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THE UK’S LARGEST JEWELLERY MAKING STORE IS NOW OPEN Your new store is better than ever with 1000s more products on display including Findings, Chain and Gemstones. Plus, with our new Workshop area, you can get advice and inspiration from our expert staff and try before you buy.


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YOUR PARTNERS IN TIME We supply the very latest WITSCHI timing equipment, ELMA water-proofing and cleaning machines along with a vast array of BERGEON and HOROTEC workshop equipment H.S.WALSH incorporates GRAYSON TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS supplying and refurbishing all kinds of clocks and timing systems throughout the world

H.S.WALSH and Sons have been in business since 1947 supplying tools and equipment to the Horological and Jewellery industries. We pride ourselves on our customer service and at our three showrooms in Hatton Garden, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and Head Office in Biggin Hill we really do believe that nothing is too much trouble.

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Whew, it was a hot July - but it did help encourage visitors to the Jewellery Quarter . Everything seems to have gone to schedule and can be regarded as yet another successful event. One of my favourite pictures from the Festival is of the Church completely filled with a congregation - Dennis Claringbull, I am sure, would have been thrilled to have seen this! Did you see the film about the Jewellery Quarter, featuring me? It was part of the ‘Hive’ Hub and has been spread far and wide. It will be quite exciting when The Hive starts work on the larger display room where I am sure they will appreciate help with the displays planned there. I understand they are awaiting more HLF to go ahead with this project. Some of the flowers on the lamp posts suffered badly during the heat but hopefully will recover. St Paul’s Church has almost finished its refurbishment and the new planters in the churchyard are now fully planted - the old ones simply fell apart so had to be replaced. We are still awaiting news of the improvements to the two Cemeteries - it has gone a bit quiet - and what about the Street Racing - so difficult to get any news out of the Council at the moment.

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Sadly, we have ‘lost’ two of our colleagues at the Council - Russell Poulton (Conservation) and Mark Gamble (Planning) who have both now moved to ‘Pastures New’ although Mark still works for the Council. We would like to say how much the Jewellery Quarter has appreciated their hard work on our behalf over many years and wish them both well for the future.

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No doubt you will have noticed a new magazine on the block. This replaces the ‘Quarter Life’ magazine which was produced by Barques Design and the new magazine is entitled ‘JQLife’ and is produced by ‘Digitalglue’. It is the official magazine of JQDTBIDS and is a life-style magazine. The first issue featured Marion Wilson from Birmingham’s Assay Office and the second issue will feature no other than myself! The features are entitled ‘In their own Words’. Marie Haddleton Editor

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• Improved design and images across the website

‘Bright & Beautiful’ Renowned for their innovative, quirky designs, the new ‘Bright’s Collection’ from Deakin & Francis is certainly designed to stand out! Capturing this year’s hottest, on trend colours, the collection features an eclectic palette of bright shades. From vivid pink, bright orange, lime green and edgy black through to softer shades of lilac and grey, each cufflink is perfectly complemented by a sparkling blue cultured cabochon sapphire centre; and not ones to shy away from new techniques, these beautiful cufflinks have been crafted using cold cure enamel, allowing the iconic brand to experiment with

Domino Hits Refresh to Relaunch Website Domino continues with its focus on customer support with the relaunch of their customer website and online resources and tools. The Birminghambased manufacturer has been working behind the scenes finalising improvements to their online portal, following direct customer feedback on changes required to support their diverse cus-


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a much wider spectrum of colours. “Summer is a time for fun! And I certainly wanted to have some fun with this new collection of cufflinks.” James Deakin, Creative Director. “I was ideally looking to design a range that offered the Deakin & Francis quality and craftsmanship but with a twist! By using cold cure enamel to produce these striking cufflinks, it really opened up a whole new selection of the brightest, funkiest shades. Bold, vibrant and a little bit daring, the colours really do speak for themselves and are sure to add a splash of sunshine to any shirt cuff this summer!” Simple, yet bold each round cufflink features a sprung back fitting featuring the Deakin & Francis logo for authenticity. tomer audiences. The new website launched on Monday 9th July 2018, leading with the new Diamond Ring Mount collection. Customers may have started to notice some of the aesthetic changes applied over the past few weeks, however; the major changes have happened behind the scenes. Changes include: • Faster, easier live price checking • Improved data table and product presentation • Simplified navigation, enhanced filters and improved search functionality

Commenting on the new, improved website, Marketing Co-Ordinator Chantelle Serrell-Cooke, said: “We knew that the fundamentals of our website were on the money, however, we also knew that there were elements that we could improve. We asked our customers to feedback and we went back to basics. The new website delivers on the requirements that our customers stated were the priorities. They want quick live pricing, great product images and data tables that are easy to understand and present to their customers. We researched and bench-marked against luxury fashion brand websites; but also looked at companies within the much wider consumer market, such as Apple and Sony. We’re really pleased with the new website and we’re looking forward to hearing the reviews from our customers. Their feedback has driven a lot of the improvements we have made so far, so we want to make sure we’ve delivered against their expectations.” Domino customers have access to the new website, designed to be easier to use with improved speed, functionality and product display, from Monday 9th July 2018. All current Domino product ranges are available on the new website, including wedding rings, ring mounts, neckwear and wrist wear, as well as earrings and pendants. The new Diamond Ring Mounts range, which Domino has launched with the strapline and hashtag ‘Real Women. Real Jewellery.’ will also be available on the new website.

