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Friday Photo- Summer Lane 

30 Jun 17

I took this photo on a sunny morning in February of this year, and I just thought it had so much potential to be brought back to life.

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Friday Photo: St Michael and All Angels’ Church 

23 Jun 17

Today’s Friday photo is of the sleepy little church of St Michael and All Angels in Cofton Hackett.

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Friday Photo: Collingwood Centre, Pheasey. 

17 Jun 17

Today’s Friday photo is the Collingwood Centre in Pheasey, Great Barr.

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Friday Photo- Deakin and Francis Building, the home of James Watt! 

9 Jun 17

Nestled away in the Jewellery Quarter is the former home of the steam engine inventor and co-father of the Industrial Revolution, James Watt, who lived here between 1777-1790.

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Friday Photo: RC Church of St Dunstan 

2 Jun 17

Today’s Friday photo is of the Roman Catholic church of St Dunstan in Kings Heath.

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Friday Photo: Ss Peter and Paul Church, Aston-juxta-Birmingham 

26 May 17

Today’s Friday photo is the church of Ss Peter and Paul, Aston-juxta-Birmingham.

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Friday Photo- Saturday Bridge 

19 May 17

Today’s Friday Photo should probably be aptly called ‘Saturday’ photo.

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Friday Photo: Clent Hills 

12 May 17

Today’s Friday photo was taken at the summit of the Clent Hills, just south west of Birmingham, with views over towards Dudley and the Black Country.

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Friday Photo: Aston Tavern 

5 May 17

Today’s Friday photo is of the Aston Tavern pub on Aston Hall Road, opposite the St Peter and St Paul church and a short walk from Aston Hall and Villa Park.

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Friday Photo- Minworth Greaves Farm 

28 Apr 17

You’ve probably heard of 14th-century Minworth Greaves which is now located next to Selly Manor in Bournville, originally situated in Minworth as its name suggests, but Minworth Greaves Farm may not be so familiar.

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Friday Photo: Lickey Hills 

21 Apr 17

Today’s Friday photo was taken at the Lickey Hills, which has been a designated Country Park since 1971.

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Friday Photo: former IMI gatehouse, Perry Barr. 

14 Apr 17

Today’s Friday photo is the newly grade II listed gatehouse to the former IMI factory on Wellhead Lane.

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Friday Photo: Lifford Hall 

31 Mar 17

Today’s Friday photo is Lifford Hall in Kings Norton.

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The Friday Photo: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield 

24 Mar 17

Today’s Friday photo is Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield.

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Friday Photo- Old Snow Hill 

17 Mar 17

I often pass this building located on Constitution Hill, but it wasn’t until my sister pointed it out to me that I decided to photograph it for this week’s Friday Photo.

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Friday Photo: Rowheath Pavilion 

10 Mar 17

Today’s Friday photo was taken within the grounds of Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville.

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Friday Photo: Lucy Worsley 

3 Mar 17

This week’s Friday photo is a departure from our normal historic site, as it features the wonderful Lucy Worsley – historian, author, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, BBC presenter and all round history icon.

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Friday Photo- Wiggins Hill Bridge 

25 Feb 17

Wiggins Hill Bridge sits over the Birmingham Fazeley Canal in Sutton Coldifeld, located in Minworth between Curdworth and Wishaw.

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Friday Photo: Church of The Holy Prince Lazar 

17 Feb 17

Today’s Friday photo is a follow-up to a Friday photo from a couple of years ago that featured an exterior shot of the same church – I finally managed to attend an open day at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Price of Lazar and see the …

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Friday Photo: St. Margaret’s Church, Great Barr 

10 Feb 17

Today’s Friday photo is the church of St Margaret in Chapel Lane, Great Barr.

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Friday Photo- The Red Palace 

4 Feb 17

This striking red-terracotta building is hard to miss and is certainly a Birmingham favourite among locals.

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Friday Photo: Birmingham Oratory 

29 Jan 17

The Birmingham Oratory on the Hagley Road has been the subject of a Friday photo before but I’d like to share this different view: the beautiful domed ceiling above the shrine of St Philip Neri.

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Friday Photo: Tame Valley Canal, Perry Barr, Lock Cottage and Number 1 and 2 Locks 

20 Jan 17

Today’s Friday photo is taken on the Tame Valley Canal in Perry Barr.

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Friday Photo- Summer Row (peek-a-boo BMAG) 

13 Jan 17

Have you noticed how Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) is now visible from Summer Row? It was almost like it was trying to say hello through the snow and dark sky this morning, having been hidden away from view for so many years.

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“By the Gains of Industry” Birmingham Museums and Heritage at Risk 

13 Jan 17