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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

June 2019

Issue No 407

The Jewellery Business Centre in Spencer Street JQBID - First BID in the UK to Adopt a Railway Station Pioneering Victorian Woman’s Grave Restored & Unveiled AnchorCert Academy Launch New e-Learning Courses

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REGULARS 14 Editorial

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16 News Business 24 News Leisure 34 Planning

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18 AnchorCert Academy Launch New e-Learning Courses 18 Domino Push Boundaries with New Diamond Ring Mount Refresh 20 Gecko Goes for Gold with Major Refresh of Elements Range 22 Goldsmiths’ Company Charity Funds Pioneering New Research 22 Dr Timothy Schroder - Prime Warden for a Second Term 23 Domino - New Interlocking Diamond Ring Range 24 JQBID - First BID in the UK to Adopt a Station 25 Pioneering Victorian Woman’s Grave Restored & Unveiled 25 CLEAN AIR ZONE - The Jewellery Quarter Electric Vehicle Charging Points 29 Consultation on Perry Barr Highways Scheme

HERITAGE

30 The Jewellery Business Centre - Spencer Street 32 The Metaphorical Gates 33 William Adams Ltd. Silversmiths, Medallists & Electro-Plate Manufacturers

Albion Street: Pig & Tail Public House Augusta Street: Fellows Auctioneers Branston Street: Branston Court Caroline Street: Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza Charlotte Street: Travelodge Constitution Hill: The Wolf Birmingham Fleet Street: Coffin Works Museum Frederick Street: Acapella Birminghame Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery Frederick Street Town House Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen The Pen Museum Ludgate Hill: Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Moreton Street: Anchorcert Group (Assay Office) Newhall Hill: The Queens Arms Spencer Street: Betts Metal Sales Cafe Neo Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Hard To Find Whisky Plus Gold The Jewellers Arms The Jewellery Business Centre Renatex Ltd St Pauls Square: Andersons Bar and Grill Henry's Cantonese Restaurant RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen Sodabread Café St Pauls House The Jam House The Rectory B3 Vittoria Street: The Hive Heritage Hub, Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery Vyse Street: British Allied Trades Federation Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor Warstone Lane Post Office Warstone Lane: HSBC Bank Frank Joiner F. Meeks & Co Hockley Mint Little Box Co HS Walsh Niche Café Quarter Pizza The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

The Jewellery Quarter - Now a Place to Really 'Live Work and Play': Coffees, Cakes and Creatives

These days, if you live in the Jewellery Quarter you can spend the whole day just going from one venue to another, eating and drinking every few yards, and visitors can do the same, including 'making things' along the way, going to talks, on walks and volunteering for all kinds of interesting and enjoyable work. (See our Events Section).

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'Ye Olden Days'

So different to what Hockley was like 'in ye olden days' when it was just a place to work, very often for long hours on boring repetitive work, surrounded by left-over squalor and crumbling old housing stock. The streets were knee-deep in rubbish wrapping around your legs as you walked on the cobbled pavements, and broken guttering showering water all over you on a wet day. I won't even mention the sanitary arrangements! There were very little safety or fire regulations so plenty of accidents. There were still plenty of pubs though - often with anxious wives waiting outside on pay day to catch their man to get some of his wages before he got into the pub! Some people romanticise about those times but in reality, there was little leisure time, most people working a nine-hour day (plus four hours on Saturday) no unemployment pay, sickness, or benefits such as maternity/paternity pay, child allowances, etc. The only paid holiday was Christmas day, plus one-week summer holiday. You could take the Bank Holidays off, but you did not get paid. If you were self-employed you got absolutely nothing! If you didn't work - you, your wife, and kids, didn't eat! We actually had 'Pay Day Loans' in those days, one particular gent was known as Mr 10% - some self-employed guys didn't get paid in cash - instead they were allowed to keep the scraps (sweeps) instead, but it was difficult to get the money from dealers in time to take home as 'pay'. The following week you paid him back +10%. Children worked in the factories part of the day from a very early age, but even then, they were expected to be able to read, write and do sums by the time they left Junior school. They were also taught to respect their elders and discipline was very strict - even 'talking' in class could result in a severe 'caning'. Evenings and weekends, Hockley became a 'ghost town' with deserted, very dark streets and quite intimidating - and the Council even suggested at one time of making it a 'red-light' area at weekends - but we soon squashed that idea! No, I am not romanticising - but actually write from experience!

