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REGULARS 16 Editorial 18 News 34 Planning

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18 Women Years Ago in the Pen Trade

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18 Aquaflame Systems Makes Two Key Appointments For 2019

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19 Women’s Jewellery Network Restructures

HSBC Bank Frank Joiner F. Meeks & Co Little Box Co HS Walsh The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

20 Birmingham Road Unclosed 22 Royal Clock Salt Loan to British Museum Extended 23 Inhorgenta Munich Proves its Competence as Perfect Industry Network 24 Trial of the Pyx 2019 26 Parkinson’s UK - B’ham’s 1st Secret Supper in April 2019 26 The year 2019 sees the following Anniversaries


28 The Dennison Watch Co Ltd 29 AE Harris Site 2006 Plans 29 Alabaster & Wilson 29 Snowdrops from Crimea 30  Dennison Watch Case Co Ltd & Birmingham Associated Chain Co. Ltd

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

In these days of uncertainty there is one thing you can rely on - the first people you notice as you come into the Jewellery Quarter are the Traffic Wardens - do they ever let up? Is there a team of wardens employed specially to haunt this area because of guaranteed ‘easy pickings’? There are more of them about now than there were some years ago when they shared office space with the police in The Big Peg! It is also very noticeable that when children are being dropped off and picked up from the various Academies in the Quarter, there are no traffic wardens around the gateways! And still some motorists insist on sitting in their cars with their engines running for long periods - no wonder we are classed as a ‘heavily airpolluted area’. However, you rarely see a police officer walking around. One does miss the officers we had for so many years, especially John Caves - everyone knew him, and he knew almost every worker and every building in the area. He was a true copper - I expect he has put his feet up now but if he does pick up this magazine - ‘best wishes, John, from all of your ‘old’ friends in The Jewellery Quarter’.

St Valentine’s Day

My daughter, Sue, who is a craft volunteer teacher in Wadebridge, Cornwall, reports that this year’s sales of her hand-made St Valentine’s Day cards made from recycled materials has reached a record high level. Must be lots of love around there!

Alabaster & Wilson - Legge Lane

The Planning Application recently submitted for this Grade 2 Listed building has been Rejected by the Planning Department - read more inside.

Heritage/War Pages - ‘Watch’ this space

We have featured Dennison Watch Case Co in this issue, but we will be covering many more watch/clock companies in future issues - past and present, as the clock/watch industry has always been an integral part of the heritage of The Jewellery Quarter.

Marie Haddleton Editor

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Aquaflame Systems Makes Two Key Appointments For 2019

Barry Peck

Due to its continued planned expansion programme Aquaflame Systems Limited is pleased to announce two new key appointments for 2019. The management team is further strengthened by the appointment of Barry Peck as a Director. Barry originates from Brisbane in Australia and has a background in business consultancy. Barry’s skills include business management, customer relations and social media marketing. Also joining the Aquaflame Team is Neil Abraham, who will be responsible for the production and servicing of the Aquaflame machines. Neil has an excellent working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering together with experience in customer service. Director Peter Wright states. “I would like to welcome Barry and Neil to Aquaflame. They both bring valuable

The Pen Room Museum Special Event - Women Years Ago in the Pen Trade By Colin Giles

On 19th November 2018, a promenade piece of immersive theatre was held in The Pen Room when children from Turves Green Girls School dressed appropriately - taking part in a piece of theatre: ‘Created by the Young Women of Birmingham, today! Inspired by the Women of Birmingham, yesterday’, it represented the women who worked years ago in the Pen Trade.


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attributes to the Company, which will allow us to focus on future growth, whilst maintaining a high level of service to our existing network of UK and overseas dealers.”


Victoria McKay


Women’s Jewellery Network Restructures

Kathryn Bishop

Following several successful offline events and online social media campaigns in 2018, the Women’s Jewellery Network has announced a restructure in 2019 to create a more cohesive organisation configuration and dedicated online platform, designed to add value to both its membership and to the wider jewellery industry. Founders Victoria McKay and Kathryn Bishop, will take the roles of Managing Director and Research &

