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May 2014

The Standard Works Future

Laugh-Able: Enabling the Disabled at the Blue Orange Theatre Marking a Significant Moment as Work Starts on the New Assay Office

Issue No 346




Rofin-Baasel is having an open day on 17th and 18th of June between 10am and 4pm at their Daventry facility and will be showcasing a range of machines for the following applications: Laser Engraving

3D Printing in Plastics

Contemporary jewellery design and manufacture requires state-of-theart-tools, and there is no tool like the laser. ROFIN offers solutions for any kind of laser application in the jewellery industry – starting with a family of manual welding lasers to lasers and systems for cutting, marking and engraving. For jewellery design and manufacture with the use of CAD, ES Technology offers solutions for Rapid Layer Manufacture for both prototyping in plastics on our Ultimaker 2 plastic extrusion machine and production in precious metals such as Silver, Bronze and 18ct Gold on our Concept laser Mlab machine.

For more information please visit our website

The event will be held at our Daventry site, (around 1 hour from Hockley). Sopwith Way, Drayton Fields Industrial Estate, Daventry, NN11 8PB, Northants, United Kingdom

Tel.: 01327 701 100

Laser Welding

Photo Courtesy of Cathy Stephen’s Jewellery Ltd.

3D Printing in Metals


Inside this month’s issue...

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £10.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

Editorial ....................... 26

The Standard Works.................................................. 28

News............................. 28

Laugh-Able: Enabling the Disabled............................ 28

Events .......................... 38

Micro | Nano | MEMs 2014........................................ 29

Classifieds ................... 44

Marking a Significant Moment .................................. 30

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Holts Academy Celebrates Success of Birmingham Apprentices........................................... 31 Triple Whammy for WB.............................................. 32 Charity Seeks Beneficiaries...................................... 32 ‘Antiques for Everyone’ a Huge Success................... 33 Heritage..................................................................... 34 Mr. James Barwell Obituary Notice Fires at Birmingham Factories Fire at James Cartland and Son Shocking Machinery Accident Bigamy by Shoe Manufaturer Disappearance of a Local Jeweller

Planning Matters........................................................ 36



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EVERYTHING Demonstrations WILL BE of the art of engraving AVAILABLE TO and setting with the TRY ON THE DAY GRS & EN-Set Engraving systems together with the Orion Pulse Welding Machine. The Orion Pulse 150i is the most advanced micro-pulse arc welding system available and features newly developed “Intelligent” welding. Never before has a pneumatic hand-piece system given the user so much versatility and control. The GraverMach AT and G8 will also be on show with various GRS attachments. H.S.WALSH and Sons have been supplying tools and equipment to the Jewellery and Horological industries since 1947. We pride ourselves on our customer service at our three showrooms in Hatton Garden, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and our Head Office in Biggin Hill. We really do believe that nothing is too much trouble!

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Issue No. 346 Co Editor: Co Editor: Advertising:

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team. A lot of readers will remember, particularly just before the 2nd World War, the excitement of May Day at school - after all the practice beforehand the big day arrives and all the girls are wearing their prettiest dresses with garlands of flowers in their hair and the boys are in their ‘Sunday best’ clothes. A few weeks before the big day, the maypole is erected in the playground and on the day new, different coloured ribbons are attached, glinting in the sunshine. The children each take a ribbon and begin to weave in and out, round and round. Parents and anxious teachers gather hoping the children would ‘get it right’ with the ribbons wrapped around the maypole in the right pattern, and no-one tangled up or nearly strangled by the ribbons! Then of course, there was ‘country dancing’ with everyone holding their breath that there would be no bumping into each other, or the ‘crossover chain’ going wrong, and the little girls forgetting for once their horror of holding hands with the boys (who may have warts), or the boys not wanting to hold hands with girls (yuck!). Those with even longer memories will recall the dressing up of the horses on May Day, (especially the milkman’s horse) - all decked out in flowers, with ribbons plaited into their manes and tails and wearing little hats with their ears poking through. It was great fun for everyone and second only to Christmas! I don’t remember any of these celebrations during the war years.

All Change!

What a lot of changes in The Jewellery Quarter over the past few weeks, with a new Assay Master, a new BJA Chairman, a new Head of the Jewellery School, a great big hole outside the Big Peg - reckon they’re digging for gold! Of cause they are just discovering the foundations and old cellars of the original houses which were demolished in the 60’s! We have also seen the sad demise of several prominent and caring people who each in their own way have added to the heritage of the Jewellery Quarter. Mary Bradley will soon be leaving - very much against her wishes and the ‘loss’ of The Visitors Kiosk - which will be ‘replaced’ by a touch screen - hardly a fair swap! Hope it works better than the one originally installed in the Kiosk.

NPower Crazy!

We have just received a bill from npower for the past quarter for £10,000!!! Good job I have a pacemaker fitted! They say we ‘phoned in our meter reading’ - but why should we do that before we had even received a bill? Totally barmy! Just how a few strip lights, a couple of computers and three heaters switched on lowest setting for one or two days a week can clock up so much energy is crazy. (35000kw apparently) Obviously it’s a mistake but it all takes time to get things like this sorted - mind you, people we have told are asking if the ‘plants’ are doing well! Marie E Haddleton, Mark Haddleton

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The Standard Works Glasshouse College is breathing life back into a derelict building in the Jewellery Quarter. The Standard Works in Vittoria Street, built in 1879 and grade II listed, has stood empty for the past two decades. The charity is setting up a specialist further education college, providing

Laugh-Able: Enabling the Disabled Blue Orange Arts (the resident charity at the Blue Orange Theatre) are extremely excited to announce their upcoming project ‘Laugh-Able: Enabling the Disabled’ as funded by Awards for All – Big Lottery. The project seeks to work with adults with physical disabilities in providing them with 10 FREE comedy workshops. The workshops will use comedy techniques, drama, writing, devising, improvising and role play exercises to facilitate the participants in self-expression, development of self-confidence, communi-

