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November 2018

Issue No 400





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Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS 16 Editorial 22 News 42 Planning

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23 Cemeteries News 24 5th Inhorgenta Trendfactory in London 26 Isabella Liu, AwardWinning Jeweller & Artist 28 Gecko’s Bee-Inspired New Elements Collection 28 Intergem 2018: Final Report: 30 Lighting up The Jewellery Quarter 42 Planning


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Here it is, our 400th issue of The Hockley Flyer, featuring the magazine from a very humble beginning into becoming the icon it is today! - Hope you enjoy reading about the history of the magazine and the huge part is has played over the past 400 Issues. We also hope you enjoy our own personal story of ‘A Family a War’.


What’s next? Our Christmas issue, of course, then we will revert to our ‘Jewellery Quarter at War’ series, which is causing so much interest


Recently on TV there has been a series on history of the workplace, but a bit disappointed that not once has Birmingham been mentioned so far, even when it featured electro-plating which of course was invented in Birmingham! (Elkington’s).


Next year, 2019, sees the 250th Anniversary when James Watt took out a patent for a new Condensing Chamber and there will be lots printed about him, probably as living and working everywhere but in The Jewellery Quarter, where as you know. he actually lived. It was The Hockley Flyer who ‘discovered’ his house and arranged for a Blue Plaque to be erected. We do of course have some stories about him, but it would be nice to make these a bit more personal to the Jewellery Quarter, so if you do have any stories about him, or even still have one of his steam engines, please do contact us so that we can emphasise that James Watt is part of OUR Jewellery Quarter’s heritage, as he lived and worked here!


There is a Planning Application in the pipeline at the moment (Notices and Letters about to go out) regarding that old humbug - The A E Harris Site - watch out for it. We are getting inundated with enquiries and objections as we understand the first Application did not comply with the JQ Conservation & Management Plan nor the Design Guide. Watch this space.


Welcome all the new members who have recently joined. If you feel you would like to support us, you can join JQ Heritage, and also subscribe to The Hockley Flyer at the same time, thereby securing your own copy of the magazine each month. Marie Haddleton Editor

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

It was hallmarked at Birmingham Assay Office and delivered to the BATF to be displayed alongside other award-winning silverware.


The British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is a trade association with over 3000 members across the jewellery, giftware, surface engineering, travelgoods and accessories industries. The BATF have been supporting these industries since 1887 in a rapidly changing environment. www.


The NAJ is a professional membership body representing 2,000 members that operate in every aspect of the jewellery industry. As an industry-leading education provider, they deliver internationally recognised qualifications, exciting short courses and bespoke business mentoring. The Association was formed in 2015 through the unification of the British

£8,000 Silver Commission to Mark End of The Great War Birmingham based British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) received the commemorative ‘Silence Fell’ silverware to mark the end of the Great War. Last year the BATF board decided to commission a special piece to join its boardroom silver collection of over 50 items and tasked one of its member associations, The National Association of Jewellers, to help find a fitting item. A national competition was held to design and make a piece of silverware to commemorate the end of the First World War, taking that ceasefire as inspiration. At the beginning of the year Claire Malet was announced as the designer silversmith winner and now she presents her piece to Kate Owen BATF Director and Gary Wroe BATF President and MD of Birmingham manufacturing company Hockley Mint. Since then Claire Malet metal artist and silversmith has been working on her winning piece, ‘Silence Fell’ inspired by the desolate war landscapes painted by Paul Nash during

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the First World War. It features four hollow tree forms in Britannia silver, one of each year of the war with silver ‘seedlings’ surrounding the trees symbolizing the tentative hope for a peaceful future, after such overwhelming suffering and loss. The trees have been placed on a subtly carved walnut base turned by Nick Barberton. “They have been over 40 hours in the making with the textured and chased silver sheets being bent into hollow tree forms - adding the sterling silver seedlings have brought the piece to life,” Commented Claire.

Jewellers’ Association (BJA) and National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG). The Institute of Registered Valuers is also part of the NAJ family, comprised of around 150 professional valuers with formal qualifications and substantial experience. Every NAJ member is required to abide by the NAJ’s Code of Conduct - based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. Members proudly display the NAJ’s Grant of Arms to signify commitment. NAJ members, benefit from support, advice, insight and networking opportunities.

Majorfax: Shaping London’s Architectural Sector London’s architectural sector is booming and is now growing at a steady rate and almost twice as fast as the city’s industrial design, graphics and fashion sectors combined. According to GLA Economics, London’s sector is valued at £1.7bn and is growing at 7.6% per year. In March 2017, the city’s architecture sector was growing faster than London’s entire economy, growing at a rate of approximately 3%. With the steady but sharp growth within this sector, Majorfax has been working on a range of architectural related projects, predominantly based in London but also all over the country. In 2016, Majorfax cast balustrades for Talina Builders as part of a restoration project for a London building. Talina Builders supplied the casting specialist with original castings to be used as master samples. Majorfax were then able to take the master samples and cast part of the balustrade to be fitted to an existing staircase, whilst maintaining the original and exact design of the staircase. In 2017, the West Midlands based casting specialist manufactured architectural finials for a Redditch based construction organisation. The finials cast by Majorfax were an exact replica of a 200-year-old gate post finial. The casting manufacturer had been supplied with the original historic finials to replicate. Majorfax’s engineers ensured that the cast sets


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were authentic to the original design. Once produced, the finials were then placed on the top of gate posts outside the main entrance of the Help for Heroes war veterans retreat based in Malvern. With London’s ever-growing skyline and architectural development alongside the development of other major UK cities, such as Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, Majorfax has seen an increase of 45% in architectural related enquiries over the last 12 months. “The UK architectural sector has become a major market for Majorfax and one that we are proud to supply and be a part of,” said Ranvir Gill at Majorfax. Whether you require chandeliers, balustrades, ornaments, statues or any other architectural related castings for an office, hotel or any other types of buildings, Majorfax’s engineers use a range of casting processes to manufacture architectural castings depending on your technical specifications and design require-

The Harry Gem Project to restore both his grave and that of Augurio Perera, both pioneers of the game of Lawn Tennis, are now complete. The Harry Gem Project was formed to raise funds to restore their badly neglected graves and damaged gravestones.


