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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

July 2017

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Issue No 384


28-30 JULY 2017

Join us for a unique weekend full of free events celebrating the rich culture, creative flair and renowned history of the Jewellery Quarter


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Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS

Editorial ....................... 16 News............................. 18 Events .......................... 30 Classifieds ................... 34 Follow us on the Social Networks

JQ BID’S Third Jewellery Quarter Festival................ 18 A Poem About the Quarter........................................ 18 Double Success for Talbots In Luxury Packaging Awards Shortlist......................................................... 19 A Word of Warning - Forecourt Parking..................... 19 The Custard Factory Sold.......................................... 19 New Recruit............................................................... 19 Toploader, to headline at The Jam House................. 22 Isabella Liu Wins IJL Editor’s Choice Award ............. 23 Midlands Retailer Adds to CMJ’s Membership.......... 24 The New Standard Works, Hive Cafe and Bakery Opens!........................................................... 24 HERITAGE: John Goode & Sons, 1830-1960........... 26 Planning..................................................................... 34

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

A reminder that the 2017 JQBID’S Festival will be from 28th/30th July. The first of our brand-new series of small booklets will soon be printed. Watch this space.

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Issue No. 384 General enquiries: k info@thehockleyflyer.info Editorial: Marie Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k marie@thehockleyflyer.info Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k mark@thehockleyflyer.info  www.thehockleyflyer.info t @hockleyflyer f www.facebook.com/thehockleyflyer 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: marie@thehockleyflyer.info 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. © 2017 YBA Publications

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The New Standard Works second stage of refurbishment is complete with the opening of The Hive and the final stage of the creation of a Heritage/information facility should be open to the public during the summer, (which will help replace the gap left by the removal of the Visitors Kiosk in Vyse Street). Some new street signage will be required! It is great to see this building brought back into ‘life’ and The Hockley Flyer is pleased to have been involved from the beginning. The fire in the high-rise block of flats was dreadful and I remember when the ‘government at the time’ announced some years ago that they intended to “cut through the red tape to stop the delay in building projects, especially housing, and to transfer responsibility for compliance with building/fire regulations to developers/architects/contractors”. During my long working life, I have worked for a great number of developers, architects, contractors and sub-contractors of every type - good and not so good! So, this statement filled me with misgivings. At the time, as a member of the Conservation Advisory Committee, I raised this matter and was reassured that with listed buildings samples of materials had to be produced and had to pass all building/fire regulations. I know sometimes the regulations were costly (in 27 Tenby Street (first floor) we had to create a fire-break vestibule, losing a lot of working space in a small unit and at 22 Frederick Street (second floor) we had to provide several (expensive) fire doors, fire extinguishers and fire-proof the staircase - we also had to appoint a ‘fire officer’ and have fire drills and ‘fire exit’ signs everywhere. However, we had to comply and it was for our own safety. It does make one wonder just what other building regulations are now ignored - remembering that at one time it was double brick walls with facing bricks outside tied to common bricks inside - breeze blocks were only allowed for partition walls - but someone sent us a pic recently of new build in the JQ which appeared to have just a metal framework erected and a form of hardboard used for the walls. Scary isn’t it and some of these apartments cost half a million pounds! I know the contractors used to sometimes curse the building inspectors because of their frequent visits to inspect ‘first and second fixes’ at all stages, but the buildings were much ‘safer’ for it! Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

A Poem About the Quarter This poem was inspired by poet Ian McMillan’s visit to the Jewellery Quarter. The Poem itself is actually engraved into the material which makes the seam that runs down the middle of the Golden Square on Warstone Lane.

Talking to Somebody about the Jewellery Quarter by Ian McMillan

JQ BID’S Third Jewellery Quarter Festival 29th – 30th JULY

The third annual BIDS Jewellery Quarter Festival is back this summer, bringing with it a taste of something quirky and a little bit different in Birmingham. Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) and supported by local businesses, JQ Festival 2017 will be hosted over the weekend of 28-30 July with free activities, entertainment and opportunities to discover why today’s Jewellery Quarter is the place to live, learn, work, visit and invest

JQ Open Studios

For the third year running Jewellery Quarter makers, designers and artists will be opening their workshop and studio doors and inviting you to come

inside and see what they do. Running alongside the Jewellery Quarter Festival, this year’s line-up will include 3 art galleries, a mini film festival, a new lighting range and three breweries alongside jewellery designer makers demonstrating their craft. Local tapestry maker Tina Francis is the Jewellery Quarter Open Studios Coordinator and is responsible for curating the trail every year: “Whilst the Jewellery Quarter is famous for its metal trades, there’s a growing number of makers that are starting to call Jewellery Quarter their home. The makers benefit from working in a vibrant community which is always wanting to help each other with advice and support. Birmingham used to be called the City of 1000 Trades and whilst we may no longer be able to make that claim a visit to Jewellery Quarter Open Studios will demonstrate that craftsmanship is alive and well in the UK’s second city.”

‘This place shines. It really shines. Put that in your poem: it shines. I’m scribbling as fast as I can, but this place is many faceted. Like a jewel, you mean? Very clever. Don’t forget: it flippin’ shines. It’s a kind of multi-faceted and gleaming and, yes, shining, asset. To a city that’s already full to bursting with ideas and places. Put this in your poem: it’s been here for two hundred years. And have you mentioned The Big Peg? Not yet but I will, I will, It was a place where jewellers with their gleaming faces? Yes, if you like, gathered in this city... am I making myself clear? It kind of moves, this place, it dances, it shimmies, it’s never still. Shimmers. I like that. That’s really helpful, thankyou very much. No, shimmies, mate; it dances, this place really moves and shines. A bit like a jewel does; Thanks, thanks… It sparkles to your touch. The Jewellery Quarter: craft and art and business meet. Sublime!’

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Business Rates Levy payers in The Jewellery Quarter have voted in favour of a second term for the Jewellery Quarter BIDS which means that that it now has the mandate to proceed for another five years.


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A Word of Warning Forecourt Parking Enforcement of the parking restrictions on the frontage of The Chamberlain Building near to the Clock has been stepped up. Make sure you only park WITHIN the white lines. If there is no room just don’t risk it - there is a man lurking with a camera and your ‘quick visit’ to Tesco’s etc could prove very expensive!

The Custard Factory Sold The Box Bag bespoke project that Talbots has been shortlisted for in the Jewellery and Accessories category.

