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Chiltern Railways network stretches from the historic London Marylebone, through the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, to the world of Shakespeare Country and finally, the heart of the Midlands. With two trains an hour to Birmingham Moor Street, it's even easier to treat yourself to a trip to the Jewellery Quarter. There are some great value for money fares when you travel with friends and family such as the GroupSave deal that allows 3 or A people to travel for the price of 2. Pick up the Jewellery Quarter leaflet from any of our staffed stations for details on how to reach the Jewellery Quarter from Birmingham Moor Street station by rail or foot. Pick up the London Midland train connecting from Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill direct to the Jewellery Quarter station.

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By Bus. From Colmore Row in the City Centre take the number 101 into the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Alternative bus routes include the No. 16 (from Corporation St] No. 7¿ and 79 from Upper Bull Street and the Inner Circle No. 8a and 8c. We recommend that you check bus times before travel.

www.traveline.org.uk Traveline 0871 200 22 33 By Car. From the M6 at junction 6. taking the A381MI, take the second slip road signed A4540. Follow the brown and white signs for the Jewellery Quarter on the A¿540 ring road and take either Junction 8 [Warstone Lane) or junction 7 [Spring Hill). The Jewellery Quarter is also signed from the City Centre Queensway Junctions at St Chads and Paradise Circus. Car parking. Car parking in the Jewellery Quarter is considerably cheaper than the City Centre and, apart from on street parking (some of it free), there ¡s a newly refurbished Multi-Storey Car Park in Vyse St. By Canal. Due to the number of locks the waterbus roules run by canal companies do not extend into the Quarter, but it is possible to take a walk along the canal towpath from Brindleyplace. At the National Indoor Arena turn right onto Birmingham Fazeley Canal passing 8 locks to the Jewellery Quarter access onto Newhall Street. On Foot. From the City Centre walk from New Street up Bennett's Hill and down Newhall Street [crossing Great Charles Queenswayl and along Graham Street/ Frederick Street. This walk takes no more than 15 minutes. Alternatively walk from St Phillips Churchyard down Church St across the bridge and down into Ludgate Hill/St Paul's area. A pedestrian subway from Snow Hill Station is also in operation exiting into Livery St.

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The Quarter dates back over 250 years & is still home to over 400 jewellery businesses. A designated conservation area with over 200 listed buildings, it has been described by English Heritage as a unique historic environment in England which has few, if any, parallels in Europe. Proposals are underway to secure World Heritage Site Status to reflect that uniqueness.

Special thanks should go to the Design Centre as the Guide's main sponsors and the front cover contributors Emma Larkin and Toby Brown iModels], Alan Sharman [Model Agency), Graham Oakes [Photography), Harris and Gibbs [Hairdressing], Crystalink [Jewellery) Mia Sposa [Wedding Attire].'

The Quarter also contains Birmingham's last remaining Georgian Square in the tranquil surroundings of St. Paul's, with its fine bars and galleries. For visitors, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, based in an old jewellery factory is worth a visit, as is the Pen Museum (admission free), which reflects the Quarter's reputation in the 19th century as the world centre for pen production. To complete the historic picture, the area's public art and building trails are well worth trying, as are its historic cemeteries with their ghostly catacombs.

Finding Your Way A Warm Welcome History of the Jewellery Quarter Historic Buildings and Places The Dark Trail/Gateways The Jewellery Quarter Today A Place To Do Business Eating Out Museums Things To Do Itineraries - Making a Day of It Auction Advice Walking The Pavement Trails Festivals and Events Conferences, Functions and Events Contemporary Design Guide To Birthstones and Anniversaries Shopping Tips Clocks and Watches Useful Information Your Shopping Guide to Specialist Shops Jewellery Quarter Map

Whilst in the Quarter, shopping is a must - browse through over 100 specialist retailers for classic pieces and beautiful handcrafted jewellery, or why not commission your own design? Jewellery, clocks and watches are competitively priced and with individual designer makers, you are sure to find something special [see Guide to Specialist Shops pg 43).

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Precious metals have Development in the been worked in quarter was rapid in the Birmingham since the 18th Century. Substantial Uth Century but the houses were built for the industry really prospered manufacturers and the from 1660. King Charles artisans lived in more II returned from exile in modest terraces. As the France after the Civil War expansion of trade and brought back a taste continued, workshops for fancy butions and sprang up in gardens and shoe buckles. work benches were As this fashion spread, installed in the houses. metalworkers and Different skills and artisans turned out expertise made people in thousands of pieces in the area reliant on one steel and later used another and the silver and burnished Jewellery Quarter was gold, inlaid with coloured established. glass and gem stones. They also made trinket The famous industrialist boxes, called Matthew Boulton 'Brummagen toys' and campaigned jewellery. energetically for the establishment of Birmingham's Assay Office in 1773 and now its Assay mark 'the Anchor' is a world famous authentication of quality on precious metals.

