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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

October 2014

Issue No 351


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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 £9.00n for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

News

Contents

Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS

Perry Beeches IV Opening........................................ 28

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

‘A Family Concern: The Jewellery Quarter at War’.... 28

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

World War 1 - Schools Performances........................ 29

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

World War 1 Memorials in Cemeteries...................... 29

Follow us on the Social Networks

Rosabella Rocked for Domino at IJL......................... 30

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

Great Freshers Event at School of Jewellery............ 30 A Monster Hit Guaranteed......................................... 31 New Assay Office Starting to Take Shape................. 32 Jewellery & Giftware Ball Thursday........................... 32 High-Tech Watches At Inhorgenta Munich................ 33 Domino’s Merchandising Seminar Offered a Fresh Twist on Christmas Design........................................ 34 Heritage .................................................................... 36 Albert Carter - ‘Art in Enamel’ Silversmith to Queen Mary Blanckensee & Sons - ‘Everything In Silver and Plate’

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Exclusive Capsule Collection.................................... 38 Planning Matters........................................................ 46

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Pointon Young Chartered Accountants

“Looking to make savings in Accountancy fees” We are a locally based firm of Qualified Accountants, offering a professional partner led approach to your circumstances. Services include: - Company, sole trader and partnership accounts - Corporation tax, personal tax returns, capital gains tax and Inheritance tax, VAT returns - Payroll bureau, bookkeeping and management accounts - Company secretarial services including company formation Contact: Steven Brown at steve@pointonyoung.co.uk Tel: 0121 233 1030, 33 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1RB

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

25 Years on - 1989 was an amazing year! (Information recorded in 1989 issues of The Hockley Flyer)

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General enquiries: k info@thehockleyflyer.info Editorial: Marie Haddleton  0121-236 4230 k marie@thehockleyflyer.info Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-236 4230 k mark@thehockleyflyer.info  www.thehockleyflyer.info t @hockleyflyer Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk. © 2014 YBA Publications

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Whilst working on the JQ heritage pages, I realised that 1989 was an eventful year for the Jewellery Quarter and worth reviewing... 25 years ago, the area was in a ‘mess’, despite thousands of people working here. The bus service was unreliable, the streets were dirty, the lighting poor, very little signposting, the Chamberlain Clock was falling to pieces, the cemeteries were dumping grounds with vandalism, football, and car parking, etc. There was an ‘amazing surge in jewellery sales’, (heavy gold chains and chunky bracelets were in fashion) but the larger companies were not happy with the proposed introduction of tourism (they didn’t want strangers wandering around the streets) and saw a threat in the ‘small’ jewellers opening up their workshops to sell jewellery and repair services direct to the public. The retail shops brought out a forest of ‘A’ pavement boards, which were and still are illegal in a Conservation Area so the Council put out a warning notice, and then returned to pick up and destroyed any that had not been removed. That year the parking situation worsened drastically when the Council took over the responsibility from the Police. To represent the Trade, The Jewellery Quarter Association was officially launched on the 13 July 1989 and after many meetings, a parking layout was agreed and implemented. An Industrial Festival Exhibition was held in St Paul’s Church - (Canon Dennis Claringbull, the Vicar at that time, was an Industrial Chaplain as was Tom Pyke who followed on Dennis’ retirement some years later). Swan Housewares sold out to Moulineux for £18M. The Duchy of Cornwall announced their involvement with The Jewellery Quarter to refurbish a building in Spencer Street - (Jewellery Business Centre). I was nominated for an award as ‘The person who had done most in the UK to help the small business’ (this was for my Secretarial Service started in 1963 and operating from York Terrace) where I provided a typing and bookkeeping service to the self-employed, but when HRH Prince Charles’ name was added for his newly formed ‘Prince’s Trust’, I lost out! Plans were announced to open a ‘Discovery Centre’ and the Trade was asked to donate machinery etc. and asked for their expertise in setting up the museum (now Museum of Jewellery Quarter). After many years of campaigning, we were to get public toilets which were built but demolished a few years later! The Hockley Centre had a new owner and was re-named The Big Peg and refurbishment carried out but strangely only two sides of the building were painted - white! Plans were announced for a new Rail/Tram station - JQA insisted that the station should be at Vyse Street (not lower end of Pitsford Street where ‘they’ had planned it); that the station be named ‘The Jewellery Quarter’ not ‘Hockley’, and the line be named ‘The Jewellery Line’. A Continued on page 28


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Perry Beeches IV Opening

vibrant part of our city, and I am really looking forward to working with this community’’.

The newest Secondary School Perry Beeches IV - has opened in the Jewellery Quarter. It is based in the old Swan Kettle works in Albion Street. At the official opening, the school were delighted to be joined by some key Birmingham celebrities including Jasper Carrot, Nick Owen, and Rustie Lee. The school is already massively oversubscribed. Russell Bond, the Head teacher said: ‘’I am delighted to have a school in the Jewellery Quarter, it is such a

Perry Beeches II has begun its third year on Newhall Street and has now had its first set of A Level results. Jackie Powell, Executive Head teacher told The Hockley Flyer: “We are thrilled that every single one of our Year 13 students successfully obtained a place at University. This is a fantastic achievement and is a credit to the hard work of our students and staff.”