December 2018:

The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries will be holding their AGM on Saturday 1 December at The Pen Room, Frederick Street, at 3.50pm for 4.00 pm start. Due to the meeting being in a back room and the Pen Room being closed, there will be no admission after 3.50pm so please be on time. All paid up members are welcome to attend the meeting. January 2019

The first guided tours will be on Sunday 13th January 2019.Why not walk off the winter blues and learn about Birmingham’s History and its Industrial Heritage.

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ments. The organisation’s technical team has the capability to utilise a range of casting processes including sand casting, investment casting, die casting and lost foam casting to name a few. Majorfax can be found at: http://

News Andrew Warner

5th Inhorgenta Trendfactory in London The 5th Inhorgenta Trendfactory in London has once again shown how important it is for the international jewellery and watch sector to share information all year round. On October 30, 2018, more than 50 guests from trade and industry came to the historical Goldsmiths’ Hall to make new contacts and discuss future trends. The Inhorgenta Trendfactory is now an established forum for the sector, where companies can discuss current and future growth trends. Inhorgenta Munich, the international trade fair for watches, jewellery and precious stones, has been on tour with a series of events since 2015 and has previously stopped off in Hamburg, Cologne, New York and Frankfurt. “Jewellery creates an emotional bond between people. In this digital age, people still want to meet people, that’s why people still go to a trade show and go to retailer stores. People matter,” said Jo Henderson. Together with Paul Henderson, she founded the successful chain of jewellery stores Wave Jewellery in Great Britain. She has been running her own consulting company for the jewellery sector, JHJ Consultancy, since 2014. In her introductory speech, she talked about opportunities for retailers in the customer journey. Andrew Warner, Managing Director of the internationally successful British jewellery and lifestyle brand Anchor & Crew, confirmed how important the Inhorgenta Munich and the accompanying events are for opening up key opportunities for growth in the European market.

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“We have tried a few other European shows but Inhorgenta Munich was the strongest, a truly international show. We didn’t have a German customer base before, since we first exhibited in 2015. Inhorgenta Munich played a key part in selling across Europe.” Warner reported on Anchor & Crew’s Europe strategy. Events such as the Inhorgenta Trendfactory are also becoming more and more important in light of rapidly changing trends. “Today, markets and trends are changing quicker and more radically than ever. Digitalization, e-commerce, the changing consumer habits of up-and-coming generations, a greater awareness of sustainable retail and new business models are all having an impact on the sector. It is therefore important for manufacturers, brands, retailers and we as a platform for the sector remain in constant contact in order to meet challenges together,” says Stefanie Mändlein, Project Manager for Inhorgenta Munich. The 5th Inhorgenta Trendfactory in London focused on sustainability- an issue which is becoming increasingly

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important even in the watch and jewellery industry. Many jewellery brands, including Harriet Kelsall and Anna Loucah, are relying on ethically sourced raw materials. During a panel discussion, Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo from the organization Levin Sources, which works to encourage the responsible production of raw materials, and Edward Johnson from the Responsible Jewellery Council, where more than 1,000 companies across the world have signed up to respect ethical, social and ecological standards, explained the importance of and opportunities for sustainable retailing in the jewellery and watch sector. “Responsible jewellery is a moving target, it is difficult to achieve perfection, and it is going to evolve with time. It is the consumer who is now expecting jewellery businesses to build responsibility into their management systems and protect the environment as well as people down their supply chain,” said Edward Johnson. The registration figures for the Inhorgenta Munich 2019 also reflect its relevance as an international platform for retail and industry. The latest figures show that the number of foreign exhibitors alone has increased by an impressive 43 percent since 2018 (as at: October 2018). To date, a total of 948 companies and brands have registered for the forthcoming sector event in Munich from February 22 to 25, 2019. This represents an increase of around 20 percent compared to the same period last year. The next Inhorgenta Trendfactory will take place in Zürich on November 6, 2018, with digitalization and e-commerce on the agenda.











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News Isabella Liu’s Work with Zaha Hadid Work

Isabella Liu, Award-Winning Jeweller & Artist Isabella Liu who has been named as both Influencer and Ambassador for the China Britain International Design Week and the British Council in Asia for 2018, has been invited to preview her new ethical jewellery collection ‘Twilight’ at the Abstract Expressions exhibition at the Zaha Hadid Gallery (October 10 to October 19). The Twilight Collection is a celebration of Love, encapsulating the beauty and energy of the Goddess of the Moon. The Moon and its many phases, often believed to symbolise the female form and the cycle of life, have inspired Isabella to create pieces which tell the tale of life - the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and pregnancy, and the waning moon represents the final step in the journey of life. At a deeper level, Isabella sees the moon as a symbol of the inner self – a visual representation of hidden emotions, desires and dreams and hopes that these pieces will help the wearer to engage with their own inner self and help open both emotional and creative conduits for life. This elegant collection features exquisite high-tech ceramics and the finest eco-friendly diamonds set in fine silver and so, importantly, can truly be described as an ethical collection. Isabella deliberately chose these materials to best deliver both a visual statement, encapsulating the beauty and energy of the Goddess of

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‘Mending’ - Shoulder Brooch In Long Ceramic Pottery

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‘Mending’ Collection Tableware Set

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Twilight - Waxing Gibbous Bangle and ring

the Moon, and also a physical statement of her personal passion to make the world a better place through her creative and deliberate choice of earth friendly materials. “I want this new collection to be available to as many people as possible – so the price point is deliberately

lower than my bespoke work, whilst still maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and quality of materials. The full Twilight Collection launches at the end of October in both China and the UK and there will be 25 pieces in total”, comments Isabella. Isabella’s industry acknowledged Mending Collection will show alongside Twilight. Inspired by the oriental art of Kintsugi and her own design philosophy, Isabella Liu believes that damaged objects have the potential to become more beautiful. In the Mending Collection, she has chosen to focus on broken and fragile objects, utilising a narrative approach to design a set of ceramic tableware. Instead of hiding their damaged areas, she has chosen to celebrate their fragility, transforming them into wearable sculptural forms of art, and so giving them new life. Isabella pushes the boundary between object and jewellery. The golden crack is intended to be seen not only on the body as a piece of jewellery but also uniquely as a museum art piece in its own right, thereby engaging the audience through the transformation of the piece.

