is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. This visit was during May 2016. At the time the house was done up as if it was the 1940s and as a bank during the war. In Ratley, Stratford-on-Avon. Grade II* listed building. Built in 1695 for Sir Rushout Cullen.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Wightwick Manor

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Wightwick Manor is a National Trust property in Wolverhampton. The visit from April 2018. They owned it since 1937. Built by Edward Ould for Theodore Mander, of the Mander family in 1887. Grade I listed building.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Shugborough Hall

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Shugborough Hall. A National Trust property. From a visit back in August 2008. Was where the Earl of Lichfield used to live. A Grade I listed building. Located in Colwich near Stafford. The house was built in 1695.

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19 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Shugborough Hall, Upton House, Hanbury Hall and Wightwick Manor

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Shugborough Hall, Upton House, Hanbury Hall and Wightwick Manor. National Trust properties around the West Midlands Region. Shugborough Hall in Stafforshire, Upton House in Warwickshire, Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire and Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Old Fire Station from the Helipad opposite Aston University

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The Old Fire Station from the Helipad opposite Aston University. This view April 2014 when a crane went up to turn it into student accommodation. Formerly the West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters from 1935. Grade II listed. Between Lancaster Circus and Aston Street.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Jekyll & Hyde - Steelhouse Lane

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The Jekyll & Hyde - Steelhouse Lane. This view from February 2010. Built in the 1960's. The site of The Queen's Head pub. 28 Steelhouse Lane. The Queen's Head was a Mitchells & Butlers pub.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Juvenile Court - Steelhouse Lane

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Juvenile Court - Steelhouse Lane. Seen November 2009. Corner of Newton Street. Built in 1930 by Peacock & Bewlay of brick with stone dressings, the corner nicely turned by Ionic pilasters. Children's Act 1908 led to Children's Court's being built across the country.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Fountain Court - Steelhouse Lane

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Fountain Court - Steelhouse Lane. November 2009. Four shields in the centre that represents Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Gray's Inn. Built 1963-64 by Holland W Hobbiss & Partners.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Children's Hospital - Steelhouse Lane

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Birmingham Children's Hospital - Steelhouse Lane. Built as the Birmingham General Hospital  between 1894 and 1897 by William Henman. Seen November 2009. The General Hospital closed down in 1995. The Children's Hospital moved from Ladywood Middleway here in 1998.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Steelhouse Lane Police Station

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Steelhouse Lane Police Station. Seen November 2009. It closed down in 2017 when the police station moved into the refurbished Lloyd House (WMP HQ). Built 1897. Also the rear of the Victoria Law Courts.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Boston Tea Party - Corporation Street

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Boston Tea Party - Corporation Street. Seen June 2016. Built as the Court Restaurant at 184 Corporation Street. By the architect G H Rayner built in 1882. Was at one point Yate's Wine Lodge.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Pitman Building - Corporation Street

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Pitman Building - Corporation Street. August 2017. The Grade II* listed Murdoch Chambers and Pitman Chambers. 1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler. Arts and Crafts style. Site of the first Health Food Store in the UK in 1898. James Henry Cook opened it here. Lawyer offices above Fast food below

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Methodist Central Hall - Corporation Street

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Methodist Central Hall - Corporation Street. You can also call it the Central Methodist Hall. Seen May 2009. Grade II* Listed Building. Built 1903 to 1904 by E and J A Harper. Red
brick and terracotta. One side is on Ryder Street. And the back on Dalton Street. A future hotel?

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

County Court - Corporation Street

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County Court - Corporation Street. Corner with Newton Street. May 2009. Grade II Listed Building. Built 1882 by James Williamson Stone. In an Italiante palazzo style.

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14 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Corporation Street from the County Court to the Old Fire Station

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Corporation Street from the County Court to the Old Fire Station. Victoria Law Courts and the Central Methodist Hall are on opposite sides of the road, May 2009.

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13 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Victoria Law Courts - Corporation Street

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Victoria Law Courts - Corporation Street. Seen in May 2009. A Grade I listed building. Built 1887-91. Architects was Sir Aston Webb and Ingress Bell. Red brick and terracotta. There is a statue of Queen Victoria at the front. Now the Birmingham Magistrates Court.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Beast from the East - Nelson statue at the Bullring - March 2018

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Beast from the East - Nelson statue at the Bullring - March 2018. Freezing cold on the 1st March 2018. St David's Day. Was snow in March.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

George I statue outside the Barber Institute of Fine Arts - snow of December 2009

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George I statue outside the Barber Institute of Fine Arts - snow of December 2009. Statue by John van Nost the Elder in 1722. Was moved from Dublin to Birmingham in 1937.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Sphinx Guardian in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013

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Sphinx Guardian in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013. 18th January 2013.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Sphinx Guardian in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013

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Sphinx Guardian in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013. 18th January 2013.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Floozie in the Jacuzzi - Victoria Square - snow of January 2013

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Floozie in the Jacuzzi - Victoria Square - snow of January 2013. Frozen during 18th January 2013.

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03 Feb 2019 - Elliott Brown

Iron: Man in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013

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Iron: Man in Victoria Square - snow of January 2013. Iron: Man by Anthony Gormley now in storage. The snow of 18th January 2013. Town Hall behind.

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27 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Sermon stand at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip

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This is where the Bishop of Birmingham gives his sermons in Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's.

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27 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Seats near the High Alter at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip

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Seats not far from the High Alter at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's. Assume somebody important sits here?

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27 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Pulpit at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's

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One of the pulpits at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's.

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27 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Door knockers at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's

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Door knockers at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip's. Cathedral Enquiries doors.

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26 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

Birmingham Bell - Birmingham Cathedral St Philip

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Birmingham Bell - Birmingham Cathedral St Philip. This bell was from the HMS Birmingham. Was used as a font for baptisms on board ship.

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26 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

High Alter Cross - Birmingham Cathedral

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High Alter Cross - Birmingham Cathedral. It was made in the Jewellery Quarter by a jeweller and artist called John Donald. It is a stunning cross with a piece of quartz at the centre.

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26 Jan 2019 - Elliott Brown

The Bishops Seat at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip

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The Bishops Seat at Birmingham Cathedral St Philip. The Bishop's hat or mitre is at the top. The Bishop of Birmingham sit's here.

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