Double Success for Talbots In Luxury Packaging Awards Shortlist

Leading premium packaging partner Talbots is enjoying a double success having been announced as finalists in two categories at the Luxury Packaging Awards 2017. The company been shortlisted for the most competitive award of the night - Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year – as well as being contenders in the sought-after Jewellery & Accessories category. It’s reported that both the volume and quality of this years’ entries far exceeded expectations and Talbots were selected following a lengthy judging process involving scrutinising industry experts. Having shone out from the crowd, Talbots will now go up against names such as IPL Packaging, Procos and Hunter Premium Packaging in the flagship Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year category. The company is also celebrating a Jewellery and Accessories category shortlisting for their transformative Box Bag. A bespoke creation, the innovative packaging features a tactile, matt-laminate finish, two luxurious grosgrain ribbon handles and a unique origami folding mechanism complete with magnetic soft snap fastening panels.

Talbots will compete with Nirvanah CPH for the lucrative win. Talbots discover if they’ve taken the top spot in both of their nominated categories at a glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. This year’s Luxury Packaging Awards comprises judging panel of names such as Vincent Villeger and Cheryl Yarnold of Winter & Co, Ann Dunne from Harrods and Angela Summers from Hotel Chocolat. Managing Director of Talbots, Julie Fowler-Drake, says of the announcement: “It is an honour to be shortlisted in not one but two categories at this year’s Luxury Packaging Awards. To be judged as a one of the best in our industry really is a wonderful accolade and we’re incredibly proud of it.” Julie adds, “Talbots makes an exceptional and continuous contribution to the packaging industry as a premium and proactive partner. We’ve worked tirelessly to establish ourselves as a leading and innovative packaging partner and strive to support jewellers and retailers the world over.” Talbots is a proactive, global retail packaging partner, designing and manufacturing beautiful, cotemporary premium products. Established in 1913, Talbots has a long history of supplying the global jewellery, beauty and fashion trades. Their ethos is for higher quality, better value packaging that enhances brand and transforms the customer journey into something truly memorable. Their trend-led packaging is fantastic value and hailed as ‘affordable luxury’.

It has been announced that Lucan Grey has sold The Custard Factory in Digbeth to a firm of developers - Oval Real Estates of London. The deal includes Fazeley Studios and warehouses in Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth. Benny Grey, Lucan’s father is retaining ownerhip of the Zellig and Lucan is holding onto the Big Peg in the Jewellery Quarter.

New Recruit The Hockley Flyer has a new recruit - yes, it’s Bertie the cat! He has taken a fancy to my typing chair but he also likes to sleep on the scanner and even sits on the keyboard. He has found that if he presses on the keys, images fly across the screen which seems to fascinate him. Today all on his own, he has typed a heading:’/aaqWSSWeeeeeeeeeeee’. Can’t wait for the story or is he trying to tell me something? Does anyone know cat talk?

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5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email juliesvillas@aol.com or julieberry007@aol.com

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Presman Mastermelt share the latest information on precious metal fakes and forgeries being offered to the UK Jewellery and Pawn Broking trades. The ‘Beware’ booklet is full of faked and forged items, spotted by the experienced

and knowledgeable team at the Presman scrap counter. “We wanted to pass on our experiences to help prevent the trade being conned and left severely out of pocket” says Howard Weiner MD

View or download the beware guide at www.mastermeltgroup.co.uk/presman/beware

“With over 35 years experience in workshop reclamation, I am still helping businesses achieve the maximum returns from their workshop waste.”

For a fast and personal service or if you just need some friendly advice, please give Jerry a call. 07956 232 734


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Toploader, to headline at The Jam House Birmingham on 20th July Multi-million selling, chart-topping

alternative British rock band, Toploader, will be headlining at the Jam House Birmingham on the 20th July. With over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits, Toploader were the sound of 2000, having backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi. The band rose to global fame with their cover of King Harvest’s ‘Danc-

ing in the Moonlight’ which maintained a top 40 position in the official UK charts for 50 weeks and is known as one of the biggest songs of all time. Having formed in 1997, Toploader’s debut album Onka’s Big Moka, was an instant success, securing a top five spot in the British album charts for six months. Now, twenty years on the original Toploader band are touring the UK, performing their famous classic hits along with songs from their highly anticipated new album Seeing Stars, which was released in May this year. With their reputation as being a genuine crowd-pleasing band, Toploader’s performance at the Jam House is set to bring the house down. Toploader comments: “We’re looking forward to coming to The Jam House as we played the venue a few years back and had a great time. The atmosphere is always great at this venue and we’re looking forward to playing some new tunes as well as all the favourites.” W: www.thejamhouse.com

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER HISTORY AND GUIDE On sale direct from YBA. Order soon as limited supplies remain.

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. Note published over 20 years ago so some of the content has changed considerably! It costs £7.32 inc Post & Packing.

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Isabella Liu Wins IJL Editor’s Choice Award for Creative Originality London based designer Isabella Liu won the International Jewellery London (IJL) Editor’s Choice award for Creative Originality. Claire Adler, a luxury communications consultant, and Sam Willoughby, the IJL Event Director, selected the awards this month. The Creative Originality award is presented to the brand or designer that impressed the judges with true originality in terms of design, innovative use of materials or striking colour combinations. Isabella Liu was born in China and is now based in London. She founded her own studio in 2014 and is an award-winning jewellery designer and artist whose works have been exhibited at Birmingham Museum and Arts Gallery, and who has won

awards at the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards in 2015, as well as awards at the 2015 Milan World Expo China-Italy International Jewellery Design Competition, among other accolades. Selected by ‘Women Of China’ magazine, Isabella was honoured as one of 10 ‘Impressing the world, Chinese Women Yield Brilliant Results in 2015’. Isabella was honoured as Excep-

Claire Adler, one of the two judges of the competition, commented, “Isabella Liu’s Sea Rhymes collection is statement jewellery at its best – bold, architectural and imaginative. It experiments with the notion of hearing the waves of the sea and experiencing their calming influence.” IJL 2017 will run from 3 to 5 September 2017 at Olympia Grand, London.

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tional Talent in Craftsmanship and Design by the Arts Council England in 2015, which encouraged her to contribute to the jewellery and crafts industry from a business, academic and cultural level. Japanese artist Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’, and Isabella’s fascination with the sound of the sea, inspired her IJL award-winning Sea Rhymes collection. The curves of each sculptural piece are designed to embrace each stone like the ocean envelopes the body, which when moving inspires the sound of waves gently lapping against the shore, producing an effect of transporting the wearer to a tranquil place. The piece is an innovative 3D sculptural transformation inspired by a 2D classic painting highlighted with beautiful sounds. In response to winning the award, Isabella said, “This award is such a great compliment to my creative originality and will push me even harder in my future ventures with forward thinking. Whenever I travel to the seaside, I write a poem, expressing my emotions, which has helped me bring a sense of romance and joy to the Sea Rhymes collection.”