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19th Century Royal fashions continued to affect the fortunes of the Jewellery Quarter during the 19th Century. It also became famous for its pen nibs when Joseph Gillott perfected the technique of machine-manufactured steel nibs. This contributed to the spread of literacy and writing to the working classes.


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St Paul's Square. The elegant tree lined area of St Paul's is Birmingham's last remaining Georgian Square, of which the Grade I listed Jewellers' Church' of St. Paul's, built in 1779. is the centrepiece. This beautiful square was even voted as one of the top 20 Urban Picnic Spaces in the UK by the Independent Newspaper. 20th Century In the early 20th Century the jewellery trade employed 30.000 people. Supporting trades occupied as many again. Throughout its history, it was quite a closed community with people living and working there. It wasn't until later in the 20th Century that shops began to open to the general public.

St. Paul's Square was developed in the 1770's and by the 19th Century was one of the most gracious and desirable districts in the Midlands. St. Paul's was the church of the famous industrialist Matthew Boulton (whose pew was number 23] and James Watt, inventor of the steam engine. The main feature of the Church is Francis Egington's painted window showing the Conversion of St. Paul, copied from an original by Benjamin West, a past American President of the Royal Academy. Also a talking point is the Millennium Window, sponsored by the Assay Office designed by Rachaet Thomas, which includes a map of the Jewellery Quarter.

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The church is known for fine music and the organist, Paul Carr, at the church is a recitalist with a growing national reputation. Ex Cathedra, a choir with an international reputation, performs at St Paul's at Christmas; whilst there are recitals once a month on the first Thursday at 1.15pm throughout the year. St Paul's also has its own talented choir which sings at the 6.30pm service each week and bell ringers practice their art before each service. The church is normally open from 10am- 4pm (Tuesday - Saturday) and 10am to 6pm (Wednesdays).It also has a small shop selling hand made items although further details of everything that happens at St Paul's can be found at www.saintpaulbrum.org

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A walking tour around the Quarter reveals many outstanding, historically important buildings of which a selection are listed below. The map on pages 51 & 52 can be used as a reference to help orientate you.

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Plantagenet Buildings, Spencer Street a development of houses and workshops of about 1871. in Italianate style. 94 Vyse Street house and workshop of about 1860. 120 Vyse Street, The Big Peg a flatted factory opened in 1971, originally open plan to allow interaction of jewellers. However, this never proved popular with the trade and a plan to replicate these factories was never followed through.

44-45 Great Hampton Street, Rose Villa Tavern, Pelican Works a former Vyse Street electro-plating factory circa 1868 - note the stone of 1919-20 and the Pelican! adjacent Jewellery Quarter Clock Tower, built Jewellery Business to mark Joseph Centre, Spencer Street Chamberlain's visit to redeveloped former South Africa in 1903. houses and workshops in Aquinas House, 1989 by the Duchy of 63 Warstone Lane Cornwall, including the famous contemporary the former jewellery designed 'Prince of Wales" factory of Mantón & Mole, gates. built 1882.

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27-29 Warstone Lane two ornate small factories built between 1860 and 1875.

rear workshops facing Caroline Street - location of one of Birmingham's oldest business clubs.

7 Warstone Lane workshops dating from between 1855 and 1886, where through the window, a jeweller can often still be seen at work.

St Paul's Church built 1776-79, designed by Robert Eykyn.

Reliance Works of Pickering & Mayell jewellery case makers, 42 Caroline Street, built as two houses with workshops in the late 1820s. 14-16 Regent Parade two small houses and a separate warehouse of the late 1830s. 27-32 Mary Street former house and adjoining workshops, 1818-1827. 35 St Paul's Square a former late 18th Century townhouse with workshops added to the rear, previously a rope and twineworks to service jewellery packaging. St Paul's Club originally two townhouses of the late 18th Century with

95 Livery Street,Former Vaughton Gothic Works medal and badge making works of 1902. Designed in free Jacobean style, the factory specialised in mayoral chains and civic jewellery. The FA Cup was also made there. Bismillah Buildings, Constitution Hill a former electro-plating works. 1-7 Constitution Hill a former die-sinking works of 1895-96.

Argent Centre the former Albert Works, a pen and pencil-making factory of 1862-63. built in Lombardic Renaissance style. Gwenda Works, Legge Lane (formerly Union Works) built in 1913 for a silversmith and manufacturer of cutglass. Later used to manufacture enamelled powder compacts and bells forçats" collars! Alabaster & Wilson, Legge Lane a small jewellery factory dating from 1891. 54-61 Albion Street 1840s houses converted to offices and workshops. 25 Frederick Street a former metal warehouse of 1888.