Jewellery Quarter Festival

On a much happier note - the Annual Jewellery Quarter Festival is upon us at the end of the month and preparations are now well underway. It all sounds a load of fun and hope the weather is fair. If you know a 'no-rain dance' - get going! Marie Haddleton Editor


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AnchorCert Academy Launch New e-Learning Courses

AnchorCert Academy, a division of the AnchorCer t Group, have announced the launch of their new online learning platform, specially designed to provide a range of courses that support those working within the jewellery, watch, gemstone, and precious metal industries. AnchorCert Academy currently run a range of one-day intensive courses at the Birmingham Assay Office, designed to share the wealth of expert knowledge and experience built from the company’s 245 years in the jewellery industry. The new online platform aims to expand the reach of their knowledge further by creating a

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. medium through which retail employees, managers, jewellery makers, or hobbyists can expand their knowledge and confidence in their particular field and learn quickly and efficiently about their industry. Director of AnchorCert Academy Marion Wilson explained: “We have people coming from across the UK to attend our courses which is a fantastic testament to the quality of training we provide, but is not always practical or possible, particularly when resources are limited. Our new e-Learning platform came out of the desire to offer training and share our knowledge without the restrictions of time or place. E-Learning is accessible to everyone and courses can be completed at anytime, anywhere - flexibly working with the requirements of each individual’. Courses are commercially orientated to provide delegates with the relevant knowledge, training, and skill set to sell products and services confidently in the retail environment. Formatted as short, intense lessons and quizzes, the Academy’s e-Learning courses impart crucial training quickly and efficiently. The first launched courses cover the essential knowledge needed for those working in the jewellery industry – ‘Understanding Natural Diamonds’, ‘Understanding Precious Metal Alloys’, ‘Selling Valuations Confidently’, and ‘Current UK Hallmarking’. There is also a free taster course covering the fundamental principles of hallmarking. Gabby Clarke, the Academy’s Business Development Manager commented: “The platform currently hosts four brilliant courses and a free taster course, but we will be adding new courses regularly. Written by experts and backed by the wealth of knowledge of the Birmingham Assay Office, each and every course will aim to tackle a key area of the jewellery, precious metal, or gemstone industries, and to deliver the essential knowledge needed by those involved in the industry." W: www.anchorcertacademy.net.

Domino Push Boundaries with New Diamond Ring Mount Refresh Domino Jewellery have launched 20 new British made semi-set mount designs in their Diamond Ring Mounts collection this June. Building on the success of the 2018 range, launched with the RealWomenRealJewellery campaign, the new pieces incorporate design influences that tap into both contemporary and classic styles, providing retailers with a wide selection of new styles to lift and refresh their offering. Part of the Birmingham manufacturer’s Created & Crafted series, the new offering is 100% designed and made in Britain. The collection is core to Domino’s portfolio and the creative team have focused on ensuring that the entire range remained fresh and relevant in 2019.  The refreshed range, all designed to be ‘wed-friendly,’ includes exciting design-led halo rings and solitaires featuring delicate diamond detailed bands. Domino’s Ring Designer, Rachel Morgan, pulled inspiration