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Midlands Retailer Adds to CMJ’s Growing Membership The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has approved Midlandsbased independent retail jeweller GL Bicknell & Sons to join its expanding membership. GL Bicknell & Sons is a secondgeneration family business based in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Established in 1979, it manufactures jewellery on site in its in-house workshop. The business specialises in certified diamonds and is the only retailer in Birmingham to offer the exclusive range of Phoenix Cut diamond jewellery. The business has

recently expanded by opening a second store, which focuses heavily on branded jewellery, in Worcester. On his decision to apply to become a CMJ Retail Member, director Adam Bicknell said: “We wanted to join CMJ to give us the opportunity to meet other retailers in similar areas, as well as access to the group’s extensive range of current and upcoming brands.” Following the announcement, CMJ chief executive Willie Hamilton said: “We are seeing more and more businesses recognising the benefits that CMJ can offer them, including the unique opportunity to be part of a nurturing community of leading retailers from across the UK and Ireland without losing any of their independence.” The addition of GL Bicknell & Sons takes CMJ’s total number of retail members up to 165, with more than 400 doors across the UK and Ireland.

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The New Standard Works, Vittoria Street - Hive Cafe and Bakery Opens! The Ruskin Mill Trust’s refurbishment of the ‘New’ Standard Works began with the completion and opening of the Argent College. The Trust has now completed renovation of the ground floor of the building to create a training bakery and cafe that provides valuable work experience and training opportunities to students at the Argent College. Funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership it offers delicious meals, coffee, cakes and bread to the growing residential and business community within the Quarter.


News are a modern version of the traditional Peep Show boxes and have short films in about the people and products made in the JQ, and images of Standard Works as it was when Ruskin Mill Trust moved in. The Ruskin Mill Trust state they are enormously grateful to everyone who has supported this phase of the transformation: Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership; Garfield Weston Foundation; Heritage Lottery Fund; Albert Hunt Trust; The 29th May 1961 Charity Sterling Charity; Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust; Charlotte Heber-Percy Charitable Trust.

Rooftop Microfarm

The cafe and bakery is designed to reflect not only the contemporary life in the Quarter, but also honours its history, with quotations, images, peep shows and a mini museum of Birmingham; the first stage of the heritage displays funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The standing boxes you can see

The first stage of transformation is well underway. Led by Argent’s College’s Horticulture Tutor, Matthew Hayes, the roof is now busy producing glorious salads and herbs for the cafe and bakery underneath, and providing valuable gardening experience for the students. The Ruskin Mill Trust are extremely grateful to all the very supportive funders: The Morrison’s Foundation; Ninevah Charitable Trust; Tesco’s Bags of Help; Finnis Scott Foundation; George Henry Collins Trust; The Wisdom Factory; The Edwards and Dorothy Cadbury Trust The final part of the project is due to start later in the summer. July 2017

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Photo shows new premises 1914....

John Goode & Sons, 1830-1960

Gold Chain Manufacturers and Goldsmiths Quality Works, Gt. Hampton Street, Birmingham. Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage

‘EARLY DAYS

In 1830, John Goode, who had probably served his apprenticeship with his father, a silver chain maker, commenced the manufacture of gold chains in a small workshop at Regent Place, Birmingham. In those days, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter was in its infancy and the district largely a residential area. At this time, he lived in a house adjoining the workshop, and it is recorded that he was in the habit of supervising the start of the working day at 7 a.m.; nine o’clock at night often saw him still at work, balancing his ledgers or handwriting mail. It was John Goode’s proud boast that he had a practical knowledge of every process in the making of gold chains, and he would frequently sit down at the board to show an employee how his work should be done. These were the days, too, when a lad entering the trade served his time

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as an apprentice, and on the completion of his indentures was well on the way to becoming a skilled craftsman. It was also the age of the Pioneer in industry and John Goode, like many of his contemporaries in other artistic trades, established a great tradition in handicraft. This tradition carried on, being handed on from craftsman to learner, and fostered and encouraged by successive generations of management, until the 1960’s, when the company sadly closed. One of the company ledgers shows the existence of an interesting barter system - cloth, glass, etc. were on occasion accepted in payment for gold chain. From small beginnings, his business prospered. John Goode later became a committee member of the first trade protection association formed in the Jewellery and Allied Trades in 1851, a stepping stone towards the Birmingham Jewellers’ Association. Much later, in 1925, Mr. Ernest W. Goode was to serve’ as President of the Birmingham Jewellers’ Association, thus completing the family link with both Trade Associations.

EXPANSION AND EXPORT

With the increasing demand for Watch Fobs, Alberts (named after the Prince Consort) and Long Guard Chains for ladies, in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the business

... and how run down it looks today.


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was utilised for extensions to the factory. In the ‘nineties the firm commenced to expand its export trade, building up a flourishing business with India and Australia. A design much favoured by the Indian market was a fancy spangle pattern Albert Chain, and several of these were made up in 22 ct. gold, set with diamonds, for the use of Indian Princes. Among the many interesting overseas customers who visited the factory at this time, was a native West African merchant, a striking figure in picturesque national costume and carrying an outsize in vivid green umbrellas. His arrival at the works was heralded by a large crowd of small children of the neighbourhood who hung about for hours, confidently expecting him to give a dramatic free show at any moment.

CHAINS IN EVERY VARIETY

expanded considerably under the capable management of John and Albert Goode – sons of the founder. During this development, much of what had been the founder’s garden

During time, the founder’s grandsons, Ernest, Cyril, and later Shirley, entered the business. Catalogues and other trade literature issued by the Firm about the turn of the century bear witness to the wide and varied range of chain patterns then produced. The intricacy of many of these patterns is itself a tribute to the ingenuity and skill of the craftsman of the time. It is

interesting to note that many of these early patterns were being utilised until the company closed in the 1960’s in catering for the popular demand for the fashionable Charm Bracelet and bolder Neckwear.

PLANNING WITH A PURPOSE

In 1913, the original factory premises occupied since 1830 proving inadequate and impossible of further extension, a new factory was built and equipped to suit modern conditions. This fine, new building was opened on the very day war broke out in 1914, and in its layout and open planning; it was ahead of its time. The new factory was completely self-contained with facilities for melting, rolling, wire drawing and tool work, all under one roof. The making-up department was centralised on one well lighted floor, and the building was planned for the most efficient reclamation of gold.