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

practical skills therapeutic education for young people aged 16-25 who have a range of emotional and learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Alongside its work with students, the new project will bring activity into the Jewellery Quarter which the public can enjoy including a café (with its own continental bakery), JQ-made honey and produce from its rooftop horticultural garden, a dedicated space for visi-

cation skills and motivation. The project seeks to provide participants with a range of comedy skills which will lead to increased chances of attaining employment or further training. The focus of the project is to address issues around social exclusion, disability, isolation, unemployment, mental health, language barriers and culture divisions in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. The workshops will take place from Wednesday 11th June until Saturday 12th July at the Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD. For more info, contact Holly Phillips on 0121 212 2643 or email:

tors to learn about the history of the Jewellery Quarter, traditional arts & crafts workshops, start-up jeweller spaces and a basement auditorium for lectures, events and theatre. Birmingham Conservation Trust is assisting in this first development stage, and would like to invite you to help shape their plans. Just a few minutes of your time could help win grants for the Standard Works’ refurbishment (including from the Lottery). The on-line survey includes images of the building now as well as the plans for its future…oh, and only a few questions! To encourage responses, there is a £25 Love2shop high street gift voucher up for grabs in a prize draw - Deadline 1 June 2014. Take part in the short survey now by copying and pasting this link into your browser: to/IwwPCe Opportunity to look behind the scenes of the Standard Works: On Saturday 14 June there is a chance to look around the building. You’ll need to book on a FREE tour, so please follow the link below to reserve your place. behind-the-scenes-of-standa r d - w o r k s - v i t t o r i a - s t r e e t - t i ck ets-7605406977.

Trade Briefs hh 2014 has got off to a positive start with the number of articles hallmarked across the four UK Assay Offices up 30% in January, up 19% in February and 21% in March with 9ct gold and Sterling silver showing the most significant growth. These are all positive signs for the year ahead for the previous metal jewellery industry after what has been a turbulent few years for the Jewellery Trade. (Courtesy The Anchor)

Micro | Nano | MEMs 2014 Micro | Nano | MEMs 2014 is the UK’s must go to showcase for micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing technologies and will be taking place on the 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham. Free-to-attend, the exhibition will feature state-of-the-art live machine demonstrations and will play host to exhibitors covering the full spectrum of micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing solutions. Visiting professionals will be able to discuss all their requirements with a wide variety of companies. This year confirmed exhibitors already include: Accumold, Acutance Scientific, Carl Zeiss, Femto Tools, Heads & All Threads, Laser Micromachining Limited, Laser Lines Ltd, Mi-Net Technology, Nanoscribe, Newport Spectra Physics Ltd, CDA GmbH, Semefab, Suzhou Delphi Laser, FEMTOprint, Phillips Screw Company, Olympus, and Zeta. The show will provide a platform for companies looking to demonstrate the very latest in micro and nano manufacturing technologies to companies and organisations working in the dynamic and fast developing world of advanced manufacturing. From precision diamond machining and micro milling to micro injection moulding, from 3D printing to metrology test equipment and micro-fluidics fabrication there will be something for everyone who has an interest in the very latest manufacturing technologies. For example, German company Nanoscribe, a manufacturer of compact 3D printers, capable of producing three-dimensional micro-objects, often smaller than the diameter of a

human hair, will be demonstrating its award winning and ground breaking Photonic Professional GT system generation. According to Ian Holton, Director of Acutance Scientific Ltd, a distributor of Zeta 3D Optical Profilers: “We are looking forward to demonstrating the world’s most versatile 3D Optical Profiler at Micro Nano MEMS. The Zeta series is popular for being able to measure surfaces that no other 3D Optical Profiler can measure, such as internal microfluidics surfaces. Micro Nano MEMS is the only show in the UK where you will get the chance to see these types of high density cutting-edge instrumentation.” The event will also feature an extensive seminar programme which will examine some of the key markets benefiting from these new innovative technologies as well as providing a platform to discuss the latest applications and developments in micro machining technologies. For the second year running the show will be co-locating with Sensors & Instrumentation - The Machine Building Show and TCT. In addition these shows will also be joining forces with Interplas and the PPMA show which had over 12,000 visitors when they were last held together. This international forum for micro manufacturing is being organised by Datateam Business Media Ltd and is being supported by respected media publications including: CMM, Components in Electronics, Eurotec, Electronics, electro optics, Laser Systems Europe, Nano Magazine and Machinery. Pre-registration will be available for free online from early June 2014. More information at

hh The third Birmingham Assay office and University of Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Day School will take place at the University of Birmingham on Saturday June 21st. The theme of this year ‘s event is Art, Craft and Production inThe Jewellery Quarter, and is aimed at anyone with an interest in the area. Tickets for this event cost £36 including lunch. (Courtesy The Anchor) hh Marie Brennan has widened the scope of her role and moved to a new position as Business Development Manager, adding The Laboratory and Education and Training to her portfolio. Sophie Whitehouse, Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator for Anchorcert has taken on a new and re-focussed role within the Sales and Marketing Team. (Courtesy The Anchor) hh Incoming Chief Executive and Assay Master Stella Layton was initiated into the working of the Convention of the Control and Marking of Precious Metals at the recent meeting in Geneva, which she attended with Michael Allchin (retired Assay Master). The Convention is an International Treaty whereby nations strike a mutually recognised ‘Convention Mark’ which satisfies legal hallmarking requirements in all Convention countries. This is an excellent international enterprise and new countries continue to seek to join. Applicants are subject to stringent auditing prior to acceptance, which has to be by unanimous approval. Currently applications from Croatia and Serbia are under consideration and visits will be made to the appropriate offices in due couse. As the meeting closed, Chairman Ronnald le Bas of the Dublin Assay Office thanked Michael for his contribution to the Convention and presented him with a silver salver to mark his retirement. (Courtesy The Anchor) hh Professor Jack Cunningham retired as Head of the Jewellery School on 1st April. He succeeded Professor Norman Cherry in 2008. (Courtesy The Anchor)

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Marking a Significant Moment (Turning the First ‘Sod’) Executives from the Assay Office Birmingham joined members of their Building Project team to mark a very significant event on 1st May as work began on the site of the new Assay Office building at Icknield Street. The Assay Office has been at its current home in Newhall Street since 1877 and the move within the Jewellery Quarter demonstrates the confidence and commitment of one of Birmingham’s oldest businesses as it continues to invest for the future. Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773, the Assay Office still carries out its statutory duty of testing and hallmarking precious metal but has widened its scope considerably in the past decade, now offering assessment, authentication, and valuation of precious metals, jewellery, watches, fashion accessories and gemstones. Its independence and expertise set it apart from many of its competitors and under the leadership of Chief Executive and Assay Master, Stella Layton; the Assay Office Birmingham is committed to continuous investment, improvement and growth. Commenting on the Ground Breaking Ceremony Stella Layton said, “This is a very significant moment for