‘A Family Concern: The Jewellery Quarter at War’ During the first half of September a series of special promenade drama performances were held in the historic setting of the Smith & Pepper factory at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. This was the story of a family business and the changing trade of the Jewellery Quarter during the First World War, taking the audience back in time to hear the stories of people’s lives during the war. The promenade was performed by

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‘welcome’ sign was organised and a clock in the shape of a steam train made in the Trade and the JQA hosted the ‘opening event’ with the Lord Mayor present. The railway bridge on Icknield Street was reconstructed to enable the rail/tram lines to be accommodated. At this time, the Chamberlain Clock was falling to pieces, and with a shortfall of £150,000 there seemed no chance of restoration until I spoke with Mr Shah of Lodge Developments, who had just taken over the Jewellery & Silver Centre, and he offered to provide this extra finance, providing that his name was on the Clock. Towards the end of the year, URBED arrived in the Quarter and Jewellery Quarter Action was set up - many of you will remember Ted Manders and Jim Fox - they were here for three years and helped to organise the first Festivals, arranged new signage, cleaning of streets, improved lighting etc. There were many meetings held to try establish the much discussed Trade Centre, which after many promises, Charters etc., 25 years later we are no nearer to achieving. The very real tragedy in 1989 was the sudden death of Ken Haddleton (my husband) who had made so many friends in the Jewellery Quarter. Marie Haddleton - Editor


‘It is November 1914, The ‘Great War’ war is raging over three continents, and the first trenches are about to be dug ...’ To commemorate the centenary of

World War 1 Memorials in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries Many people have contacted The Hockley Flyer recently regarding the two brand new War Memorials that have appeared in both Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries. After making enquiries, this is the explanation we have received: ‘Bereavement Ser vices have arranged for befitting memorials to be placed within all of the city cemeter-

on Friday 28th November at either 10.30am or 1pm. Both productions are also offering schools the opportunity to book exploratory drama workshops to accompany the performance. All workshops will provide a fully comprehensive workshop plan containing curriculum objectives and be delivered by the cast of the production whom are all fully DBS checked. To enquire or book a performance at the Blue Orange Theatre, please contact Holly Parry on 0121 212 2643 or email studio@blueorangetheatre.co.uk

ies where there are graves of fallen soldiers from the Great War. Large triptych style memorials have been placed in the bigger city cemeteries. However, it was considered that the simpler boulder-style memorials were more befitting for the smaller cemeteries, including Key Hill and Warstone Lane. The placement of the memorials was discussed with the city’s Conservation Planning Officer to ensure that there were no issues regarding the listed status of the cemeteries prior to the arrangements for installation being made. There was also consultation between Bereavement Services and Funeral Directors across the city to ensure that they were aware of the proposals.

Over the next four years, it is anticipated that there will be a number of events taking place within the city cemeteries to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, which will include rolls of honour detailing the fallen soldiers within each of the cemeteries. It is intended that a display screen unit will be set up in the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter that will facilitate the Rolls of Honour for those soldiers who are buried in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries. It is hoped that this can be implemented over the next few weeks and will complement the commemorative WW1 display that is currently open to visitors to the museum’.

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World War 1 - Schools Performances

the outbreak of World War 1, Blue Orange Theatre are offering local schools the opportunity to delve into the history of the Great War through two exclusive educational plays. The first being ‘The Boy from the Boro’ by Three in One Productions, which explores the story of an ordinary soldier – Arthur Horobin, one time farm worker and shop keeper thrust into the mud and blood of trench warfare. This beautifully told one-man performance encapsulates the reality of the war using multimedia, storytelling, and poetry. Schools are able to book exclusive matinee performances of this production from Monday 3rd November – Friday 7th November at 10.30am or 1pm. The second production the theatre is hosting is ‘1914 Local News’ by Tell Tale Theatre. The production looks beyond tales of glory and tragedy to uncover the day-to-day lives of those who lived through it. A talented cast combine physical theatre, verbatim accounts, and vibrant storytelling to perform a different show every day. Based upon local news reports, letters, journals, photographs, and reminiscences of the same date one hundred years ago. 1914 Local News can be booked


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Rosabella Rocked for Domino at IJL Rosabella, Domino’s latest collection of stunning diamond neckwear, bracelets, and earrings was a runaway success for the company at this year’s International Jewellery London show, which closed on 2nd September. The collection which is available in 18ct white, yellow, and rose gold is supported by an attractive brochure featuring a selection of stylish and eye-catching life-style images some of which were used to adorn the company’s newly created stand, which had its first airing at the show. Rose gold proved popular “We had huge interest in the Rosabella collection in general but many retailers were especially attracted to the rose gold option, which is particularly on trend at the moment. We also had loads of enquiries from customers interested in using the images of models wearing the pieces that appear in the Rosabella catalogue. These have been created to work perfectly as in-store displays and for use by retailers in their advertising and we are happy to make them available to our regular customers for this purpose,” says the company’s marketing manager, Sally Warrillow.

Choice is the watchword of the Rosabella collection. Pieces can be supplied set or unset with a choice of either HSi or GVs diamonds in sizes ranging from 0.15ct to 8.2ct. A particular feature of many of the designs is their unusual and extremely creative setting styles. Whilst the diamonds come in a choice of brilliant or princess cuts, the Domino designers have used marquise or pear-shaped settings to house them giving the pieces a sharper and more contemporary feel. Another hit for Domino at IJL was its capsule collection of ‘Scintillating

Diamonds’ which was also launched at the show. The collection in 18ct gold with HSi diamonds comprises various suites of dainty, mix-andmatch earring and pendant designs channel-set with accent diamonds. The unique selling point of the range is a central diamond suspended on an invisible wire which oscillates as the wearer moves to create additional interest and sparkle. “We were very pleased with the new venue and with our new stand and were absolutely delighted with the response from visitors to our latest designs,” says Warrillow.