THE FIRST WORLD WAR

During the Great War, in which two partners and many employees served with the armed forces, nearly all the Company’s production was diverted to work for the Ministry of Munitions. A variety of specialised work was carried out, of which mention should be made of large contracts for shell fuse caps and phosphor-bronze bushes July 2017

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR

The production of jewellery was practically at a standstill during the Second World War. Two of the Directors and a number of employees were on War Service, and many of the remainder were diverted to munition work. In the immediate post-war years, production was on a severely limited scale for some time, due to War damage at the factory, which was not finally repaired until reorganisation was possible in 1947. A further limiting factor was hat bullion was in extremely short supply, owing to Britain’s serious economic position as a result of the War.

RE-ORGANISATION

for aero engines. As regards the jewellery trade the War period may be said to mark an important turning point in design. Soon after World War I, in 1922, it was decided to change the partnership into a Private Limited Company.

CHANGES IN FASHION

Between the two World Wars, the more flamboyant and heavy chainwork of the Victorian and Edwardian eras gradually gave way to finer and more restrained designs. The Dress Chain gained in favour at the expense of the heavier Albert, and Snake Chain came to the fore as representing yet another aspect of the changing fashion. To cope with these new trends, the Company acquired and set up a number of machines in 1927 for Snake Chain production.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WATCH BAND

However, there was one particular development which was to have a far-reaching influence on the future. The wrist watch introduced prior to the Great War now gained rapidly in popular favour. The demand for Ladies’ Expanding Bands grew steadily and in 1927 the Company were among the first in this country

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to engage in the production of Milanese Watch Bands. The imported machine-made bands were proving unsatisfactory, due to tearing of the edge. After considerable experiment, a hand-linked and soldered band was produced in several widths and later, in vary-coloured gold. These bands enjoyed an immediate success and this led to a greater capacity being devoted to Watch Bands, the production of which has continued to grow in order to meet the considerable demand for the ‘Chaincraft’ Watch Bands. It is interesting to note that two of the snaps designed for Men’s and Ladies’ Bands in the ‘thirties remain the basis for two of the most popular snaps made by the company until the 1960’s.

THE FOURTH GENERATION

John and Alan Goode, the great grandsons of the founder, entered the business in 1925 and 1931 respectively, representing an unbroken chain of four generations of management in a century. In 1933, the well-known and old established business of Messrs. C. B. Bragg & Co. was incorporated, and with the co-operation of Mr. Alan Bragg, the production of Sporting Jewellery was developed.

During the reorganisation, it was appreciated that the Tool Shop would have a far more important part to play. This department was completely modernised, enlarged and re-equipped to bring it into line with the most up-todate practice. A number of new specialised machines were installed, so that the Company was able to make all the fine precision tools it needed for its own requirements. The benefits of this important development were immediately apparent in the number of snaps and fittings which have been designed and tooled up. Another innovation was the installation of an automatic electric laundry with filter plant, believed to be the first of its type in the Trade, which further increased the efficiency of the existing gold reclamation facilities.

EXPANSION OF OVERSEAS TRADE

Realising the importance of an expanding export trade as a feature of this country’s economy, the Company set up an export development department in 1947 which specialises in the many facets of the export problem. Extensive: market research began in the same year, following upon a series of market surveys undertaken by one of the Directors, covering a number of countries in South America, Cuba, The West Indies, and the Bahamas. As a result, agents were appointed in a number of these and other markets. Following two fact-finding visits to Canada, when retailers were visited from coast to coast, it was appreciated that special facilities were required to cater for this growing market. At the conclusion of the second tour in 1953,


SERVICE

At John Goode & Sons the friendliest relationship has always existed between the management and employees. This is exemplified by the striking records of service over the years. A newspaper cutting of 1912 shows fourteen of the firm’s employees with a total of 540 years’ service, an average of over thirtyeight years each. In looking back through the years, the following individual records of service are especially worthy of mention. William Hill was a highly skilled craftsman in gold chain making, who came to the firm as a lad in 1870. He gave loyal service for 60 years and was a true friend. His father was in the service of the founder for about 50 years. Ann Corrigan came as a young girl, and was one of the finest linkers of long guard chains. She served faithfully for 58 years until her retirement in 1914. John Bull came to John Goode’s after 20 years in the army, where he served throughout the Indian Mutiny,

Working for John Goode & Sons In 1954) By a fromer employee

‘When I started working for John Goode & Sons. In 1954, we used roof slates for mixing borax solution and a chunk of raw borax, our lamps were hung from a trapeze by wire and we had outside loos in the back yard. Our four-peg work bench was cast iron which we had to polish ten minutes before end of Friday working day. We clocked on at 8.00am until 6.00pm with one-hour lunch. My pay was £2.2/6 (a shilling was deducted to pay for tools we may need. Over-

and was awarded the Medal with Clasp and the Meritorious Service Medal. He completed 45 years of outstanding service to the firm, and on his death his widow gave the firm his photograph and Campaign medals. These remarkable records are not confined to the manufacturing side, for in just over one hundred years the time was Saturday 8.00am - 12 noon. We used the Brummie torch.

‘Funny Happenings in the Factory:’: Len Cotterell put a new saw blade in his piercing saw frame. he then touched it with his tongue, as normal to help with sawing - the blade broke and stapled his tongue, blood pouring from his mouth whilst he tried to shout for help. We couldn’t stop laughing! John Hemming had a fabulous Christmas jumper with a huge eagle on front. His mom had knitted it. He got it caught on a revolving spindle and it quickly unravelled the complete front before anyone could help.

firm employed only two chief cashiers. J. Prestridge retired in 1895 after 50 years’ service, and was succeeded by J. A. Harris, who occupied the same position until his death in 1947. More recently, in 1954, three employees retired on pension, each one having completed his 50 years with the firm, and there are others, both men and women, in the offices and factory who have been with the firm from 40 to 50 years and are carrying on the fine spirit of earlier years. Among these, Miss May Hatton retired from her place in the works after 43 years, and Miss Dixon was still there with 44 years to her credit. Amongst the special advantages provided by the Firm might be mentioned a profitsharing scheme for all employees, a canteen service which provides hot meals and break snacks at subsidised prices, and retirement pensions for long-service employees. In the 125 years of its history, the Company has experienced the ups and downs of trade and witnessed many changes. Throughout all these years, however, the policy remained the same, the production of well-designed and soundly made gold jewellery which depends for its attractiveness and finish on the skill of the craftsman.’ Fred jumped from the bus and lay on ground saying he had broken his leg. It was a wooden false leg!

1956 125th Anniversary John Goode & Sons celebrated their 125th year of manufacturing in 1956 at The New Inns Pub in Handsworth. ‘We were each served half a chicken with all the trimmings and I remember thinking that at home we had just one chicken for Sunday dinner between seven of us! I managed to finish my dinner, and 83-yearold May’s too! - I had never seen so much food and did not like to think of it going to waste. We had champagne to start but I did not think too much of it! July 2017

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a subsidiary Company was set up, with Headquarters in Toronto, and a manager appointed to deal with requirements on the spot.