Mending-One brooch in a Ceramic potter

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Gecko’s BeeInspired New Elements Collection Gecko Jewellery has launched a range of bee-inspired sterling silverand gold-plated jewellery in collaboration with the British Beekeeper’s Association (BBKA), the UK’s leading bee charity. The new collection has eight pieces, including earrings, pendants, a ring and a bracelet; with designs featuring bees and honeycomb highlighted with delicate touches of rose and yellow gold plating. Every purchase will raise much-needed funds to protect the British bee, an essential element of our eco-system, with 15% of all sales going direct to the British Beekeeper’s Association. Gecko’s Elements Silver collection has always taken inspiration from the beauty of the natural world, with other pieces in the range inspired by butterflies, flowers, leaves and water detail. The Gecko team wanted to find a charity partner that fit their stringent

CSR policy, as well as resonating with the end consumer. Commenting on the collaboration, Creative Director, Desiree Pringle, said: “At Gecko, we are always looking at ways that we can help to make the world a little better, and we wanted to partner with a charity that had a clear affiliation with nature. We’ve been overwhelmed with the success of our bee-inspired range which launched in September and has been a hit from the start. Consumers love the idea of supporting a charity, whilst treating themselves or a loved one to a beautifully designed piece of jewellery with a meaningful story behind it. This coupled with the keen price points across the collection, means that this is a range ideal for both self-purchase and Christmas-gifting.” BBKA Relationship Manager, George Brown, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Gecko to promote the importance of the British honey bee to the end consumer in such an innovative and beautiful way. Our honey bees are under threat and appear to be in decline. To understand why, we need to undertake scientific research. That’s where the 15% donation from all sales of this unique

Ekkehard F. Schneider, Kirschweiler photo © Herbert Piel

DPL, Diamant Prüflabor GmbH, Idar-Oberstein - photo © Herbert Piel

Intergem 2018: Final Report:

Good Sales, High Internationality The INTERGEM 2018 drew to a close with a mixed picture. The trade fair for gemstones and jewellery in Idar-Oberstein saw 2,900 visitors attend this year’s event, held from 28

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September to 1 October, 300 fewer than last year. However, the majority of the 120 exhibitors reported good business. “The Intergem was unable to escape the general situation in the markets,” says the fair’s managing director, KaiUwe Hille. “Sales were slow for jewellers, resulting in less demand for new goods. This also had an effect on the

number of visitors attending. In view of the overall economic situation in the jewellery sector and the negative trends at the majority of trade fairs worldwide, the specialist nature of the Intergem enabled it to perform well – even if not to our satisfaction: we need to work further on optimising the event.” This was confirmed by Jochen Müller, President of the Diamond and Precious Stones Bourse: “The sector is in crisis, the decline is certainly not due to local reasons.” The lower number of German visitors compared


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Hermann Grimm, Idar-Oberstein - photo © Herbert Piel

to the previous year was particularly noticeable. Instead, there were more international visitors, particularly from France, Benelux, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Japan, China, USA, Switzerland and Austria, making their way to Idar-Oberstein. In addition, buyers for prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Bucherer and Wellendorff put in an appearance at the Intergem, spending heavily. The fair’s strengths in rare varieties and fine stone qualities were particularly important here. Despite the fall in visitor numbers,

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Ulrike Weyrich-Design in Edelstein, Idar-Oberstein - photo © Herbert Piel

the majority of exhibitors struck a positive note. Roman Ruppenthal of the eponymous Idar-Oberstein firm says: “After a very quiet Friday and Saturday, on Sunday we saw a lot of interest, with good sales. Despite fewer visitors, we were by all means satisfied with the outcome.” This view is echoed by Vikar Ahmed of AV Gems: “We are satisfied, the number of visitors was lower than last year, but the quality of the purchasers was good. We were able to make some interesting contacts and do good busi-

ness. We are also confident about the post-fair business.” Designer Andrea Sohne also draws a positive conclusion: “On Saturday in particular there were not enough people there, but the visitors that did come appreciated the good atmosphere, the relaxed mood and the great selection of unusual gemstones.” These strengths will also form the foundation for the next Intergem, from 3 to 6 October 2019. W:

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Lighting up The Jewellery Quarter The countdown to Christmas will officially start when the Christmas lights are switched on in the historic Jewellery Quarter by Willard Wigan MBE, creator of the world’s smallest handmade sculptures in history! Organised by the Jewellery Quar-

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ter Business Improvement District (JQBID), the event is being hosted by Free Radio Birmingham on Friday 16th November. Starting at 4.30pm, the live entertainment includes; the Jewellery Quarter Academy school choir singing carols, a show stopping performance from a LED Ballerina dance troupe and The Bombshell Belles singing trio. The special guest will switch on the bespoke jewellery-themed lights and the Christmas tree at 6pm,

before a free spectacular fireworks display commences from the top of The Big Peg building. Willard Wigan MBE said: “I am honoured to be invited to turn the Christmas lights on at the Jewellery Quarter. I’m very proud to be involved, especially as it’s supporting my home City.” V i s i t o r s c a n e n j oy mulled wine and other b eve ra g e s f r o m t h e indoor bar and tasty foodie treats from street food vendors Bournville Waffle Company and Canoodle Catering. Cooksongold, the UK’s largest jewellery making supplier, is the event sponsor. Adam Hunter, Commercial Director, commented: “We’re very happy to be supporting this exciting event. We’ve been in the heart of the Jewellery Quar ter for 100 years and we’re proud to be part of this great community.” Luke Crane, Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Executive Director added: “We’re so excited to officially mark the start of the festive season with this year’s Christmas lights switch on. We’re delighted that Willard Wigan MBE is joining us. He’s renowned for his work all around the world, but his connection to the Jewellery Quarter and its community is stronger than ever, as reflected in his recent documentary on Channel 4.” The Jewellery Quarter is the home of many local independent businesses. Nestled along the streets, there are a wide selection of jewellers offering high-quality bespoke pieces and non-jewellery businesses offering a range of products. The area also includes some of the best independent pubs, bars and restaurants in the city with a wide range of options to suit every taste from bespoke gin and mead bars tucked away in historic buildings, to fully catered party rooms in award winning pubs and restaurants. For more information about shopping and dining in the area visit www.