Office Birmingham training courses on the website link below http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/ training-and-education.html If you would like to have an item of jewellery hallmarked, contact us

on 0871 871 6020 or e-mail registration@theassayoffice.co.uk. For more information about services available from Assay Office Birmingham, please visit website www.theassayoffice.co.uk

Great Freshers Event at School of Jewellery The Freshers Event at Birmingham School of Jewellery proved to be a successful day all round for both the students and Assay Office Birmingham. The stand attracted large crowds who came to speak to members of staff and find out more about the testing and hallmarking services that the Assay Office provides. Particular areas of interest to students were the Education and Training courses, the chance to have their own Hallmarking Sponsor Mark – their own brand and the new Melting Pot service. You can see more about Assay

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A monster lurks around the corner at the Blue Orange Theatre! Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale Frankenstein. Based on the Mary Shelley book the adaptation explores more of the tale of Victor Frankenstein’s emotional journey after creating the creature that has intelligence that un-nerves his creator. It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused. As he makes his way through civilization, the Creature experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar - De Lacey. Unable to be horrified by the Creature’s appearance, De Lacey educates and encourages him. Soon,

the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Crea-

ture dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. Victor’s imagination is fired as he senses a second chance to perfect his method; but as tragedy befalls the Frankenstein family, does Victor have the strength to impose limits on his own genius before he loses everything? Frankenstein runs at the Blue Orange Theatre from Friday 24th October - Saturday 8th November, with exclusive school showing on Thursday 6th November at 1pm and Friday 7th November 1pm. Tickets are £10 standard and £8.50 concessions and can be booked via the Box Office 0121 212 2643 or via their webpage www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk School bookings are advised to call for further information.

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New Assay Office Starting to Take Shape The construction of the new Assay Office Birmingham building is starting to take shape and the plans and building models are now beginning to look very real. The steel frames for the building are slowly changing the landscape of

the Jewellery Quarter in the area of Icknield Street. The new site of Assay Office Birmingham is located within the St George’s development, fronting Icknield Street. Assay Office Birmingham is one of Birmingham’s oldest institutions and is one of the busiest Assay Offices in the UK. It has a statutory duty to hallmark precious metals such as jewellery and silverware. Assay Office Birmingham was founded in 1773 by the leading industrialist, Matthew Boulton and has been located in its current Grade II listed building on Newhall Street for 137

years. The building has been extended and added to several times during its history and is now a maze of different working areas. This has necessitated the move into a new building to allow Assay Office Birmingham to continue to grow and develop as a modern, commercial organisation. The new building will offer better facilities and personal security to staff and customers and will enable wider public access to the resources, which Assay Office Birmingham has to offer in terms of its private Library and Silver Collection.

Jewellery & Giftware Ball Thursday 4 December 2014

ellery & Giftware Ball (in aid of the Trade’s Benevolent Society) which is being held at St John’s Hotel, Solihull, West Midlands. The National Exhibition Centre is sponsoring the champagne reception where guests will be subtly entertained by young musicians ‘Echoes’. The hotel has a reputation for pro-

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viding excellent cuisine as can be witnessed by the 350+ guests who attended last year, many of whom rebooked immediately after the event. Dancing will be to the Beat Collective and there may even be some surprises along the way – not least the winners of the BJA awards. This is a charity event, so, of course, there will be some fun fund-raising activities including the Cooksongold cash prize draw, a fantastic ‘things that money can’t buy’ auction, raffle and a tombola featuring the new and exciting products entered for the Gift of the Year awards. Ticket prices are the same as last year and - as the Ball committee aims to give everyone a brilliant night out at a reasonable price - there is no hidden donation built into the cost, which is possible only because of our big-hearted sponsors. The charity benefits from the immense generosity of those who take part in the fundraising activities on the night. Tickets are £858.00 (inc vat) for a table of twelve (includes one free ticket) or £78.00 (inc vat) per person. Grateful thanks to sponsors: Birmingham Assay Office, Charles Green, Cooksongold, Diamonds Please, Gems TV, Global Bullion, HS Walsh, i2i, Jerry Arkinstall, Martyn Pugh, The National Exhibition Centre, Rudell The Jewellers, Skyflite London, TH March & Co, WB, The Creative Jewellery Group, Umicore and Chairman David Simons. To reserve your table(s) and for fur ther details about the menu, special rates at the St John’s Hotel (book before 4 November) and the fantastic auction and raffle prizes please visit: http://.www.batf.uk.com/ en/benevolent-society/ball.cfm or call Lynn Snead on 0121 745 4613 or Gill Price on 0121 237 1138.

High-Tech Watches At Inhorgenta Munich The generation who has grown up with Knight Rider, Spaceship Orion and friends knows this typical arm movement: the wrist is raised to the mouth and a command is spoken into the watch of the mobile phone. Today, a few decades later, this fiction has become everyday reality because the smartwatch – a combination of wrist watch and smartphone – is regarded as a new trend not only in the electronics industry but also in the watches sector. According to the experts, the intelligent watch offering functionality similar to that of a computer will already be commonplace in the next

few years. Market analyses (source: canalys.com) have shown that more than six million smartwatches and fitness wristbands were sold in the first half of 2014. In the first six months of 2013, the corresponding sales figures did not even reach one million. A survey on the utilization potentials of smartwatches, which has been conducted by BITKOM in 2014, reveals that one out of three Germans (31 percent) signals interest in a computerized watch. 13 percent of them are already sure that they want to use such a device. Among the younger ones, i.e. those aged between 14 and 29 years, even nearly one out of two (49 percent) are interested. Here, the primary target group is predominantly male (with 39 percent). The proportion of women enthused by these new high-tech gadgets amounts to some 23 percent.

