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Issue No 398

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The Hockley Flyer Pick-up Points Albion Street:

Pig & Tail Public House

Augusta Street:

Fellows Auctioneers

Caroline Street:

Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza

Charlotte Street: Travelodge

Constitution Hill:

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Fleet Street:

Coffin Works Museum

Frederick Street:

Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery The Button Factory Fredericks Coffee Lounge & Bar Pen Museum

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Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS 18 Editorial

Great Hampton Street: Hampton by Hilton Hotel

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, being left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we also provide a comprehensive subscription service, which costs £9.25 for the next 12 issues.

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Hockley St,

The Jewellers Arms

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Spencer Street:

Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Betts Metal Sales

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NEWS

20 Domino Relaunch Anthology Collection

St Pauls Square:

Andersons Bar and Grill RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen Sodabread Café The Rectory Bar St Pauls Club (members only access) St Pauls House The Jam House

Vittoria Street:

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

20 BSOE - 35th Anniversary

Vyse Street:

22 JQ/BID’s ‘JQ Life’ - Issue 2 Out Shortly

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor

22 WB - GECKO Senior Management Change

Warstone Lane:

HSBC Bank Frank Joiner HS Walsh Warstone Lane Post Office The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

23 Cooksongold Launches Revamped Store 24  Hockley Mint Focused on Bridal Jewellery

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24 Sherlock Holmes Diamond Detector 25  Domino Debuts at Jewellery Ireland 26  Deakin and Francis - ‘Tradition is the Way Forward’ 27  Domino Revitalises Rosabella Range 27  New Book - Celebrating City Women 28  Aswad to headline The Jam House 26 September 28  WB & Domino Invest in De Beers Diamond Detection Tech

HERITAGE 29 Johnson Matthey During the Second World War 30  Cookson Take Over Johnson Matthey

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

During August, despite so many people on holiday, we were thrilled to have had a record number of visitors to the ‘Jewellery Quarter Home Office’. Two of these visitors were the husband/wife team Rebecca and Craig from Struthers Watch Company who have premises in the Deakin & Francis building, which incorporates part of James Watt’s house and has a blue plaque on the wall. Rebecca has offered to write a feature for the Hockley Flyer in the near future. Although there are a large number of watch/clock makers on our database, some of which will be included in a future ‘JQ at War’ section, we have not yet traced many facts about the history of watch-making in the area, so are looking forward to this feature from Rebecca with keen anticipation. Other visitors included Luke (BIDS) who brought along Greta (Editor of the new JQ Life magazine, and a photographer). A series of features are to be printed in this new magazine named ‘90 Years of Change’ covering what I have seen, heard and experienced in Hockley in my life-time. The Hockley Flyer and JQ Life should sit well together at pick-up points. A charming lady - Nyasha (Asha) Pitt (Director ‘Living Content’) also came to see us, which proved to be both entertaining and informative. Writing features about the Heritage of the Jewellery Quarter is fascinating and very time-consuming. Time flies when you get absorbed in research. It is also very complicated at times with firms changing names and partners or being taken over and moving premises on a regular basis. It has been quite difficult to feature Cooksongold this month and without our database almost impossible. It is quite noticeable nowadays that there is no change of company names to add ‘& Son’ this is due to most children not wishing to follow their fathers into the Trade! - at one time it was the ‘expected thing’ and almost compulsory! We have had quite a reaction to the WM Griffiths heritage feature and were so lucky to get a picture of the green and gold sign before it was ripped down. Developers should be made to put back a sign, or a plaque, to say who was in the building previously. The area has one of the highest concentrations of Grade 2 listed buildings yet only have a small number of blue plaques. Colin has just given me another stack of old advertisements, some dating back to firms from the 1800s. I was thrilled when I found one of Wilsons (wholesale grocers) which I remember was right opposite our 3/4 house in Well Street which we left as part of the Slum clearance just before WW2. Yet another twenty or so extinct firms for our database, some manufacturing quite quirky items. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

BSOE - 35th Anniversary

Domino Relaunch Anthology Collection Domino Jewellery relaunched a refreshed, extended Anthology collection at IJL 2018, including four new stories and covering a breadth of contemporary and traditional design styles. Offering an innovative approach to selling fine jewellery and in response to current consumer appetite and jewellery trends, the range now comprises a total of 12 ‘curated collections’, each inspired by its own story - varying from floral motifs to art deco inspired designs. The updated Anthology range includes four entirely new stories, as well as many fresh designs across the existing collections. Each story covers a range of price points and jewellery styles with all but one collection now including bracelets, as well as rings, earrings and neckwear. Many of the pieces feature diamonds with an increasing number also incorporating coloured gemstones.” The refreshed Anthology range includes 12 stories, including 4 new design-led collections across traditional and contemporary silhouettes. Pieces are available in 18ct Gold

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alloys, set with HSI diamonds and a variety of precious gemstones. The supporting e-brochure has been improved, with simpler more streamlined referencing.