Events

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Exhibitions  JULY

On Now - 22 Jul FRIENDS 2017

Our annual display of artwork by the Friends promotes their range of artistic talents and acknowledges their importance to the Society. Enter online or send a SAE to the gallery. This exhibition is exclusively open to Friends of the RBSA working in all media. Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking.

On Now - 23 Sept BRILLIANCE IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham has been at the forefront of designer-maker craft production for over two centuries and is an artistic hub famed for the production of ‘manufactured arts’. ‘Brilliance in Birmingham’ will celebrate this rich tradition by showcasing the craftsmanship that continues to be practised to the highest standard by today’s local makers

On Now - 15 Jul SECOND CITY

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28 - 07 Oct NIGEL PRIDDEY RBSA

Nigel Priddey RBSA - A striking selection of new watercolour landscapes in Nigel’s bold and distinctive style.Solo show

Auctions  JULY

13 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

20 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

20 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

Wayne Attwood RBSA. A continuing visual exploration of Britain’s second largest city - Birmingham. Solo Show.

25 THE WATCH SALE

On Now - 15 Jul SHADOW MERCHANTS

31 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

Argentea is a gallery dedicated to showing the very best contemporary photography.

On Now - 26 Aug A STUDY INTO TRUE REPRESENTATION

A collection of oil paintings by new Associate, Francesca Currie ARBSA, that combine traditional techniques of the Old Masters with a contemporary viewpoint. Solo show

10 - 12 Aug ROB HAMP NWA

Rob Hamp NWA. An installation of intriguing custom-built pieces by one of our new RBSA Next Wave Associates. Solo show

17 - 09 Sept PAUL KI-KYDD RBSA

Paul Ki-Kydd RBSA. Coloured landscape drawings in mixedmedia. Solo show

27 - 19 Aug PORTRAIT PRIZE 2017

As part of our work to support artists the RBSA stages ‘Prize’ exhibitions to provide artists with the opportunity to show their work and the chance to be rewarded for their talents. Our fifth biennial ‘Portrait Prize’ exhibition aims to become one of the most prestigious outside London.

 AUGUST 14 - 30 Sept TIME FOR TEA

Andrew Matheson RBSA - A selection of handmade teapots in stoneware and porcelain. Solo show

17 - 09 Sept PAUL KI-KYDD RBSA

Paul Ki-Kydd RBSA. Coloured landscape drawings in mixedmedia. Solo show

24 - 30 Sept METROPOLIS 2017: Sponsored by Maguire Jackson

A metropolis has been defined as ‘the chief city of a country, region or state, a large conurbation which is a significant economic, political and cultural centre and an important hub for regional or international connections, commerce and communications’. Birmingham is itself a thriving metropolis, the second largest city in the UK with more than one million residents and one of the youngest, most diverse populations in the country and a dynamic, creative city that is constantly evolving. Inspired by this urban energy the RBSA Metropolis exhibition will explore the physical aspects of a metropolis and/or the people who inhabit, work and visit it and will include jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as sculpture, drawing, painting, original digital fine art and printmaking.

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@ 11:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers

@ 10:00 am - An auction of vintage jewellery and accessories at Fellows Auctioneers

 AUGUST 03 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

03 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

07 ANTIQUES, SILVER & COLLECTABLES AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of Antiques, Silver & Collectables at Fellows Auctioneers

10 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

17 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

17 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

18 THE GEMSTONE SALE

@ 10:00 am - Sale of gemstones at Fellows Auctioneers

21 DESIGNER COLLECTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of Designer items at Fellows Auctioneers

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@ 11:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers

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The Jam House, St.Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B31 QU Book online at www.thejamhouse.com

Live Entertainment  JULY

11 The BIG Q FISH

Big Q Fish, a genre-hopping phenomenon, offers an exciting and eclectic range of material, with three experienced improvising musicians playing classic songs (Talking Heads, Beatles, Bowie, Marley, Marvin Gaye), alongside some highly inventive original material. Guitarist Brian Neil is an original and innovative player having performed with such as George Benson, Hugh Masekela, Gilad Atzmon and Simon Townshend, and is joined by Mike Hatton on bass & vocals, and Marcus Ingham on Drums.

12 BIRMINGHAM MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION PARTY

‘Class of 2012’s final night in Birmingham and it will be a classy affair. Let’s celebrate graduation with all of our friends and family with all the cocktails and live music you could ask for! The Beat Brothers are a local professional four piece who play a funky & upbeat collection of classic soul and current faves.

14 - 16 THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE

BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 - Breakthrough Theatre present ‘The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe’ Who was Marilyn Monroe? One of the most iconic women in history, yet the world still asks the question; did we really know who she was? Did she? This play explores the life and death of Marilyn Monroe, to discover who the real women was behind the glitz and glamour that made her so well known. Book online.

14 NICK HALL; SPENCER

BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 - Nick Hall presents ‘Nick Hall; Spencer’. Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He’s the only Prime Minister to ever be assassinated. Unfortunately no one’s ever heard of him. 205 years later, Nick Hall tries to tell his story. As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Radio 4. Book online.

15 ALL THE FLOWERS DYING

BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 - Three in One productions presents ‘All the Flowers Dying’. It is the end of the normal working day in the city centre cafe. For some reason though the tension is building as the evening draws in. It becomes clear that not everyone has simply dropped in for a coffee with friends on their way home from work. Book online.

15 THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELISE GREY

BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017 - Three in One productions presents ‘The Disappearance of Elise Grey’. The village is shocked, a pillar of their community has disappeared! New to the village, Alice takes it on herself to stage a reconstruction to discover if Elsie can be found. But this is not a police matter, oh no! She turns to the local village church for help getting the organist, the Vicar and the warden to lend a hand not to mention the village busy body and the doctor want to take part as well. Book online.

18 JAZZLINES presents ... BEEBE KWARTET

Beebe Kwartet led by Chris ‘Beebe’ Aldridge on saxophones features original funk, latin and contemporary influenced music. The Kwartet includes Steve Tromans - Piano, Tom Hill - Bass and Neil Bullock - Drums.

19 HAMILTON LOOMIS

Grammy-nominated 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!

20 TOPLOADER

Toploader - the alternative rock band with over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits - play the Jam House.Having formed in 1997, Toploader’s debut album Onka’s Big Moka was an instant success, securing a top five spot in the British album charts for six months. The band rose to global fame in 2000 with their cover of King Harvest’s “Dancing In The Moonlight” which maintained a top 40 position in the official Uk charts for 50 weeks.