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the Assay Office Birmingham. The new building will enable us to offer better facilities to our customers in terms of efficiency and security and much better, working conditions for our staff. It will provide a centre of excellence to the local trade and make our important private collection of silver and our library more accessible to researchers and other enthusiasts. The move is crucial to our future business development, offering a more flexible and more environmentally friendly facility to support our ambitions as we continue to grow our portfolio of innovative services to the jewellery, precious metal, gemstone, and other associated trades.” The new Office is in a designated Enterprise Zone within the Jewellery Quarter and the site is bounded by Icknield Street, Pope Street, and Moreton Street, within easy reach of many local customers as well as having excellent access to the Ring Road. Investment in the recently designated Enterprise Zone appears to have kick-started activity in the surrounding streets and the Ground Breaking ceremony was punctuated by the rumbling of diggers and demolition vehicles, swinging into action to replace dereliction with some very welcome regeneration. The building project has also been supported by an ERDF grant of £1.2m which, coupled with the financial incentives of the Enterprise Zone, have

enabled the Assay Office to pursue plans for the move despite the deep recession which has hit the jewellery industry hard. The new development is being coordinated by Project Manager Mark Wright of Trebor Developments and the building designed by Glazzard Architects of Worcester. The exterior of the new Assay Office has been carefully designed to complement the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area and existing neighbours such as the Kettleworks building, while creating an iconic look with its sights firmly set on the future. The interior has been planned to provide the most possible efficiency and flexibility in every aspect. Galliford Try who will

Holts Academy Celebrates Success of Birmingham Apprentices

construct the building are working to a very detailed brief and recognise the significance of the project to Birmingham and to the jewellery industry. Representatives from all partners involved in the project gathered to mark the significant moment when building began. Assay Office Chairman Kate Hartigan proved to be an expert with a spade, and supported by Chief Executive Stella Layton and recently retired former Chief Executive Michael Allchin, struck a convincing symbolic first blow to the site. However, new technology was lined up ready to make a bigger impression and Kate looked equally at home in the cab.

Holts Academy announces it is hosting an event to celebrate the success of 14 apprentices recruited through the Holts Birmingham Apprenticeship Pilot Scheme and to champion the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter business support for apprenticeships. The event will be held on May 14th at 6pm at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. A chance for local employers to network and find out how apprentices really do benefit jewellery businesses and how simple it is to employ an apprentice - employers will meet Fiona Toye of Toye Kenning & Spencer and Gary Wroe, Managing Director of Hockley Mint who will be speaking about their experience of employing an apprentice. There will be a very brief ceremony for the apprentices who will also be showcasing some of their work.   Lee Lucas, CEO & Principal of Holts Academy says: “The Birmingham Apprenticeship Pilot launched in spring 2013 has been a huge success with companies such as Domino, Toye Kenning & Spencer, Wardle and Sons, Charles Green, Thomas Fattorini, Gladman Norman and Hockley Mint employing apprentices for the first time in more than a generation. This event will celebrate these businesses and the talented young people that have completed their first year of their apprenticeship, as well as provide inspiration to other businesses and young people.” Fiona Toye, Managing Director of Toye Kenning & Spencer, employs apprentices herself and has been spearheading the scheme states: “Birmingham has always produced

clever people and we need a scheme like this to re-ignite the interest of the area’s young people in the trade. This is good for young people and rejuvenates the Jewellery Quarter.” Birmingham apprentice David Grant says: “I am happy to say I have found my dream job and a job that I am happy with every day no matter what the weather, or what time I have to be up, because it is worth it. I want to push myself harder to learn and improve my own skills so that someday I might be able to give someone else the chance that could change their life as much as this has changed mine.” The Academy Apprenticeship offering has expanded and from September offers employers the chance to take on an Apprentice in a huge variety of subjects including: • Jewellery Manufacture • CAD CAM • Design • Silversmithing • Polishing • Enamelling • Hand Engraving • Setting • Event management and promotion • IT • Marketing • Fashion & Textiles • Craft • Customer Service • Retail Jewellery • Business Administration • Social Media & Digital Marketing • Creative Digital Media “We’re helping the Government to support young people into employment, thanks to the Apprenticeship scheme,” Lee Lucas explains. “As the single provider of Apprenticeships to the Industry we have over 150 Apprentices currently working in the sector. We take care of everything and erase the bureaucracy and administration for employers and can even support their application for a grant up to £1,500 per apprentice.” Employers can make existing staff Apprentices through the Academy to benefit from the free training or take on new staff members through the scheme. For more information on the Birmingham Awards and to book your place please visit https:// or to find out more about taking an Apprentice call the Academy on 020 7405 0197 ext. 374. W: May 2014

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Patrick Fuller

Triple Whammy for WB Making the short list for the ‘UK Jewellery Awards’ - the annual Oscars for the jewellery industry - is of itself a considerable achievement; so when WB The Creative Jewellery Group

Charity Seeks Beneficiaries The Benevolent Society, the longestablished registered charity of the British Allied Trades Federation (the umbrella body of which the British Jewellers’ Association is a part), is looking for people who once worked in the jewellery, giftware, leather goods and surface finishing industries who have fallen on hard times and may need modest financial assistance. The Society is funded by donations from companies within the BAT Federation and also receives money from the proceeds of the annual ‘Benevolent Society Ball’ which is held in the West Midlands in December and last year raised £23,000 to add to the Charity’s coffers. “We are currently in the fortunate position of having funds to allocate and are looking for new beneficiaries whom we can assist with the purchase of essential household items such as cookers, washing machines and fridges as well as being able to provide grants for medical requirements such as mobility scooters and wheelchairs,”

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discovered that all three of its businesses – Gecko, Weston Beamor and Domino – had been short-listed to win the title ‘UK Supplier of the Year’ to say that the staff and directors were proud is something of an understatement. A further cause for delight is that Domino has also been short-listed to win the ‘Bridal Collection of the says the Society’s Vice Chairman, David Doyle. The Society can also offer suitable candidates, who can demonstrate their financial distress, the money to meet utility bills and bad debts. In some cases regular financial support, in the form of a grant, is provided: so too interest-free loans. Another feature of the Society’s work is an annual outing which comprises a coach trip to a place of interest and lunch out for its regular beneficiaries. For many participants this provides their only ‘holiday’ of the year and is very much appreciated. Recent grants include £1500 for a mobility scooter to someone - now too incapacitated to work - whose business collapsed robbing him of his life savings and his home and leaving him in debt; while another beneficiary, an OAP who has extremely modest means - has received £200 towards a new gas cooker. Whilst it may have funds available at present, the Society is always looking for financial support from those in the industries where it operates and Doyle is keen to attract a wider audience to its annual Ball which this year takes