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from a number of key trends including art deco, floral motifs, and astronomy to create a truly unique range of designs. Utilising Domino’s growing manufacturing capabilities, the entire range incorporates micro setting techniques, as well as a number of hand-cut fishtail designs. Commenting on the new collection, Creative Director Naomi NewtonSherlock said: “Diamond Ring Mounts was a huge product launch for us in 2018. Last year, we took the opportunity to really create a stunning range with excellent breadth and depth, almost from the ground up. We analysed our best-selling designs, invested in market research, and leant heavily into the manufacturing capabilities available in our production facilities here, especially our microsetting cell, which has grown from 2 setters to 12 in the last 18 months. The 2019 refresh is all about creative, original designs that continue to utilise our vast manufacturing capabilities.” Domino Ring Designer, Rachel Morgan, said: “This was an absolute pleasure to create as I was able to focus on delivering on-trend design-led pieces that bridge the gap between the full collection launched in 2018 and the emerging trends of 2019. We are always encouraged to push boundaries at Domino and this range is no exception. As well as studying trends within the wider luxury market, we also looked at some of our existing collections, including Shaped Wedding Rings and Anthology, to understand what styles were selling well in those ranges. We applied some of those learnings to the development of this range. We think the result is a truly exciting refresh that should invigorate customer interest.” All rings are designed and manufactured at Domino in the heart of Birmingham’s jewellery quarter, providing retailers with the confidence that they will receive Domino’s outstanding product quality and service levels, all within a competitive lead time of just 15 working days. Melee carat weights vary from 0.04ct to 2.77ct across the range, offering retailers a large scope of price points. All pieces are available in Platinum and 18ct white, yellow, and rose gold set with a choice of HSi or GVs diamonds. More information is available via www.dominojewellery.com


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Gecko Goes for Gold with Major Refresh of Elements Range Every summer, Gecko Jewellery refreshes its popular Elements Gold range, replacing low volume items with new pieces designed around current and emerging themes and trends, or in response to retailer feedback or changes in consumer demand. Usually this refresh consists of approximately 70 new pieces being added to the existing range. This June, Gecko have almost doubled the volume of newness, adding 130 new pieces to the Elements Gold collection, with inspiration taken from one of Europe’s most beautiful and romantic destinations – Venice. Creative Director Desiree Pringle

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explains the motivation behind such a substantial refresh: “The increase in the range is an indication of our commitment to our retailers to provide them with collections that are highly saleable. Customers love Elements and we had received feedback that they also wanted to see more luxurious products included in the range to cater for that customer wanting to spend at a slightly higher price point. We also wanted to increase choice in the core Elements collection for retailers. This new range ticks both boxes. We have added weightier gold pieces, increased diamond count, and used larger semi-precious stones and pearls, which has allowed us to stretch price points. Previously, the highest SRP for this range was around £700. Now it is £1,000 – a significant shift that provides much more flexibility.” Some of the new standout pieces include a morganite teardrop set with diamond surrounds set in rose gold, a statement open rose pattern diamond pendant and earring set, and for those wanting something more premium for every day wear, a classic, heavy-weight gold pendant and earrings set which could transition from day to evening wear. The collection also includes several ‘everyday’ chain necklaces and bracelets, with subtle design differences to increase the premium feel. The collection also now includes extensions of existing

best-sellers in precious stones and pearls, as well as brand new pieces playing into trends for chunkier, more decadent pieces. Des added, “The team really enjoyed designing this range with ‘Venetian Dream’ as their key inspiration, which drove the design, texture and colour choices, and we have really listened to retailers to build on successful Elements best-sellers.”


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Goldsmiths’ Company Charity Funds Pioneering New Research The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has presented a cheque of £436,000 to Professor Paul Midgley and Dr Louise Hirst from the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, to fund pioneering new research into precious metals, used for jewellery and silverware through the Goldsmiths’ Company programme. The funding includes three new PhD studentships at Cambridge that will help develop expertise in the field. Dr Louise Hirst, niece of the late renowned silversmith and former Goldsmiths’ Company Prime Warden, Stuart Devlin, will be looking at the holy grail of silversmithing – silver that does not tarnish. She said: “While growing up, visiting Stuart Devlin’s studio and seeing his work in progress was always exciting. I am very pleased that our department now has the opportunity to investigate precious metals, in particular, the surface science of silver to limit tarnishing and so contribute to the future of silversmithing.” The Goldsmiths’ Company pro-