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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.


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.

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Haddleton - like most jewellers of his generation, kept very much to themselves, hardly speaking to anyone outside their own immediate ‘circle’. Because of dealing with clients’ purchase invoices etc. it became obvious to us that jewellers were going to London, Manchester and further afield to buy supplies, such as findings, gems, tools etc. when we knew similar items were being manufactured or were available just a few doors away from them, sometimes even in the same building!


In the mid-80s Birmingham Council had one of their best inspirations for the Jewellery Quarter when they offered a 100% grant to repair the outside of buildings and 50% towards the inside. A lot of ‘damage’ had been done in previous years when if there was no roof on the building, you paid no rates - you can guess the rest! However, they had no way of letting the trade know of this new scheme and approached us for advice. Marie, Mark and Ken Haddleton with Mark’s first publication, the Fan Club Directory which listed contact details for many fan clubs, in fact Dexys Midnight Runners fan club was run from our address.

Issue of The Hockley Flyer! HOCKLEY SLUMS

In the early 1980s Marie, Mark and Ken Haddleton were unhappy that not only was the Jewellery Quarter badly neglected but it was known simply as ‘Hockley’ a name always associated with ‘slums’ - only the actual workers referred to the area as the ‘Jewellery Quarter’. The streets were knee-deep in rubbish, the railway lines had been ripped out, and the bus service was negligible! Although thousands of people were working here, there was no signage to the Quarter and no road markings, parking was just as controversial as it is today, and Vyse Street Car Park was a ‘shopping forum’ for thieves.

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Activities at York House comprised ‘looking after small businesses’ (first from a building in York Terrace, then in Tenby Street (almost opposite where Marie was born 90 years ago) then, for over 30 years from premises over the Natwest Bank, until the Bank closed its doors in 2018, and we moved to our ‘Home Office’ in Great Barr. Marie had been self-employed since 1963 and in the 1980s Ken (husband) gave up his job at Lucas’ to give her a hand (he died in 1989). We ‘kept’ books for over thirty businesses in the area, also typing invoices, quotations, statements, letters etc and completing VAT returns. We also acted as a ‘buffer’ between the small business and VAT/Inland Revenue. Both Ken’s father Cyril (and brother Lawrence), were jewellers and Cyril

The bi-plane on the first cover was used for several of the first years magazines..


It was these two matters which prompted us to launch the first Hockley Flyer - just a single sheet ‘Flyer’ with news in the centre and advertisements around the edge to pay costs. Originally it was going to be ‘printed’ or rather duplicated on an


First Print Machine, the first few editions were printed on this monster!

electric Gestetner with stencils - but on the day that Marie distributed the leaflets, the replies came flooding in for adverts and we found we had a multi-page magazine! The magazine grew at an alarming rate and reached a point when it needed to be printed ‘out’ and one local print company (now long extinct and premises converted to a restaurant) quoted double the income from the Flyer advertisements so we had no option but to buy a second-hand print machine and Mark soon mastered the art of printing (surviving a few disasters involving wet feet when the water tray kept tipping up and printing some jet black pages which stuck to the wall!) The artwork was produced on a manual typewriter and Lettraset for the headings and the pages were collated and stapled by hand. It was virtually impossible to produce decent-looking artwork or photographs and it was taking over three weeks to produce each Flyer and a further week to distribute it!

The workhorse was a Gesteter 211 and printed from around issue 4 up to issue 40 when we moved to ‘glossy’ paper and was printed ‘out’ Sadly we don’t have a picture of our own machine but this is identical, courtesy ‘Kitmondo Printing’ -

The biggest time saving machine was the collator, which could handle books up to 64 pages, which we reached - once!

The pages are collated and are ready for stapling and folding!


The magazine continued to grow and was soon outside of our capacity to produce it without further investment, so Mark took over ownership of The Hockley Flyer he formed YBA

Publications. Later he purchased a collating machine and a fold-andstaple machine, but first upgraded the table top printing press to a much more advanced Gesteter 211. Marie worked on as Editor and distributor. Marie distributed the magazine personally to 3,000 letterboxes, using a shopping trolley. (Featured in ‘Inside Out’ documentary and commemorated in The Pavement Trail Mark then decided to have the Flyer printed ‘out’ from issue number 40 and eventually full colour was introduced.

One thing that hardly changed was how it was distributed - Marie and the infamous trolley even featured in a pavement trail!

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Mark moved forward with new technology and invested in a vastly expensive type-setting machine which sounded like a demented tapdancer and used very smelly fluids. It was traded in for a new version and that only took a few years to become redundant and ended in the skip! When computers took over it opened up a completely new era in printing. With scanners, discs, digital cameras and emails it became possible to produce first class work.

red ribbon’ to launch them (just a few years later these were demolished and replaced with a single toilet!) We pestered the City Council to clean the area, improve lighting and we got the bus service improved.


We fought to get the Jewellery Quarter recognised as a Heritage area, working closely with English Heritage, The Victorian Society, The Birmingham Civic Society and many others, and for many years Marie was a member of the Conservation Advisory Committee to the Council, representing the Quarter.

History & Guide - with Bernard Ward, Birmingham Assay Master.