Birmingham Assay Office, Newhall Street Britain's busiest Assay Office.

The School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street

Victoria Works, Graham Street a former pen-nib making factory of 1839.

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The Quarter contains two historic cemetenes. Key Hill was opened in 1836 as a general cemetery for bunai to all creeds and denominations. Part of the site was still used for quarry casting sand, mostly for the jewetlery industry up until the 1930s. Containing catacombs, it is a Grade II registered historic ganden and influentialfiguresburied range from the Chamberlain family to Atfred Bird, the inventor of eggless custard! The Cemetery is a green haven containing a wide variety of i and fauna, including nineteen «cíes of bird. For more details on the cemetery visit www.fkwc.org.

Grade II Registered Histonc Garden range from John Baskerville, the printer, through to Major Harry Gem. the founder of Lawn Tennis. TheJewellery Quarter' Information Centre can tell you who was buried and approximately where in both Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries.However for more detailed information on the actual memorials contact the Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane www.fltwc.org.

The final element to the Dark Trail is the Newman Coffin Works in Fleet Street. Currently about tobe refurbished to include a museum, Warstone Lane was opened in1848 production stopped in 1998, but a burial ground for members of Newman's made some of the world's finest coffin furniture, ! AngLican Church. It was including fittings for the coffins of -;gned in Gothic style and its Churchill, Chamberlain and Diana, combs are well presented. Princess of Wales. Famous people buried in this

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The Jewellery Quarter Gateways & Public Art These are situated at 'Gateway' entrances into the Quarter and are public art sculptures located on lighting columns. Designed by Birmingham artist Anuradha Patel. these coloured steel structures were made by a local Hockley firm, Form Fabrications (B'ham) Ltd. They are located at: •

Junction of Vyse Street and Great Hampton Street - With Love From" relates to jewellery used as a gift for celebration

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Junction of Newhall Street and Lionel Street - 'Made In' relates to the skills and tools needed in the making of jewellery.

Other public art in the Quarter includes the Pavement Trails and the Prince of Wales Gates in Spencer Street - these ornamental gates were sculpted by Michael Johnson to represent the contemporary jewellers art.


The Jewellery Quarter today Today's Jewellery Quarter is home to over 1500 businesses of which around a quarter are still involved in the jewellery trade. With over 100 specialist retailers and over 50 contemporary designer maker businesses, it is still a major centre for jewellery, making an estimated 40% of jewellery in the UK. Apart from being unique as the largest working Jewellery Quarter in Europe, the Quarter also includes the world's busiest Assay Office, which has been in existence since 1773. and hallmarks around 5,000,000 items per year. The internationally famous School of Jewellery, which attracts students from all over the world can also be found in the Quarter. Situated on Vittoria Street the School of Jewellery is an award-winning building that underwent complete renovation and refurbishment in 1994. This fascinating area is now attracting an increasing number of creative businesses and people keen to set up home in such an exciting and vibrant location. Facilities such as a supermarket, post office, police station and places of worship make the Quarter a fine example of a creative urban village. Plans for a health centre and new public square are underway and with a wide range of restaurants, bars, galleries and museums, the Quarter is a great place to visit, live or work.

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Working in the Jewellery Quarter Although the Jewellery Quarter is famous for its jewellery trade, with over 400 jewellery businesses in the area, it is becoming increasingly well known as the ¡deal location for other creative businesses, with its range of affordable workspace often fully serviced and usually on highly flexible terms. It is claimed that around half of a l l architects registered in Birmingham are now based in the Quarter. It is certainly a fact that the attractions of the area for creative business are its quirky atmosphere, the prestigious and memorable Jewellery Quarter address, its proximity to the City Centre and excellent transport connections without the hefty premium of City Centre overheads. The ongoing regeneration of the Quarter has also resulted in a number of new commercial developments with Midland Industrial Association's new Albert Wing providing a typical example of weltserviced and spacious units - designed with the sort of panache, which gives substantial kudos to tenants, particularly when hosting visits from their clients. Despite their high quality, they are kept at an affordable level with flexible terms and this is a hallmark of Midland Industrial Association, a not for profit' friendly society, whose portfolio also includes the historically listed Argent Centre. Further workspace provision can be found at Branston Court (Urban Workspace] which have fully serviced units which include a reception and dedicated carpark. Located conveniently near the Tram and Rail Station.it is home to many creative businesses. Also conveniently located by the Jewellery Quarter Clock, is the Big Peg ¡sister of the famous Custard Factory in Digbeth). The building has recently undergone a comprehensive internal refurbishment and it w i l l soon benefit from fronting onto a proposed iconic public square. Jewellers are not neglected with a range of low cost units across the Quarter and to encourage new jewellery businesses,the City Council operate an incubation scheme 'Design Space' for young designermakers starting out in business. Additionally Midland Heart have launched a "live work' scheme (the Spectacle Works in Hylton St) aimed specifically at makers.

