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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!

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 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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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.

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Introducing The International Convention Centre (The ICC), Birmingham, UK

The ICC, designed by Percy Thomas, is the city's major conference venue and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1991. Located between Centenary Square and the Canalside.

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Passions: Business & enterprise, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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The White Swan, Digbeth - a historic public house

The White Swan is situated on Bradford Street and Birchall Street in Digbeth. Grade II listed, built 1899 - 1900. Designed by James and Lister Lea for Ansells Brewery. Closed in 2019.

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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.

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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. Situated near Linden Road in Bournville, completed 1925, architect W. Alexander Harvey. Built in a Basilican style.

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The Rest House, Bournville - A Birmingham 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 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!

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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Vision for Birmingham - Ladywood West

This feature has been set up to provide community with a digital space and collaborative environment in which to consider the vision and plans as they evolve for Ladywood West.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, People & community
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Shared vision for "Future of Birmingham"

This project has been established as an effective way of involving people who live and work in Birmingham in the future vision and subsequent plans for Birmingham as a city.

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Barber Institute of Fine Arts - A Birmingham Gem!

The world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

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Colmore Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Colmore Square is located in the middle of Colmore Circus Queensway between The Wesleyan and One Colmore Square. Between Steelhouse Lane and Colmore Row. The first Metro extension passes it.

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