The British Society of Enamellers (BSOE) launched celebrations for its 35th anniversary year with a glittering drinks reception in the Champagne Bar at this year’s International Jewellery London, The BSOE, the leading membership organisation for British enamellers, also took the opportunity to celebrate the skill and expertise of its members, with the unveiling of winning works, submitted in July to be included in an exclusive online exhibition from 27 September 2018. The exhibition, http://onlineexhibition.enamellers.org, is part of wider activities planned for the trade organisation’s 35th anniversary celebrations. The BSOE is also seeking feedback on the organisation’s Vision, Mission and Values, inviting comment from BSOE members as well as anyone interested in the organisation’s future activities. Recently-appointed Vice-Chair, and Mona Pink Owner/Creative Director, Monika Kamycka said: “This is an exciting time to be part of the BSOE. It’s a time of celebration and of change. We are looking at how we future-proof the organisation, so that’s includes how we shape the BSOE moving forwards, how we communicate and how we improve and clarify membership benefits. We are just at the start of this journey and our 35th anniversary seems like a very appropriate time to celebrate our past and to plan for the future. Contact: email membership@ enamellers.org


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JQ/BID’s ‘JQ Life’ - Issue 2 Out Shortly The second issue of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQ/BID) magazine is out. The ‘JQ Life’ magazine is full of news, updates, features and information about the Jewellery Quarter and was launched following the renewal of the JQBID for an additional fiveyear term and offers a fresh angle on the people of the JQ; whether they are employees, business owners, students or residents. The first issue featured an opinion piece “In Their Own Words” with Marion Wilson, the Academy Director at the Birmingham Assay Office The second issue of JQ Life features the first of a series about Marie E Haddleton, ‘90 Years of Change’ - the first being about ‘The Slums of Hockley’ - (Marie was born in Hockley 90 years ago) and following through in future issues right up to the present day.

WB - GECKO Senior Management Change WB The Creative Jewellery Group are pleased to announce changes to its Gecko leadership team, with current Head of Sales and Operations, Ruth Johnson promoted to the role of

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There are also features on ‘How We Make It - Struhers Watchmakers reveal what makes a watch tick, and “Build It and They Will Come - Javelin Block’s Stuart Holt shares his story of the JQ The magazine is being distributed around Birmingham and will be available to collect at the JQ’s cafés, bars and restaurants. It will make a good ‘shelf companion’ to the Hockley Flyer Magazine (400th issue in General Manager for the leading fine fashion jewellery wholesaler. Ruth has worked at Gecko for more than 14 years, joining the team in 2003 as Customer Services Manager. Ruth’s diligence, passion and incredible work ethic have been cited as key reasons for her rapid promotion to Operations Manager in less than three years. Ruth’s advanced negotiation and leadership skills were further recognised in 2016, when she was promoted to Head of Sales and Operations. Commenting on the promotion, Managing Director, Andrew Morton, said: Ruth is a proactive and considered leader. I’m really pleased to be able to recognise her talent and commitment with this promotion “Ruth has absolutely earned this progression and the Gecko business is made stronger with this significant change. Ruth can now lead, develop and grow Gecko, in line with our over-arching Group strategy and vision. With the added responsibility, also comes the freedom to grow the business further”. Ruth took on overall responsibility for all day-to-day activities for Gecko on 1st September 2018.

N ove m b e r 2018) at the many pick-up points. A digital version of both magazines are also available to read on the JQ/BIDS and The Hockley Flyer websites. The JQ Life magazine is produced by Digitalglue (Greta Geoghegan Editor). The Hockley Flyer is produced by YBA Publications (Marie Haddleton Editor).

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100th Birthday

Ray with his son John.

On 28th June 2018, Ray Crathorne (previously trading as T & H Crathorne, celebrated his 100th birthday by lunching at the Cheltenham Hotel, with family and friends. When working in the trade as a manufacturing jeweller, he was wellknown as a brilliant craftsman and a ‘gentleman Jeweller’. At one time he traded from premises in Vyse Street, but then moved into The Hockley Centre (Big Peg) when his workshop was demolished to make way for the new flatted factory.