Year Award’, assisted perhaps by its recent triumph in winning one of the Houlden Group’s Bridal Awards earlier this year. “We were surprised and pleased to hear that all three businesses had made it into the final few and would like to pay tribute to our customers whose kind endorsements about our services and products have helped us to make our case to the judges. Thanks go too to all our staff whose hard work, expertise, and dedication have been recognised,” says Group Chairman, Patrick Fuller. There is, says Fuller, tremendous internal and very friendly rivalry between the three companies and naturally each team is hoping they will be the one to win. “Although we account for three of the eight nominations in the ‘Supplier of the Year category’ we still have some very stiff competition to overcome from the other excellent companies on the shortlist and we are definitely not counting our chickens ,but it would be wonderful – whichever company might be chosen – to actually win,” he said. place in Solihull on 4th December. “This is an excellent opportunity to take customers or suppliers as well as being a great place to entertain friends from outside the industry or to stage a staff Christmas party. There will Vice Chairman, David be varied entertain- Doyle ment throughout the evening, including music acts and a fabulous disc. I can guarantee a great time,” he says. Everyone on the Committee of the Benevolent Society gives their not inconsiderable time for free. “Absolutely nothing goes on expenses so it is a very effective way to give and you can guarantee that your money is going to those who need it most. For those of us fortunate enough to have prospered in our industry this a wonderful way to give something back to those who have not,” says Doyle If you know of someone in need or would like to know more about the Society contact Lynn Snead on 0121 745 4613 or visit benevolent-society.

Trade Briefs hh Gary Wroe, Managing Director of The Hockley Mint has been elected as the new Chairman of The British Jewellers Association at their April AGM. Gary will be ‘making a splash’ later this year when he undertakes a 5.25 mile open water swim on 6th September in Coniston Water in the Lake District to raise money for the BJFF Benevolent Society. If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause please contact Lynn Snead: (Courtesy The Anchor)

‘Antiques for Everyone’ a Huge Success The Assay Office Birmingham had a fantastic four days at Clarion Events Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC in Birmingham between April 10th and April 13th. The fairs are held three times a year and are Britain’s largest antiques fairs. Penny Parkes, Craig O’Donnell, Sally Hoban, Marion Wilson, and Kelly Fisher were on hand to welcome visitors to the stand and to speak to new and existing customers about their range of products and services which are available to professional traders and canny collectors. They also met some antiques celebrities who were delighted to hear about the new Help with Hallmarks App! Many visitors to the stand asked about the Silver Collection public visits. These are some of the last chances to see Assay Office Birmingham’s historic silver collection and library before they move to the new building in 2015. The visits have been so popular that they have added additional dates and took bookings at the fair from people who will be travelling from all over the country to visit Assay Office Birmingham. The dates are 16th June, 26th June, 21st August, 23rd October, and 4th December. To book a place call 0871 871 6020 or email Craig O’Donnell talked to many visitors about historic Hallmarking and answered their questions and was also on hand to talk about the

new VIP valuation service and regular valuation days and also to speak to visitors who have been on the training courses and are looking to book more. Assay Office Birmingham’s one-day and half-day courses are focused, intensive, and practical and are suitable for those in the jewellery, heritage, antiques and auctioneering industries, and private collectors and enthusiasts. Craig and Penny visited silver dealer Michael Baggott and had a look at one of the star pieces at the fair – an American colonial Marrow spoon priced at £160,000. The spoon, which was used for removing bone marrow, dates from 1766-68 and was made by Daniel Henchman/Nathaniel Hurd of Boston. It is thought to be the most valuable spoon of its type and was originally owned by John Wentworth (1737-1820), who was Governor of New Hampshire from 1766 until the American War of Independence. The ‘Help with Hallmarks App’ proved to be extremely popular with visitors, including Mark Hill, whose stand was adjacent. Mark is an author, publisher, TV presenter, and the leading specialist dealer in post-war Czechoslovakian glass. Mark is an expert on BBC Antiques Road-show, but has been seen most recently on our screens co-presenting Collectaholics with Mel Giedroyc, comedienne and star of the BBC’s hit series The Great British Bake Off. Mark was also speaking in the Celebrity Talks area of the fair along with Judith Miller giving hints and tips on collecting antiques. Will Farmer from Fielding’s Auctioneers in Stourbridge and BBC Antiques Road-show also visited the stand, as

hh Due to overwhelming public demand additional places have been offered by the Birmingham Assay Office to visit the Silver Collection. The dates are: Monday 16 June, 26 June, 21 August, 23 October, 4 December. Places £15 per person. Tel: 0871 871 6020 email: (Courtesy The Anchor) hh Update on the Newman Brothers Coffin Works - the refurbishment is going very well indeed, with work due to be completed by the end of June. Three of the workshops/offices are already reserved, and the Birmingham Conservation Trust will be moving in there as well and they are still based at the city council offices at Lancaster Circus. The new heritage attraction part opens at the end of September. It’s going to be a busy year!

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It’s EASY! did Eric Knowles, who can also be seen regularly as a long-standing expert on the Road-show. Visitors were invited to ask when the Assay Office Birmingham was founded (1773), for a chance to be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of champagne. Anne East from Sutton Coldfield was the winner and she will be presented with her prize when she comes on one of the public Silver Visits in June. May 2014

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Heritage Mr. James Barwell Obituary Notice (Weekly Mercury April 2 1892)

‘A well-made Birmingham man of the old school has passed away in Mr. James Barwell, the founder of the firm of church bell-makers and brass casters that bears his name. Mr. Barwell, who was in his 81st year, and had long ceased to take an active part in business, died on Tuesday at his house in Ampton Road. In him the city has lost a good citizen, commerce a shrewd man and indefatigable worker, and philanthropy an open-handed giver and energetic supporter. Born and educated in Birmingham, Mr. Barwell spent by far the greater part of his life within the confines. He began the serious business of life at an early age, depending entirely for success on his business tact and faculty for hard work. For some years he was a traveller in the employ of the now dead firm of Jennings and Bettridge, japanners, of Constitution Hill, and on the collapse of that house he laid out the money he had saved in the purchase of a small business at 39 and 40, Great Hampton Street. The vendor, a man named Fiddian, was a maker of brass candlesticks and other articles in the same metal. Mr. Barwell went to work with a will, and if, as Johnson says, genious is an indomitable capacity for hard work, then he assuredly possessed it. The man of today who labours his ten or twelve hours can form no idea of the intense devotion with which