We insisted that the Rail/Tram station be sited in Vyse Street instead of the far end of Pitsford Street where originally planned and asked for the station to be named ‘Jewellery Quarter’ instead of the planned ‘Hockley’. We then named the line ‘The Jewellery Line’ and took part in its official launch.


We were involved in the opening up of all four museums - The Museum of The Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum, The Evans Silver Museum and the Coffin Works, and more recently ‘The Hive’ in the nearly completed restoration of the New Standard Works.


For most of its ‘life’ Marie handdelivered the Flyer to 3,000 letter boxes and it has always had a large subscriber base. The Flyer is now posted out but is still left at many

Toilet Block & Marie cutting ribbon


The Hockley Flyer soon made its mark by getting the Jewellery Quarter signposted on buses, bus stops and on main roads coming into the Quarter. We also campaigned for a public toilet block and Marie officially ‘cut the

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When the retail shops began to open up, we printed the first ‘Retail Guide to the Jewellery Quarter’. We also published ‘The Jewellery Quarter History & Guide No.1’ and when that sold out, we published No.2 (a few copies still on sale).

Official opening of Jewellery Quarter Station


400th issue

LETTERS OF CONGRATULATION to THE HOCKLEY FLYER From: David Hudson (The Keeper of the Archives and the Secretary to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

We played a vital part in fighting the ‘Urban Village’ battle of 2000 when we managed to close the wide corridors between the three conservation areas, making it one conservation area with different zones of importance, and over 120 buildings were Grade 2 Listed, resulting in The Jewellery Quarter Management Plan and The Design Guide being made Planning Legislation in 2002 and it is still in force today.

‘Having taken a close interest in the Jewellery Quarter over many years, His Royal Highness has asked me to pass on to you his best possible wishes for the 400th edition of The Hockley Flyer’.


From Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Birmingham City Council

All of our extensive records of over 10,000 events and details of companies (past and present) are now stored on our database at our ‘Home Office’ and we get many visitors from the Trade, etc to discuss various issues.


We would like to thank everyone who has supported The Hockley Flyer during its run of 400 issues with advertisements and stories and we plan to continue well into the future. People have been heard to say, “We simply cannot imagine the Jewellery Quarter without The Hockley Flyer.” whilst others say “It would be a whole lot quieter!”

David Hudson LVO


‘The Jewellery Quarter is a very special neighbourhood in Birmingham, unique in many respects and acknowledged as such in the UK and internationally. Much credit for this is because of the dedication of yourself in promoting the character and history of the Jewellery Quarter through the Hockley Flyer. Congratulations on the achievement of a 400th issue. Sir Albert Bore


From: Hon. Alderman Peter Douglas Osborn:

400th Issue of The Hockley Flyer ‘The City of Birmingham recognises the great contribution of Marie Haddleton to the life of the Jewellery Quarter, and her guardianship of the interests of its Industry, services, residents and commercial sectors. Without her and the Hockley Flyer there is no doubt that a serious loss to the character and physical structures of this great district would have taken place. We, as residents and business owners of Hockley, know the enormous debt we owe her. She has achieved so much through her verve and tenacity, her strength and her style, in causing the survival of this gem of an area, on which much of the interests and prosperity

of the city have depended and will now continue in the future thanks to her leadership. Her 90th. Birthday (March 2019) and the 400th Edition of the Hockley Flyer combine in great coincidence to remind us of what we owe to both!’ Hon. Alderman Peter Douglas Osborn, Spring Hill.

 From: Professor Carl Chinn I would like to congratulate you on the remarkable achievement of the 400th issue of the Hockley Flyer. Your dedication and commitment to the importance of the heritage of the Jewellery Quarter is exemplary, and so too is your support and encouragement of the contemporary businesses involved in the local jewellery trade. Your campaigning for the Quarter has played a vital role in the ongoing significance of the area as a working centre that is crucial to the economic wellbeing of Birmingham. Not only the Quarter but also the City should recognise your achievements. I wish you continued success and continued vigour’ Professor Carl Chinn MBE

 On the publication of the 400th Hockley Flyer ‘Congratulations from all of us at the Assay Office, Marie. Your commitment to the Jewellery Quarter is exceptional and publishing the 400th edition of the Hockley Flyer is proof of your endless energy and passion for our community. You have continually fought to preserve aspects of the Jewellery Quarter that you value for our heritage and our future. There have always many highs and lows, trends and innovations that have impacted our unique area - the complete set of Hockley Flyers must reflect the many challenges and achievements of the Jewellery Quarter during more than three decades. We look forward to seeing the 400th issue.’ Marion Wilson (Director AnchorCert Group) Birmingham Assay Office

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pick-up points around the Quarter, such as the Post Office, Museums, Tool and Material suppliers, etc. Our friend Colin Giles took over the distribution for a time (Colin is also heavily involved with the Pen Museum and the Friends of the two Cemeteries). Currently the magazine is distributed to collection points by Mark himself.

Family at War - Jones & Haddleton

by Marie Haddleton (JQ Heritage 2018)


Before WW1 my father-in-law Cyril Haddleton was a ring specialist with a workshop in Vyse Street. He served in India during the war and returned safely to work again - in his original workshop. He was too old to be enlisted for service in WW2. As most soldiers who served in India, he brought back with him a large wooden box containing treasures, such as plaques made from the same material as the Taj Mahal, vases and plates, wooden sandals and two enormous knives (which I soon got rid of!) His wife (Elizabeth) was a member of the Bird family (Bird’s Custard).

Cyril Haddleton in uniform (1914)

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Richard Evan Jones in uniform (1914)

My father, Richard Evan Jones, was born in Bow Street, Aberystwyth, (one of 7 children). In WW1 he was in the Army, serving in the desert in Africa, and was wounded in his leg when a gun recoiled. The bruise never went away!