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Domino’s Merchandising Seminar Offered a Fresh Twist on Christmas Design Some twenty retailers from throughout the UK visited Domino’s headquarters in Birmingham recently for a day-long seminar on visual merchandising for Christmas. The presenter was Alan Springall of the display, design, and production consultancy Springall Allen Partnership. Springall, who trained at Selfridges, numbers many household name companies amongst his clients and is also head tutor for distance learning at the British Display Society (BDS). He told his audience that successful visual merchandising is one way in which retailers can ‘steal a march’ on their competitors over the festive season and said that their displays should be used to reinforce people’s expectations of their business and to arrest their attention. Speaking about Christmas displays in particular, he commented: “Don’t become too designer-led unless you only wish to attract the more hip and trendy customer. The general

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public tends to prefer a warm, cosy, traditional approach to Christmas. That doesn’t mean though that you can’t give those traditional images a fresh twist.” Springall had created three easyto-replicate displays to demonstrate how such a twist can be achieved. One incorporated battery operated ‘candles’ – the flickering of which, he said, is an excellent way to catch the eye of passers-by. Another used natural twigs sprayed white to create an inexpensive and effective Christmas scene, whilst in the third he featured ‘flying’ origami birds suspended on transparent wire to great effect. Participants were also invited to put theory into practice. Using props and jewellery supplied by Domino they were asked to create displays using particular techniques previously explained to them by Springall. Delegates were also treated to a conducted tour of Domino’s extensive manufacturing facility where they were able to view the entire jewellery production process from initial design concept, through 3D printing and lost-wax casting to setting and final polishing. Mark and Alison Welch of M G Welch Jewellers of Taunton were amongst those participating. “It was very useful, especially the practical session where we tried out a layout combining symmetrical balance and

radiation techniques which we hadn’t tried before,” Mark Welch commented afterwards. Jason Rigby and Sophie Marshall of Rigby Jewellers in Chester also enjoyed the hands-on demonstration and said that they had found Springall’s feedback and comments on their practical work to be very useful. Rowenna Mahoney from JRC Jewellery in South Wales also found plenty to interest her. “You get so comfortable doing what you do that you probably don’t change as much as you should. Coming to something like this gives you inspiration and the confidence to be a bit more adventurous,” she said. Speaking after the event Domino’s chairman Patrick Fuller said: “We were delighted that so many of our customers took us up on the invitation to attend this event and hope very much that it will have provided them with some good ideas which they can take back and use to their advantage.”


Vinyl or CD collection gathering dust, or even an old hi-fi system? We are interested in buying or even selling them for you! Check out our enquiry form on our website. Large CD collection or finding it difficult to cope ripping your CD’s to hard disc? We can help, with metadata and album cover artwork ready to be played on your system. Take a look at our website - www.ybaaudio.co.uk. Note we do not keep stock at our offices, but can demo by prior arrangement. Email info@ybaaudio.co.uk Check our web site for a constantly growing collection of used vinyl albums, cassettes and CD’s. All our albums play fine. Our website grades them according to condition. Please see www. ybaaudio.co.uk or our NEW EBay shop - ybaaudio. Our second-hand equipment comes cleaned inside and out, with Cassette heads and Compact Disc player lenses cleaned and are thoroughly tested before selling. All are supplied with power cords.

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£75 Technics Stereo Integrated Amplifier SU-V60 in superb condition. Class AA Amplifier rated at 100w per channel into 6 ohms, it has inputs for Phono, Tuner, CD, AV/aux, Tape 1 and Tape 2, as well as a loudness switch, subsonic filter and a switch on the phono stage for MM or MC. It also features a defeat control to bypass the bass and treble controls, and a CD direct switch. Speakers A + B outputs are included.

SOLD The Pioneer PL-100 is a 2-speed, belt-driven turntable with pitch control and autoreturn tonearm. Features include an auto-return mechanism, anti-skating force control, stylus pressure directreadout counterweight, cueing device, strobe light and freestop hinges. Original box and packaging and everything else original (except user manual plus newly fitted stylus

The PM4400 amplifier owes its stereo sound reproduction to symmetrical circuit architecture, that mirrors signal paths in the left and right channels. Front panel is excellent as is top but there are a couple of small scratches near the vent/grills which does not matter if put in rack or other equipment stached on top (without blocking the grills or course). Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo). Frequency response: 10Hz to 50kHz, Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%, Damping factor: 80, Input sensitivity: 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line. Signal to noise ratio: 80dB (MM), 105dB (line) Channel separation: 70dB (line)

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Heritage

The Silversmiths’ Shop

Albert Carter ‘Art in Enamel’

The firm of Albert Carter was built up mainly by concentration on modern art as applied to silver and enamel-ware. Mr Carter himself had a distinguished career, both as student and manufacturer, and he was one of the few master men in the trade to whom that unduly laboured term ‘artist-craftsman’ may fairly be applied. They were the only firm in the country who specialized exclusively in the production of enamel goods. The majority of these goods were of particular appeal to women - such articles as vanity boxes, puff bowls, manicures, and brush sets. Mr Carter’s reputation for high-class enamelled silverware was worldwide and the Queen’s interest in his work was well known. The business was founded in 1900 when Mr Carter, after studying for a number of years at the Birmingham Central School of Arts and Crafts, opened as a master-man in Northampton Street, as a designer and craftsman to the trade In the previous fifteen years, he had learned his craft from many well-known masters. The head of the art school was Edward Taylor and his staff included Meteyard, Creswick, Movio, Jelley, and Catterson Smith. Louis Joseph, one of the finest enamellers we have seen in England, taught the art to Mr Carter, who, later, was one of the first men to produce modern