Insights Director, respectively; Nyasha Pitt, previously Midlands Ambassador, will also join the Board as Communications Director. The remaining Ambassadors will remain the same for the time being, with more positive changes and appointments promised throughout 2019. Commenting on the changes, CEO Victoria McKay said: “This is an exciting time to be a woman in business and we want to ensure that the Women’s Jewellery Network is well placed to support our membership in 2019 and beyond. “2018 established the WJN as a recognised organisational brand within the jewellery trade. We were absolutely overwhelmed with the success of our first ever events, with

the London event selling out in record time. We were also hugely encouraged with the traction of our social media campaigns; from #NoGlassCeiling which highlighted the disparities within the gender pay gap, to #SheDressedMe, which ended up trending in its own Instagram Story, as the entire trade celebrated amazing female design and manufacturing talent at the UK Jewellery Awards 2018. “Our focus for 2019 is to create a true membership platform and organisational structure that provides our members with both ideological and tangible support and benefits. The restructure is recognition that we needed an active and accountable board to deliver effective support. Our aim has always been to create a true affiliation organisation that provides relevant support for our membership, from well-being to career development. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing throughout 2019.” Women interested in finding out more about The Women’s Jewellery Network can sign up for updates at, email or by joining the WJN tribe @wj_net on Instagram. For more details email contact@ or visit February 2019

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direct access from Birmingham city centre right into the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. The scheme, called St Paul’s Quarter, is bounded by Newhall Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, James Street and Northwood Street. Masterplanned and designed by awardwinning architects Glenn Howells, the development will comprise 20 individual buildings of between two and five storeys. Note: Galliard and Apsley’s proposals are Subject to Planning Permission from Birmingham City Council.

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A private road in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is to be permanently opened to the public after more than 20 years. Part of Northwood Street, which runs from Caroline Street to Vittoria Street, is owned by AE Harris. The 100m stretch was partially closed to serve the engineering firm’s factory buildings. The four-acre AE Harris site has been acquired by joint venture part-

ners Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital. The joint venture team is planning a £125million mixed-use scheme of more than 320 new apartments and circa 100,000 sq. ft of commercial space. Along the length of the currently sealed street, with apartments - including lofts and duplexes above. Affordable workspace is also planned, to address demand from local craft businesses and artisans. A second public route will also be created through the site. A new pedestrian boulevard, from Newhall Street to Regent Place, will create


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TT RBSA Gallery @rbsagallery - Do you fancy trying a new #craft? Get stuck in this February at the RBSA! We have classes to suit everyone. Pic: Janette Summerfield. See www.rbsa. for more info

Royal Clock Salt Loan to British Museum Extended One of the greatest treasures of the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, the Royal Clock Salt, on loan for display in the Waddesdon Bequest Gallery at the British Museum since February 2018, will now be on extended loan until February 2020. The loan was part of a research collaboration between the Goldsmiths’ Company, the British Museum, Waddesdon Manor and the Rothschild Foundation. Following a successful international conference at Goldsmiths’ Hall in November 2018, the decision was taken to extend the loan to allow even more people to view this historic treasure. Papers from the November 2018 conference are to be published as a British Museum Research Publication in 2021 and will shed light on the object’s history, its attribution and the modifications it has undergone. Probably a diplomatic gift from King Francis I of France to King Henry VIII of England, or between two of their courtiers, the Clock Salt was made

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in Paris around 1530-35 by the royal goldsmith, Pierre Mangot. As a display piece, it functioned both as a table clock and a salt cellar. Mangot supplied luxury goods for the French court which incorporated precious and exotic materials, such as the Sibyls Casket in the Waddesdon Bequest. The Casket and the Clock Salt can now be studied together, adding greatly to our understanding of both pieces, their makers and owners. A design by Hans Holbein the Younger shows a clock salt which was to be presented by Sir Anthony Denny to Henry VIII in 1545. Of the eleven clock salts listed in Henry’s collection after his death, only this one survives. It reappears in inventories until it was sold from the Royal Collection after the Civil War in 1649. It is one of only four known surviving pieces from the several thousand items of goldsmiths’ work that once belonged to Henry VIII; another is the 14th century French Royal Gold Cup which is on display in the British Museum. The last time the Clock Salt left Goldsmiths’ Hall was for a loan to Tate Britain for ‘Holbein in England’ Sept 2006 - Jan 2007. The extended loan will allow millions of visitors to the British Museum to see the Clock Salt for free and will also allow for further research towards the publication.

TT Owen Edmunds @OwenEdmunds - The Photo Phantom strikes again! Volunteering at the utterly fabulous and unique Coffin Works today! Great people, great visitors and a great history!