21 MUSIC IN THE SQUARE

@ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Hosted by JQBID. Summer in the Golden Square gigs featuring Chris Young

21 REASON 13 / THE INSTITUTES / THE REBEL DIVIDE / DAN O’CONNOR

Reason 13 - Hard riffs fused with strong melodies make this band a complete sound, The Rebel Divide - their music takes influences from bands such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Palma Violets and The Vaccines. Dan O’Connor - singer-songwriter whose lyrics are honest, insightful, uncensored and often pertinent.

21 & 22 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.

22 JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD

12.00pm - 3.00pm Join us for live jazz performances with Blue Silk in the Smith & Pepper Tearoom courtyard at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Singer Judy Blue teams with exciting young guitarist Ian Silk, presenting jazz and blues classics. Performances are part of the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz & Blues Festival 2017. Jazz in the Courtyard is free.

22 CAPTAIN HORIZON / BREAKING WAVES / SUE / SONDER

The Catapult Club presents: Captain Horizon, Breaking Waves, Sue, and Sonder.

23 ROCKSTEADY SUNDAY

Rock Steady Sundays hosted by Ross Lydon featuring house band and open jam…

25 The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

14 & 15 URBAN INTRO

The ‘Acoustic Sessions’ is a monthly showcase of new talent and unsigned artistes, regularly featuring touring performers as well as musicians from the local scene.To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

16 An audience with ASH SHEEHAN / Sunday Sessions

Complete with a stunning 5 piece band Cissy Stone is as audacious and irrepressible as ever performing many of her soul and funk favourites as well as a great collection of Rock and RnB classics.

Always a big Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

Ash (Grandmaster Ash/The Twang/Dead Sea Skulls) is back at The Actress 18th June... supported by a fantastic line up of top local acts...

See www.Jqevents.Info for the latest updates on whats on in the Jewellery Quarter.

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27 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

On the last Thursday of every month, there is a distinct Latin vibe to the Jam House with the sounds of the popular Salsa nine-piece DEL CAMINO Salsa taster dance workshop from 9pm. July 2017

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28 MITCH PERRINS QUARTET FT DUNCAN EAGLES

@7.45pm JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at the Red Lion. A welcome return for Mitch performing his Survival Suite and some new tunes. Mitch Perrins drums, Duncan Eagles sax, Terence Collie piano, Mike Green bass

28 & 29 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.

29 CHARLIE BATES QUARTET

@10.30am JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at Saint Kitchen. This is a new act for Birmingham Jazz bringing in one of the new crop of emerging bands. Charlie will be performing mainly original music which is inspired by composers like Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Stan Sulzmann, but also playing tunes by contemporary composers and arrangements of standards. Charlie Bates keys, Sam Ingvorsen bass, Gwilym Jones drums, Tom Niblock alto sax

29 NICK BROWN QUARTET

@ 2.00pm JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at Coffee Tales. Through original compositions and selected repertoire, the band showcases influences that include NY based saxophonists Ben Wendel, Mark Turner, Jon Iragabon and concurrently acknowledge the heritage of the tenor saxophone, indebted to the tradition of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. Nick Brown tenor sax, Charlie Bates guitar, Aram Bahmaie bass, Charlie Johnson drums

29 JOHN LAW’S RE-CREATIONS

@7.45pm JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at the Red Lion. With this new project John Law is doing something a bit more straight ahead. The Re-Creations band plays standards and other people’s tunes and is a really fun line-up ideal for a Summer day in July. John Law piano, Sam Crockatt sax, Sam Ingvorsen bass, Billy Weir drums

29 COFFIN FOLK 2017

Live music in the Courtyard at Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works as part of the JQ Festival. Featuring: Chris Tye, Town Muscians of Bremen, Mike Weaver, and Ashland

30 JOSH SCHOFIELD QUARTET

@11.30am JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at Saint Kitchen. This is a band looking to explore different corners of the jazz idiom. They play a mixture of music from the past, contemporary masters and have recently started playing original music. Josh Schofield sax, Olly Chalk keys, Sam Ingvorsen bass, Billy Weir drums

30 DAVID AUSTIN GREY’S HANSU TORI

@7.45pm JQ Jazz Festival 2017 at the Red Lion. Hansu-Tori return to Birmingham Jazz, this time bringing material from their forthcoming album and critically acclaimed stage show ‘Wolves Are People.David Austin Grey piano, Eliza Shaddad vocals, Chris Young sax, Lius Mather sax, Nick Jurd bass, Euan Palmer drums

30 SUNDAY SESSIONS

The best in live acoustic acts from 19:00 - drinks offers all night - free entry!

 AUGUST 02 KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY

Knoxville Highway are a sensational foot tapping, free wheelin’, Multi-instrumental Americana/Country band. Playing classic Country songs, foot-stomping Bluegrass, to the infectious rhythms of TEX MEX, Knoxville Highway set the standard high in performance and entertainment.

03 Funk ‘n’ Soul Night Out presents ... HAMISH STUART

Hamish Stuart’s distinctive song-writing and vocal and guitar style helping paved the way to the Average White Band’s extraordinary worldwide success in the ‘70s. After AWB split up, Hamish toured and recorded with David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and most notably, Paul McCartney’s band. He also wrote for a number of artists, including Atlantic Starr, Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross during this time.

04 MUSIC IN THE SQUARE

@ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Hosted by JQBID. Summer in the Golden Square gigs featuring Andrew Woodhead

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04 IDEAL CLUB / MALLAVORA / THE HOLE IN THE HEAD GANG

Birmingham Promoters present: Ideal Club - After launching their debut EP Are You Listening in February, Ideal Club’s neo-grunge sound has been impressing live audiences and critics alike. Mallavora - Four 20-something students from Birmingham are bringing a homemade mix of heavy music, light vocals and accessible lyrics. The Hole in the Head Gang - Birmingham band playing garage, rock & roll, punk and blues. The Kingcrawlers - As a four piece they have written new material, recorded two singles and started 2017 by supporting UK Subs, White Lies and The Amazons.

04 & 05 The BEAT BROTHERS

The Beat Brothers are a professional four piece of musicians, who play a funky & upbeat collection of classic soul and current faves. They really are a joy and know how to party!

09 GOSPEL CENTRAL

“Gospel Central is an outstanding group and one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets – full of passion and fantastic musicianship.” This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music. A must see!

10 APOLLO SOUL

An incredible live entertainment spectacle, one of the UK’s Leading live entertainment bands comes to the Jamhouse. With a strong male and female lead vocal, Apollo Soul brings a tasteful blend of Classic Soul, Pop & Rock classics. The performance is backed by a stunning light show and with special guests.