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enamel work in Birmingham. A silver casket presented to the King of Greece by Queen Victoria was among the first work he undertook as a master-man. He produced many other outstanding pieces - notably a beautiful alms dish in Malmesbury Abbey and the memorial to Vernon Austin, only son of Sir Herbert Austin, which is in St. Martin’s, Canterbury, the oldest church in England. The mounting in silver repousse of chairs used by the King and Queen when they were crowned at the Durbar of India was also entrusted to Mr Carter. Up to date machinery and methods were employed in the Frederick Street (Vicarage Works) factory, where the firm was working from in 1935, but it is only by the most highly skilled workmanship and the personal supervision of the principal that they were able to produce work of such beauty of design and finish - modern enam-

Silversmith to Queen Mary 1938 - April - ‘British Jeweller’

‘Mr Albert Carter, of Birmingham, has just been honoured by the granting of a royal warrant appointing him silversmith to Queen Mary. This is the first time for many years that a member of the jewellery trade has received a royal warrant and the first time on record that it has been granted to an individual silversmith

Firing Enamels

elled silver-ware which was among the finest in the world. in Birmingham. Queen Mary has been keenly interested in Mr. Carter’s work in silver and enamel for a number of years and he has carried out numerous special orders for her and for King George V. Since the B.I.F. of 1924, Queen Mary has made a point of visiting Mr Carter’s stand and inspecting all the articles he displayed. Mr Carter is chairman of the art and technical committee of the B J A and also of the Exhibition Committee. He is a former President’.


In Bristol in the year 1826, Solomon Blanckensee, a dealer in jewellery, began trading in his own name. The event proved to be one of some importance, for the firm he then founded grew rapidly and in the course of years absorbed a number of other prominent concerns, until 1936, in point of size and the variety and excellence of its products, it had few rivals in the jewellery industry. Solomon Blanckensee stayed in Bristol for only a few years, and then moved to Birmingham. He occupied a small 19th century house in Great Charles Street with his wife and family, conducting his business from the same premises, and built up a most successful concern. He died in 1863 and was succeeded by his two sons, Abraham and Aaron. The former died ten years later, when the surviving partner took his younger brother, Julius, into partnership. In 1885 they acquired the old-established factoring business of Emanuel & Davis, moving at the same time from Great Charles Street into premises at 14/15, Frederick Street. Two years later another old-established firm of factors, Simeon Greenberg, was absorbed. Aaron Blanckensee’s son, Sidney, entered the business in 1885. At that time, S Blanckensee & Son had become one of the foremost firms of jewellers’ factors in the country. Sydney Blanckensee realized that the firm could never progress as his ambitions demanded until they manufactured the goods they distributed, and he persuaded his father and his uncle to start mounting a few rings, brooches and pieces of fancy jewellery. From this period the firm started the rapid development which resulted in 1936 in S. B. & S., Ltd. actually manufacturing practically every article sold by the modern jeweller and silversmith, with the exception of clocks, watches and cutlery. Aaron died in 1902, and shortly after the progressive concern of Isaac Silverston was bought.

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Blanckensee & Sons ‘Everything In Silver and Plate’

Julius died in 1912, and Sidney took control. He was not content that the firm should manufacture only jewellery, and decided there was a great future for the manufacturing silversmith. He acquired the well-known silversmiths’ business of Nathan & Hayes, and moved it to Great Hampton Street, where a successful manufacturing silver section was established. In 1916 the Albion Chain Co. was purchased, a further development on the manufacturing side. The wedding ring department of this business, already a feature, was developed and soon grew to such an extent that more than 100.000 rings left the factory every year. In this programme of development, the Managing Director was assisted by his brother, Harry, who supervised the London side of the business, and by Walter Davis, who attended to the financial side. When in 1923 his son Arnold and nephew Leslie, and in 1928 his second son Denis joined the firm, they found a manufactur-

ing business employing about 600 people, perfect in many branches of a complete industry. Then further progress was made. The silver factory absorbed the old manufacturing business of Stokes & Ireland, and in 1929 the business of A & J Zimmerman, and the whole of the silver organisation was transferred to their up-to-date factory in Regent Place. After the Second World War, sporting events in both Great Britain and the Colonies became more numerous, and the trade was required to supply an ever-increasing number of prizes and trophies. There was room for further development at Regent Place, so during the current year the old-established firm of J W Tiptaft Ltd., was also absorbed. Not only were Tiptaft’s one of the finest sporting trophy manufacturers in England, but also specialists in the fancy enamel industry - another very welcomed addition to the many productions of the firm of Blanckensee.

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Exclusive Capsule Collection

Award Winning British Designer Silversmith Shona Marsh, one of the UK’s leading designer-silversmiths, has produced a capsule collection of bespoke silver candlesticks designed and made exclusively for Garrard, the world’s oldest jewellers. “It is a great honour to have been chosen by Garrard to design a special collection for them. My Garrard candlesticks incorporate the company’s ethos of ‘Britishness, Craftsmanship, and Heritage’ and, while they make reference to Garrard’s long and distinguished legacy, they are totally contemporary and relevant for 21st century entertaining,” comments Shona. The three tall candlesticks, designed as a set, have been inspired by the concepts of ‘floating’ and ‘orbs’. From simple rounded bases, the highly polished stems taper elegantly upwards and then fan out into circular orbs of mesh-like-latticework into which the candles are placed. The design of the latticework, which is sumptuously picked out in 18 carat gold, is based on the recently launched Albemarle Collection. The collection takes inspiration from the intricate ‘diamond and dot’ pattern featured in the well-known Garrard created ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’ tiara made in 1893 as a gift for Queen Mary and later gifted to her granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding in 1947. When the candles are lit, the gilded orbs sparkle luminously and appear to ‘float’ gracefully in space. The candlesticks have been conceived to work together as a centrepiece for either a long or circular table. “While they will make an impact on the table, at the same time they will not dominate or interrupt vision or conversation,” explains Shona. Two of the three candlesticks are an exact pair, while the third is slightly taller in height. In addition, the candles are multifunctional and have been cleverly designed so that the elements come apart and can be used independently giving a total of four very varied looks.