AnchorCer t Analytical, the AnchorCert Group’s analytical testing laboratory division, has launched an innovation in jewellery testing, resulting in a UKAS-accredited testing regime that can confirms whether an item of jewellery is ‘hypo-allergenic’ or safer for sensitive skin. According to the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergy network (ESSCA), allergic reactions affect up to 20% of the global population, with the UK having some of the highest prevalence of allergic conditions in the world. Almost a third of allergy sufferers have to change their lifestyle and choices in order to reduce allergic reactions. DermaKind™ is a unique testing methodology which identifies and measures a suite of metallic elements that may cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD). ACD can present as an itchy or painful irritation, skin red-

ness and inflammations with severe rashes, sometimes leaving prominent scarring. DermaKind™ also provides compliance for known skin sensitizer Nickel, when tested by EN 1811:2011+ A1:2015 method, as well as providing significant future-proofing benefits for pending or anticipated consumer protection legislations, such as CLP (the Classification, Labelling and Packaging directive). Based on ESSCA statistics, around 20% of UK consumers could be avoiding buying and wearing costume jewellery because they suffer with ACD triggered by metal allergies, including nickel sensitisation to nickel, chromium and cobalt (which is commonly used to create a gun metal look in fashion jewellery). DermaKind™ could offer these consumers a real lifeline when it comes to articles made from base and precious metals; customers with sensitive skin may be able to wear costume jewellery for the first time. This has been the experience of the first major high street retailer to undertake testing of its entire women’s jewellery range under the DermaKind™ methodology. Marks and Spencer’s, the original research and development sponsor for DermaKind™, were

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AnchorCert - Introducing DermaKind: Making Jewellery Safer for All

keen to drive down allergic reactions experienced by some of the customers. The technical buying team had identified an opportunity to provide on-trend fashion jewellery to new and existing M&S customers with sensitive skin, which in turn would drive sales across the jewellery range. The result was M&S’s new Skin Kind™ jewellery, designed to be extra kind to sensitive skin. To achieve this, M&S used the research findings from the Dermakind™ testing regime to change the specification and manufacturing process of its jewellery – minimising the effect of the most common metal allergens. Commenting on the range, M&S Jewellery Technologist, Victoria Gallant, said: “Fashion jewellery is one of the easiest ways to update an outfit or transform from a casual to evening look and should be something everyone can wear. We were surprised to hear so many customers were worried about buying jewellery because of allergy fears and we wanted a solution to put their minds at rest. Now SkinKind™ is the standard across our entire range - all customers can wear M&S jewellery with confidence.” DermaKind™ can be applied as a ‘white-label’ solution, as in the case of M&S, giving retailers the flexibility to build their own brands around the resulting ‘safer’ jewellery ranges. They can also take advantage of a comprehensive promotional package, which are further underpinned by consumerfacing marketing campaigns and activity, online and via social media. Commenting on the unique methodology, CEO & Assay Master Doug Henry said, “We are incredibly proud of the partnership that we have developed with M&S throughout the DermaKind™/Skin Kind™ initiative. And it’s great that we continue to work with the team at M&S, especially in terms of product evolution. The team within our research and development cell, led by our Technical Director, Dippal Manchanda, are really excited about DermaKind™ not least because of its myriad applications. We’re focused on jewellery at the moment, however, there are applications across pretty much anything that contains base or precious metals. It’s a really exciting time for us all.”



WB Team Goes from Strength to Strength!

JV Partnership Targets Birmingham’s New Homes Market A joint venture partnership with plans to deliver more than 2,000 new homes in Birmingham has opened an office on Colmore Row. Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital have taken 772 sq ft in Imperial and Whitehall at The Grand to house their planning, land acquisition, property management and sales and marketing teams. The partners currently have four sites in the city, with a gross development value in excess of £500million. The sites include Pershore Street, in Southside; two sites in the Jewellery Quarter, including the AE Harris premises and adjacent land in Newhall Street, and Soho Loop, a 12-acre plot on Birmingham’s Main Line Canal. London-based Galliard Homes teamed up with Apsley House Capital, a residential property investment house, to acquire the sites over the course of the last year. Established in 1992, Galliard Homes is one of London’s largest privatelyowned developers, employing more than 700 staff. The award-winning company is a leading authority and expert in residential development, construction and the development of

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commercial hospitality premises, with a focus on urban regeneration. Galliard Homes currently has 44 projects under development, with a gross development value of £4.5 billion. They have 6,848 homes under construction and another 5,990 homes in the planning pipeline. The joint venture with Apsley House Capital marks Galliard Homes’ first large-scale foray into the regional new homes market, going some way to match their London and South East portfolio. Stephen Conway, CEO of Galliard Homes, said: “We are thrilled to be working together with Apsley House and expanding the Galliard brand into Birmingham; it’s an exciting step for the company. Currently there is a huge amount of potential around the city and we’re looking forward to driving regeneration and delivering exceptional homes for the growing population.” Gerard Nock, chairman at Apsley House Capital, said: “Birmingham is such an energetic city. The recent investment in infrastructure – with HS2 still to come – its youthful population and its thriving cultural scene are a massive draw. We share Birmingham City Council’s ambitions to provide high quality and affordable homes for the city’s growing population.” All four of the JV partners’ sites are in the design and planning phases. The team aims to be on site with two schemes before the end of this year.