Cooksongold Launches Revamped Store Cooksongold, the UK’s largest jewellery making supplier, is celebrating 100 years of being at the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. In 1918 Cooksongold, established a manufacturing site and sales office on Vittoria Street, to serve both jewellery manufacturers and industrial users in the Midlands area. The business grew considerably in the early years constantly expanding its range of products and production facilities, and as a result bought the premises next door for use as production areas, stock holdings and a store. Following a series of further acqui-

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sitions, the business has expanded further to form the Cooksongold you see today. To mark the occasion of their 100th

year anniversary, they have launched their new Birmingham store! The complete refurbishment will allow them a greater experience, with thousands more products on display in what will be the UK’s largest jewellery making store. They have added a range of features, including the new Workshop area to showcase a range of products that they have in stock, allowing customers to try before they buy. Martin Bach - Cooksongold’s MD said: “We are extremely proud to have been a part of the Jewellery Quarter and the wider trade for the last century and see this anniversary as the perfect time to offer our brand-new store to jewellery industry. As the UK’s largest jewellery making store, we hope that the service we will provide can continue to help the jewellery industry prosper for many more years to come.” The new store officially opened to the public August 13th, 2018.


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Sherlock Holmes Diamond Detector

Hockley Mint Focused on Bridal Jewellery at IJL Award-winning British fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint showcased an extensive collection of new diamond jewellery pieces at IJL 2018. The main focus will appeal to retailers looking for high-quality, Britishmade bridal jewellery, with a new range that includes 36 single-stone engagement ring designs, as well as a large selection of multi-stone diamond rings, pendants and earrings. For the first time, the show will also see Hockley Mint offer pieces from its Mari Me bridal collection available to order as mounts. These awardwinning designs in Hockley Mint’s first fully branded bridal collection have previously only been available to retailers as fully finished pieces. Hockley Mint also launched its exclusive ‘Magnificent Seven’ diamond-set wedding band package at the IJL. The bands come in seven

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styles in widths from 1.5mm to 3mm. The British manufacturer sponsored the show’s new Bridal Showcase, to reinforce its commitment to promoting bridal jewellery. This commitment is supported with Hockley Mint’s launch of a newly designed catalogue, showcasing lifestyle images and demonstrating its full range of jewellery, including its trademarked WedFit designs.

Hockley Mint has invested in a new state-of-the-art diamond testing equipment in order to combat the reported rise in laboratory-grown diamonds, particularly when mixed into melee parcels of supposedly natural stones. Hockley Mint’s new Sherlock Holmes diamond detector rapidly detects every type of laboratorygrown diamond. Rather than testing individual stones with a probe, the machine can test stones in bulk quantities, instantly detecting CVD and HPHT laboratory-created diamonds. The Sherlock Holmes diamond detector is portable, lightweight and easy to use, and can test diamonds in unmounted single stones, loose in plastic parcels and mounted in jewellery. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “While our diamonds only come from reputable sources that already take full responsibility for the stones they supply, we have introduced Sherlock as our own tool to ensure strict guidelines are being fully respected, in response to a rise in reports of laboratory-grown diamonds being included in parcels of natural stones. As a leading British jewellery manufacturer, we want to ensure that we can continue to pride ourselves on the quality and integrity on which we have built our reputation. In order to ensure we can be confident about the diamonds we supply to customers in our finished jewellery, this was an essential investment for us to make – we can now test all diamond parcels we receive quickly and accurately, at the touch of a button.”


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CHOICE TWEETS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Domino Debuts at Jewellery Ireland Domino Jewellery added a new exhibition to its 2018 calendar, with the team making their debut at Jewellery Ireland in August 2018, exhibiting in the Fine Jewellery category. Jewellery Ireland, which took place at the CityWest Event Centre in Saggart, Dublin, and is in its 3rd year. The show aims to bring together leading industry brands in a discreet and friendly environment, timed strategically to assist buyers with crucial pre-Christmas planning and purchases. Domino took all of their 2018 collections to the show, including the recently-launched, extended Diamond Ring Mounts range, along with the new improved, tabulated brochure. The new DRM range, part of Domino’s Created & Crafted series which features only pieces that are designed and manufactured in the UK, has been vastly extended and now includes more than 230 products, including 12 product families of plain, grain-set, channel-set and castle-set mounts. Visitors were also able to view samples from Domino’s new Rosabella and Anthology ranges. Rosabella features 25 suites of diamond neckwear, wristwear and earrings. Ranging from statement to everyday jewellery, covering a wide range of key carat weights and price points, incorporating both classic and design-led pieces. Anthology offers an innovative approach to selling co-ordinating jew-