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In addition, for a truly magical effect, the candlesticks can hold both candles and tea-lights simultaneously (the tealight can be placed within the orb while the candle goes on top). Shona’s exclusive capsule collection of candlesticks will be on sale in Garrard’s flagship London showroom, and selected stores worldwide as from late September 2014. Shona is based in her workshop located in the creative hub of the Cockpit Arts Centre in London. Alongside her important commission work, including being asked by the City of Birmingham to craft a replica of a cross from Staffordshire Hoard which was subsequently presented to the Pope Benedict XVI, Shona also designs and makes exclusive pieces of exquisitely hand-crafted silver with a particular focus on modern-day tableware. Shona has received critical acclaim through several industry awards such as the Goldsmiths’ Company Craftsmanship and Designs Awards and she has been fortunate to have been involved with the Walpole Crafted Programme since 2013, a mentoring scheme for emerging luxury craft businesses. Shona Marsh (34) originally trained

as a tapestry designer graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons degree in 2002. She then decided to pursue a new direction and enrolled on an HND degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. Shona set up her silversmithing business in 2006. As well as being a silversmith, Shona is also a jeweller and a trained gemmologist and often designs and makes wedding jewellery to commission, particularly engagement rings. W: www.shonamarsh.com


Why UHY? UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP is an ambitious and growing firm of chartered accountants located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter with offices across the UK. We offer a Professional, timely and appropriate service at competitive rates taking an avid interest in your business, as we are focused on helping you prosper.

What Services do we provide? • Sole Trader, Partnership, LLP & Limited Company Accounts; • Personal, Corporation Inheritance & Capital Gains Tax; • VAT Returns; • Company Incorporation & Management Accounts; • Solicitors Audit Reports; • Audit Services – Limited Companies & Charities; • Business & Tax Planning; • Company Payroll Schemes & PAYE; • Remote Accounting.

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See our website www.jqevents.info for more latest events which are added regularly, plus we can import your Facebook events.

Exhibitions  OCTOBER

Now - 15 Nov A Place for Art

The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists exhibition: This landmark exhibition will explore the history and development of the RBSA from the foundation of the Birmingham Academy of Arts in 1814. It will highlight the achievement of eight generations of artists in the city with major works by Members and Associates including David Cox, Joseph Southall, Walter Langley and Arthur Gaskin. It will also explore the contribution made by women artists in exquisite works by Mary Gibson, Kate Eadie, the Society’s first female Member, Teresa Clarke, and many others. Through some of the finest examples of painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking from public and private collections the show will trace the changing and often conflicting ideals that united and divided the artists of Birmingham. The exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase for £14.99* from early October 2014.

Now - 17 Jan 2015 Useful or Beautiful Craft Exhibition

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’. William Morris, lecture before the Birmingham Society of Arts and School of Design (1880). Acknowledging the RBSA’s close connections with the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts movement, this exhibition explores the continuing influence of Victorian and Edwardian pattern and design on contemporary craft. See website for confirmed exhibitors.

Now - 15 Nov Monuments and Mountains

Brian Fletcher RBSA - Paintings of mountain scenery and prehistoric monuments in richly-textured mixed media and impasto oils

Now - 15 Nov Poetry of Landscape

Alistair Tucker RBSA: A solo show of new drawings, paintings and prints where Alistair captures the ‘poetic resonance’ of the British landscape.

Now - 15 Nov Usha Khosla RBSA

Solo show. Handmade textural ceramics, described by Usha as ‘3D paintings’ and inspired by the Canadian Rockies and Australia.

20 Oct - 06 Dec A showcase from the RBSA Prize for Innovation and Creativity

A showcase of pieces by the winner and runners-up of the RBSA Prize for Innovation and Creativity, awarded to graduates from the School of Jewellery, part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design at Birmingham City University.

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19 Nov - 24 Dec Birmingham and Beyond Exhibition

Members and Associates of the RBSA, including those newly elected this year, show their current work in an annual exhibition held since 1842. To mark this year’s

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celebrations, invited Presidents from other UK Royal art societies will also exhibit some of their work. This exhibition is open only to RBSA Members, Associates, Honorary Members and invited Presidents from other UK Royal art societies. Call for entries - How to enter - please see the RBSA Gallery website.

Live Entertainment  OCTOBER

10 & 11 The Red Lemons

A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B.

14 Matt Eaves

Matt Eaves is a burgeoning talent in the local music scene, on guitar, on bass and as lead singer in several of the more professional bands that play the circuit. But where he really comes into his own is his solo show. One man, one guitar and a hell of a smooth soulful voice creates a moving and entertaining evening of song. A mix of solid soul & funk favorites and some golden originals

15 Dona Oxford

On tour from the US, Doña Oxford’s high energy, funky, groovy, gritty, and raucous sound is guaranteed to get a crowd on their feet and dancing. Described as “Gladys Knight meets the Rolling Stones”, Doña blends Old School soul vocals with pounding Rock & Roll piano to create her unique and passionate music. As well as her own projects, Doña regularly performs and records with the likes of Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Roger Daltry, Albert Lee, and Julia Fordham.