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The Jewellery Quarter is now home to around 30 restaurants and bars and has a superb dining offer which ranges from Italian, Indian, Chinese and specialist Steakhouse to just a pint in a Traditional Pub. In addition there are a large number of sandwich bars and cafes where busy workers can snatch a lunchtime baguette or cup of coffee.

In the centre of the Quarter, try Vertu housed in an historic building which used to be a button factory. It serves both light bites and a wider selection of main meals with a great range of beers and wines...a popular place for locals! Further down the road is the Vaults which is set in an atmospheric surroundings of an old workhouse, with its nooks and crannies,providing an intimate atmosphere whilst serving a wide range of classic cuisine. On the theme of history, the Drop Forge Bar and Restaurant still retains its old drop stamps but it is its mouth watering food that now makes the impression! A The Quarter also has a wide choice of high class Asian restaurants from the long established Rajdoot in George St. to the sumptious

Itihaas in Newhall St. whose accolades include Top UK Indian Restaurant'. Of course, the Quarter is also home to Lasan,recent winner of Gordon Ramsay's much prized 'Best Local Restaurant" award. Lasan is highly regarded for its Indian fusion food served up with a modern twist. Lovers of Chinese food are welt catered for with Henry Wong's, in St Paul's Sguare, one of Birmingham's oldest established Chinese

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modern bars and restaurants worth a visit include Stirlings in Ludgate Hill, the Ropewalk and Rectory Bars in St Paul's Square and Summerow home to the popular Apres, Mechu and the nearby Bluu Bar. Almost adjacent is University College Birmingham renowned for training the chefs of the future and their restaurant which is very popular yet is a reasonably priced 'haute cuisine' experience. As one would expect from an area with so much history, the presence of the traditional pub is still important and these include the listed Rose Villa Tavern by the Jewellery Quarter Clock, the Jewellers Arms in Spencer St. ,the

Queens Arms in Newhall St., the Red Lion in Warstone Lane and the Lord Clifden. a 'hidden' gem in Great Hampton St. The latter two watering holes are run under the banner of the Urban Art Bar and pride themselves on their range of guest ales which includes their own micro brewery, great bar food, and, of course, some very interesting art on the walls! However if you just need a cappuchino and a muffin, there are a growing number of refreshingly franchise free coffee shops. Try the Urban Coffee Bar, Warstone Lane, Fredericks in Frederick St., Vee's by the Museum in Vyse St or alternatively Saints in St Paul's Square.

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The Quarter is home to a variety of heritage attractions including the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the Pen Museum, Acme Whistles and the JW Evans Silver Factory. Add to this, the tours that can be arranged with the Assay Office and the proposed Newman Coffin Works Heritage project and it is perhaps not surprising that the Quarter is being put forward as a candidate for the World Heritage Site shortlist. Acme Whistles Tel: 0121 554 2124 (contact Oebbie) ACME Whistles are makers of the famous ACME Thunderer referee's whistle, the Metropolitan police whistles and the whistles for the Titanic. On the edge of the Quarter, this famous company has a fascinating private museum. Location; 244 Barr St. Hocktey, B19. 3AH. Opening Times; Prebooked groups only lup to 20). Admission; Rates negotiable. Assay Office Tel; 0871 877 620 quoting 'Silver Visits' Birmingham's Assay Office is reckoned to be the busiest in the World, with its famous anchor mark which authenticates the quatity of precious metals. Additionally the building houses an historic silver collection dating back to the time of Matthew Boulton. Location/Contact; Newhall St. Opening Times; Prebooked Tours can be arranged for large or small groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Allow at least two hours Admission; ÂŁ10 a head JW Evans Silver Factory www.english-heritage.org.uk Tel: 0870 331 1181 JW Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in the Jewellery Quarter. The workshops retain their original drop stamps and presses and are packed with thousands of dies, stock and unique records of this family business established in 1881. Acquired by English Heritage, the building has been extensively renovated whilst preserving its historic fabric and contents. Location; 54-57 Albion St, Birmingham B1 3EA. 150 metres down Frederick St from the JO Clockl Opening Times; Prebooked Tours only for both Individuals and Groups Admission; Small charge will apply. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter www.bmag.org.uk Tel: 0121 -554-3598 Enjoy a guided tour around a real jewellery factory little changed since the early part of the last century, including an insight into jewellery making techniques at a jeweller's bench. Other attractions include an interactive gallery exploring the history of the Jewellery Quarter and the Earth's Riches gallery showing jewellery made from natural materials from whalestooth to coral. Winners of the 'Enjoy England' Small Visitor Attraction IGold Award], the Museum also has a shop selling souvenirs and locally made jewellery with a tearoom and courtyard to enjoy a break. Location; 75-80 Vyse St, Hockley B18 6HA. [just 75 metres from the JQ Clock) Opening Times; Tuesday to Saturday Iptus Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am to 4.00pm. Groups should be booked in advance and allow one hour for the guided tour. Admission; ÂŁ3.50p Newman Coffin Furniture Works http://birminghamconservatlontnjst.org/ Refurbishment is still ongoing at the premises in Fleet St and no opening date has therefore been fixed. The Pen Museumwww.penroom.co.uk Tel: 0121-236-9834 Owned by a charitable trust, this Museum celebrates Birmingham'sland more particularly the Quarter's) pre-eminent position as the centre of the world's pentrade for over a century. Visitors can just browse around the eyecatching displays or take advantage of classes in calligraphy run by the Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association. Described by Lord Hattersley as "Wonderful!!"...definitely something to write home about! Location; Unit 3, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick St, Hockley, Bham B1, 3HS. Opening Times; Monday to Saturday 11.00am to 4.00pm. Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Admission; Free