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ellery pieces. As its name suggests, Anthology comprises of a number of ‘curated collections’, each inspired by its own story. Pieces include statement necklaces, stylish pendants, chandelier, drop and stud earrings, bracelets and various styles of dress rings. Designs vary from white metal pieces set with diamonds, to coloured metal and gemstone combinations. Commenting on the new addition to the exhibition calendar, Marketing Co-ordinator Chantelle Serrell-Cooke said, “We’ve heard good things about Jewellery Ireland over the past couple of years. The show has doubled in size since launch in 2014 and it has attracted some interesting, premium brands that Domino aligns well with. The audience that the show attracts is perfect for Domino, so we’re excited to see how it goes.” All 2018 collections have been designed to provide retailers with a breadth of design, from traditional to more contemporary styles; they are also designed together, allowing consumers to truly personalise jewellery to work across multiple looks and occasions.

TT World Gold Council @ GOLDCOUNCIL - DYK On this day in 1896 gold was discovered in the Klondike of Canada’s Yukon Territory, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush. Since then, Canada has become the 5th largest gold producer in the world.

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Deakin and Francis ‘Tradition is the Way Forward’

‘At Deakin and Francis, we’ve always believed that tradition is the way forward. First established in 1786, we’re immensely proud of our heritage in employing tools and techniques which have been passed down from one generation to the next. We are, therefore, proud to announce that we have recently acquired 14 fly presses and a large stamping machine, all over 100 years old from a fellow Birmingham Jewellery manufacturer, who have recently ceased trading. This procurement is particularly exciting for Deakin and Francis as we’re not only expanding our existing collection of traditional machinery but are also able to revive tools that were actually made in Birmingham for a Birmingham Jewellery Manufacturer. We believe that our commitment to preserving local antiquated devices to craft our jewellery continues to evidence the authenticity of our brand. The stamping machine is a particularly impressive device as it has the ability to automatically stamp 2,000 shapes into sheets of metal in the space of one hour. Quite remarkable for a piece of machinery that’s over 100 years old! Contrarily, the fly presses are operated using human strength but still follow the same process of stamping into the metal sheets, which is the beginning of

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the process for crafting our famous cufflinks. We believe that these traditional methods are crucial when it comes to the craftsmanship of jewellery as it makes certain that our items will be of the highest quality. Many jewellery manufacturers use the alternative method of casting, which is a much faster process but means that the melted metal can be prone to impurities as it solidifies into shape. Our technique of beginning with a solid piece of metal, such as the sterling silver sheets, or the ingots of gold and stamping the metal into shape is more time consuming but ensures that the finished product is as pure as it can be. The stamping machine is currently dismantled as this was the only way it could be craned into our workshop. Our aim over the coming months is to reconstruct this and restore it to its former glory. The machine will not only look visually impressive alongside our existing faithful devices but will also improve the efficiency of our cufflink making process without compromising on quality. Deakin and Francis are proud to be moving from strength to strength and to be expanding our collection of steadfast equipment. Watch this space to see the finished result of the restored stamping machine!’


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Domino Revitalises Rosabella Range Domino relaunched a revitalised Rosabella collection at this year’s IJL. The new Rosabella range now features 25 suites of statement and everyday diamond jewellery, covering a wide range of key carat weights and

New Book Celebrating City Women A new book created by and celebrating inspiring Birmingham women and their achievements will be launched at the 2018 Birmingham Literature Festival in October. As part of Birmingham City Council’s campaign to mark the centenary of some women getting the right to vote in 1918, this colourful book features thirty fearless females who dreamt big and fought for what they believed in, often against the odds. Once Upon A Time In Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream - produced in conjunction with local female-run publisher The Emma Press, author Louise Palfreyman and Writing West Midlands - aims to inspire the city’s next generation of female achievers, leaders and pioneers. A launch event will be held at The REP’s Studio Theatre on Saturday 13 October at 2pm featuring some

price points, incorporating both classic and design-led pieces. All pieces within the Rosabella collection are available in 18ct White, Yellow and Rose Gold, and can be ordered fully set with the retailer’s choice of either GVS or HSI round diamonds. With diamond content ranging from a delicate 0.05ct to a show-stopping 7.34ct, the collection provides retailers with a wide range of price points. special guests, who will share their stories. Tickets are £3 (redeemable against book purchase) and can be booked on the Birmingham Literature Festival’s website – www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org This bedtime book, which is aimed at children aged 11 to 16, features stories of athletes, campaigners, pioneers, police, engineers, artists and medics – all true and all inspiring. Meet the world’s first female computer programmer Mary Lee BernersLee, staunch activist for women’s rights Jessie Eden, and courageous campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai in this lively introduction to some of the city’s most awe-inspiring women, past and present. Young writers will also be able to take part in a children’s workshop based on Once Upon A Time In Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream as part of the literature festival, which will also be at The REP on 13 October. For more information and to book places, visit www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org

TT Coffin Works @CoffinWorks - We shared images of this First Aid Kit from our collection 4 years ago and we managed to date it to 1943 by doing a bit of googling! 4 years later we’ve found the original instructions from the kit listing all that it should contain. Looks like it wasn’t used very often!