16 Adam Isaac Band

With over 10 years experience as a gigging musician, Adam Isaac has recently had a considerable success, reaching the finals stage in BBC’s The Voice, and receiving critical acclaim from his recent album release. Adam’s edgy rocksound draws influence from bands and artists like Muse, Coldplay, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, David Gray, The Verve, Blur, Oasis, Stereophonics and more. See Adam and his full band play not only some of their rock anthem set, but a few of their own material!

17 & 18 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 (www.mrben.com)

21 Jazzlines Presents ... The Dan Bayliss Quartet

This is a newly formed quartet featuring Conservatoire graduates Dan Bayliss (sax) and Gareth Fowler (guitar) alongside two of the most well established jazz musicians in the UK, Clark Tracey (drums) and Mark Hodgson (bass) The band will play a mixture of jazz standards and more contemporary songs from the jazz tradition.


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22 Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto

A great band just got better! This exciting sixpiece playing a cool range of acid jazz and jazz-funk classics has been joined by a talented young vocalist, Charmaine Baines.

23 King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

Dazzling musicianship, r iveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, two barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have established King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys as today’s greatest swing band. They have toured and performed with B.B. King, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra and the original Blues Brothers Band from the movie, as well as recording with leading Americans.

24 - 01 Nov Frankenstein

Blue Orange Arts Presents: It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused. As he makes his way through civilization, the Creature experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey. Unable to be horrified by the Creature’s appearance, De Lacey educates and encourages him. See website for times.

24 & 25 Up4 The Downstroke

Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more

28 The Acoustic Sessions

New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

29 Gabbidon

GABBIDON perform some of the greatest reggae anthems known to mankind in their show. Basil Gabbidon is a founder member and lead guitarist of the renowned STEEL PULSE, writing and performing many of their hits.

Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

 NOVEMBER

04 Jazzlines Presents ... The Levi French Trio

Pianist Levi French’s curiosity and wide ranging interests have taken him in many different musical directions. He is in demand for a wide variety of music alliances, playing with some of the UK’s well-known pop, rock & soul artists. Simon Smith on double bass & Carl Hemmingsley on drums join Levi to form LFT.

06 Thursday Live Organ Recital

@ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - Played by Paul Carr. Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) - Sonata no 3 in A | J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Badinerie from Suite no. 2 | Percy Whitlock (1903–1946) - Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces | Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986) | Prelude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain

06 The Paris 1940s

The Paris 1940s are a tremendous new fivepiece who completely reinvent well-known pop music fusing it with soul, jazz, swing, samba and even drum and bass.

07 & 08 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.

09 The Boy From the ‘Boro

@ 2.00pm and @5.00pm. Many contemporary accounts of World War One focus on the battles, the generals, the politics and the strategy of the war that was to end all wars. The Boy From the ‘Boro, from Threein-One Productions, tells the story of an ordinary soldier, one time farm worker and shop keeper, thrust into the mud and blood of trench warfare. It tells a personal, sometimes harrowing story of Arthur Horobin from Nuneaton, one

30 LatinMotion presents Del Camino

Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. (www. latinmotion.co.uk)

31 & 1 Nov Urban Intro

They’re back! Always a big Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return with a new and even stronger line-up featuring the incredible vocal talents of Naomi Gardner Phillips & Martin Waugh, performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin

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: vittoriachinese.co.uk E: vittoriajq@gmail.com October 2014

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amongst the many drawn into this world wide conflict. It is felt this production is not suitable for children aged 8 or under.

11 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.

13 Mood Indigo

Present a shaken but not stirred cocktail of swing classics and kitsch anthems from the 20th century, with few pleasant surprises thrown in!

14 & 15 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.

18 Phil Bates

Local guitarist, Phil Bates, has been too busy in recent years touring Europe and South Africa to play the Jam House. Thankfully, a break in schedule finds him with us tonight, playing a range of his self-penned favourites and some old classics. A solo performance tonight, Phil is best known as guitarist and vocalist with such bands as Quill, Trickster, ELO Pt II, and The Orchestra.

19 The STYLISTICS

PhillySound Hitmakers, the Stylistics, return to the Jam House on Wednesday 20th November with their back catalogue of Soul masterpieces, including “You Are Everything,” “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “Stop Look Listen”, “Break Up To Make Up,” “Children of the Night,” “You’ll Never Get to Heaven,” “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” “Na Na is the Saddest Word,” “Can’t Give You Anything,” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

19 to 22 Songs for a New World

Jason Robert Brown’s exquisitely crafted song cycle is brought alive by the team that presented the sell out hits I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Whether you are transported to the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship or onto a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, be prepared to meet a startling array of characters.

22 Concert: WINTER SONGS with Albion

@ 7.30pm - 10.00pm. St Pauls Church. Traditional songs and carols of these islands as winter draws in. In Winter Songs, The ten singers will surround you with traditional melodies including The Skye Boat Song and Loch Lomond alongside seasonal carols and songs Tickets £10.00. Available from http://www.albionchoir.org.uk or 0114 268 5827.

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14 & 04 Nov 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.

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15 & 26 Nov 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. 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

15 Every Picture tells a Story

@ 2.00-400pm Workshop led by Jo Naden RBSA. Join Jo as she guides you through our anniversary exhibition, A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, on show in Galleries 1 & 2. You will discuss artworks from the past and use your imagination to explore their different meanings. This workshop is ideal for families who are less confident in making art and is suitable for all abilities. Booking essential - contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353.This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited to 8 children. Allocation will take place on a first come first served basis.