Fires at Birmingham Factories (Birmingham Post April 13 1901)

The City Brigade on Saturday attended two fires at factories. The first outbreak occurred at the metal

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young James Barwell gave himself up to his life pursuit. He added to the business of his predecessor the craft of bell-making. In those days there was a great demand for cow bells for the Australian market. Fences were unknown in the great Colonial farms at that early period, so the cattle were made to tell their whereabouts by means of a bell which they wore round the neck. Mr. Barwell set himself to meet this demand and his business steadily developed, and the manufacture of church bells followed on the humbler form of enterprise. Married some-time in the forties to Sarah Ann, daughter of John Palmer, pen manufacturer, of Birmingham, he became the father of twelve children, ten of whom, five sons and five daughteers are still living. A staunch believer in the virtue of industry, Mr. Barwell did not spoil his children, and Edward and Arthur H. Barwell, who succeed to the Great Hampton Street business, were early indoctrimated into his Spartan belief. A second venture calling forth Mr. Barwell’s energies was the chandelier business, which he established in Clement Street some 20 years ago, and which is now carried on by his sons. F.H. Barwell and Hubert Barwell, and Mr. Kimberley, who was formerly manager, as partner. It is the pride of the work-people at Great Hampton Street to be the first body of artisans in Birmingham to contribute a penny a week per head to the funds of the General Hospital. Men are still employed in the business who have paid their weekly penny with unbroken continuity for 45 years. Whether the idea of the Levy was Mr. Barwell’s we cannot say, but he rolling mills of Messrs.Cooper and Goode, 22, St Paul’s Square, the basement of which was severely damaged. The flames were got under control in about half an hour. Spontaneous ignition is attributed as the cause. The second outbreak was discovered at the works of Mr. W.J. Fenton, 88 Spencer Street, the first floor being rather severely damaged.

certainly sanctioned and encouraged it. Indeed, in a purely private capacity, he was a strong supporter of that institution, and the Children’s Hospital also numbers him as one of its earliest practical upholders. A strong churchman and Conservative, he was ever-ready to assist when either Church or party needed his help. he attended St. Barnabas’ Church in Ryland Street for many years from its opening; the Church Pastoral Aid Society found in him an earnest adherent, and the Church Missionary Society and Church Extension Society never appealed for his practical interest in vain. But the institution to which he devoted most of his leisure time was the Blue Coat School. For five-and-twenty years he was vice-chairman of the Board of Governors, old Mr. James Cartland being the chairman during the whole of that long period. Somewhat of a martinet in discipline, Mr. Barwell was kindhearted and generous, and those who deserved well of him never had reason to complain of want of recognition. Essentially a man of action, literature had little attraction for him, but he read his morning paper as though it was his oracle.

Fire at James Cartland and Son (Birmingham Mail July 26 1873)

A destructive fire broke out at an early hour this morning upon the premises of Messs. James Cartland and Son, Constitution Hill. These gentlemen carry on an extensive business as brass founders, and employ between 300 and 400 workpeople. A policeman on duty about half-past four o’clock in the neighbourhood, attracted by smoke issuing in volumes from the works, discovered that a fire was raging, and at once gave an alarm. The Fire Brigade in Little Cannon Street were immediately communicated with, and two engines were at once despatched, with a number of firemen, under the superintendence of Captain Tivioitdale, to the works. Upon their arrival there was scarcely a window in the department where the fire originated out of which flames were not issuing. There was a plentiful supply of water at hand, and, by dint of great perseverance on the part of the members of the brigade, the fire was confined to the building at the rear of the works. The building

Shocking Machinery Accident (Birmingham Mail. October 5 1872)

An inquest was held yesterday before Dr.J. Birt Davies, on the body of Edward Dale (14), nut and bolt worker, whose parents live at 2, Victoria Court, Lower Camden Street. The deceased was employed by Messes. Barwell and Smith, nut and bolt manufacturers, Hockley Works, Brookfields, and on Tuesday morning, about half-past seven o’clock, a man named Coates was putting a

Bigamy by Shoe Manufaturer (Birmingham Mail. December 4 1873)

Richard Bernard, shoe manufacturer, Hockley Street, was yesterday charged, at Northampton, with

in question was one of four storeys, and was known as the dressing and finishing department, in which about a hundred hands found employment. It consisted of ten or eleven shops. The workpeople left the establishment last night as usual, between seven and eight o’clock, with the exception of one man, who remained till midnight, when there was no sign of fire, which subsequently broke out. As to its origin, nothing definite can, as yet, be stated, but the fire raged for two hours with great fury. There was considerable wood about, and it was all destroyed, together with gooods in the process of finishing, blocks, etc. The place was completely gutted, and nothing remains except the outside walls. The fire having been subdued, the use of the hose was found necessary until noon. Fortunately, the people employed in the finishing shop will only be kept out of work for a few days. The building was insured in the Alliance and Lancashire offices. The adjoining premises of Mr. Taylor, engineer, were a little damaged. We understand that a similar fire occurred at Messrs. Cartland’s works about two years ago.

heat in the furnace, and, on turning round to put his tools down, he saw the deceased entangled on a leather band which went round a wheel on the main-shaft, worked by steam, and about 15 feet from the ground. The engine was immediately stopped, but not before his feet had been cut off, his left thigh broken, and severe laceration of the right arm. He expired soon afterwards. Coates had seen the deceased that morning take hold of the band, and hold it until he was drawn up some 3 feet when he would let go his hold and drop to the ground. Coates cautioned the deceased about it. A verdit was returned of ‘Accidental death’. bigamy. It appeard from the evidence that on the 7th of June, 1869, the prisoner married Eliza Baker, at Bridgnorth. Shortly afterwards he deserted her, and took up his residence in Northampton, where he became acquainted with a Mrs. Sarah Reeve. He passed himself off as a widower, and ultimately they

Disappearance of a Local Jeweller (Birmingham Mail. September 28 1872)

A meeting of the creditors of Mr. W.H. Antrobus, goldsmith and jeweller, of Upper Hockley Street, was held at the Jewellers’ Arms public-house. The meeting was called under these circumstances: Mr. Antrobus left Birmingham for London a fortnight ago last Tuesday, and had not returned. Last Saturday his clerk, Mr. Stokes, received a note from a person named Lindsay, in London, with whom Mr. Antrobus had had business transanctions, and in consequence of what was stated in the note he went to London and saw Mr. Lindsay, who told him that he had every reason to believe that Mr. Antrobus has gone away. A list of trade liabilities had been drawn up, but was not put foward as complete; the total amount known was £3,147. It was stated that Mr. Antrobus had ordered a large part of the goods since July last, and had made cash sales in London for a heavy amount. He had also sold a London shop for £250. The assets were stated by Mr. Stokes to be dies, fixtures in warehouse, shop-board, iron safe, and perhaps two or three ounces of gold; there was no stock. On the motion of Mr. Whitten, seconded by Mr. Willis, it was resolved that a petition in bankruptcy should be filed, and on the motion of Mr. Bedfords, seconded by Mr. Collis, the chairman was requested to be the petitioning creditor, and he consented.

