Author: Marie Haddleton

Editor of The Hockley Flyer who loves the Jewellery Quarter and has fought for the area relentlessy over the years

Editorial March 2020

Exciting month for me personally- first day of Spring – my 91st birthday and Mother’s.

Editorial February 2020

By the time You read this, the Spring Fair will be over (what no snow!),.

Editorial January 2020

A Very Happy New Year to all our readers (and advertisers) – hope everyone had.

Primrose Double Yellow and Single Yellow Lines

Many will remember the fiasco some years ago when newly-painted basic dark yellow lines were.

‘Fortunes of War’

(The West Midlands at the Time of Waterloo) Review by Marie Haddleton “Although best known.

New Trams on Streets of Birmingham

Trams are set to return to the streets of Birmingham after the Government approved Centro.

Andy Munro – A Fond Farewell but Not Goodbye

By Marie Haddleton, Pictures by Anna Gibson When writing about Andy Munro it is difficult to.

Obituary – Canon Denis Claringbull (1933-2013)

Vicar and Industrial Chaplain St Paul’s Church 1985 to 1998 Denis passed away on 24th January.

Schoolchildren Return to the Jewellery Quarter (Part 2)

by Marie Haddleton Leader – Jewellery Quarter Heritage In the September issue I wrote about.

School Children Return to the Jewellery Quarter

Story Marie Haddleton, Jewellery Quarter Heritage History is like a ‘wheel’ and what goes around.

Dayus Square

Several people have contacted us regarding the apparent break-up of some of the block paving.

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Heritage Initiative Launched

On 6th September 2012 Jewellery Quarter Heritage was officially launched at the Vertu Bar in.

The King George IV Diadem

This beautiful replica of the King George IV Diadem has been made by Richard Witer..

Obituary – The Boy from Hockley! – Ron (Smudge) Smith

Whilst trying to make contact with ‘Smudge’ recently I was very sad to learn that.

Planning for the Future

Many visitors to York House ask: “Despite Planning restrictions on ‘new housing’ and ‘Change of.

The Gulls Menace!

Most of you will remember the massive publicity we had about ten years ago when.

Wildlife Management

Over the past ten years or so, the Jewellery Quarter has experienced problems with gulls.

A Jewellery Quarter ‘Urban Village’ 10 Year Review

It is now time to take stock of the total number of residential units which.

Redevelopment / Regeneration News

The ‘Feridax Building’ – It is truly amazing how good the old Feridax Building has.

James Watt

By Marie E Haddleton A Blue Plaque was unveiled on 27 March to commemorate the.

Is it in, or Isn’t it?

Parking Controllers (they are not ‘wardens’ – wardens are meant to ‘care’) – these parking.

Planning for the Future

For those who follow the Birmingham Post you will no doubt have noticed that developers.