10 HUSKY LOOPS + SPECIAL GUESTS

Birmingham Promoters & Dork present: Husky Loops - London’s next gripping new rock band, a sound that’s hard to pin down, even harder to pigeonhole, described as having a ‘sleazy, hot-footed noise’.

11 & 12 DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE

An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites.

12 THE YOUNG / SOFTER STILL / BEDELIA / ELLIOT STURMAN

Birmingham Promoters present: The Young - With strong musicianship, infectious melodies and energetic stage presence The Young always deliver the goods. Softer Still - “Stunning new single…Anchored by a twisting guitar riff, it’s a delightfully breezy and laid-back sunbathing anthem with an undeniably catchy melody” – NME. Bedelia - Off the back of debut release ‘Hong’ and a run of shows across the UK, Bedelia bring their politically driven carnival sound to Birmingham.Elliot sturman - Local singer/songwriter, whose sound draws its influence from his eclectic love of classic rock, country and indie folk.

16 JO HARMAN

Jo Harman launched her debut album, Dirt On My Tongue, in 2013 which led to her racking up more than a half-dozen nominations from the British Blues Awards, and the opportunity to share the same stage with icons like Patti Smith, Joan Baez & Sinead O’Connor. Successful tours & recording follows on to her current Nashville recorded album People We Become, featuring her popular single When We Were Young, featuring the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald on harmony vocals.

17 Dr FEELGOOD

Touring pretty much continuously since 1973, Dr Feelgood always give 100% of the finest British rhythm and blues to make you feel good. Performing such hits as including “Milk & Alcohol”, “Down at the Doctors” and “Roxette”. The Doctors will see you now!

18 & 19 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.

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11 INVESTING IN CREATIVITY – DEVELOPING A STRONG CREATIVE SECTOR

@ 2.30-4.30pm. This session will focus on how best to build on our existing creative content & creative service sectors, including television, film, TV, video, radio, games, gamification, web, design and PR as well as emerging areas like visual effects. What investments are needed? For example around work space, broadband, cluster development, networking provision, Innovation, access to finance and specialist business support?

19 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH

@ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. If you work in the Commercial Property Market why not join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, Wednesday 19th July 2017 - 12.30-2pm. St Paul’s Club is a 154 year old club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem!

 AUGUST 16 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH

@ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. If you work in the Commercial Property Market why not join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, Wednesday 19th July 2017 - 12.30-2pm. St Paul’s Club is a 154 year old club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem!

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22 WMEMP #drinkingaboutmuseums

@ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Join us for a unique heritage-themed pub crawl around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter! Meeting at the Jewellery Quarter railway station at 2pm, we will start at the Rose Villa Tavern just down the road, before making our way through a succession of lovely pubs and bars, finishing at the Queen’s Arms on Newhall Street later in the evening. Along the way there will be a number of historical points of interest.

29 FREE DAY AT THE MUSEUM OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

Free admission for one day.Explore this extraordinary time capsule on a lively guided tour. Here you will find things left as they were on Smith & Pepper’s last working day. Gather round the main jewellers’ bench to watch a demonstration of the traditional skills of this fine trade and discover what it was like to work here. There is a vast array of original tools, stamps and machinery to be seen inside the factory. Tours take place at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

27 PROF. CARL CHINN AT ST PAULS

6.30pm - 9.30pm. Making a welcome return to St Pauls Carl Chinn gave us a talk a while ago on “The Real Peaky Blinders” which was fascinating. This time he will tell us about ‘Birmingham and the making of the modern world’. Not to be missed, this font of all knowledge about everything Brummagem” will join us for dinner and give his illustrated talk followed by a Q & A session. This is bound to be a very popular night, so get your name down soon.

30 DIAMONDS & PEARLS: A MUSICAL TOUR THROUGH THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

@ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Spend the evening in our beautiful workshop and make a silver ring to wear home! Materials and light refreshments included small class sizes, friendly tutors and lots of fun!

@ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - A music-themed walking tour of the Jewellery Quarter, led by Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Music Archive – with over 20 years of experience as a social and cultural entrepreneur in the creative, and particularly music, industries in Birmingham. This two-hour walk will reveal some of the hidden stories, spaces and places of Birmingham’s music history and heritage in the Jewellery Quarter. Join us as we delve into some of the lesser known histories of Birmingham’s rich and vibrant history!

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05 CRAFTY CALLIGRAPHY CARD MAKING WORKSHOP

@ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Join us at the Pen Museum for a free family drop-in, creative workshop. Go back in time and write with a feather quill, learn calligraphy techniques with steel pen nibs, and make your own crafty card. Bring out your family’s creative side this summer in the Pen Museum’s fantastic atmosphere.

12 CRAZY NAME CALLIGRAPHY – SUMMER FAMILY WORKSHOP

@11:30 am - 1:30 pm Join us for another fun, family workshop where children can experiment with feather quills, steel pens and ink and learn to write their names using swirly calligraphy techniques! The Workshop is aimed at ages 7-12. Cost is per child, accompanying adults are free of charge. Booking Essential £5.00

13 EARRINGS, PENDANTS & KEYRINGS CLASS

@ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Spend the day in our studio and learn some silversmithing skills in our jewellery class, you can choose to make either a pair of earrings, pendnat or a silver keyring to take home . Materials and light refreshmnets are included

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14 The 2017 Series of GUEST SPEAKERS AT ST PAULS CLUB

@ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Tony Mullins MBE was the first ever receipient of the Duke of Edinburghs Gold Award. He has been associated with the scheme for decades and has made many visits to Buckingham Palace. His talk gives us a peek into his fascinating life and some great anecdotes.

05 JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE WALK

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Join us for a lively walk around the historic Jewellery Quarter and learn interesting facts about the history of this renowned area, its buildings and businesses.The heritage walks will focus on the jewellery trade but also encompass many other aspects of the Jewellery Quarter’s rich history. Please meet your guide on the corner of Newhall Street and Charlotte Street outside the old Assay Office. £6 per person. Pre-booking essential. 0121 348 8263 or book online

13 FREE GHOST SIGNS WALKING TOUR OF BIRMINGHAM’S HISTORIC JEWELLERY & GUN QUARTERS

@ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. This is a free ghost signs walking tour which starts in the Jewellery Quarter and ends at The Gunmakers Arms in the historic Gun Quarter which is just on the edge of Birmingham city centre. There will be lots of opportunities to see some of the best ghost signs in Birmingham.Ghost signs are old advertising signs handpainted directly on to a buildings brick work. They provide an ongoing glimpse back to the past. There is no upfront charge for attending the walk they are donation based so it will be up to you at the end of the walk if you wish to offer payment based on your experience. The walk is mainly flat and suitable for people with good mobility due to the need to walk across a large area mainly on narrow streets.