TT JoJolapa Bar+Kitchen @ JoJolapaBar - #tbt to when the very talented (and local) artist, Paul Langford, painted this beautiful mural for our brand new home in the @ BirminghamJQ


Inhorgenta Munich Proves its Competence as Perfect Industry Network Inhorgenta Munich will once again be attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the world for its 2019 edition, which is set to be held February 22 to 25. Visitors to the international trade fair for jewellery, timepieces, and gemstones can take advantage of a strong international network there. This includes exhibitors from over 40 countries, visitors from more than 70 nations, and a programme of talks with international experts reporting on trends, developments, and opportunities in the industry. Inhorgenta Munich takes place each year and is highly regarded as an order and communications platform. Proof of this is that the international trade fair for jewellery, timepieces, and gemstones has continuously increased its exhibitor figures since 2016. The attractive trade fair programme also contributes to this success. In 2019, exhibitors and trade visitors can once again expect a number of highlights. Renowned international experts have been booked to give over 40 presentations and talks. These provide specialist retailers, manufacturers, brands, and associa-

tions with valuable information, which they can use to make gains in their business. This once again proves the competence of Inhorgenta Munich as the perfect industry network. “Especially in these times of digital transformation, it’s particularly important for trade fairs to expand their own strengths. This is why we at Inhorgenta Munich are once again focusing on the character of our network this year. This is decisively shaped by a strong lecture program,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. For example, the talk by Patricia Syvrud from the University of Delaware (USA) on ‘Responsible Mining and Trade in the Diamond Industry’ (February 24, 15:30, Hall C2 415) is likely to attract many participants, especially since Syvrud is considered a recognized expert in this area. For example, she supported the former U.S. Secretary of State and jewellery lover Madeleine Albright in an advisory capacity with her book ‘Read My Pins - Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box’.

New technologies and Storytelling in the Jewellery Sector:

Visitors can learn about new payment methods such as those used in China in the contribution ‘Alipay and WeChat Pay - Innovative Solutions for the Digitalization of Payments’ by Annemarieke Kostense from the German payment service provider

Wirecard (February 24, 10:00, Hall C2 415). Jonathan Chippindale, Co-Founder and CEO of London-based agency Holition, will be discussing the importance of storytelling today in his presentation ‘Creating a Digital Narrative - How Brands Use Technology to Tell Stories’ (February 22, 15:00, Hall C2 415): And Hedda Schupak, former Editor-in-Chief of the U.S. industry magazine JCK, addresses the consumption habits of younger generations in her presentation ‘Millennials and Luxury Jewellery: Perpetual Sale of a World Full of Fast Fashion’ (February 22, 14:00, Hall C2 415). The talks also promise suspense. For example, under the heading ‘Watchmakers - an Endangered Species? An Apple (Watch) a Day Keeps the Watchmaker Away,’ industry experts will be discussing the future of traditional handicraft professions (February 24, 11:00, Hall A1 226): And Sascha Schulz, CEO of Germany’s first Influencer Marketing Academy in Berlin, will be debating ‘How Influencers Change Advertising Sustainably’ (February 22, 12:30, Hall C2 415). Inhorgenta Munich Exhibition Director Stefanie Mändlein says: “We address current topics and trends in our forum. In addition to industryspecific presentations, we want to offer our exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to get fit for the future of the industry. This includes thinking outside the box.” February 2019

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held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer – went to prison for six weeks in 1318 after poor results. Simon Hutchinson, Deputy Clerk at the Goldsmiths’ company, said: “The number of coins being tested annually has been in sharp decline in recent years. But for as long as we carry cash in our pockets, the Trial of the Pyx will continue – as it has for the last eight centuries – to maintain the high standards of The Royal Mint.”

Photos: Richard Lea-Hair Goldsmiths’ Hall

First World War 100-year Armistice anniversary Commemorative Coin

Royal Wedding Prince Henry (Harry) and Meghan Markle commemorative coin in rose gold.

Trial of the Pyx 2019

Over 10,600 Royal Mint coins went on ‘trial’ in London on the 29th January 2019, in one of Britain’s oldest judicial processes – the Trial of the Pyx – which takes place at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, the home of the Goldsmiths livery company, who have been responsible for the proceedings since 1580. Among some of the coins to be tested this year will be the only official UK £5 coin commemorating the royal wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (Harry) and Ms Meghan Markle; a set of 50p coins to mark the 100th Anniversary of The Representation of the People Act; a set of £2 coins to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War; and a £5 Silver Proof Coin to mark the 5th birthday of HRH Prince George. A jury made up of Wardens of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

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decide whether the coins produced by The Royal Mint are of the correct weight, size and composition, ensuring the public aren’t getting short-changed. The whole trial is presided over by Barbara Fontaine, the Queen’s Remembrancer – the oldest judicial post in England and Wales. The Trial of the Pyx, which is Latin for chest, was established in the 1248 by Henry III. Today the trials are required by the Coinage Act 1971. In the past the trial was meant to keep a check on any wrongdoing on behalf of those entrusted with minting the coinage. Today the trial is about quality control and ensuring that The Royal Mint has independent recognition for its excellence in the design and manufacture of coins. The final verdict is expected in May, to allow time for a selection of trial coins to be tested by Goldsmiths’ Assay Laboratory and the National Measurement Office. If the jury should return a verdict that the coinage has failed, the penalty in the past has been severe. The Master of the Mint – a role