20 & 24 Nov Understanding Jewellery Valuations

This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those 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.

21 & 18 Nov 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-depthunderstanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. Course fee £250 + VAT Maximum of 4 Delegates.

22 & 12 Nov 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.

29 Medal Making Craft Workshop

@ 1.00-3.00pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Family Craft Workshop. Join artist Adrienne Craddock for this family fun craft workshop. Design and create your own medal inspired by some of the medals in our First World War Centenary exhibition ‘An Adaptable Trade: The Jewellery Quarter at War’. £3.00 per child. Booking essential - call 0121 348 8140.

30 Drop In Family Crafty Afternoon

@ 1.00-3.00pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Family Craft Workshop. A drop in make and take family crafty afternoon. Come and have fun and make a crafty object to take home! £1.00 per child. Just turn up!

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@ 1.00-3.00pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Family Craft Workshop. Join artist Gilly Page for this family fun craft workshop. Design and create your own Halloween inspired spooky craft. £3.00 per child. Booking essential - call 0121 348 8140.

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09 Painting Portraits

@ 2.00-400pm. Workshop led by Annette Pugh ARBSA. Take inspiration from our anniversary exhibition, A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, to create your own giant portrait using wax resist techniques. Make swirling patterns and quirky faces in bright colours by using oil crayons, paints, and inks. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and provides a great introduction to making artwork. 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. Price £6 per child, £4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA.

11 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.

15 Silver Ring Jewellery Workshop

@ 10.00am-4.00pm. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Adult jewellery workshop. Join designer maker Grace Page to design and make your own silver ring. Learn the skills and techniques of a silversmith in this creative day workshop. £50.00 per person, includes materials and refreshments. Booking essential - £50.00 per person. Call 0121 554 3598 to book.

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31 Halloween Craft Workshop

25 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. £75 + VAT per Person Minimum of 6 Maximum of 10.

Tours

 OCTOBER

12 Sept 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

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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 2014/07063/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Section 106A application for the modification of the Planning Obligation in respect of the off site public realm contribution under planning application 2013/02379/ PA for the demolition of existing warehouse and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor (B1a) 2014/06947/PA 1 & 2 Key Hill Drive Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 5NY. Change of use from manufacturing unit (Use Class B1) to single dwelling (Use Class C3) 25-09-2014 014/06921/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Installation of replacement roof to rear of Unit 3. 25-09-2014 2014/06855/PA 34 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Change of use from Business (Use Class B1) to Live/Work loft apartment (Use Classes B1 and C3). 23-09-2014 2014/06553/PA 15 Key Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 5PB. Change of use from light industry use (B1) to school use (D1). 10-09-2014 2014/06519/PA 119 Vyse Street Post Office Hockley Birmingham B18 6JS Alterations to existing shop frontage to include new cladding & additional window on first floor front elevation. 09-09-2014 2014/06260/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. 28-082014.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Ongoing 2014/05741/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Section 106B application for the modification of the Planning Obligation in respect of the affordable housing provision under planning application 2013/02379/PA for the demolition of existing warehouse and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor (B1a). 07-082014 2014/04860/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Listed Building Consent for the partial demolition of a Grade II Listed Building. 07-07-2014 2014/05510/PA 12-13 Albion Street George and Dragon Ph Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for rerendering of part of rear inner courtyard area and bricking-up of some existing window/door openings. 29-07-2014 2014/04052/PA Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works 13 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JH. Listed building consent for renewal of existing signage and display of additional signage, 2 powder coated ornamental steel access gates to yard, installation of 4 wall mounted cycle racks, new close circuit television system and camera to west elevation. 05-06-2014

New Decisions 2014/05176/PA 1st Floor, 89 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6JZ. Display of three non illuminated signs. Final Decision - Approve Temporary. 2014/04707/PA 86 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6JZ. Change of use from General Industry (B2) to a Live Work unit (Sui Generis) and erection of roof top extension to replace existing atrium roof. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2014/04648/PA 55 St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1QS. Listed Building Consent for the erection of one brass name plaque to front elevation and installation of one satellite dish to rear elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2014/04604/PA Former Public Convenience Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18. Installation of new shop front. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2014/04582/PA Stay City Apart Hotel Charlotte Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1RY. Display of 1 no. internally illuminated fascia sign and 1 no. internally illuminated projecting sign. Final Deci-

sion - Approve Temporary 2014/03985/PA 27 Frederick Street Birmingham B18 3HH. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations and repairs to a Grade II* Listed Building. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2014/03218/PA Maharaja Jassa Singh Hall Newhall Hill Birmingham B1 3LA Extension to the front and side with external boundary works. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Older Decisions 2014/05003/PA St Georges Court 1 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AA. Non material amendment a t t a c h e d t o p l a n n i n g a p p r o va l 2014/01269/PA for alterations to the courtyard elevations, second floor level on Pope Street and Fire Escape on Albion Street. Final Decision - Approve 2014/04462/PA Newhall Court 58 George Street Birmingham B3 1QA. Installation of kiosk and vent to serve a flood alleviation scheme. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2014/04333/PA 36 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HN. Installation of two non illuminated facia signs, one externally illuminated facia sign, one externally illuminated projecting sign, 4 non illuminated vinyl signs & one ATM surround Final Decision - Approve Temporary

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.

You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!


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The Hockley Flyer  

The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter October 2014, # 351

The Hockley Flyer  

The magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter October 2014, # 351