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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 2017/05776/PA 51 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for the change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3), internal works and installation of replacement windows. 27-06-2017 2017/05688/PA 51 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3) and installation of replacement windows. 27-06-2017 2017/05516/PA 16-17 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Minor material amendment attached to approval 2016/05706/PA to remove brick slips from rear elevation in lieu of cleaning existing brickwork and rendering to rear elevation at lower ground floor. 20-06-2017 2017/05396/PA 41-42 Tenby Street North Birmingham B1 3EG. Application to determine the details for Condition Nos. 1 (contamination remediation scheme) 3 (drainage scheme) 4 (drainage assessment) 5 (construction ecological mitigation plan) 6 (sample materials) 7 (sample walling) 8 (window frame details) 9 (submission of access gates, doors and railings) 10 (details of rainwater goods) attached to approval 2016/07913/PA. 16-06-2017 2017/05421/PA 50 Hylton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6HN. Reconstruction of fire damaged building to provide three residential apartments. 14-062017 2017/05388/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Listed Building Consent associated with change of use of first & second floors from workshops to one apartment (Use

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Class C3). 13-06-2017 2017/05235/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Change of use of first & second floors from workshops to one apartment (Use Class C3). 13-06-2017 2017/04901/PA Ramgharia Sikh Temple Graham Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3LA. Retrospective application for installation of photo voltaic roof panels. 01-06-2017 2017/04836/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for installation of roller shutter, wall and door to enclose rear elevation and insertion of internal partitions to create storage and toilet facilities at ground floor. 25-05-2017 2017/04696/PA 16 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Erection of external staircase to rear. 25-05-2017 2017/04832/PA 16 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE Listed Building Consent for the erection of external staircase to rear and internal alterations. 25-05-2017 2017/04691/PA 12-13 Hockley Hill Birmingham B18 5AA. Retrospective application for the installation of a new shop front with additional new entrance door. 25-05-2017 2017/04690/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Installation of roller shutter, wall and door to enclose rear elevation and create storage and toilet facilities at ground floor level. 25-05-2017 2017/04573/PA Land fronting Pemberton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of eight dwellinghouses with associated amenity space and parking. 23-05-2017 2017/04315/PA Units 17c 17f and 17g 17 Pitsford Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ. Change of use from light industrial business (Use class B1) to gym (Use class D2). 16-05-201 2017/04376/PA Victoria Mansions 32-35 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations including demolition of the rear lean-to, replacement windows and a new shop front to facilitate the re-use of the building for commercial and residential use. 15-05-2017 2017/04248/PA Victoria Mansions 32-35 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Change of use of part of the

basement/ground floor to 6 commercial units (Use Class B1a) and the upper floors to 6 residential flats (Use Class C3) with associated internal and external alterations including a new shop front. 15-05-2017

Awaiting Decision 2017/03779/PA 29-32 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for change of use from light industrial to residential dwelling, erection of two storey rear extension and internal alterations. 25-042017 2017/03633/PA 29-32 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Change of use from light industrial to residential dwelling and erection of two storey rear extension. 25-04-2017 2017/03696/PA 20 & 22 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Prior Approval for change of use from office (Use Class B1[a]) to 5 Residential units (Use Class C3). 24-04-2017 2017/03225/PA Land fronting Carver Street and 120 Pope Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Erection of a part three/four and five storey development to provide 30 one, two and three bed apartments with associated parking, infrastructure and landscaping. 10-04-2017 2017/02040/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Erection of two buildings and change of use of existing listed building to create 221 residential units varying between 5 and 11 storeys and 4 ground floor commercial units (A1, A3, B1) together with provision of a public square and 61 car parking spaces and associated works. 07-03-2017 2017/00887/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3CA. Listed Building Consent for a change of use of commercial offices (Use class B1) into ten 1 no. and 2 no. bedroom apartments (Use class C3). 31-01-2017 2017/00002/PA Land at Sloane Street, Camden Street, Camden Drive, Camden Grove & Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Redevelopment of site to include selective demolition of existing buildings, refurbishment and alterations to retained buildings, erection of new build to provide 136 dwellings and associated works. 03-01-2017

New Decisions 2017/04159/PA 12 St Paul’s Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1RB. Listed Building Consent for inter-


2017/03710/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Prior Approval for change of use from office (B1[a]) to 3 Residential units (C3). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions 2017/03424/PA 14-15 Frederick Street Sovereign Hall Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations in association with change of use. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2017/03296/PA 14-15 Frederick Street Sovereign Hall Birmingham B1 3HE. Change of use from Use Class A3 (food and drink) to furniture showroom with ancillary uses and external alterations including installation of flat roof to rear. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/02912/PA 12-13 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for the installation of single storey glass structure to rear. Final Decision - Refuse 2017/02817/PA 12-13 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ED. Installation of single storey glass structure to rear. Final Decision - Refuse 2017/02371/PA 18-19 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AR. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to residential (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions 2017/02168/PA 16-17 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TR. Erection of 2 storey extension and external alterations to front elevation in association with the creation of 6 residential units at first and second floors and retention of ground floor office use with mezzanine floor. Final Decision Refuse 2017/02442/PA 22-24 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to residential (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Invalid - Prior Approval Criteria Not Met 2017/01925/PA 43-49 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TX. Minor material amendment to planning application 2016/00311/PA to replace plot 8 multi storey duplex apartment with 3 individual apartments. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/09339/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Listed building consent for change of use, internal and external alterations and erection of three storey rear extensions to form 14 no. apartments. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2016/09245/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Change of use, extensions, alterations and limited demolition and ancillary development to form 14 no. apartments. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Older Decisions 2017/03081/PA The Flag House 16 Graham Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3JR. Listed Building Consent for the non-reinstatement of flag pole. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/02199/PA 168 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NP. Display of 2 externally illuminated fascia signs, 1 non illuminated projecting sign, 1 nonilluminated freestanding sign and 1 non-illuminated sign. Final Decision Approve Temporary 2017/01760/PA Land fronting George Street & Holland Street Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B3 1QQ. Demolition of 21 George Street and redevelopment of site to comprise the erection of a new four storey University building (Use Class D1) with ancillary uses: offices (Use Class B1), health facility (Use Class D1), exhibition space (Use Class D1) and gym (Use Class D1) together with a 158 space multi-storey car park and access, surface parking, landscaping and external alterations to McIntyre House. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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 to the above applications online at www. birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, 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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