TT Key Hill Cemetery @ FriendsKHandWL - V.J Day -15 Aug 1945. The public celebrating outside Birmingham Council House. Note: Marie Haddleton was there somewhere in the photo! TT Jewellery Quarter @ JQuarterWMP - If you have any complaints regarding rough sleeping, begging, anti social behaviour etc, please call 101 for an incident log to be created and ask that a ‘P6’ is listed the neighbourhood Police Team, this ensure incidents are recorded and avoids ‘hidden demand’ managed by my team.

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Aswad to headline The Jam House 26 September After topping the Reggae charts with their number one single ‘Back to Africa’ in 1976, and a Grammy award nomination for ‘Best Reggae Album of the Year’ (Rise and Shine), Aswad returns to The Jam House for what is predicted to be another sell out event. MOBO award winners for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Black Music’, Aswad are renowned for their rich melodies and compelling harmonies, woven over hard rhythm tracks and inspired horn riffs. After over forty years of performing and nearly thirty albums, the band have worked with everyone from Bob Marley to Black Arrow – they were even featured on Burning Spear’s 1977 live album recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park. Following their previous sell-out

WB & Domino Invest in De Beers Diamond Detection Tech Weston Beamor and Domino continue to invest in technology and training in order to deliver customer service excellence by taking receipt of innovative diamond testing equipment, designed and manufactured by De Beer’s Technical division, IIDGR. The new SYNTHDetect is suitable for testing colourless stones with no

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show at the Jam House several years ago, they are back in Birmingham for another unforgettable night. Comment from Aswad: “The Second City is our Second Home - we love

the people of Birmingham. We have played the Jam House many times and love how we can get up close and personal with our fans, some of whom we have known for over thirty years.”

lower size limit, with a range of attachments that allow the Weston Beamor and Domino teams to test loose stones, rings, bangles, brooches and necklaces. Commenting on the SYNTHDetect, Operations Director Mark Thomas, said: “This is a really excellent piece of kit. We now have the ability to test stones supplied by customers and provide the reassurance that the stones are as expected – whether natural or lab grown. With the rise of manufactured stones, we wanted to be able to provide our customers with that reassurance. We spent a long

time researching the market and as you’d expect there are several options out there. Having visited DeBeers Research facility and discussed the latest developments in technology, we chose the SYNTHDetect because of its accuracy. We were also aware that our customers know and trust the De Beers name, as do we.” The WB team took receipt of the SYNTHDetect in the week before IJL and will be rolling out the service throughout September. The equipment was designed by IIDGR specifically for set jewellery and can also be used for loose stones. SYNTHDetect uses the principle of time-resolved photoluminescence, with images viewed on a high-resolution touch screen. Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR, said: “SYNTHDetect is a really exciting synthetic detection tool because it is the most accurate and efficient way to test finished jewellery. It’s particularly exciting because it incorporates a totally new way of detecting synthetics, by detecting all-natural diamonds. So, if a stone in a piece of jewellery does not display the correct natural attributes, it is highlighted immediately.”


Some of the original Johnson & Sons and Johnson Matthey buildings in the 1960’s

Johnson Matthey During the Second World War

Source: The Jewellery Quarter History & Guide 2nd Edition

‘During the war years Johnson Matthey made its contribution to the war effort by supplying alloys in quantity and advising customers on the best techniques, e.g.: It was found that small silver lined copper tubes could

be used most advantageously for the construction of oil cooler units for use in aircraft engines. Another particularly interesting contribution was the Selective Gun Button. This was required for a special aircraft gun in which camera operation was linked to the firing mechanism, the customer being Dunlop Rim & Wheel Co of Coventry. This selective Gun Button was fitted to the control columns of the highly successful Mosquito aircraft. The melting house had plenty of important work to replace its normal gold and silver scrap melting and alloying. There was a great deal of brass and other non-ferrous metal scrap arising from firms in the area engaged in making armaments and the melting of large quantities of this kept the melting fires busy. This work had, however, to be carried out in daylight hours as the glow of the furnaces would have been visible to enemy aircraft by night.

