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Friday Photo: Hollymoor Hospital Water Tower 

20 Apr 18

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II listed Hollymoor Hospital water tower, a really interesting building located to the south of Birmingham in Northfield.


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Friday Photo: Ebony the Black Lab Paw Print. 

13 Apr 18

Victoria Square was renovated in the early 1990’s.


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Friday Photo – 27-32 Mary Street 

30 Mar 18

Today’s Good Friday, so I suppose this week it’s a ‘Good Friday Photo’! Unfortunately, it’s not an Easter-themed photo, but one of a building you may have spotted, but probably not, as it’s off the main Jewellery Quarter thoroughfare.


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The Friday Photo: Coventry Cathedral 

23 Mar 18

Today’s Friday photo is from our West Midlands neighbour, Coventry.


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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts 

9 Mar 18

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building.


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Friday Photo – Gravelly Hill Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) 

3 Mar 18

Gravelly Hill Interchange, or more familiarly and affectionately known as Spaghetti Junction, forms part of the urban landscape of north and central Birmingham and consists of 559 concrete columns as high as 80 metres.


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Friday Photo: Former Brandauer Works 

16 Feb 18

Today’s Friday photo is the former Brandauer Works in New John Street.


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Friday Photo: St Laurence & The Great Stone Inn 

26 Jan 18

Today’s Friday photo is of St Laurence church and the Great Stone Inn.


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Friday Photo- Summer Row 

5 Jan 18

Today’s Friday Photo is of Summer Row! If you transport yourself back to 15th-century Birmingham, you would instantly see fields and woodland- a little different from 21st-century Birmingham, and this street was actually called New Road.


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Friday Photo: Symphony Hall 

30 Dec 17

Today ‘ s Friday Photo is the festive looking interior of Symphony Hall.


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Friday Photo- The Round House 

8 Dec 17

I really don’t know how I hadn’t heard of this building until about 18 months ago.


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Friday Photo: The Kingsway 

1 Dec 17

Today’s Friday photo is the sad looking Kingsway Picture House in Kings Heath.


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Friday Photo- Supreme Works 

23 Nov 17

By David Evetts This distinctive building by the architect Holland Hobbiss sits on Soho Hill in Birmingham, not far from Soho House.


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Friday Photo- BCU Conservatoire 

10 Nov 17

This week’s Friday Photo is of another new building- The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, as it’s now been renamed.


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Friday Photo: The Black Horse Public House 

3 Nov 17

Today’s Friday photo is the Black Horse public house in Northfield.


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WAKE GREEN ROAD PREFABS – MY LIFE IN ONE 

3 Nov 17

Terry Bates, a past resident of the Wake Green Road prefabs, recalls his youth spent there: Much has been written about these buildings that were erected as a temporary measure in 1945.


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Friday Photo: The Big Peg 

27 Oct 17

Today’s Friday photo is of the Big Peg, in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Friday Photo: The Supreme Works 

20 Oct 17

This distinctive building by the architect Holland Hobbiss sits on Soho Hill in Birmingham, not far from Soho House.


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Friday Photo- New HSBC Building 

13 Oct 17

This week’s Friday Photo is of the new HSBC building on Broad Street.


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Victorian Bandstand, Cannon Hill Park 

6 Oct 17

Today’s Autumnal Friday photo is of the Grade II listed Victorian bandstand, situated in Cannon Hill Park.


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Friday Photo: New Hall Mill 

30 Sep 17

Today’s Friday photo is of New Hall Mill in Sutton Coldfield.


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Friday Photo- The New Smethwick Pumping Station 

22 Sep 17

This week’s Friday Photo is by Dave Evetts.


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Friday Photo: St Peter’s Church 

8 Sep 17

Today’s Friday photo is St Peter’s Church in Harborne.


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Friday Photo: Sovereign Hall, Frederick Street, JQ. 

1 Sep 17

Today’s Friday photo is Sovereign Hall on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter.


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Friday Photo- Central Fire Station 

25 Aug 17

Blog by Dave Evetts At the bottom of Corporation Street in the city centre, across the multiple lanes of traffic on the Queensway, stands an impressive white tower.