Weston Beamor have announced a new starter and two internal promotions to further strengthen their 3D Print and Bespoke Teams as customer demand for personalisation grows. Just a few months on from Ed Hole’s promotion to Business Manager, WB have more good news for customers as the team responds to the increased consumer desire for bespoke jewellery. Sarah Parry, who graduated from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery following the completion of a BA Design for Industry degree, joined the company at the beginning of July and will work alongside Daniella Webb in the 3D Printing team. Existing team members Anousca Hume and Richard Vinten have both received a promotion to Senior CAD Designer. Both are experienced long serving members of the WB team who will take on additional responsibilities in their new roles; Anousca has worked for WB for more than a decade, with Richard notching up 7 years at the Birmingham manufacturer. Commenting on the changes, Business Manager Ed Hole said: “The demand for our 3D Printing and Bespoke design services is both strong and increasing. We’re focused on ensuring that our team can respond to this demand and deliver the high-quality product with industryleading service that our customers have come to expect. I’m also really pleased to announce the promotion of both Anousca and Richard. They are both hugely deserving, and I know they will embrace and take ownership of the added responsibilities.


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Intergem 2018 This showcase of craftmanship in Idar-Oberstein is world-renowned as the home of the gemstone industry. Intergem is the most important showcase of the local industry. From 28 September to 1 October it will be that time again: 140 firms, including some of the key players in the sector, will be presenting their collections to the 3,000+ anticipated professional buyers. “Virtually every visitor to IdarOberstein associates the town with one thing above all else: gemstones. It is important that we maintain this unique selling point which defines the towns identify,” says Managing Director of the trade fair Kai-Uwe Hille. “Intergem represents a core aspect of location marketing. All the key players in the local gemstone industry come together here to present their latest findings and creations, exchange ideas and bring impetus to the market.” Jörg Lindemann, Managing Director of the Federal Association of the Precious Stones and Diamond

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Industry, agrees: “Intergem is a small yet refined display window and helps to reinforce Idar-Oberstein’s position as an important trading centre for all kinds of gemstones. In particular, professional visitors will find top quality stones here which are highly soughtafter on the global markets.” Idar-Oberstein is renowned across Germany and at an international level for being one of the most significant locations in the gemstone and jewellery industry. Close to 60 percent of turnover from Germany’s gemstone sector comes from this region. When it comes to jewellery, the market share stands at around 10 percent. Famous luxury brands such as Tiffany, Cartier and Bulgari have their jewellery made here or else source the finest gemstones for their jewellery from this small town in the Hunsrück mountains. “The Intergem trade fair is and remains one of the most important gemstone trading centres for professional buyers in Europe. Our regular customers include goldsmiths, designers and numerous top jewellers and buyers for the big chains,” says Kai-Uwe Hille.

While Idar-Oberstein has transformed itself increasingly into a trading centre for gemstones over time, crafts-


manship in larger stones, imaginative cuts and technical innovation have also gained in significance over the last 500 years. Idar-Oberstein’s stonecutters, lapidaries, engravers, stonesetters and gemstone designers are among the best in the world. And not without good reasons because all of the important institutions are situated in this town on the river Nahe such as the Diamond and Precious Stones Bourse Idar-Oberstein, the German Gemmological Association, the German Association for Gemstone Evaluation, the Diamond Testing Laboratory, the German Foundation for Gemstone Research and the University of Applied Sciences for Gemstone and Jewellery Design. “The combined expertise of this centre of competence is also reflected at Intergem,” says Kai-Uwe Hille. This year, the special focus is on craftsmanship. This underpins the unique quality of the ‘Made in Idar-Oberstein’ products. Leading representatives of the sector will be presenting their expertise live during Intergem.

Little Box Co (S & L Ltd)

Unit 27, 7-10 Warstone Lane, B18 6JE

The partners of Little Box Co Shela Kainth and Lisa Hogan - chose to locate to the Jewellery Quarter as they wished to be in the heart of a thriving community and wanted to offer a service to the trade locally location being the key to any thriving business, particularly when the aim is to serve the Jewellery Trade. They supply packaging to the Jewellery Trade to the very best of standards and offer a service of knowledge which would be hard to match. “We are importers of customdesigned jewellery packaging and also offer a bespoke service upon request for personalised boxes and bags. “We have 50 years’ experience, between the two of us working in the trade; A vast knowledge of product information and invaluable customer experience; Many customers we have known for 30 years” They sell: Gift boxes – card, wood

and leatherette; Displays; and Gift bags. Also, Jewellers sundries including: Labels; Receipt books; and Valuation pads”. Customer Recommendations: “I have been a customer in the Jewellery Quarter for over 20 years. I have always brought my Jewellery box stock from Shela and Lisa. They are always very polite and helpful and know their trade. We are missing a vital element from the Quarter and really need their presence in terms of jewellery packaging & displays. Always a pleasure dealing with the girls.” Owner: Ken Taylor, K M Taylor Jewellers. “I have been a regular customer in the Jewellery Quarter for nearly 10 years. Lisa and Shela have always been on the other side of the counter to greet me with their professional, friendly and helpful manner, the result being a good working relationship. I like their knowledge of their products, their suggestions and how it can benefit my business.” Mr Krishna Jogia, Director - Tiffany’s Diamonds. August 2018

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News Twisted Tales statement neck piece.

