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Advantage West Midlands has withdrawn funding from a project to transform the Newman Brothers Coffin.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

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Refurbishment

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter has been extended into 80 Vyse Street, the premises.

‘In Steam’ Around St Paul’s Square

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s in May every year a ‘Steam Festival’ was.

Do You Recognise Her?

I picked up this Birmingham Silversmiths’ Association Plaque in London. I’m keen to date it.

Gun Barrel Proof House – Trophy Refurbishment

The nine Nadfas volunteers have completed the restoration of the Trophy, which has been re-assembled.

The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery

The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery have elected a new Chairman to take over from.

A Silver Lining

An extraordinary piece of Britain’s industrial heritage has been saved from dereliction by English Heritage.

‘The Coffin Works’

Things are now moving forward on the Coffin Works project. Built in 1894 in Fleet Street.

Matthew Boulton Bicentenary

Plans to celebrate the life of Matthew Boulton and the major contribution he made to.

The Last – Last Drop!

The real place where the last public hanging took place has now been commemorated by.

Matthew Boulton Returns To Soho House For His Bicentenary Launch

People attending the launch of Boulton 2009– the celebration of the bicentenary of Boulton’s death.

Kenyon Street Police Station

(1862-1972)(Researched by Marie E Haddleton and Sergeant Gordon Tracey). Kenyon Street Police station became the.

Visitors Kiosk – 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago the June 1997 issue of The Hockley Flyer carried a report on.

Walsh’s 60th Anniversary

In May of this year H S Walsh and Sons Limited celebrated 60 years of.

New Early Silver Hallmarks Website

The Birmingham Assay Office has just launched its new, Early Silver Hallmarks website. Any silver.

A Hidden Gem

  The Birmingham Assay Office is housed in a Grade II listed building which is bursting.

What is a hallmark?

One of the earliest forms of customer protection, a hallmark certifies the amount of silver,.

New ‘Lease of Life’ for Coffin Factory

A Birmingham coffin furniture factory located within The Jewellery Quarter will be given a new.

James Watt

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

Thirties Chic

Courtesy ‘The Anchor’ This elegant bowl in the Art Deco style was bought for the.

Blue Plaque for James Watt

Following up on the story in the December issue about the Blue Plaque being unveiled.

A Blue Plaque for James Watt

Following the original suggestion by Marie Haddleton to Ross Bellamy, the Birmingham Civic Society will.

English Heritage Does Quarter Proud!

‘The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter’ – An Architectural Survey of the Manufactories’ by John Cattell, Sheila.