Lunar Year of the Dog 2018 Commemorative Coin

Richard Fox examines a commemorative coin at Trial of the Pyx 2019


TT Museum Jewellery Qtr @ MJQBirmingham - Great news! Due to popular demand our Illuminate by Centrepiece exhibition has been extended until the end of March. See or even buy some of the latest work by these talented local artists

TT Anne-Marie Hayes @AnneMHayes - It is against my nature to get up before 7.30am on a weekend unless I really have to...but the lure of photographing this JQ beauty without any parked cars and vans in front was too much. A workshop from 1823, Mary Street, you’re pretty stunning.


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.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd Edition TT Cooksongold @Cooksongold - This week, our team visited Aquaflame to experiment with their range of soldering equipment - here’s what we got up to! #atthebench

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 year 2019 sees the following Anniversaries 1779 St Paul’s Church consecrated 1789 Birmingham & Fazeley Canal built. 1809 Matthew Boulton died at Soho House 1819 James Watt died Birmingham 1859 St Paul’s Club founded 1869 Camden St School built 1879 Standard Works built

Parkinson’s UK - B’ham’s 1st Secret Supper in April 2019 Charity ‘Parkinson’s UK’ is inviting local people and businesses to a Secret Supper event in St Paul’s Square, Birmingham on Tuesday 9 April to raise vital funds for people affected by Parkinson’s. This unique, multi-dining experience is coming to the Jewellery Quarter, where guests will visit three different restaurants for three different courses, with the location of their meals being kept a surprise until the evening. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition for which there is currently no cure. It affects 145,000 people in the UK, with an estimated 12,300 people living with Parkinson’s in the West Midlands. The money raised from the event will fund Parkinson’s UK’s pioneering research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition, as well as its vital support services. Tickets are now on sale and cost £35 per person which includes welcome drinks at The Jam House and a three-course meal at some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants. Gayle Kelly, Regional Fundraiser for Birmingham and the Black Country at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I’m really excited about our new event and I hope as many people as possible join us for Birmingham’s first Secret Supper and make it a night to remem-

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ber. The money raised will do so much to support those affected by the condition – and will take us a step closer to finding a cure. We expect tickets to sell out fast so make sure you buy yours now.” The drinks reception has kindly been sponsored by local businesses, FRAHA Marketing & Advertising, Sonny’s Jewellery, and Jones Davey Executive Legal Search Consultants. Jewellery Quarter based marketing agency, FRAHA, are also providing PR & Media support for the event. “The Secret Supper is a fun and exciting event which will showcase some of the best eateries in Birmingham - in a really beautiful spot, too! We think the Secret Supper guests will really enjoy this unique dining experience. The team at FRAHA are delighted and proud to be lending our support to such a great cause that affects so many families.” Managing Director at FRAHA Marketing & Advertising. To buy your ticket for the Secret Supper please visit: www.parkinsons.

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1889 Introduction of Joseph Chamberlain to Jewellery Quarter. 1889 Crimean Memorial Gardens (plus 3 cannons) built at Sandpits. 1919 Kenyon Street Police Station opened. 1929 Marie Haddleton born in Tenby Street 1929 Depression and Black Friday 1939 WW2 - Trade turned to war production 1989 Duchy of Cornwall invests in property in JQ. 1999 Clare Short re-opens Discovery Centre as Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. 1999 Millennium window commissioned for St Paul’s Church by Assay Office. 1999 Parking responsibility passed from Police to Council 1999 Moissanite gems created leading to new gem identification laserbased technology 1999 Innovation Centre opened 1999 Rev Tom Pyke new vicar at St Paul’s Church 1999 New Millennium Assay Mark. 1999 New Drag Finishing technology 1999 First gulls appeared in Jewellery Quarter 1999 Groundworks to sponsor Pavement Trails. 2009 Repairs carried out to pillars and gates - Key Hill Cemetery. 2009 Brian Jones awarded MBE for creating the The Pen Room. 2009 Ken Hughes - Historian & Official Blue Badge Guide died. 2009 Jewellery Quarter Regeneration Partnership to be discontinued.