Double Fang pendant

Daisy Grice A ‘Star of the Future’ A jewellery design ‘star of the future’ Daisy Grice, who trained at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, has been selected after a nationwide search as a Bright Young Gem for 2018. Bright Young Gem (BYG) status is awarded to just four designers annually. Those selected are mentored by jewellery industry leaders and given the opportunity to showcase their work at the UKs leading international Jewellery Show - International Jewellery London (IJL) in September. The BYGs are selected from final

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year students and students from UK colleges and universities who have graduated in the past two years, by an eminent panel of judges including Hilary Alexander OBE, Editorat-Large Hello Fashion Monthly; Annabel Davidson, Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery and Alice Edwards, Jewellery Editor for the Sunday Times Style and The Times LUXX magazine. Daisy was chosen from over 100 talented aspiring young jewellers from around the UK. Daisy originally graduated in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the Birmingham School of Jewellery. She returned to the school after working in the industry for two years, to learn 3D computer aided design so she could combine both her traditional bench skills with modern technology to produce contemporary, statement pieces with a gothic aura. Daisy has already won an array of awards for her work including her ‘Twisted Tales’ collection. She has a strong signature style. Inspired by nature’s enchantments and gothic architecture with a twisted dark side she creates “jewellery for the original”. When designing, she usually has a fictional persona in mind, often pulling themes and characters from dark tales and fantasy films such as Game

Daisy Grice wearing Twisted Tales

Daisy Grice wearing Double Fang pendant

of Thrones to inspire her work. “I am thrilled to have been selected as a Bright Young Gems for 2018. Having spent the last year perfecting my skills I am now ready to start of my business and I will be expanding my Twisted Tales collection in preparation for the show. Exhibiting at IJL will be the perfect platform to launch myself as a designer to the industry and receive feedback from people viewing my work with fresh eyes.”

Constance Naden

Monday 23 July (Meeting at Key Hill Cemetery about Constance Naden (Poet & Philosopher) The family of Constance Naden along with Dr. Clare Stainthorp travelled a great distance to order the new headstone for Constance. They later arranged to meet Margaret and Jacqui at Key Hill Cemetery. (They suspect the old broken flat gravestone is not in its original location, section P, plot 460)

Friends of: Cemetery News JQBIDS 2018 Festival The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery had two stalls at The Jewellery Quarter Festival on Saturday 21 July. Jacqui Fielding manned the stall for assisting the public with queries about the location of their ancestors and loved-one’s graves. She said: “This can be an emotional time for some”. Once the section and plot number had been found, Margaret Beauchamp and Colin Giles located the actual resting place. For the first time Helen Tubb manned the other stall that sold various books, novelty-bone shaped pens, Mexican Day of the Dead (All Souls Day) Key Rings and Bags. All to raise funds to restore the headstones in the Cemeteries.

Two Free Guided Tours The ‘Friends’ gave two free guided Tours. The first tour was conducted by Steve Roden in Warstone Lane Cemetery at 12 o’clock, the other by Richard Beardall in Key Hill Cemetery at 2pm. They had a good turn-out and

the public gave generous donations back at the stall.

Harry Gem The ‘Friends’ met Robert Holland who is raising £10,000 to have a new grave for Major Thomas Henry Gem 1819-1881 known as Harry Gem (Co-founder of Lawn Tennis). Major Harry Gem is buried in Warstone Lane Cemetery Section P plot 1564. The ‘Friends’ gave a donation to Robert Holland to help with this Harry Gem project.

Gazebo Appeal The ‘Friends’ are appealing for the loan, or donation, of a gazebo for Heritage Open day in Warstone Lane Cemetery, Saturday 15 September. They may also require some help in erecting it. Whilst they have one gazebo for their records, another gazebo is required for their sales table. Jacqui told us they do not wish to spend money on another gazebo, when the money could be put towards the restoration of another headstone, so if someone, or an organisation, is willing to lend or donate one they will be eternally grateful.

Kathleen Dayus Talk Helen and Jacqui attended a talk

A Positive Note

On a positive note ‘The Friends’ were busy and believe this was due to the event being advertised in the Hockley Flyer, Eventbrite, and the JQBIDS Festival Programme. ‘The Friends’ will be busy for the next few weeks chasing up enquiries.

Forthcoming Events: • Sunday Guided Tours; 12 August - 9 September - 14 October - 11 November (Remembrance Day) - None in December. - Warstone Lane Tour -12 O’clock meet in Pitsford Street. Key Hill Cemetery – 2pm meet at island in Cemetery. • Sat 8 Sept Time 10.30-4pm Birmingham & Midland Institute. • Sat 15 Sept - 10.30-3.30pm Warstone Lane Cemetery – Stall corner Vyse Street & Pitsford Street - (We are hoping to obtain/borrow a gazebo for this event). Also, FREE Mini guided tours of Warstone Lane at 11am meet at stall Sat - Mini guided tours of Key Hill at 2pm meet at stall. Jacqui Fielding The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Hockley. Find us on Facebook August 2018

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about the life of author Kathleen Dayus at the Pig & Tail in Albion Street/Dayus Square They enjoyed this short talk by Dennis Cluley and were able to inform him that Kathleen Dayus’ mother Mary Ann Greenhill and sister Mary Ann White who were killed in an air raid on 10 April 1941 are buried in a private family grave in Warstone Lane - Section S, plot 852. Also, at the talk was Kathleen’s granddaughter Jackie Wright.

