Stamp of Approval for Assay Office Digital Plans

The Assay Office Birmingham, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, has received a stamp.

New book How Birmingham was the World Centre of Steel Pen Nib Manufacturing

A new book written by Sutton Coldfield historian Brian Jones and volunteers at Birmingham’s Pen.

Front Cover – The Angels Crucible

This design by Rachel Thomas for a stained glass window in St. Paul’s Church in.

Last Chance this Year to View Assay Office Silver Collection

This is the last chance for the public to come into The Birmingham Assay Office.

Book Review – ‘Jewels of Our City’

by Jean Debney The above book is now in print ISBN Number 978-1-85858-480-5 and can.

Made In The Jewellery Quarter Day School

Sponsored by The Birmingham Assay Office Would you like to learn more about the diverse.

Charity on the Buses

On the 11th of November in 2011 the date was 11-11-11 and, as proud Brummies,.

School Children Return to the Jewellery Quarter

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

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Heritage Initiative Launched

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

Reeves Badges’ Exhibition on Show in The Pen Room

Earlier in the year the old established company of Reeves Badges (Tenby Street) decided to.

New Heritage Magazine

A couple of snippets for the new magazine which came in over Christmas (from Colin.

Fantastic news for the Coffin Works

The Birmingham Conservation Trust has just been awarded a grant of £999,400 by the Heritage.

English Heritage Unveils Hidden Treasure

In 2008 English Heritage stepped in and acquired JW Evans – an extraordinary piece of.

Cash to Bring Cemetery Back to Life

A cash windfall will help reverse the devastation caused to an historic Birmingham landmark by.

Loans to James Watt’s Workshop at National Science Museum

(Courtesy ‘The Anchor’) A new exhibition at the Science Museum in London displays the original.

Appeal Launched to Conserve the Holy Grail of Lawn Tennis

A seemingly unremarkable brown book, now over 120 years old, is in urgent need of.

Looking Back to The Day Trip From Hockley

Nigel Grice of Ritz Jewellery brought the following two wonderful photos into York House, which.

Around Hockley

‘When Hockley was in the old Manor of Birmingham it was the largest district with.

Jewellery Quarter – Information Pavilion

With all the talk of demolishing the Information Pavilion because it doesn’t ‘fit in’ with.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Wins National

The museum has been named Best Small Visitor Attraction in the Enjoy England Awards for.

Shipton & Co in Spencer Street

My sister-in-law recently bought a copy of ‘The Jewellery Quarter’ it has brought back many.

Staffordshire Hoard Saved for the Nation

The Art Fund is delighted to announce that the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest archaeological Anglo-Saxon.

English Heritage Upgrade Key Hill Cemetery

‘English Heritage announced in November 2009 that Key Hill Cemetery had been upgraded to Grade.

Kettles and Motorcycles

Many of you will be fascinated to share this email we received from Eric Londesbrough..

‘Hockley’ by David Harvey

This fascinating collection of photographs, including many rare and old images (some from as early.

Look at the Filigree!

This hoard should give rise to a welling-up of pride from the people of the.

A Nail in the Coffin for Newman Brothers

Advantage West Midlands has withdrawn funding from a project to transform the Newman Brothers Coffin.

Restoration of Key Hill Cemetery Gates and Piers

July 2009 saw the unveiling of the restored gates and gate piers to Key Hill.

Mr. Matthew Boulton in Person

On Saturday 30th May 2009 I had the pleasure of a short discourse with none.

The Birmingham Assay Office Celebrate Matthew Boulton Day

The Birmingham Assay Offices celebrates the life, work and legacy of the greatest industrial pioneer.