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Things to Do With a rich heritage and a wealth of attractions.the Jewellery Quarter is a place where there's always something new to discover. Whilst a visit to the Museums is a'must', Birmingham's last remaining Georgian Square of St Paul's.with its 'Jewellers' Church, is also well worth a visit - a tranquil oasis amongst teeming City life. For those interested in the darker side, the historic Cemeteries are worth exploring whilst a walk

around the area's Pavement and Historic Buildings Trails will help unlock some of the secrets of this unique area.

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Shopping in the Quarter is a For those who enjoy their pre requisite of any visit with art, the Royal Birmingham over one hundred specialist Society of Artists (the retailers (see the special second oldest gallery with Shopping Supplement, Royal status outside pages 44 to 50|. Why not London) is well worth a visit. commission a design as a Just around the corner in treat for yourself or as a gift Northwood St., St Paul's for a friend? Incidentally Gallery has the world's Toye, Kenning and largest collection of signed Spencer.who are the oldest rock album prints! Both are manufacturer in the Quarter free admission.

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Limited Stay Coach Bay is available by the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Branston St. or for a longer stay there is a Coach park in Brewery St. just outside the Quarter. For parking and public transport. see page 2 'Getting There". For the services of a Blue badge Guide contact 0121 427 2555 or 02476 691212.

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Auction Advice For Beginners (Advice provided by Fellows, one of the UK's leading auction houses] To bid in the auction room, you must bring in a form of photo ID and you will then be given a paddle number. Once the auction has started, the auctioneer will announce bids. If you wish to bid on an item, raise your paddle clearly so that your bid is not missed. Don't worry about scratching your nose or touching your face as it will not mean that you have just bid! It is, however, useful to hold eye contact with the auctioneer if you are bidding for an item. If there is no one else bidding against you,the auctioneer will then bring down the gavel. You will then need to raise your paddle to show the auctioneer your paddle number. You can also bid by telephone.You will normally be contacted approximately ten lots before the lot you will be bidding on. The operator will relay the auctioneer's bids in the room and when no-one else is bidding in the room, the operator will ask if you wish to bid and will keep you informed if the bid is with or against you. To do this you will need to call the auction house the day before the auction. You can also bid from the comfort of your own home. For example, Fellows offer a live audio and video feed which allows you to be part of the action without being there. If you would like to bid live, you will need to register on www.the-saleroom.com/feltows

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Many of the secrets of the Quarter can be unlocked by walking the areas famous pavement trails in Newhall Hill and Frederick Street (The Charm Bracelet Trail] and Newhall Street and Graham Street (the Findings Trail). The Charm Bracelet Trail is the work of well known award winning public artists Mick Thacker and Mark Renn whose artwork can also be seen at Warwickshire County Cricket Ground, Centro Information Points and many other sites. At the start of the trail, there is a padlock which, of course, forms an integral part of any charm bracelet. 1 THE KEY The start of the trail. 2 SILENT BOOTS In the 1890s plain clothes officers in the Jewellery Quarter were issued with "silent boots'' to apprehend thieves. 3 RIP VAN WINKLE Washington Irving's classic tale was written during his stay in the

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Jewellery Quarter, on the corner of Legge Lane and Frederick Street, in 1818. U 1832:200,000 CHARTISTS met here - one of the largest public gatherings in 1832 to campaign for parliamentary reform. 5 THE FA CUP Designed and made in the Jewellery Quarter.