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A corner view of the soldering shop 1935

Joseph Fray Ltd - 1885/1995 ‘PresentationWare Specialists’ Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2014

Around the mid-1930s, machinery, though a not inconsiderable factor in the early processes was generally less important than the craftsman’s hands in the production of jewellery; but in the allied trades - manufacturing

A section of the plating shops 1935

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men at their benches working in gold on Masonic jewels, keys, caskets and similar small ware too intricate

silver and presentation ware - different methods were demanded and Joseph Fray catered for both under one roof the highly skilled jeweller and the most modern machinery. The busy factory of Joseph Fray Ltd based in No.36, Albion Street, saw huge presses, lathes, die-sinking, spinning, polishing machines and a variety of other machine tools and equipment playing their part to produce cups, medals. shields, badges and presentation articles of many kinds; and in another shop was presented the contrast of skilled crafts-

to be entrusted to machinery. Up-to-date plant, efficiently planned production and a reputation for excellent service combined to make the firm of Joseph Fray Ltd one of the largest and most important in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. They


Joseph Fraty Ltd was situated somewhere near the door on the far right.

were established in 1885 and enjoyed a steady expansion of business each year, even during periods of depression. The process by which medals were made is particularly interesting and a brief description may help the uninitiated. The design having been approved, a large clay model of each side was made and from these the dies were cut by an ingenious reducing machine which gave an exact

replica of the model of the required size. Medals from the dies could then be made in any quantity. Shields were produced, in high or low relief, in a large number of designs suitable for all sporting activities, and the very latest type of electrotyping plant was used. All day long workers and machines turned out these articles - cups, medals and shields for the sportsman whose metier may be billiards or bad-

minton; maces for mayors, caskets for statesmen and princes - and it is curious to reflect upon their significance, the sedulous application to so many variegated cause - which they will ultimately reward or record. Two hundred people were employed in the factory. The firm claimed to possess the largest power press of its kind in the trade, it is used in the manufacture of large medals and is capable of striking a blow of 100 tons to the square inch. Bernard Fray, who controlled the business from 1914, was the son of Joseph Fray, the founder, who was also concerned in the foundation of the Birmingham Jewellers’ and Silversmiths’ Association - George Fray represented the third generation in the firm.


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Mr George Taylor

George Taylor & Son

112 Vyse St (Now 82 Vyse St) Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2018

History Repeats Itself!

‘In 1914, Mr Taylor turned from the manufacture of Jewellery (Gem Ring makers and Diamond Mounters} to the making of Gauges and High-Grade Precision Work generally - and in 1940 he did exactly the same thing again! Since 1940, in a really intense and very prolonged effort, Mr. Taylor and his sadly depleted, yet forever loyal staff, have turned out a great number of Gauges and Precision Tools so vital to the winning of the war. Great versatility and much adaptability was shewn in this new field of activity by all concerned. Ours has been a good effort - honestly made. A hard task but definitely well worth the while. We are now progressively making our return to the manufacture of high-class Diamond Rings and Jewellery in general and are fully aware of the many hazards and trials which confront us. Whilst contriving to give of our best at all times let us assure our many friends that after this long experience of working to the finest degree of Accuracy and Precision

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our craftsmen are more efficient than ever before.’ Extract taken from ‘The Goldsmiths’ Journal, of May 1937: “Now getting well into its stride is the business of George Taylor & Son, 112, Vyse Street, which was established six months ago on the dissolution of Bates & Taylor, Tenby Street. Mr Taylor, who has more than thirty years’ experience in the production of gem rings and other jewellery, now has his son as partner. Also working in the business is Mr Taylor’s father, who had previously worked with W Osborn Ltd of Northampton Street, for an unbroken period of sixty-two years. Is this a record for the jewellery trade?”’ George Taylor & Son still carry out jewellery repairs from 82 Vyse Street (1st floor).

A Message from Joseph Fray Ltd of 36 Albion Street to their Customers, in 1945 at the end of WW2: ‘To our long-suffering customers 1939-1945: Hostilities have ceased in the West. Surrender Day, the day for which the whole World has been yearning for has at last come and passed. Our Armed Forces have accomplished what they set out to do, the enemy has been thrashed into submission, and the dawn of peace has arrived. We are confident you have realised that this could not have been done but for the very close relationship between the Armed Forces and Industry. This was brought about by gearing the two together, and thus in the very early days of the War, we were ordered to make ourselves one of the teeth in the gigantic Industrial Wheel of War. We were appointed an Essential