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The Dennison Watch Co Ltd

Villa Road, Handsworth (1872) Source:

In 1872 a new branch of manufacture introduced during this period was the making of watch-cases in gold, silver, and other metals by machinery on the interchangeable principle. Since the early part of the century watch-cases had been made in Birmingham by hand by a few craftsmen. The making of watch-cases by machinery was made possible by the genius of one man, Aaron L Dennison. Born in Freport Maine, USA in 1812, of parents whose ancestors went to America with some of the earliest English settlers, he entered the watchmaking trade. He conceived the idea of making watches for the million by machinery on the interchangeable principle, and in 1852 founded the famous Waltham Watch Co. of Boston. His proposals were ridiculed, but in the face of enormous opposition he succeeded, and, though he did not attain the Ingersoll ideal of a ‘dollar watch’, his watches were produced to sell at a much lower price than those previously made by hand. Like many a genius, he was not a commercial man, and his business fell into the hands of a group of American financiers. At the age of 60, and a comparatively poor man, Dennison came to England and settled in Handsworth. Here he founded the Dennison Watch Case Co. in 1872, making watch cases on the same principles as his watch movements. His idea was that any case of a given size should fit any movement of the same size from any manufacturer without alteration. This firm grew slowly, and by 1886 was turning out 60,000 to 80,000 watch cases annually. ALD died in 1895 in Birmingham but left behind a very worthy successor in his son Franklin Dennison. Dennison designed and manufactured watch cases for world famous

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Early pocket watch made whilst based in London

The highest quality cases for watches such as Rolex

explorers specifically for expeditions. In 1913 for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to America in the ship ‘Endeavour’ and in 1953 for Sir Edmund Hillary and his team in their successful Everest expedition and in the same year Lieut Commander Lithgow broke the world air speed record flying over the Tripoli area wearing a Dennison watch. The company failed in 1967 due to insolvency. In 2010 the revival of the Dennison brand began with the famous trademark being once again registered in England, and Dennison was back manufacturing in Knightsbridge, London.

Smiths De Lux with Dennison Aquatite screw back cases, as worn by Sir Edmond Hillary and his team during their 1953 Everest expedition



AE Harris Site 2006 Plans There were plans submitted and were eventually approved but with

Conditions that made the entire project unworkable. Its was a mixed use re-development of the site at 109138 Northwood Street & 5-6 Graham Street Hockley - land at B3 1SZ. It included 9779 sqm of gross B1 floorspace (including 639 sqm of affordable workspace), 8721 sqm of net residential floorspace (approx. 148 apartments),

1725 sqm of gross retail floorspace (A1 and A3 uses), 462 sqm gross of community uses (D1 uses) and decked car park of 308 spaces including at least 90 spaces for public use. The buildings were very much in keeping with the Jewellery Quarter scene at the time, as can be seen in this render of Regent Place.

The Gardens are very overgrown at one end, next to a boarded up pub in this run-down and somewhat forgotten part of the JQ.

Snowdrops from Crimea

Alabaster & Wilson 9-11 Legge Lane B1 3LD

(This firm was featured in the Heritage pages of Hockley Flyer No. 392 March 2018) Planning Application 2018/08929/ PA for Listed Building Consent for alteration, extension and demolition work in association with 1 No. Commercial unit (Use Class B1) to part ground floor and 4 No. Residential Units (Use Class C3) was refused on 18th January 2019.

Soldiers who had survived the Crimean War discovered some of these dainty blooms growing in the blood-soaked battlefields and they brought some home with them, introducing the Snowdrop to the UK for the first time. The Jewellery Quarter still has its own Crimean War Memorial Gardens in Summerhill Crescent, where for many years real cannons were on display - later moved to Cannon-

hill Park. We did try to plant snowdrops in the gardens and replace the original ‘stolen’ memorial plaque with a new Interpretation Board but. although the Council offered a grant of £1,500 towards the cost, they then expected remedial work costing nearer £15,000 - therefore the idea had to be abandoned. The site is kept reasonably tidy by the City’s Park Rangers, but the trees need lopping and masses of undergrowth removed - also the shelter is now locked up and used as a storeroom by someone?

Objections to this Proposal were filed by Birmingham Civic Society; Ancient Monument Society; Jewellery Quarter Heritage; The Victorian Society; and Historic England, agreeing that the proposed development would result in the loss and alteration of a number of important original features and fittings causing substantial harm

to the fundamental rarity and significance of the listed building. As such it would be contrary to Policies PG3 and TP12 of the Birmigham Development Plan 2017 and the National Planning Policy framework. Note: the full Decision document can be viewed on the Birmingham. gov Planning Website.

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Dennison Stop Watches supplied to the British Military Air Ministry during WW2.