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8 TURKISH BATHS ide the Argent Centre ce (he home of pen manufacturer W E Wiley who ed recycled steam to peratc- a health club and Turkish baths. 9 ANCHOR Commemorates Birmingham's famous Assay Office established since 1773 with their famous anchor symbol.

culinary landmark in the Jewellery Quarter for many years. The inaugural menu included 'small chickens properly cut and mounted and small new peas like emeralds!'

The Jewellery Quarter's famous landmark clock erected in 1903 to commemorate Joseph Chamberlain's services abroad.

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11 THE HOCKLEY FLYER The Quarter's famous trade magazine still distributed by the magazine's editor and local historian Marie Haddleton.

13 BITS FOR SPITFIRES Spitfire machine parts as well as commemorativemedals for the war effort were made in the Jewellery Quarter.

CHURCH SYMBOL Turn right into Birmingham's only remaining Georgian square and the famous jeweller's church of St Paul's.

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10 HIS NIBS Ad|acent to the pen factory which went on to produce 75% of the world's steel pen nibs.

12 SHRAPNEL One of the Jewellery Quarter's most famous badge making firms which was targeted by the Germans in World War II.

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Birmingham is famous for its "solid gold" Cadbury's Chocolate and also its solid gold metal.

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Drop Forge Jewellers Arms Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre Locante Picalliti LordClifden Rajdoot Rectory Red Lion Ropewatk Rose Villa Tavern Royal Birmingham Society of Artists St Paul's Church St Paul's Gallery School of Jewellery Stirlings Vaults

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Palladium • Palladium is strong and durable with half the density of platinum and weighing less than gold. • Its colour is very bright (almost blue] and it does not need to be rhodium plated.

Sterling silver is a tradition in beautiful gifts. Celebrate a new marriage or baby with a timeless treasure. Silver gifts can often be personalised with engraving. Silver jewellery will please the most discriminating tastes. It is beautifully polished and lustrous, and over time rewards the owner with a rich patina.

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movement activated by movement but. when motionless, can run on for approximately 36 hours before it stops. The automatic is much preferred by the watch connoisseur who will appreciate the workmanship involved in its assembly. Kinetic; An automatic quartz movement which needs no battery but is as accurate as a normal battery powered quart; movement. It creates its own energy generated by Ihe wearer's motion. When fully charged the movement can run lor six months without being worn. Eco- drive; luelled by natural or artificial light it is designed to run on lor up to six months or more when fully charged.even in total darkness! Water resistance always treat this term with caution and choosing watches marked with 100M.10 BAR.10ATM and above Iwith a screw-in crown! is recommended, il worn for water based activities. Even so, it is advisable to have Ihe watch tested periodically, if worn

regularly for these purposes. Straps and bracelets Bracelets will last longer and are usually preferred. Materials used commonly include stainless steel although titanium is becoming popular because it is considerably lighter. However the advantage of a leather strap is that they can be more comfortable to wear and can be easily adjusted.

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For the latest maps, travel information, guide books, information on attractions, shops or events the Jewellery Quarter Information Centre can help.

The Jewellery Quarter Information Centre is located at 120 Vyse Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF. It is usually open Tues-Wed 9.00-4.00 Thurs - Sat 9.00 - 4.30 Contact 0121 604 7700

Hotels in the Quarter include the Express by Holiday Inn in Fleet Street, the Travel Lodge in Charlotte Street, Bloc Hotel in Caroline 5treet and the unique Hatters Hostel in Livery Street. To book a hotel room for the night, Marketing Birmingham's Tourism Centres can also help.

Tourism Centre and Ticket shop The Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham B2 4PA Short breaks: 0121 202 5050 Tickets: 0121 202 5000 Information: 0121 202 5099 Or visit wvvw.beinbirmingham.com

BANKS Barclay's Bank Pic 35 Frederick Street Tel:-0845 755 5555

HSBC 168 Warstone Lane Tel:- 0845 740 4404 Natwest Bank PIc 22 Frederick Street Tel:-0845 604 1604 ATMs Apart from Banks, there is a cash point next to Tesco's in Warstone Lane and next to the Post Office in Vyse Street. There is also a Link machine inside the Rope Walk (minimum charge of £1.75 per transaction] and also the Lifestyle Express in the Newsagent, both in St Paul's Square. POLICE STATION Unit G12, The Big Peg Warstone Lane POST OFFICE 119 Vyse Street 0121 233 4484 Opening t i m e s Monday to Friday 09:00 -17:30. Saturday 09:00-13:00 TOILETS There is an automated toilet facility by the car park in Vyse St. but if that is unavailable,the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter has toilet facilities during opening hours. Most restaurants, bars and coffee shops also have toilet facilities which are available to customers. INDIAN HIGH COMMISSION The Indian High Commission is in Augusta St. but for those who are seeking short term 'holiday' visas, there is a franchised Visa Office in Pemberton St.