‘St. Paul’s Wharf -To Be Let (Birmingham Advertiser. March 10 1842)

To be Let, at Lady day, St. Paul’s Wharf. George Street, and the Coal Trade to be disposed of on very moderate terms. Apply on the Premises.’ were married, but at the expiration of a couple of months he deserted her. Information was obtained of his first wife being alive, and a warrant was issued, which resulted in his apprehension at Birmingham, by Chief-constable Cole, of Bridgnorth, last week. he was committed for trial at the Assizes. May 2014

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Property Planning Matters GENERAL

The ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ and the ‘INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2014/02722/PA Victory House 26-28 Ludgate Hill Birmingham B3 1DX. Refurbishment and extension of existing 3 storey building to create 7no. apartments over 3 floors and commercial accommodation on the ground floor. 22-04-2014 2014/02717/PA The Mint - Block 8 98 Icknield Street Birmingham B18 6RY. Listed Building Consent for re-roofing with artificial slate or zinc roofing and reinstatement of original projecting roof enclosure. 17-04-2014 2014/02509/PA 20 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations. 09-042014 2014/02438/PA 49 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HN. Application for a certificate of proposed lawfulness for use as offices (Use Class B1). 08-04-2014 2014/02181/PA Casper House 100 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PW Construction of fifth storey to provide 10 no. additional 1 bed residential units. 31-03-2014

Ongoing 2014/02014/PA The Birmingham Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6RU. Listed Building Consent for the conversion of floors 1 and 2 to provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking (Re-submission). 19-03-2014 2014/01838/PA 41 George Street Hock-

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ley Birmingham B3 1QA. Sub-division of existing shop into two separate units, for retail (use class A1) and hot food takeaway (use class A5). 17-03-2014

2014/01633/PA 43-49 Vittoria Street Standard Works Birmingham B1 3ND Listed Building Consent for internal alterations. 10-03-2014 2014/01632/PA 43-49 Vittoria Street Standard Works Birmingham B1 3ND Change of use to non residential institution (Use Class D1) with ancillary retail (A1), restaurant (A3), light industrial (BN1), residential (C2), assembly & lesiure (D2) and associated works. 10-03-2014. 2014/01630/PA The Birmingham Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6RU Conversion of floors 1 and 2 to provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking (Resubmission). 07-03-2014 2014/01487/PA 32 Water Street Fluid Space Ar ts Birmingham B3 1HL. Change of use from D1 to mixed use scheme containing A1,A3 & D2 and 6no. 2 bedroom loft apartments with associated parking, demolition of rear warehouse roof and insertion of new steel frame third floor extension. 03-03-2014 2014/01269/PA St Georges Court 1 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AH. Change of use of office block to a school, extensions at first, second and third floors, provision of an open deck “play area”, parking and associated works. 21-02-2014 2014/00682/PA George & Dragon Public House 12-13 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for replacement of new roof structure and covering including repairs and conversion of former pub into ground floor and basement restaurant and first and second floor into three flats. 31-012014 2014/00680/PA George & Dragon Public House 12-13 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3ED. Application for planning permission for conversion of former public house to restaurant at basement and ground floor level with three apartments at first and second floor level. 31-01-2014

New Decisions 2014/01767/PA Land at Icknield Street Pope St Moreton St adjoining 50 Carver

St B1 3AS. Removal of existing metal fencing & ancillary elements and erection of new secure boundary wall & security measures. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2014/01396/PA 23-24 Hall Street 1st and 2nd Floors Birmingham B18 6BS Change of use of first and second floors from office (Class B1) use to training centre (Class D1) use. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Older Decisions 2014/01276/PA Albion Street O/s 69 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA. Telecoms Licence Application for the installation of 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. Final Decision - Seen & Noted by Authority. 2013/09220/PA 3 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DD. Change of use of ground floor from Retail (Use Class A1) to Professional Office (Use Class A2) F inal Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/09157/PA The Private Shop 1 Hockley Hill Birmingham B18 5AA. Change of use at ground and first floor from retail (use class A1) to licensed massage and special treatment facility comprising body massage, solaria/sun beds, saunas, therapeutic spa baths, hot tubs, herbal bath and aroma therapy (Sui Generis). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2014/00215/PA 15 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TR. Listed building consent for change of use from 4 no. live/work units (C3) to 8 no. aparthotel units (C1) and internal alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2014/00212/PA 15 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TR. Change of use from 4 no. live/work units (C3) to 8 no. apart-hotel units (C1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/09440/PA Chamberlain Court 26-27 Hall Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6BS. Display of 3 no. nonilluminated fascia signs. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2013/08589/PA Caroline Street Land adjacent to Crowford House Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UP. Erection of new 3/4 storey building to provide ground floor commercial space (A1, A2, B1), 13 no. apartments and associated parking and access. Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions 2014/00233/PA 55 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Application for a non material amendment following a grant of planning permission 2011/05271/PA for an increase of roof-


lights from 4no. to 5no. Final Decision Approve. 2013/09442/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Installation of solar panels to roof. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/09388/PA Land at Icknield Street/ Pope Street/Moreton Street Birmingham B1 3AS. Minor Material Amendment a t t a c h e d t o p l a n n i n g a p p r ova l 2012/06674/PA for the creation of a mezzanine and minor alterations to elevation design. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions.

JEWELS OF OUR CITY - Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Starting with an overview of the Jewellery Quarter’s origins and development, chapters follow with personal narratives from those working in the Quarter today, including the editor of The Hockley Flyer Marie Haddleton. Personal stories are followed by a series of individual and old established firms still at work today. Smaller jewellery manufacturers are not forgotten including those producing contemporary work such as Crescent Silver and Silver Birch, and more... It costs £14.95 + £2 post

2013/07514/PA 29 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Change of use to 5 no. live/work units. Final Decision - Refuse.