Dennison Watch Case Co Ltd & Birmingham Associated Chain Co. Ltd Vogue Vanities - ‘Now It Can Be Told’

‘During the period of hostilities of World War 2, it was often difficult for the uninitiated to visualize in certain cases how this or that firm came to be an ‘Essential Undertaking’, working at full pressure on important Government Contracts. One would hear the usual significant remark, so suggestive of official secrecy, “They are on war work” and consciously or sub-consciously the question would arise in one’s mind, “What on earth can THEY be making for war purposes?” When war broke out in September, 1939, we ourselves were inclined to wonder just what effect it would have on our business, and in what capacity we should carry on. On the surface, modern war with all its tanks, ‘planes, heavy artillery, and all the paraphernalia of destruction would seem, for instance, to have little use for the types of luxury goods we manufacture, but we soon realized that the part we were to play in the nation’s war effort, both on the home front as well as the fighting fronts, was by no means a small or

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unimportant one. In the beginning,we had the usual ‘headaches’ caused by the enforced change over, the re-organization, re-planning of our factory, and the re-installation of new machinery. Our watch case plant, for instance, was considerably condensed to make room for the capstan and auto plant, specially put down for the manufacture of precision-turned parts. The Dennison Watch Case Company, and Vogue Vanities worked in close harmony during those days of trial and stress. There were the Quick Release Fittings, so vital to the safety of our airmen and parachutists. This release box, holding together the harness of the parachute, would be given a half-turn and a knock by the airman upon landing, after making his parachute descent, whereupon the harness would be released, thus preventing his being dragged along the ground. The number of these intricate Release Boxes manufactured, totalled 264,563, and many thousands were repaired after being damaged in use. The last of our contracts for Rocket Projector Beams was only delivered in December, 1945, to ensure that the Air Force machines could be brought up-to-date. This apparatus, 7.5 feet long, entailing precision machining and assembly, is the supporting and releasing mechanism for rockets on aircraft, particularly for the Typhoon, and we were responsible for the manufacture of 12,700. We manufactured the colossal number of 12,623,000 Jubilee Hose Clips which were used in almost every tank, aeroplane, and motor vehicle of the fighting forces, over 300 being incorporated in the building of one bomber alone. How well we recall the secrecy surrounding the manufacture of small high-explosive Bombs, part of our anti-aircraft devices, which contained a secret device for rendering the bomb harmless should it fall to the ground unexploded. These small bombs, of

which 52,500 were made, and which called for precision mechanism of the highest order, were for a long time on the secret list, and manufacturing had to be carried out behind locked doors. It is with special pride that we mention Striker Supports for the 4-lb. incendiary bomb, of which we manufactured during the war 4,797,000. There were Swivels, types ‘A’ and ‘B’, for anti-aircraft wire device, of which 72,787 pairs were manufactured, each containing a ball race of high precision, manufactured entirely (with the exception of the steel ball) in Dennison Works. It is hardly necessary to mention the importance of the efficiency of the Mae ‘West’ (waistcoat) which saved untold numbers of airmen and others from drowning, a vital essential of which was the operating lever which released the C.O.2. from the cylinders, and inflated the equipment. We manufactured 77,019 Operating Levers. We manufactured countless other items such as Browning Belt Links, of the special Savage type, of which two and three-quarter millions were manufactured, ten million and ninety-eight thousand complete Safety Plunger Units for Incendiary Bombs, and nearly one million Spherical Nipples for Aircraft, which we made as subcontractors. There were Component Parts for the Pneumatic Brake Control used on the majority of types of Aircraft, most of these being stainless steel, Stop-watch Cases, Compass Cases, and various types of cases for Fleet Air Arm and Admiralty uses. So much for the Dennison Watch Case Company and Vogue Vanities, but what of the Birmingham Associated Chain Company, Limited? It was truly amazing how Small Chain was required in innumerable instances and for endless uses. For instance, there was chain for Aircraft Assemblies, for Airborne Fuel Tanks, for Airborne Electrical Instruments, Filler Cap Chains for use on Aircraft, and for Air Charging Valves, to mention just a few,and there was Chain for Water Bottle Nozzles, Admiralty Switchgear, Motor Control Gear, Coat Chains for Uniforms, Chemical Balances, Operating Instrument Tables, etc. Now that it is all over, we look back upon ‘a job well done’ of which we are justly proud.’

Patron: Professor Carl Chinn MBE, Ph.D., FRSA, FBirmSoc., social historian.



QUARTER Newsletter Issue #3 Available

Our Autumn Newsletter is now out available exclusively to members and should have dropped through members letterboxes by now. One thing you will notice is that we are now having them printed on glossy paper! It includes a bit about our 400th issue, updates on the ‘Mr Tyre’ site which was due to get planning permission subject to agreements. It also includes our objection to the A.E. Harris planning application which includes the possible eviction of the long-established Baker & Finnemore engineering company as part of the



application. This issue also looks at part of the prospectus of the controversial selling of property and land by the Birmingham City Council in the JQ which includes 58-60 Caroline Street, 11-17 Pitsford Street, and the Vyse Street triangle.