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DDDDQD 12-14 Vyse St. B18 ALE www.bicknelts.com Mon-Sat 9.00-5.00 Bond & Martin Jewellers

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DDDDHDDDDEEDL 17 Vyse St. B18 6LE www.bondandmartin.co.uk Mon-Fri 9.30-3.30. Sat 9.30-4.00

16 Vyse St. B18 6LE Mon - Sat 9.30-4.30. Sun 10.30-2.30. Closed Tues

15 Warstone Lane. B18 6JE Mon-Sat 10.00-4.15

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DDDDBDDDDDDE 83-85 Spencer St. B18 6DE Mon-Thurs 9.00-4.30. Fri 9.00-4,00 Sat 9.30-3.00

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114 Vyse St. B18 6LP www.designcentrejewellery.com Mon-Fri 10.00-4.30. Sat 9.30-4.30

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Crystalink Jewellery/Manufacturing Ltd.

1:0121 236 4491

Diamond Dezigns

DuDDBDanDEEE 44 Vyse St. B18 6HF www.crestiewellery.co.uk Tues-5at 9.30-4.30

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1:0121 233 2547

44 Warstone Lane. B18 6JJ www.discountgotdandsilver.co.uk Mon-Sat 9.30-4.30

Eaglesfield Trophies Ltd.

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Element Bespoke Jewellery Ltd.

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105 Vyse St. B18 6LP harveyadams.com Mon-Fn 9.10-5.00. Sat 9.30-5.00. Sun 10.00-3.30

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49 Vyse St. B18 6HF www.jamesnewman.co.uk Mon-Sal 10.00-4.30

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Mayfair Jewellery

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82 Vyse St. B18 6HA www.mckenzie-jewellery.co.uk Mon-Sat 9.00-4.00

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14 Warstone Mews. B18 6JB Mon-Sat 9.30-5.00. Sun 10 30-2.30

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29 Warstone Lane. B18 6J0 Mon-Sat 9.30-4.30, Sun 10.30-2.30.

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Paul Green Jewellers

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Pearl Gallery

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15 Vyse St. B18 OLE www.paramountjewellery.co.uk Mon-Sal 9.30-4.00

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36 Northampton St. BIS 6DX www.touchstonejewellery.co.uk Mon-Sat 9.30-5.00

V & F Parker Ltd. (Arden Jewellery)

DDDBBDBDBEBD DDDD 11 Warstone Mews, B18 6JB www.spgreen.com Mon-Sat 10.00-4.30. Sun 11.00-2.30

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Stanleys

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51 Vyse St. B18 6HS www.jewelleryinboxcs.co.uk Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30. Sat 9.30-2.30

1:0121 236 2040

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DBDDBDBBDEBE DDDDBD 12 Warstone Mews. B18 6JB www.stonejewellers.co.uk Mon-Sat 7.00-5.00. Sun 10,00-2.00

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The information in this Guide or inclusion ol names of businesses does not constitute a recommendation. DC'iVfyirg ftl© Wsniir.Q All information given m this Guide was believed to be accurate at the time of printing and neither Birmingham City Council, the publishers nor the editor can take responsibility for any inaccuracies.

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Specialist Jewellery Shops Arttull Expression 01212120430 23-24 Warstone Lane. Birmingham 818 4LA Bond & Martin 0121 551 6804 17 Vyse Street. Birmingham B18 6LE Classic Diamonds 0121 554 8877 16 Vyse Slreet. Birmingham 818 6LE Clearwater Diamonds 0121233 3334 15 Warslone Lane. Birmingham B1B 6JE Creative Watch Company 01212331801 106-108 Vyse Street. Birmingham B18 6LP Crystalink Jewellery Manufacturing 0121 233 2547 35 Hall Slreet. Birmingham B18 6BS Design Centre 0121 236 4491 114 Vyse St, Birmingham BIS 6LP

Paul Green 0121 200 1139 27 Warslone Lane. Birmingham B18 6JQ

RBSA 0121234 4353 4 Brook Slreet Birmingham B3 1SA

Pearl Gallery 0121 554 3211 50 Vyse Street. Birmingham B18 6HR

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Quarter J t w t U t r y 0121 236S279 29 Warslone Lane. Birmingham BIS 6JQ

St Pauls Gallery 94 Nonhwood Street. Birmingham B3 1TH

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S P Green 0121212 0370 11 Warslone Mews. Birmingham B18 6JB