Jessie Tease Jones (nee Walker) (1918)

He met my mother, Jessie Tease Walker, of Serpentine Road, (again one of 7 children) when stationed near Birmingham. He picked her out from other girls and paid to dance with her at a local Palle-de-dance. Although ten years her senior he courted her after the war by cycling from Aberystwyth to Aston every weekend on a bone-shaker bike. During WW1 my mother at the age of 14 years, worked in the Jewellery Quarter, sewing military buttons onto cards, working five days a week from 8.00am to 6.00pm plus Saturday morning, travelling on an open barge from Aston to Hockley, helping to break the ice on the canal during the harsh winters. There was a harsh recession after WW1 with very little work available, and my grandfather’s attitude was: “Them as don’t work, don’t eat!” and, being out of work, when my dad proposed to my mom, although only 18, she didn’t have much choice but to accept. They married at Aston Church and moved into very large rooms over a shop on ‘The Flat’ in Icknield Street. My dad, probably, because of his height (over 6ft) plus an excellent education at Clarach village school in Wales, (his handwriting and English grammar were excellent) managed to get a job in the police force, stationed at Kenyon Street Police Station in The Jewellery Quarter.

PC 77 Richard Evan Jones in uniform.

SLUM CLEARANCE A couple of years before WORLD WAR II the Hockley slum clearance took place and we moved to the quiet country lanes and green fields of Great Barr into a brand-new semidetached house with inside sanitation and electricity with front and back gardens. It was like heaven!

WORLD WAR II Then came WWII and the tranquillity was shattered. We had to dig a great hole in the garden and half bury an air raid shelter consisting of pieces of corrugated iron. In the cinemas, pictures on Pathe News of refugees fleeing from the Germans and being bombed and killed, terrified us all, especially small children.

AIR RAIDS The air raids were so scary - when you heard the sirens your body seemed to melt with fright and your legs turned to jelly! From the door of our shelter we could see across to the city centre - first the sirens, then the drone of aircraft, followed by searchlights criss-crossing the sky, and flares dropped by the German bombers to light up their intended targets. Then the bombs falling with huge thuds plus noise from anti-aircraft guns stationed in nearby Perry Barr Park, with fires starting up all over the place. My dad who had been transferred from Kenyon Street to Perry Barr Police Station, was on duty all the time but my mom wouldn’t go down the shelter, saying: “If my time has come, I will die in my own bed!”

The bombers were actually looking for Kynocks (later ICI then IMI) in Witton which was one of the largest munition factories in the UK. Without radar the German pilots followed the canals for navigation purposes, and of course we had plenty of those, one of which ran beside the factory. We were told that if just one bomb hit Kynocks, the whole of Birmingham would be gone! At that time, we had a dog called Paddy - and when the sirens started up, he was first up the garden and down the shelter - he wouldn’t stop dithering until the ‘all-clear’ sounded. To make matters worse, there was a plague of earwigs at that time and they just got everywhere - it didn’t help when my big brother told me that if they got into Ken Haddleton with a WW2 aircraft. your ears, they would eat your brain! ENGAGEMENT TO KEN The only bomb I recall falling in I joined the Junior Royal Air Force Great Barr was a land mine which Cadets and later met my husband-tosmashed the water main in Hamstead be who was doing his National Serbut we kids just put on our wellies and vice, in the RAF, working on Spitfires. had a great time splashing around in An Aunt, living in Erdington and an the huge pool which formed at the Uncle in Kingstanding, were bombed junction of Old Walsall Road and out and their homes totally destroyed, Hamstead Road. but they were daytime raids, so they At the start of WWII, schools closed were not at home. for nearly a year and for a time we My family was very lucky to surwere taught in private houses. vive relatively unscathed, probably because they were just too young EVACUATION or too old to be engaged in the main Just as the main bombing raids conflict, but many of my friends lost almost ceased, it was decided to family members and friends. evacuate us. I was sent to Ruddington, Nottingham, at 12 years old and VE & VJ DAY looking after my younger brother of I remember the excitement when 5. I was billeted in a beautiful Manor hostilities ceased in Europe and House for twelve months. Japan (VE Day and VJ Day) and I came into the City Centre myself to SCHOOL & WORK join in the fun - one wooden hut on On my return to Great Barr, I passed Chamberlain Square was demolished an exam to go to Aston Commercial and a huge bonfire was lit - leaving a School and, still in wartime, two years massive hole in the ground. later started work at Tubes Limited in Rocky Lane. One highlight was when, PEACE-TIME as a very junior shorthand-typist, I After the WWII it took a long time to typed an order for ‘10,000 U-BOATS’ get back to anything like normal, with (which should have been ‘10,000 food and clothes rationing going on for U-BOLTS’). The company secretary some time, but gradually we were able sent for me and rather than getting a to buy luxuries like fruit, chocolate and ticking off as I expected, he congratu- clothes again without coupons. lated me - my error had reached the ONE NEVER FORGETS, NOR Board of Directors, and they agreed it FORGIVES THE ATROCITIES was the first big ‘laugh’ they had experienced since the war began! OF WAR!

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After losing their first baby, it was several years before my mother became pregnant again and they managed to get the keys to a backto-back house at 12 Tenby Street where my elder brother Ivor, and myself were born. We later moved to a 3/4 house (later demolished) in Well Street, where my younger brother Trevor was born. In WW1 my Uncle Jim (Walker) served in a submarine and there is an unusual post card which shows the actual submarine. On his safe return from the War he went back to his job as a junior clerk at Amal Carburettors in Perry Barr, working his way up to become Managing Director.

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JEWELLERY Newsletter Issue #2 Available

At last our second newsletter is out available exclusively to members., and should have dropped through members letterboxes by now

JQ Life issue 2 Out

Watch out for the new JQ magazine JQ Life as our own Marie Haddleton is featured on two pages, remembering 90 years of change in the Jewellery Quarter.This is part 1 in a 3- or 4-part series in future issues.

The easiest way to join is online, pay via PayPal or you can use your credit card via PayPal. If this is not possible, you can still join the old-fashioned way with a membership form and pay by cheque. These can be downloaded via our website, or you can send a SAE for us to send you a form. Benefits include an exclusive Quarterly Newsletter, and discounts on products in the JQ Heritage store .