JQ Life issue 3 Out

Watch out for the new JQ Life issue 3 as our own Marie and also Mark Haddleton are featured on two pages, with an article featuring - Remembering 90 Years of Change in the Jewellery Quarter, Retail in the JQ, Sprucing up the JQ for Tourism, and the birth of The Hockley Flyer.’ This is part of an on-going feature over several issues.

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Training & Education  FEBRUARY 11-23 RBSA WINTER WORKSHOPS 2019

Interested in developing your art skills or having some creative fun? Visit the RBSA web site for the full list of winter art workshops. Members, Associates, Friends, and full-time students aged 18 and over receive a discount.


@10:00 am - 1:00 pm BAJ Open Days give you the opportunity to visit our site, meet current staff and students, and get the feel of what studying at the Academy is like. You will have a chance to speak to our Admission Officer who will provide you with all the essential information about the upcoming courses, application process, funding options, and student life.


@ 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 Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss painting!


@ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and 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. Some materials will be provided.


@ 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. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of diamonds, improving their confidence when selling. COST: £275.00 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


@ 10:00 am - 4:00 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. COST: £295.00 per delegate + VATg.


@ 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 that has metal plating. COST: £295.00 per delegate + VAT


@ 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 Rob Conway‘s Birmingham Skyline

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

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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 Join us at for a mid-week treat, available every Wednesday at 2pm! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our award-winning guides, followed by delicious refreshments, complete with vintage china. Relax and enjoy a proper cuppa with a delicious slice of cake.


@12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Join us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers, their contribution to Birmingham history and industry but also the personal stories of how they ‘made a living out of dying’.


@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Spend a special evening at the Coffin Works, an atmospheric candlelit tour of the museum. Join us for a glass of prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research before your tour.


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Take part in an atmospheric candlelit tour of the Coffin Works Factory, then at 7.30pm, find out about the fascinating traditions surrounding Victorian funeral practice in an informative, illustrated talk led by Josie Wall. The talk will last 45 minutes, plus time for refreshments and the ticket price includes hot drinks and biscuits.


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.


@11:00 am - 1:00 pmThere’s nowhere else in Britain quite like Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. It’s a fascinating area filled with jewellery workshops, some of which (but by no means all) sell directly to the public through their own shops. The majority, though, are still small rooms occupied by one or two craftsmen making things to order.

06, 13, 20, 27 VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR

@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 Join us at for a mid-week treat, available every Wednesday at 2pm! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our award-winning guides, followed by delicious refreshments, complete with vintage china. Relax and enjoy a proper cuppa with a delicious slice of cake.


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)


@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Spend a special evening at the Coffin Works, an atmospheric candlelit tour of the museum. Join us for a glass of prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research before your tour.

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

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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 2019/00721/PA St George’s Court 1 Albion Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3AA Telecomms License Advisory application for installation of 6 no. antennas, 3 no. RRUs and 1 no. GPS module and removal of 3 no. antennas and 6 no. RRUs with associated equipment cabinet and ancillary development. 24-01-2019 2019/00022/PA The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HS. Listed Building Consent for restoration of facade including repairs and reinstatement of pyramid roofs to corner turrets, re-roof, remove redundant tank and installation of external lighting. 03-01-2019 2019/00006/PA The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HS. Reinstatement of pyramid roofs to corner turrets and installation of external lighting. 03-01-2019

Awaiting Decision 2019/00028/PA George Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham City Centre B3 1QQ. Non Material Amendment to approval 2017/01760/PA for the rearrangement of cladding materials, curtain walling bays & terracotta piers replaced with continuous curtain walling along George Street & wrapping around the corner of The Whitmore Arm. 04-01-201 2018/10480/PA Reliance Works 41-42 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Listed building consent for demolition of two storey rear workshop block and steel shed, three storey extension, internal and external alterations in association with change of use to 9 apartments. 24-12-2018 2018/10380/PA Reliance Works 41-42 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE. Change of use to 9 apartments with associated works including demolition of two storey workshop block and steel shed to rear, erection of three storey extension with roof lights and solar panels to roof, associated alterations and installation of external staircase. 24-12-2018 2018/10372/PA Newhall Square Land At Newhall Street And Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1RY. Display of various externally illuminated and non-illuminated signs. 24-12-2018 2018/10365/PA Hall Street / Branston Street Land at corner of Birmingham B18. Change of use from car park to street food site (Use Class A3/A5) with associated 2 no. street food vans, coffee area, decking to part of the site with seating and pergola. 24-12-2018 2018/10364/PA Argent College 43-47 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed building consent for internal and external alterations. 24-12-2018 2018/10307/PA. 47 Irving House Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmimgham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for external alterations. 19-122018 2018/10199/PA 16 Warstone Parade East Hockley Birmingham B18 6NR. Installation of new mezzanine floor to create a self-contained apartment. 18-12-2018 2018/10081/PA 115b Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BA. Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use as a single dwelling in excess of 4 years. 13-122018 2018/10040/PA 8-14 Hylton Street Birmingham B18 6HN. Listed Building consent for installation of new stove and flue to vent through existing roof. 12-12-2018