well and were never prevented from full productive operation. A considerable number of outworkers were used during the war years, one job in an out-worker’s hands was a steel washer for the 4lb Incendiary Bomb, of which 60,000,000 approximately were made. Fire Guard duty was obligatory during the war years in shifts. For duties outside normal working hours the payment was between 3/-d and 6/-d per hour. Careful preparations had been made for a rapid return to peacetime activities as soon as the war ended, but precious metal supply shortages limited the possibilities for a time and there was great competition for scrap to refine and add to the meagre allocations of metal permitted by official restrictions. By 1965, and in step with the policy of City planners at that time, the original premises were demolished, and the present-day building was constructed’. September 2018

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In the various aerial bombardments of Birmingham, the Jewellery Quarter suffered badly and there were large areas of devastation around Vittoria Street. But although there was superficial damage to the premises of Johnson Matthey on several occasions the works and offices survived


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Cookson Take Over Johnson Matthey Source: Hockley Flyer No 107 1994

‘The hottest story at the Spring Fair in 1994 was the takeover by the American company Cookson

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Precious Metals Limited of Johnson Matthey and Knight Stern. The Cookson Group acquired Johnson Matthey and brought it together with Knight Stern for ‘strategic reasons’. The purchase was made with a view to the opportunities in the UK as well as Europe. Cookson say that they will do everything in their power to ensure that they

do not disrupt service to their customers while the two companies are being merged over the next few months. The new company will maintain trade counters in Birmingham, London and Dublin and they do not intend to withdraw from any of the product areas served by Knight Stern and Johnson Matthey Jewellery. Cookson also say that they will also


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have a much wider product range, some of which has never been available in the UK before. Cookson Group’s history extends back 300 years, its roots are in Newcastle upon-Tyne. Isaac Cookson, the son of a brazier from Penrith, Cumberland, moved to Newcastle in 1704 to seek his fortune. He quickly became involved in coal mining and manufacturing iron and glass. Over the next 250 years the Cookson family played a leading role in the Industrial Revolution in the North of England and in the industrial development of the region. They supplied glazes for the Palace at Versaille; they equipped Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo and they provided the lead additives for painting the Brooklyn Bridge. By the 1930s Cookson had become a significant group with wide ranging interests. By the 1950s it was beginning to establish itself as one of the world’s leading international specialist industrial materials group. Today Cookson’s customers include all the world’s major multinational corporations, all the leading industrial component manufacturers and suppliers and thousands of specialist subcontractors.’

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Wm Griffith & Sons Heritage Feature Source: Hockley Flyer No.396 July 2018

Dear Marie ‘I was very interested in the Hockley Flyer Heritage feature about WM Griffith & Sons in issue 396 (July 2018) My name is John Davis - some years ago, I presented you with a silver brooch of the ‘Gates’ which I am so pleased to hear you still have it. I also made one as a Gift to HRH Prince Charles! It was presented to him on his visit to The Jewellery Quarter in 1993. Regarding the WM Griffiths story, I noticed the workshop photo matched up with a photo I have of my Grandad, who died at a young age, so we grew up

never knowing him. I started working in the Jewellery Quarter at the age of 15 and often wondered where he worked after my dad told me that he had worked in the trade too! The photo of my Grandad has been on my wall in my shop since I opened in 2009,so to see the story ,including the photo was really good! Charles Davis was his name....Front centre in Photo. I now know where he worked! Thank You Marie! John Davis September 2018

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Training & Education  SEPTEMBER 11 UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This hands-on diamond training course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. COST: £275.00 per delegate + VAT

12 PATTERN CUTTING FOR SMALL LEATHERGOODS

Learn to make patterns for simple small leather goods, you will be shown how to draft patterns correctly for a selection of leather goods. This short course comprises of four evening sessions of 2.5 hours each. Dates: 12th, 19th and 26th Sept, 3rd Oct 2018 6.00pm – 8.30pm

13 UNDERSTANDING PLATING

9:30 am - 4:30 pm This course is specifically designed to support buyers, technologists and those responsible for quality assurance for fine and fashion / costume jewellery and accessories with metal plating. COST: £295.00 per delegate + VAT

13 HERITAGE LINO PRINTING

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Join 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.

15 TOWNSCAPE TOTES

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.

16 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY WITH SHEILA SMITH

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Session One: 13:00 - 14:30. Session Two: 14:30 - 16:00

18 EXPOSED - DIAMOND SIMULANTS, SYNTHETICS AND TREATMENTS

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This is a hands-on course designed for those who have a basic understanding of diamonds. This oneday course gives delegates a chance to see and handle diamond simulants, synthetics and treated diamonds. COST: £275.00 per delegate + VAT

20 PAINT POP ART!

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at The Rose Villa Tavern will be themed around Laura McDonald’s Roarsome pop art lion!