Undertaking, under the Essential Works (General Provisions) Orders, and a Key Point to the Admiralty. In this connection, we are proud to be able to say that we have done our duty to the full in producing many, many thousands of Naval Gun Sights and very many millions of Aircraft Components, and the huge quantities of Incendiary Bomb Parts produced by us must have covered a large area of Germany. To do this, we had to build new Shops and equip them with specialist machines of all types. Our Toolroom was entirely re-built and re-equipped on the most up-to-date lines. This was one of the trials of producing the ‘Tools’ for War. At the same time, throughout the turmoil of this tremendous production, we have been mindful of what this has meant to you. Your supplies have been cut off for years and do believe us when we say we have had you in our minds, and have wondered from time to time, just how you have been able to keep your businesses together. This, indeed, has been a big burden for you to carry, and we trust you have been able to weather the storm created by ‘That Wicked Man’ (Hitler), with as little distress as possible. Having completed our duty to the State, which was vital, we now realise that, yet another vital duty has to be performed as quickly as circumstances permit. We have to assist you in getting back to normal trade, once more. We are still bound by many restrictions, but we hope in the near future that these restrictions of labour and materials will be removed, and thus allow us to produce our normal goods, for which you must be in great need. As far as we are permitted, we shall do all we can and as quickly as we can, to build up stocks from which you will be able to draw. The Government has, however, intimated that in straightening out the Country’s ‘Recovery Tangle’, essential requirements of life have got to receive first attention and priority of place. What material and labour will be released to this Industry, we cannot tell, but be assured that from what becomes available to us, you will receive your fair share. The change-over from War conditions to those of Peace is taking place in our Factory. We fear, however, that the near future will call for patience from you and perhaps almost ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ from us, until our Factory is restored, once more, to normal conditions and filled with reliable workers.

BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE SEEKS NEW GUARDIANS  Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1773, Birmingham Assay Office has a 245‐year history of providing consumer  protection in the form of testing and hallmarking of precious metals.  In addition to the original core business,  four further divisions have been developed:   •

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The Analytical Laboratory: internationally respected as an authority in the testing of precious metals, nickel, lead cadmium and other elements restricted by REACH, RoHS and further international regulations and legislation AnchorCert: one of the UK’s best resourced gemmological facilities SafeGuard: leading valuation service for jewellery, watches and silverware The Academy: specialist courses to businesses and individuals in precious metals analysis, gemmology and retail skills

Since its foundation, Birmingham Assay Office has grown based on its independent expertise, integrity and  innovation.  We are now looking for candidates with a high level of business acumen and a strong interest in  the Assay Office to join our existing team of guardians, as we approach our 250th anniversary.  Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate in Birmingham  As an independent business formed by an Act of Parliament, Birmingham Assay Office is controlled by a group of 36  elected “Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate in Birmingham”, of whom not more than nine or less than six  may be connected with the jewellery trade.  The guardians subsequently elect wardens from amongst their number  to serve on a board to which the Chief Executive and Assay Master reports.   The Birmingham Assay Office is seeking seasoned individuals to serve as guardians. Applicants must have experience, knowledge and professional standing and be actively engaged in any of the areas listed below.  These  are unpaid posts with an initial requirement to attend two meetings a year. However, it is important that a guardian  can be called upon as required to provide independent advice, professional guidance and introductions within their  field of expertise for the benefit of the Assay Office.  Guardians must be prepared to stand as wardens if required;  this is a more time‐consuming role and is remunerated.  Competencies that we are looking for in a guardian  Candidates may find it more convenient if they are resident or regularly work in the Greater Birmingham area.  We  would especially welcome applications from those with tangible evidence of particular strengths and significant experience in ONE OR MORE of the following areas: •International and/or global business acumen including India •General management of multi-divisional small/medium enterprise •Financial and or treasury management of service organisations - in the UK and/or internationally •General management and/or business development management of chemical analytical laboratory •General management of a certification/audit business to recognised international standards •Skilled implementer of lean manufacturing methodologies •Consumer protection and trading standards expertise

If you feel that you are suitably qualified and would like to know more about the role of a guardian, please send an  introduction  and  your  CV  no  later  than  5pm, Friday, 7 September  2018  to  Kate  Hartigan,  Chairman  of  the  wardens  at


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Training & Education  AUGUST 15 WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY 2018

@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. World Calligraphy Day is back on 15th August 2018! Come along to World Calligraphy Day and celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering with Manuscript Pen Company at the Pen Museum.


@ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. The concept revolves around providing Year 9 and 10 students with the chance to learn about design, architecture and engineering through a two day design workshop held at a local architecture practice in Central Birmingham on 25th August.


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Just starting out in calligraphy or have a bit of experience? Come and develop your skills as a member of the Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum.


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.


11:30 am - 4:00 pm This is one of a series of five individual but related workshops that explore the many different ways to draw, illuminate and decorate historical capital letters. Each workshop will focus on a particular type of letter and a particular way to decorate so you can build up quite a substantial portfolio.


10:00 am - 4:00 pm An intense two-day course that delves deeply into the psychology of the buying and selling journey with an eye-opening look at the way people communicate. It provides a rare opportunity for delegates to place their sales skills under the microscope and help them to recognise their strengths as well as further development needs. Price: £595 + VAT


10:00 am - 4:00 pm This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. Price £275 + VAT


9:30 am - 4:30 pm The course is specifically designed to support buyers, technologists and those responsible for quality assurance in fine and costume jewellery and accessories with a metal plating. Delegates will gain an understanding of the basic principles of the plating process and recognised best practice. Price: £295 + VAT


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm TJoin The Crafts Collective and be inspired by the beautiful, historic buildings of the Jewellery Quarter to create your own designs to print. Learn how to cut your own design into lino and print on fabric or card. Great for those who want to learn a new skill or make some personalised artwork!


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Decorate a tote bag with your own design, inspired by buildings in the historic heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Paint your design and then transfer to a tote bag using a heat press. All materials provided. The workshop will be led by Deborette Clarke who is a designer/maker.