2018/09729/PA Victory House 26-28 Ludgate Hill Birmingham B3 1DX. Installation of roof mounted VRF unit and branch selector units. 30-11-2018 2018/09634/PA 115b Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BA. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations. 28-11-2018 2018/08995/PA Site of Muhammed Ali Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU. Demolition of existing building and the erection of Community Vocational College with associated residential accommodation, enterprise employment hub and workshop units. 06-11-2018 2018/08808/PA 72-74 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3DP. 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. 30-10-2018 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. 05-09-2018 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. 05-092018 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

2018/05801/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 320 one, two and three bed apartments and 8,422sqm of nonresidential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-06-2018

New Decisions 2018/09880/PA 122-123 Livery Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RS. Creation of rooftop play area and safety enclosure with appearance of mansard roof on Livery Street elevation. Final Decision - Refuse 2018/09713/PA 16-17 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TR. Extension and change of use of first floor and erection of additional floor to

create 4 no. live/work units (Sui Generis). Final Decision - Refuse 2018/09650/PA 30 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QZ. Replacement of entrance gates with glass doors, replacement of block paving with geometric floor tiles, installation of security grill and external geometric murals to side return walls. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2018/09217/PA Former Kettleworks Land Bound By Icknield Street/Pope Street/Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG Non-Material Amendment to approval 2017/00204/PA to improve the appearance of the exposed foundations. Final Decision - Approve 2018/09101/PA 13-21 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Replacement c u r t a i n wa l l i n g a n d a l u m i n i u m windows Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/08051/PA Land adjacent 49 Heaton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5BB. Erection of a two storey modular house and associated works. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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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

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Compliance and Policy Manager

Association Sales Manager

The National Association of Jewellers is the trade body representing all sections of the UK jewellery industry.

You are a natural sales professional with a proven track record of success in achieving sales targets, and possess the ability to work both independently and within a small team. Commercially ‘savvy’, you have a knowledge of sector/market/business trends and an understanding of organisational business drivers as well as the ability to recognise where the Association can add value.

As part of our strategy for taking forward the Association, we are recruiting for a Compliance and Policy Manager to join our team. We are looking for someone with jewellery industry experience that can take technical information and turn it into easy to understand and follow policies and guidance. Also, they will handle complaints against members, managing the process and disseminating best practice to minimise or prevent reoccurrence. We need someone that will not only manage the production of guidance, but also ensure people are aware of it and using it. Alongside this, they will work with colleagues to ensure our standards are maintained, that members meet these standards, and that appropriate action is taken against those that fail to meet them. We need someone that has experience of either implementing, enforcing or developing compliance policies, and has good organisational and people skills. Your work experience in the jewellery sector will stand you in good stead. We are looking for a self-starter that can play a key role in taking our Association into an exciting new phase.

We are a professional trade association with over 125 years of history and around 2,000 member companies. The main purpose of this post will be to grow NAJ’s non-subscription income streams, expanding existing streams and developing a range of new opportunities linked to NAJ membership. In this role you will communicate with people at all levels and be a convincing advocate for the Association based on a genuine understanding of the needs of jewellery businesses. Our current commercial activities include print and digital media, education courses and event sponsorship. You will aim to exceed budgeted income in these areas while sourcing new customers and sales opportunities. We are looking for a self-starter that can play a key role in taking our Association into an exciting new phase.

Please contact Natalie for a Job Description/Person Specification or to apply by sending your CV and covering letter at Natalie.Edmead@batf.

Please contact Natalie for a Job Description/Person Specification or to apply by sending your CV and covering letter at Natalie.Edmead@

For a chat about the role contact Amanda White, Head of Compliance on 020 7749 1704

For a chat about the role contact Simon Forrester, Chief Executive on 0121 237 1110

Interviews will be held in our Birmingham Office on Wednesday 20 February.

Interviews will be held in our Birmingham Office on Friday 1 March.


Lore & Myths - A Quick Guide: NEW

- 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

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