22 ADULT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP SILVER SPINNING RING

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Join designer maker Grace Page to design and create your own silver spinning ring using traditional tools and techniques. Costs: £50.00 (Adult) Museum of the JQ.

25 EXPOSED - FAKE, FRANKEN AND CUSTOM WATCHES COURSE

9:30 am - 4:30 pm This course is a combination of presentation combined with handling practical examples and is intended for those involved in either buying, authenticating or valuing watches whether as a business or for private interest. This one day course will provide a detailed insight into fake watches and how to identify them. COST: £295.00 per delegate + VAT

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25 UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This one-day interactive coloured gemstone training course takes an in-depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. COST: £275.00 per delegate + VAT

26 EXPOSED: THE INSIDE STORY GEMSTONE TREATMENTS REVEALED

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This is a hands-on course designed for those who already have knowledge of Coloured Gemstones and will reveal the inside story about gemstone treatments.. COST: COST: £275.00 per delegate + VAT

29 MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

10:00 am - 4:00 pm On this course you will get hands on with the new fun, quicker way to learn calligraphy using your fine point nib. In the morning, we will get used to the script and practice and in the afternoon, I will show you design layout

16 THE CITY BEAUTIFUL PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free event. A unique opportunity for families to work with an RBSA printmaking tutor with The City Beautiful as your theme.

 OCTOBER 04 UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS

9:30 am - 4:15 pm. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. COST: £225.00 per delegate + VAT

06 BIRMINGHAM SCRIBES AT THE PEN MUSEUM – WORKSHOP

@ 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 Pen Museum Scribes.

12 CUT, PREPARE AND MAKE SMALL LEATHERGOODS

Learn to cut, prepare and sew leather using pre-made patterns (If you have done the pattern cutting for Small leather goods short course – you can use the patterns that you have made). This short course comprises of five evening sessions of 2.5 hours each. 10th, 17th and 24th Oct, 7th and 14th Nov 2018 6.00pm - 8.30pm

13 I MADE IT: GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS

10:00 am - 4:00 pm This one day ‘hands on’ workshop will explore a variety of construction techniques using easily available tools, materials and processes accessible by beginners. Introducing you to a range of hand and power tools this workshop is designed to empower you giving you the confidence to undertake simple DIY tasks in your own home.

13 LEATHER POUCH SHORT COURSE

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Come and make a machine sewn leather pouch, perfect for storing a variety of bits and pieces such as phone, cash, makeup or can be used as a clutch bag. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to machine sew leather.

14 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY WITH SHEILA SMITH

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Session One: 13:00 - 14:30. Session Two: 14:30 - 16:00

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


Tours, Walks & Talks  SEPTEMBER

12 HERITAGE WITH A VIEW

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!

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 awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.

13 EXPLORING THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM

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.

14 245 YEARS OF HISTORY - 10 UNIQUE OBJECTS FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF THE ASSAY OFFICE

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.

15, 19, 29 J. W. EVANS SILVER 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 is by pre-booking - tickets from Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183.

15 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - NEW STANDARD WORKS ROOF TOP MICRO-FARM TOUR

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.

15 JEWELLERY QUARTER PHOTO WALK

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

15 HERITAGE OPEN DAY

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

16 HERITAGE OPEN DAY

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. 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. Pre-booking as far in advance as possible is strongly advised.

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

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.

22 LETTERBOXES OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR

1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

27 “THOSE DAMN TIN CANS!” THE HISTORY OF PREFABS IN BIRMINGHAM

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? The answer came in the shape of “Those Damn Tin Cans” – a temporary solution that was loved by over 150 thousand families.

 OCTOBER 03, 13, 17 & 27 J. W. EVANS SILVER 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 is by pre-booking - tickets from Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183.

06 JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE WALK

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. Pre-booking required. Tickets are 7 per person. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/jewellery

07 THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Join expert guide Rupert Fisher on a lively walk and talk around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Meet on Newhall street

13 EXPLORING THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF ASSAY OFFICE BIRMINGHAM

10:30 am - 12:30 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.

13 LOVE LETTERS - URBAN TYPE WALK

10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Join typography afficionados Love Letters on a tour of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Known as The City of a Thousand Trades, Birmingham has not only extensive industrial heritage, but also a rich typographical history.

14 TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY

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)

14 LETTERBOXES OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR

1:00 pm - 3:00 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.