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Tours, Walks & Talks  AUGUST


Cemetery Tours are the second Sunday in the month, January to November. None in December. Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at 12 Noon (meet at Pitsford Street entrance). Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm (meet at Icknield Street entrance by pillar gates)


@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at The Coffin Works for a midweek treat! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.


Tours of J. W. Evans are available on a set number of days. The size of the property means these are limited to 10 people per tour. Entrance is by pre-booking - tickets from Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183.


12:15 pm - 1:10 pm. Join us every Wednesday throughout summer to discover more about ‘Women’s Work in the JQ” with our special guided tour through the women’s world at the historic Smith & Pepper Factory.


Join our Learning Officer for a fun filled afternoon at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter! Take a family friendly guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory and then enjoy a fun craft activity in our Education Space. Pre-booking essential.


@ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape.


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm A bright new future awaited the homecoming servicemen and the newly liberated women at the end of the second world war. Or so they thought. One of the problems awaiting these thousands of heroes was where would they live?


Tours of J. W. Evans are available on a set number of days. The size of the property means these are limited to 10 people per tour. Entrance is by pre-booking - tickets from Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183.

05, 12 & 19 & 26 VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR

@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at The Coffin Works for a midweek treat! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our award-winning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. A rare opportunity to visit the new Assay Office, to appreciate key items from their Private Collections under the expert guidance of curator Craig O ‘Donnell, who will deliver a brief introductory talk. The displays of silver demonstrate the diversity of Boulton’s manufactory, the impressive output from Elkington & Co, and the importance of Birmingham in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Just some highlights of the many events in the Jewellery Quarter so please visit

Just some of the many events in the JQ, so for more info please visit


10:30 am - 12:30 pm.Founded in 1773 The Birmingham Assay Office has been highly regarded as one of the City’s key businesses for 245 years. This talk focusses on ten Objects selected from the Private Collections of the Office which illustrate the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit which have ensured its survival.


Cemetery Tours are the second Sunday in the month, January to November. None in December. Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at 12 Noon (meet at Pitsford Street entrance). Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm (meet at Icknield Street entrance by pillar gates)


10:30 am - 4:00 pm The Hive Heritage Hub is the newest addition to the New Standard Works building, home to Argent College for Special Education Needs Students, owned and operated by the Ruskin Mill Land Trust. The Hub offers a very ‘hands on’ experience to heritage, and seeks to tell more hidden social histories of the JQ; women, children, deaf and disabled workers and migration.


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Explore the industrial middle of the Jewellery Quarter with photographer Pete Ashton on hand to offer advice and help you get the most out of your camera. Photo walks are about slowing down and really looking at the details of the area whilst learning from being in a group


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Join expert guide Rupert Fisher on a lively walk and talk around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Meet on Newhall street opposite Queen’s Arms pub at 2.00pm. Pre-booking required. Tickets are £7 per person. uk/jewellery


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Birmingham’s only ghost signs walking tour around the Jewellery Quarter on the edge of Birmingham city centre taking around 3 hours. Ghost signs are old advertising signs hand-painted directly onto a buildings brickwork. They provide an ongoing glimpse back to the past. Put simply it’s – history written on the walls for us all to see and enjoy.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join Jewellery Quarter heritage expert Rupert Fisher as he talks about the fascinating story of this historic area, showing a range of images from the past. Find out about the people, buildings and businesses that have thrived in the area over the last 200 years. Make the most of this one-off opportunity to take in views from the heights of the 5th floor Sky Lounge!


10:30 pm - 5:00 pm Join us for free costumed guided tours of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory to celebrate Heritage Open Days. Tours are free but pre-booking advised – call 0121 348 8263 to reserve your space on the tour. Pre-booking advised. This event is free


11:00 am - 3:00 pm Free Guided Tours of the Coffin Works focusing on the ‘Extraordinary Women’ who make up the Newman Brothers’ story. Visit our ‘time capsule’ factory and experience how this Jewellery Quarter firm once produced some of the world’s finest coffin furniture. The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. Pre-booking as far in advance as possible is strongly advised because tours are always fully booked on the day.


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 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! Please arrive at 1000 Trades for 13:45 to ensure that the tour can start on time.

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Property Planning

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 keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2018/05936/PA Unit 5 14 Hylton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6HN. Listed Building Consent for the installation of new stove with flue on first floor and roof light. 19-07-2018 2018/05866/PA 40a Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Display of 1no. internally illuminated and 1no. nonilluminated fascia sign. 17-07-2018 2018/05721/PA Regent House Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HR. External alterations to include entrance canopy, low level screens and signage totem to front. 12-07-2018 2018/05605/PA 21 Frederick Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3HE. Display of replacement internally illuminated fascia sign. 10-07-2018 2018/05430/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3RA. Listed Building Consent for a change of use from office (Use Class B1) to children’s day nursery (Use Class D1) with associated works including access/driveway, playground, storage and refuse. 02-07-2018 2018/05381/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3RA. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to children’s day nursery (Use Class D1) with associated works including access/driveway, playground, storage and refuse. 02-07-2018 2018/05314/PA 14-15 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for the display of 1no. non illuminated hanging sign. 29-06-2018 2018/05435/PA 18-19 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AR. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to 20 residential apartments (Use

