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Chamberlain+Gardens%2c+Ladywood+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Chamberlain Gardens, Ladywood - A wonderful open space!

Chamberlain Gardens is situated in Ladywood, Birmingham, near Monument Road and Ladywood Road. New railings and gates were installed in 2020. Laid out in the 1960s near housing estates.

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Roundhouse Birmingham - A City Gem!

The Roundhouse was built for the London and North Western Railway as a mineral and coal wharf in 1874, on the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline near Sheepcote Street.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

A Liberal Jewish synagogue now on Bishopsgate Street in Westside, Birmingham, at Roseland Way. Formerly on Sheepcote Street where The Bank is now until 2006.

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Coventry Cathedral - Culture, history and faith

The ruined Coventry Cathedral was built between the 14th & 15th centuries, but destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. The new cathedral was built next to it from 1956 to 1962.

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Stratford House, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

Stratford House is a Grade II* listed building on Stratford Place, between Moseley Road and New Moseley Road, and near Highgate Middleway. Built in 1601 for Ambrose and Bridget Rotton.

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Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.

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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry won the bid to be UK City of Culture at the end of 2017 for 2021. But due to the pandemic it was postponed to start for a year from May 2021.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Travel & tourism, People & community, Music & musicians
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St.+Edburgha%27s+Church%2c+Yardley+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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St. Edburgha's Church, Yardley - Culture, history and faith

St Edburgha's Church is situated in Old Yardley Village. A Grade I listed building of 13th Century origin, but mostly of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Including monument to Henry Greswolde.

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The+original+Curzon+Street+Station+(dating+back+to+1838)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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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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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%2c+history+and+faith
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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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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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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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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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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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St+Francis+of+Assisi+Church%2c+Bournville+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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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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The Rest House, Bournville - A cultural Gem!

At the centre of Bournville Village Green is The Rest House, completed in 1914 to commmemorate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury. Now the Carillon Visitor Centre.

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The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.

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The+Church+of+St+Peter+%26+St+Paul%2c+Aston+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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The Church of St Peter & St Paul, Aston - Culture, history and faith

The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul is situated in Witton Lane in Aston. It was the tallest building in Birmingham from 1838 to 1855. Not far from Villa Park, Aston Hall & Park.

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The Original Birmingham Assay Office - A Birmingham Gem!

The original Birmingham Assay Office is on Newhall Street, on the corner with Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It was built in 1878, and designed by Andrew Phipson. Moved out 2015.

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The Lewis Building - A Birmingham Gem!

Lewis's, opened in Corporation Street in 1885. The store was the forerunner of the modern department store. As an office development, it retains the grandeur of the original building.

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Digbeth Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Digbeth Police Station is situated at 115 Digbeth, on the corner of Allison Street. It was built in 1911. It is a Grade A listed building according to Birmingham City Council.

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19+Newhall+Street+(former+Bell+Edison+Telephone+building)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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19 Newhall Street (former Bell Edison Telephone building) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.

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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Care for the vulnerable, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.

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