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See our website for the very latest events, plus we can import your Facebook events and now Eventbrite Events


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


11:30 am - 4:00 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


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


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Make a selection of leather key tassels/ bag charms using a variety of coloured leathers. You will be shown how to use leather-making tools safely and to hand sew leather. You should be able to make between 3 and 4, we won’t have a competition – perfect for Christmas presents).


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


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 and all you will be happily confident with this new-found skill.


10:30 am - 4:00 pm Come and make a selection of leather Christmas gifts. You can personalise your gifts if you choose to. Gifts that you will make are a leather coin purse, leather credit slip or bi-fold wallet and key ring/s (You will walk away with at least three/four gifts).


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


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

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm If you want to focus on assembly and machine sewing only, this is the perfect short course to gain more confidence with the industrial sewing machines. Learn to make a selection of small leather goods. You will use pre-prepared pre-cut pieces and a selection of industrial sewing machines. This short course comprises of four evening sessions of 2.5 hours each.C Date: Wednesday 21st, 28th November and 5th and 12th December 2018 6.00pm – 8.30pm


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 our Banksy inspired Winter Girl with the Balloon! As no one knows Banksy‘s true identity, come to our event and pretend you’re the real thing!


19:00 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. Under the expert tuition of Gwyn Green, delegates will study a range of sample stones and learn some important lessons about detecting treatments and recognising the tell-tale signs that a stone is not entirely natural COST: £275.00 per delegate + VAT


10:30 am - 3:30 pm Getting Started in Supported Living or Care Business sector. CQC Registrations, Securing Properties – Various Options, Supported Living Without Property Options, Transitioning from Domicilary Care to Supported Living, Business Models to run Supported Living, Funding Options for your business, Tax Matters in Care Business Start Up. Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Jewellery Quarter


12:00 am - 4:00 pm JJoin artist Gilly Page to design and create a Christmas wreath for your home using fabrics, threads and buttons.Refreshments and all materials in included. Prebooking essential.Pre-booking essential. Costs: £35.00 (Adult)) Museum of the JQ.


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 our fun Van Gogh inspired Christmas Starry Night painting! Vincent Van Gogh‘s work is characterised by his bold brushstrokes and expressive use of colour – perfect to play with!


10:30 am - 4:00 pm Come and make a selection of leather Christmas gifts. You can personalise your gifts if you choose to. Gifts that you will make are a leather coin purse, leather credit slip or bi-fold wallet and key ring/s (You will walk away with at least three/four gifts). There will be a small selection of pre-cut coloured leather shapes to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment safely and to hand sew leather.

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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. 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-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Churchill, Chamberlain and the Queen Mother


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Join us for a tour about the work undertaken by women from the late 1800’s until the 1980’s and the many vitally important jobs that women worked, from working in the office to manual work such as press work, polishing and enamelling.. www.


@ 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. 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-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Churchill, Chamberlain and the Queen Mother


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to get you in the festive spirit before your atmospheric candlelit tour of the museum! Find out more about the unique collection, and the royal connection from our new research films, and explore the time capsule museum with your tour guide. Please be aware that lighting levels will be lower than for normal tours, take extra care when moving around the museum. Dress warmly as the museum may be cold! Spaces are limited and pre-booking is strongly recommended. The museum operates a Challenge25 policy, please bring ID. A non-alcoholic alternative will be available.


10:30 am - 12:30 pm “Boulton would be proud” provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years. The main focus will be on the last two decades and the changing market and landscape which have required the Assay Office to reinvent itself as the AnchorCert Group in a brand new building, within the Jewellery Quarter. The Assay Office is the last remaining enterprise founded by Boulton and he would indeed be proud of the continuing passion, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, which drives the Assay Office from strength to strength. The talk will be delivered by Marion Wilson who joined the Birmingham Assay Office in 2000. The Assay Office has a private Silver Collection and Library and visitors will be able to browse these at the end of the visit. Visitors will also be among the first to appreciate the impressive ‘Guardian Timpiece’, recently installed above the foyer. A unique collaboration between Birmingham’s most gifted metalworkers and academics has created this stunning 21st century piece which embraces art and science and celebrates the enduring innovation, creativity and skill for which the Jewellery Quarter is so famous

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6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Join us to celebrate Christmas at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter! Enjoy costumed guided tours, live music and a winter jewellery fair. Buy Christmas presents in our shop and get them gift wrapped for a small donation to the museum!www.


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm “Yule be chilled to the bone…”In the macabre tradition of the BBC’s classic 1970s programme, Ghost Stories for Christmas is a Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre show featuring original spine-chillers in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed for those brave enough to join us! Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin stars in this show, written by himself and directed with macabre aplomb by Goodwin and Gary Archer. Please be aware that this performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12, due to the subject matter. This performance will take place at the Coffin Works, in one of its heritage spaces. It’s advisable to wear coats as rooms can be chilly. No food or drink allowed. Tickets are £10.00. Call 0121 233 4790 or email newmanbrothers@coffinworks. org for more information.