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Class C3). 27-06-2018 2018/05099/PA 604B The Big Peg 120 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NF. Installation of replacement windows to all elevations, replacement of cladding and remedial works. 22-062018

Awaiting Decision 2018/05175/PA Counting House 3 Mary Ann Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1BG. Listed Building Consent for the insertion of two windows in the rear elevation. 25-06-2018 2018/05142/PA Counting House 3 Mary Ann Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1BG. Insertion of two windows in the rear elevation. 25-062018 2018/04885/PA Land at 109 Northwood Street & 199 Newhall Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed buildings and conversion of 109 Northwood Street (Harpers Hill Works) from B2 to A1-A4 or B1 uses and conversion of 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1 use with associated works. 13-06-2018 2018/04882/PA Land fronting Northwood Street, James Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, Newhall Street and Regent Place (premises currently occupied by AE Harris & Baker & Finnemore) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Partial demolition of buildings, change of use of retained buildings at 109, 123 & 128 Northwood Street from B2 to A1-A4, B1/C3, change of use of retained building at 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1, conversion and erection of new buildings to provide 326 one, two and three bed apar tments and 8,422sqm of non-residential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-062018 2018/04823/PA 103-104 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LP. Installation of additional display window. 13-062018 2018/04815/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Non-Material Amendment to planning application 2017/02040/PA for alterations to the treatments to the front and gable elevations of 94 Charlotte Street

to painted brickwork and painted render respectively. 13-06-2018 2018/04481/PA 36 Vyse Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JY. Installation of dormer window to front and two roof lights to rear. 01-06-2018 2018/04369/PA 65-77 Summer Row Birmingham B3 1LB. Change of use from job centre (Use Class A2) to University College (Use Class D1) 31-052018 2018/04343/PA 46 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for proposed internal and external alterations to unit 4 at first and second floors as approved under 2016/03404/PA for conversion to 2 bed dwelling. 30-05-2018 2018/04342/PA 46 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HN. Variation of Condition 1 to amend plans, removal of condition 7 and variation of conditions 8 & 9 approved under 2016/03369/PA to remove student occupation restriction and to reduce number and re-position approved rooflights to provide A1 commercial unit at ground floor with 4 no. x 2 bed dwellings above and to the rear. 30-05-201 2018/03362/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for extension at second floor; installation of roof lights; replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation; repairs to roof and internal alterations. 25-04-2018 2018/03310/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Extension at second floor; installation of roof lights; replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation. 25-04-2018 2018/00570/PA 111-114 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4-storey replacement building providing ground floor commercial unit for A1 use with 12 two-bed apartments above and new vehicle access. 24-01-2018 2017/10934/PA 33 Pitsford Street (Mr Tyre site) Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ.Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a residential led mixed use redevelopment providing 406 apartments, commercial (B1a), workshop (B1b & c), Retail (A1, A2, A3, A4 & A5), 140 car parking spaces, a new entrance to the Jewellery Quarter train station and associated works including landscaping and new entrance to Pitsford Street. 27-12-2017 2018/00391/PA 100 Icknield Street

New Decisions 2018/04760/PA Caroline Point - Unit 10 62 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UF. Change of use from second floor office (Use Class B1) to clinic (Use Class D1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/04599/PA The Kettleworks Land bounded by Icknield Street/Pope Street/ Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG. Display of 2 non illuminated signs. Final Decision Approve Temporary 2018/04379/PA 91 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3AA. Prior Approval for change from workspace (Use Class B1) to residential (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Refuse 2018/04193/PA Plot 8B, The Mint Icknield Street Birmingham B18 6RU. Listed Building Consent for erection of a two storey building to provide three apartments with associated parking and cycle/bin storage. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2018/04053/PA 95 Spencer Street Suite 219 Jewellery Business Centre Birmingham B18 6DA. Change of use of suite 219 from offices (Use Class B1) to restaurant and cafe (Use Class A3). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/03991/PA Jet Service Station Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6PP. Display of 1no. internally illuminated digital LED advertisement hoarding. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2018/03806/PA 84 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UP. Display of 1 externally illuminated sign and 1 non illuminated sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2018/03675/PA 151 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NZ. Alterations to front elevation and installation of footway crossing. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/03276/PA Building to the rear of 48-52 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for conversion and extension of redundant listed building to provide

two storey dwelling with associated minor demolition works, external alterations and repairs. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2018/03242/PA Building to the rear of 48-52 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Conversion and extension of existing redundant listed building to provide two storey dwelling and associated works including selective demolition. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/02630/PA 3-4 James Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1SD. Erection of two storey roof top extension and associated works including increasing the height of existing extraction flues. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/10759/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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/10708/PA 51 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter 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 external alterations. 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.

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THE PEN ROOM Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission £5 per adult (Gift Aid £5.50) Under 16’s free. W: www. 48 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HN

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THE MUSEUM of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Open Tuesday to Saturday (and bank holiday Mondays) 10.30am - 4pm. Book tours online or call 0121 348 8263 (lines open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm). W: COFFIN WORKS. The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-today basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture. To book, email, or call 0121 233 4790. W: J. W. E VA N S S i l ve r Factory. Tours of J. W. Evans are available on a set number of days. The size of the property means these are limited to 10 people per tour. Entrance to J.W. Evans Silver Factory is by pre-booked tours only. To book call our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30 Sat 9am - 5pm). W: www.


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