AROUND HOCKLEY by Ted Rudge & John Houghton ‘When Hockley was in the old Manor of Birmingham it was the largest district with clearly defined boundaries. Today the boundaries around this inner city district, part of the massive conurbation Birmingham became, are indistinct to many who lived or live within. The world renowned Jewellery Quarter and St Pauls Church have long been established in Hockley and still provide a major contribution to the workforce and the district’s history. More than 180 photographs showing how Hockley has changed over the last century. It costs £14.99 + £1.40 P+P

2013/07382/PA 88-90 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PA. Change of use from (Use Class B1) offices to Use Classes A3 (Restaurant and Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments) and A5 (Hot Food Take-aways). Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions.

HOCKLEY by David Harvey. This fascinating collection of photographs, including many rare and old images (some from as early as 1865) explores Hockley over the past century and a half, and details the social, architectural and functional changes in the area. With sections on industry, transport, leisure and religion, all aspects of everyday life are covered. It costs £12.99 + £1.40 P&P

2013/07515/PA 29 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Listed building consent for internal alterations to form 5 no. live work units. Final Decision - Refuse


THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd edition has over 150 photographs, many of which are unique, and has 148 pages packed with the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who has memories of the Jewellery Quarter, or for those keen on the development of the area. It costs £5.95 + £1.10 P&P

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.


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THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER: AN INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE: By John Cattell, Bob Hawkins The first section explains the evolution of the Quarter and acts as an introduction to its characteristic buildings, the people who work there, and their products. The second section provides a walking tour of the Quarter, highlighting some of the most significant buildings, which readers can use to explore the area. It costs £2.50 + £1.10 P&P - SPECIAL OFFER


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Now - 17 May. ANDREW MATHESON RBSA Solo Show. A display of forms in porcelain experimenting with a barium glaze. Now - 31 May. NIGEL PRIDDEY RBSA solo show. A selection of watercolour paintings that explore pattern and colour in the landscape.

Now - 28 Jun. SECRET GARDEN CRAFT EXHIBITION. Escape to a magical hideaway overflowing with butterflies, flowers and toadstools. Secret Garden presents a charming collection of jewellery, ceramics and textiles exploring fairytales and narratives, with particular emphasis on the ways in which designer makers use words and text within their practice. Enchanting jewellery by Amanda Coleman, Clare Collinson and Helen Lea is on show together with vintage-inspired glassware by Emma Wells and spellbinding paper creations by Alix Swan. On now -14 Jun. FIGURES AND FACES - Peter Valentine RBSA. Painted figures and portraits from life. 15 May - 07 Jun. NEXT WAVE EXHIBITION. Next Wave is an entirely new venture for the RBSA. It is the first project based on the professional practice of early career artists to take place at the Gallery and has been designed to help support and promote both new graduates and those up to ten years post-qualification. Seven emerging artists have been selected with the aim of creating a new style of exhibition within the gallery spaces. In an exciting initiative, exhibitors have been encouraged to develop their professional experience by contributing to the range of activities and events involved in the creation of a successful exhibition. One artist will receive a first prize of £1000 and two artists will also have the opportunity to become Next Wave Associates. They will receive three years free Associate Membership and be able to inform the future planning and direction of the Society at numerous levels. It is hoped that Next Wave will foster critical engagement, lively debate and networking opportunities for the art community and public alike, and at the same time strive to extend and diversify the audience for art in the region. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the Bryant Trust, the John Feeney Charitable Trust and the Grimmitt Trust.

24 May @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm. PEN MUSEUM ARTIST TALKS. Jon Wilkes Co-ordinator of Transient-Art and participating artist, Jon Wilkes will discuss the project at the museum and the group’s previous shows and future plans. He will also introduce his artwork and the devices he creates

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26 May - 21 Jun. MYTHICAL & MORTAL - Robert Page ARBSA. A selection of heads made from bronze resin exploring myths and mortality.

01 Jun @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm. PEN MUSEUM ARTIST TALKS. Pak Keung Wan practises and studies many Western and Eastern philosophical principles, his work could be compared with meditative rituals that embrace internal power, movement and awareness. His drawings and artistic output seem like frozen moments of examination, depiction of form which seems to contain its own organic living qualities, elements that seem intrinsic to life its self, things which contain mystery. 02 Jun - 26 Jul. WHITE WATER, WHITE LIGHT Jenny Ryrie RBSA. A display of abstract paintings in water-based media that respond to the natural and mystical energies of the sea and coastline.

07 Jun @ 2:30pm - 3:30pm. PEN MUSEUM ARTIST TALKS. David Miller – Through engaging with such writings as A Rebours by Huysmans, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and photographic writings by Roland Barthes it is inevitable that David’s work is concerned with memory, aging, self-representation, caricatures and process. 12 Jun - 12 Jul. PRIZE EXHIBITION. As part of our work to support artists the RBSA stages a Prize exhibition annually. This popular exhibition provides a range of artists with the opportunity to show their work and the chance to be rewarded for their talents. This exhibition attracts entries from talented artists across the UK and is selected by an independent panel of judges which, this year, includes experienced members of the RBA, the Royal Society of British Artists. Special thanks the GMC Trust for donating the first prize of £1000. 16 Jun - 19 Jul. FAT OVER LEAN - RBSA New Curators. Artworks by RBSA Members and Associates, curated by volunteers.

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13 May and Jun 24 - UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS. This course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. It will provide an in-depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. Course fee £250 + VAT Maximum of 4 Delegates. 14 May - AN INTRODUCTION TO TOUCH ACID TESTING. This half day course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience of Touch Acid testing for precious metals. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to test and identify precious metals including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Course Fee £250 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 4 Delegates. 19 May and Jun 23 - UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those


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involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. This course also includes a unique behind the scenes tour of the Hallmarking floor. 20 May - UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES. This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and key selling points for each one. Course Fee £250 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 4 Delegates.