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The ‘Golden Triangle’ and the ‘Industrial Middle’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2018/08862/PA Plots 1 And 2a Newhall Square Newhall Street And Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1RU. Non Material Amendment to approval 2017/02040/PA for replacement of pavers to internal courtyard and installation of solar panels. 01-11-2018 2018/08723/PA The Big Peg 120 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NF. Telecoms License Advisor y for replacement cabinets and 3 no. existing antennas. 23-10-2018 2018/08555/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Conversion of first floor commercial floorspace into 2 residential apartments. 22-10-2018 2018/08552/PA Legna Islington Gates Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JH. Display of 2 sets of externally illuminated fascia text, 1 set of internally illuminated wall text and 2 internally illuminated projecting signs. 22-10-2018 2018/08261/PA Ground Floor 33 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Flexible change of use at ground floor to provide mixed uses of retail (Use Class A1), financial and professional services (Use Class A2), restaurant and cafe (Use Class A3), drinking establishments (Use Class A4), hot food take-aways (Use Class A5) and business (Use Class B1) and installation extraction flue to rear (AMENDED DESCRIPTION) 10-10-2018 2018/08190/PA 68 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DP. Display of 1 non-illuminated fascia sign. 08-10-2018 2018/08179/PA 20-22 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Display of non-illuminated lettering fascia sign. 08-10-2018 2018/08051/PA Land adjacent 49

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Heaton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5BB. Erection of a two storey modular house and associated works. 03-10-2018 2018/07933/PA 43 Frederick Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3HN. Erection of single storey forward entrance extension. 28-09-2018

Awaiting Decision 2018/08179/PA 20-22 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Display of non-illuminated lettering fascia sign. 08-10-2018 2018/07957/PA 29 Mary Street Birmingham B3 1UD. Widening of existing footway crossing and relocating of rainwater downpipes 01-10-2018 2018/07608/PA Aqua 20-25 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Installation of generator and cycle shelter to the rear car park, asociated internal works, removal and replacement of 2no. open and 1no. fixed windows with louvres to the rear elevation. 18-092018 2018/07580/PA 29-32 Mary Street Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for external and internal alterations. 17-09-2018 2018/07295/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for retrospective application for change of use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 and A4) with ancillary gallery (Use Class D1), single storey side extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and installation of new extraction system. 05-092018 2018/07295/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for retrospective application for change of use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 and A4) with ancillary gallery (Use Class D1), single storey side extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and installation of new extraction system. 05-092018 2018/07256/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Retrospective application for change of use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 and A4) with ancillary gallery (Use Class D1) with hours of opening to 0000 hours Monday to Friday, Sundays and Bank Holidays and 0200 hours Saturdays, single storey side extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and

installation of new extraction system. 05-09-2018 2018/07149/PA 20 Tenby Street North Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EN. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and demolition of modern additions, erection of new roof and four storey infill extension to create office space (Use Class B1), 6 x 2 bed apartments and 3 x 3 bed town houses (Use Class C3) and associated car parking and deck terrace. 30-08-2018 2018/07119/PA 20 Tenby Street North Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EN. Demolition of modern extensions, change of use and roof alterations to Listed Building to create ground floor offices (Use Class B1) and 6 x 2 bed apartments (Use Class C3). Erection of a four storey infill addition to create ground floor offices with 3 x 3 bed town houses above with associated car parking and deck terrace space to the rear. 30-08-2018 2018/05801/PA Heaton House & land adjoining Camden Street & Powell Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BZ. Demolition of existing buildings (apart from Heaton House), 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 2018/04885/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 apartments and 8,422sqm of

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 2018/00570/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 2018/07931/PA Land at 21 George Street Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B3 1QQ. Non-Material Amendment to approval 2017/01760/ PA for alteration of materials/treatment to car park facade to enable appropriate ventilation. Final Decision Approve 2018/07904/PA 16-17 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Non material amendment to Planning Approval 2016/05706/PA to convert one apartment into two apartments. Final Decision - Approve

Birmingham B1 3HN. Display of no. 1 externally illuminated fascia sign and no. 1 non illuminated projecting sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2018/07221/PA 2 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EL. Change of use from Use Class B1 (office) to mixed use Use Class B1 (office) and Use Class D1 (alternative health centre). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/06701/PA 156 Warstone Lane (Unit 1) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Non Material Amendment to approval 2016/09245/PA for modifications to the external walkway; introduction of a spiral staircase; internal reorganisation; introduction of basement staircase enclosure; together with other minor changes. Final Decision - Approve 2018/05430/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3RA. Listed Building Consent for internal and external works including play areas associated with change of use from office (Use Class B1) to children’s day nursery (Use Class D1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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 play areas. 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.

2018/07610/PA 29-32 Mary Street Birmingham B3 1UD. Non-Material Amendment to approval 2017/03633/ PA for alterations to stairs, roof, interYou must register any objections to nal layouts, windows, atrium and doors and omit first floor terrace. Final Deci- the above applications online at www., or sion - Approve writing direct to Planning and Regenera2018/07395/PA Whitmore Warehouse tion, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Newhall Square Birmingham B3 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, 1RU. Listed Building Consent for pro- quoting the Planning Application number. posed construction of internal steel Remember, there is a restriction against frame at first floor level. Final Decision inappropriate housing within the Golden - Approve subject to Conditions Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but 2018/07270/PA 40A Frederick Street your objections still need to be recorded!

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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. 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:

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VACAnCieS Experienced Metal Spinner required Applicant must have previous spinning experience. Role would involve spinning blanks/discs on a lathe.

Must have good time keeping ,excellent attendance record and operate accurately with attention to detail. Also be able to manage own time and work as part of a team. We are a small family business looking to employ a long term team member. Pay: Negotiable on experience (£10-12 per hour) Hours 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday-Thurs and 8.00am-1.00pm Friday. 39 hours per week. Parking on-site. Part time also will be considered. Job location: Kingstanding Birmingham

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CLARK DIAMONDS is an established loose diamond merchant in the Jewellery Quarter, supplying retail jewellers and jewellery manufacturers throughout the UK and Europe. We currently have 2 full time vacancies; an administrative role, and a role in our Stone Room, for which relevant trade and/or diamond knowledge and experience is preferable. Both roles are customer facing and the successful candidates will be personable and presentable. Salary based on experience relevant to each role. For more information and to apply please send your CV and covering letter to mike@ SALES. Argex Limited was established in 1994 and is a leading supplier of silver semifinished products for silversmiths, jewellers and industrial applications in the UK. We are looking to recruit a full-time sales person whose role includes processing of orders, daily liaison with and visits to customers, visiting trade shows and pro-active business development to include e-commerce. The candidate should have good communication skills, be flexible and be a good team player. Recent experience of Word, Excel, Sage 200 and precious metal administration duties would be an advantage. Please send your CV and covering letter to k.hart@argex. and


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