The Lord Clifden 0121523 7515 34 Great Hampton Street. Birmingham B18 6AA

Samson Gold 0121234 7075 9 Vyse Slreet. Birmingham 618 6LT

The Red Uon 0121233 9144 95 Warstone Lane. Birmingham B18 6NS

Stanley's

The Vaults 0121212 9837 Newhall Place. Newhall Hill Birmingham Bl 3JH

0121 234 7804 113 Vyse Street. Birmingham Bl B 6LP

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Stone Jewellery 0121234 2040 12 Warstone Mews. Birmingham B18 4JB

0121 234 44S3 25 Frederick Street. Birmingham Bl 3HH

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G.C.R. Jewellery 0121 Í 0 5 5336 16 Warstone Mews. Birmingham B Î 8 6JB

07851 742 738 Fêlions (Bharnl Limited T H Findings Ltd, 42 Myllon Street. Birmingham 01212361810 B1B6HN 8 Sovereign Court, 8 Graham St, Birmingham The Jewellers B13JR 0121 233 2274 Holder Blackthorn LLP Unit 4, Heritage Court. 17-21 Warstone Lane 01212360044 Birmingham B18 4JQ Blackthorn House, St Pauls Square B3 1RL Touchstone Jewellery Ltd 0121234 5511 36 Northampton Street, Birmingham B18 4DX Fellows and Sons Van Cloak 01212122131 0121 234 4809 19 Augusta Slreet Birmingham BIB 6JA 8 Warslone Mews. Birmingham B18 6JB

G H Moore & Son 0121 523 6488 19 Vyse 51 reel. Birmingham B18 6LE

Vault 88 0121523 7389 89 Vyse Street. Birmingham BIS 6J2

Goldcraft 0121 236 8270 117 Vyse Streel. Birmingham B18 6LP

Jewellery Wholesale (Trade Only]

Harvey Adams 0121 212 9155 105 Vyse Street. Birmingham B18 6LP

Charles Green & Sons 0121 236 1874 37-42 Tenby Street. Birmingham Bl 3EA

Henrkks. The Jewellers 0121 233 3075 9 Warstone Mews. Birmingham B18 6LB

Direct Jewellery Uml 310. 95 Spencer Si. Hockley B1B6 PA

Diamond Dezigns 01212363777 Unit 8. The Big Peg. Warstone Lane B18 6NA Element Bespoke Jewellery Ltd 01212361119 3 Warstone Lane. Birmingham B18 6HA Erics 0121236 6680 118 Vyse Streel. Birmingham B18 6LP

Harlow's 0121 236 4415 46 Warstone Lane. Birmingham B18 6JQ Mayfair Jewellers 0121 212 0150 10 Warstone Mews. Birmingham B18 6JB 0121 233 1644 103 -104 Vyse 5treet. Birmingham B18 6LP

Gifts to grace all occasions We pride ourselves in being unique, and have sole agencies in the Jewellery Quarter for Gucci, DKNY, Rado, Versace, Raymond Weil, Elite Collection, Mont Blanc and Fossil, Osare, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange amongst other brands.

Auctioneers

Jeeg Global Highly Strung 0121 554 4089 0121 554 7032 104 Spencer Slreel. Birmingham B I S 60B 1st Floor. 20 Hockley Street. Birmingham B186BL Lois Jewellery K M Taylor 01212121715 0121212 4974 41-42 Frederick Slreet. Birmingham Bl 3HN 15 Warstone Mews. Birmingham B18 6LB Kenneth Cooke Jewellery Oesign 0121236 4966 11 Warstone Lane. Birmingham B16 6NA

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Museums and Galleries JW Evans 0870331 1181 54-57 Albion Street, Birmingham B l 3EA Museum ot the Jewellery Quarter 0121 SS4 3598 75-80 Vyse Street. Birmingham B18 6HA Pen Museum 0121 236 9834 3 Argent Cenlre. 60 Frederick Streel. Birmingham Bl 3HS

Conference Centres Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre 0121236 2657 Federation House. 10 Vyse Slreel. Birmingham B18 6LT

Car Showroom Sytner (BMW) 0121 234 4000 20 The Parade, SummerhilL Birmingham B1 30J

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Property Agents Maguire Jackson 0121434 1581 33 George Street. Birmingham B3 10.Z York Laurent 0121234 5757 12-13 Frederick Street. Birmingham Bl 3HE

Hairdressers Hams & Gibbs 0121216 0750 17-21 Warstone Lane. Birmingham BIB 6JQ

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm Saturday 09:30am - 4:30pm Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm (Oct to Dec only) The Jewellery Quarter. 114 Vyse Slreet. Hockley, Birmingham. B18 6LP Tel: 0121 236 4491 www.deslgncentrejewellery.coin Join us on facebook

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