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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 2018/07071/PA 25 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD. Application to determine the details of condition numbers 1 (contamination remediation scheme), 3 (demolition to be undertaken in conjunction with the approved redevelopment), 4 (demolition method statement), 12 (sustainable drainage scheme), 13 (Sustainable Drainage Assessment and Sustainable Drainage Operation and Maintenance Plan), 17 (ecological survey) and 20 (level details) attached to planning approval 2015/07814/PA. 29-08-2018 2018/06733/PA Land fronting Carver Street and 120 Pope Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Application to determine the details of condition number 1 (contamination remediation scheme) and (Sustainable Drainage Assessment and Sustainable Drainage Operation and Maintenance Plan) attached to planning approval 2017/03225/ pa. 14-08-2018 2018/06701/PA 156 Warstone Lane (Unit 1) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Non Mater ial Amendment to approval 2016/09245/PA for a minor amendment to external walkway, internal amendments to apartment layouts and amendment to bedrooms in Apartments 5, 9 and 14 in order to comply with building regulations. 13-08-2018 2018/06530/PA Studio 4 50-54 St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1QS. Listed Building Consent for the proposed installation of 4 internal screen dividers in association with a change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to a tattoo studio (Sui Generis). 07-08-2018 2018/06291/PA 27 Frederick Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed Building Consent for protection works including installation of lead flashing 30-07-2018

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

erection of a part 3, 4 & 5 storey building and refurbishment of Heaton House to provide 73 units, comprising 1 x 4 bed, 11 x 3 bed, 36 x 2 bed and 25 x 1 bed houses and apartments with associated parking and landscaping. 16-07-2018 2018/05392/PA Studio 4 50-54 St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1QJ Change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to a tattoo studio (Sui Generis) 02-07-2018

Awaiting Decision 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. non-illuminated 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. 12-072018 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 2018/05313/PA 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Display of 1 non illuminated hanging sign. 29-06-2018 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 2018/05099/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. 22-06-2018

2018/06245/PA 72-74 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3DR. Addition of a third storey, refurbishment and conversion of existing building to flexible A1 and B1 commercial use and 8 no. apartments on first, second and third floors. 30-07-2018

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

2018/05801/PA Heaton House & land adjoining Camden Street & Powell Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BZ. Demolition of existing buildings (apart from Heaton House),

2018/04882/PA Land fronting Northwood Street, James Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, Newhall Street and Regent Place (premises currently occupied by AE Harris &

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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 apartments and 8,422sqm of non-residential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-062018 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) 31-05-2018 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 s e c o n d f l o o r s a s a p p r ove d u n d e r 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 2018/00570/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 Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6RU. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4-storey replacement building providing ground floor Use Class A1 commercial space and 12 apartments above with associated access. 17-01-2018

New Decisions 2018/05605/PA 21 Frederick Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3HE. Display of externally illuminated fascia sign and non illuminated menu board. Final Decision Approve Temporary 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 Class C3). Final


Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions 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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/05142/PA Counting House 3 Mary Ann Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1BG. Insertion of two windows in the rear elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/04823/PA 103-104 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LP. Installation of additional display window and roller shutter. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Approve 2018/03362/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for extension at second floor; installation of plant room, installation of new and replacement roof lights; repairs to roof, replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation and internal alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/03310/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Extension at second floor, installation of plant room, installation of roof lights and replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation. 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!

BOOKS ON SALE AT YBA PUBLICATIONS BIRTHDAY GEMS LORE & MYTHS - A QUICK GUIDE:

A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20 pages it is packed with information about Birthstones. Its origins are with The Hockley Flyer where for 12 issues we ran the corresponding month’s Birthstone and their Myths and Legends. Gemstones are fascinating in more ways, we all know diamond is the hardest known natural stone, but what about the oldest diamond? Scientists have found Zircons date back as far as 4.375 billion years, and considering the planet is 4.54 billion years old, they have survived countless trips down rivers, heating, squeezing and tectonic plate rides buried deep in the Earth’s crust and back to the surface. 20 Page A5 Booklet £2.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.

THE CHAMBERLAIN CLOCK

A 20 page A5 booklet we did as a souvenir of The ‘Chamberlain Clock’ which has become an established landmark within the City, this publication was to mark the centenary of such a well known symbol of the heritage and culture of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. This was back in 2002 when it was first published. 20 photos are published including the clocks restoration. £1.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd Edition

It 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. £5.95 + £1.37 Post & Packing.

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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. penroom.co.uk 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: www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/jewellery. 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 newmanbrothers@coffinworks.org, or call 0121 233 4790. W: www.coffinworks.org. 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. english-heritage.org.uk

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