21 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm- WORKING WITH MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES. This one-off workshop is an opportunity to explore how working with museums and archives can stimulate your writing. The location is The Pen Museum, site of a former Victorian pen factory. In this World War 1 centenary year, the workshop will draw on materials in the museum relating to the war, and in particular the impact it had on women’s lives. The workshop will be led by Fiona Joseph. Fiona is a teacher, publisher and writer. She has written a biography of Beatrice Cadbury, the radical daughter of the famous chocolate manufacturer, and is currently working on a novel based on Cadbury women employees in WW1. 21 May and Jun 25 - UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES. This one day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologists and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and current EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements before supplying products for sale to consumers. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 8 Delegates. 25 May - FLOWERS IN FABRIC AND THREAD. Workshop led by Margaret Fairhead RBSA @ 2pm to 4pm. Make fabulous flowers for jewellery or decoration! With plenty of examples and materials provided, you will learn how to cut, glue, fold and stitch fabrics to create your own unique designs. This workshop is suitable for all

Private Function Rooms for 5 to 100 people. Karaoke & Disco Facilities available to large parties. TAKE-AWAY AVAILABLE 60 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3PB Tel: 0121 439 8583 0121 288 8777 W: E:

abilities, including those who are new to sewing. Booking essential This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited to 8 children. £6 per child, £4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA. 03 Jun - UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY. This one day course gives practical training and advice for staff who need to identify and assess new, second-hand and antique jewellery. In addition to theoretical information it includes interactive sessions on identifying hallmarks, diamonds and coloured gemstones. Delegates will gain basic knowledge and will have more confidence when assessing jewellery with a view to either buying or selling it. Course fee £150 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 10 Delegates. 11 Jun - UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING. This Half-day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmaking Floor at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. During a special guided tour you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at hallmarking. The event costs £75 + VAT per Person Minimum of 6 Maximum of 10. 15 Jun - RATTY AND MOLE: TALES OF THE RIVERBANK. Workshop led by Jo Naden RBSA @ 2pm to 4pm. Meet Wind in the Willows characters, Ratty and Mole! Getting up close to preserved specimens from the Birmingham Museum Trust Archive and drawings from the RBSA Collection, you will model your own Ratty or Mole in clay and make them an origami boat. Booking essential This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited to 8 children. £6 per child, £4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA. 18 Jun - UNDERSTANDING WATCHES This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling. it will also teach basic practical skills which enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 6 Delegates


16 May - TOOLS DEMO DAY. Cookson Gold. On Friday 16th May from 10:30am – 3.00pm, our Birmingham Trade Counter will be hosting a Tools Demonstration Day, looking at soldering, filing and finishing, piercing and EFcolor enamel. 19 and 20 May - H.S.WALSH DEMO DAYS. H.S.Walsh have decided to hold two DEMO DAYS @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm for the GRS Engraving, Stone Setting Equipment, and ORION Pulse Welders at their Birmingham Jewellery Quarter showroom on 19th and 20th of May. Attendees will be able to try, first hand, either or both of the processes using May 2014

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08 Jun - Noon. TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE and KEY HILL CEMETERIES (2nd Sunday each Month except Dec). Warstone Lane Cemetery start at Noon, meet in the cemetery near the Pitsford Street entrance. Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm , meet by the island inside the cemetery near the Icknield Street Entrance. Per person per cemetery - £3.00, per couple per cemetery - £5.00. Accompanied children under 16 - Free


Classical, Theatre etc.

05 Jun @ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Komm Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667 | Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Sonata no 1 in F minor | Percy Whitlock (1903–1946) Scherzetto from Sonata in C minor | Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Final from Symphony III


Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, etc.

15 May - The PLATINUM ROGUES: The Platinum Rogues are a collection of some the finest musicians in the UK with a deep rooted love for funky soul music. A seven-piece band built around the amazing vocals of Sophie Jones, who drives the band with tracks from the likes of Beyonce, Joss Stone, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Rihanna and many more.. 16 and 17 May - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 20 May - JAZZLINES presents ... BEN MARKLAND BAND: Ben is one of the most in demand bassists in Birmingham and can be seen with a wide variety of bands & musicians. Here he leads his latest jazz project, a quartet that features the subtle and thoughtful improvisations of two of the top graduates from the Conservatoire jazz course: saxophonist Lluis Mather and guitarist Gareth Fowler.

To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030 28 May - Gwen Dickey’s ROSE ROYCE: Gwen Dickey is the original voice of ROSE ROYCE on those 70’s classics, ‘Car Wash’, ‘I’m Going Down’, ‘Wishing on a Star’, and ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’. Gwen had plenty of chart success as a solo artiste too with Chaka’s ‘Aint Nobody’ & Sade’s ‘Sweetest Taboo’. A revamped ‘Wishing on a star’ gave her a top 10 solo hit. 29 May - LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. ( 30 and 31 May - SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz. 03 Jun - The WEDDING CRASHERS: Born out of a long-running feature on local radio, The Wedding Crashers are a lively piano & drums duo that play an incredible range of songbook classics from boogiewoogie jazz to good time singalong favourites. J 04 Jun - LUCAS D & the GROOVE GHETTO: A brand new exciting six-piece professional instrumental project playing a cool range of acid jazz and jazz-funk classics from the ‘70s through to the modern day. 05 Jun - Mr BEN: This entertaining & energetic four piece plays a terrific range of classic and contemporary rock anthems from the likes of the Police & Proclaimers to Stereophonics & Snow Patrol 06 and 07 Jun - THE INTENTIONS: The soul of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Picket live on in the guise of London vocal ace, Andy Mitchell and the stellar Intentions band - major players in the Midlands Soul Scene for decades with Curtis Little, who continue to attract a great audience. 10 Jun - BEN DRUMMOND: Ben Drummond is an award winning Singer/Songwriter and Multi instrumentalist who’S solo show is a finely put together mix of flamenco, nu soul, and alternative folk. Playing a mix of his own material and some classics songs ranging from The Police, Jack Johnson, Chris Isaak, Jason Mraz, Stevie wonder to The Beatles. 11 Jun - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene giving an urban and contemporary edge to gospel music - featuring Colin Peters & Andre Bassing.

21 May - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene giving an urban and contemporary edge to gospel music - featuring Colin Peters & Andre Bassing.

12 Jun - CLUB CLASSICS ... LIVE: Remember the old skool club classics of the late ‘eighties & early ‘nineties? Tunes from the likes of Ce Ce Penistone, Robin S, Beats International, Crystal Waters, and Bobby Brown: the list goes on and on.

22 May - THE PARIS 1940s: The Paris 1940s are a tremendous new five-piece who completely reinvent well-known pop music fusing it with soul, jazz, swing, samba and even drum and bass.

13 and 14 Jun - ROCKET: Rock this weekend with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, Nelly, The Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Oasis and James Brown.

23 and 24 May - The SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs!

18 Jun - HAMILTON LOOMIS: Grammynominated Hamilton Loomis brings his own contemporary funk-a-fied Blues style to the Jam House. Not just another cat-in-a-hat with a Strat. A real treat!

27 May - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond.

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The Hockley Flyer  

The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter May 2014, # 346

The Hockley Flyer  

The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter May 2014, # 346