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gramme in precious metals research, which will be based at Cambridge’s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, will build on the University’s strengths in the study of materials. The Department is one of the world’s leading centres in the study of materials and metals and this funding marks exactly 100 years since the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity gave Cambridge a cheque to set up the Goldsmiths’ Laboratory. Tim Schroder, Prime Warden of the Goldsmith’s Company said that the PhDs would contribute to the UK’s

standing as a centre of excellence for research into precious metals: “A key objective of the Goldsmiths’ Company is to contribute to national life. The PhD studentships and our own research, through the new Materials Congress launching this July, are all designed to help position the United Kingdom as a leading country for precious metal research. We look forward to supporting further scientific advances in this area as we approach the 700th Anniversary of the Company’s first Royal Charter in 2027.”

Dr Timothy Schroder - Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company for a Second Term The Goldsmiths’ Company is pleased to announce that Dr Timothy Schroder has been elected Prime Warden. Dr Schroder, who previously served in the role during 2015-16, is the first member of the Goldsmiths’ Company to be appointed Prime Warden for a second term since 1951, when Walter Godfrey Allen served two consecutive years.

Timothy Schroder, Prime Warden (201920) photo Judy Skupny.

Timothy Schroder was born in 1953 and educated in Oxford, where he attended St Edward’s School and


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Christ Church at Oxford University. At Christ Church he read philosophy and theology, before going on to specialise in the decorative arts, completing a Diploma at the Study Centre for the History of Fine and Decorative Arts, in London, which was run by the formidable Erica O’ Donnell. Such an education formed the foundation of his successful career in gold and silver. Dr Schroder is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of Renaissance and early modern silver and has published extensively on the subject. After university Dr Schroder joined Christie’s in 1976, initially working under the legendary Arthur Grimwade. In 1984, he became Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Later he served as the first Curator of the Gilbert collection at Somerset House and then as Consultant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dr Schroder is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a trustee of the Wallace Collection and a member of the Fabric Commission of Westminster Abbey. Reflecting on this unusual opportunity to serve a second term as Prime Warden, Dr Schroder said: “It is a rare honour to be elected for a second term as Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company. That is what makes it such an extraordinary experience and such a constant learning process.” During his second term, the Prime Warden will support the Goldsmiths’ Company’s numerous initiatives focussed on its trade, its charities, and its fellowship. In the last year the Goldsmiths’ Company and its Charity made grants of around £4m a year which went towards supporting its craft, allied trades and industry; funding a range of educational projects; and helping charities working in the areas of youth, criminal justice, and an ageing population.

Domino - New Interlocking Diamond Ring Range Domino Jewellery is bringing newness to the UK high street with its ‘Fusion’ collection; a range of interlocking diamond rings which taps into the continuing trend for stacking jewellery with a contemporary design. This is Domino’s third new range this year, delivering on their pledge to support retailers with innovation of design and product to buoy up the challenging jewellery market. Commenting on the newest range, Creative Director Naomi NewtonSherlock said: “We are always looking at ways that we can best support our retailers to respond to consumer trends and appetite, with high-quality design and product. Our new Fusion rings have been introduced to respond to consumer demand for stacking and layering jewellery. Perfect for both gifting and self-purchasing, they are the ideal purchase to celebrate an occasion such as an

engagement, anniversary, birthday or promotion, or simply bought to complement existing jewellery pieces.” Domino’s Fusion rings have been designed to provide consumers with multiple looks- they can be worn as interlocking rings or flipped to create a totally different layered look. Worn with an engagement ring, they create beautiful bridal stacks providing the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding ring. Alternatively, they can be used to enhance bridal suites for evening wear and events or stacked with eternity bands to create a stunning lifestyle stack.” Naomi added, “This range will allow a core segment of our retail customers to exploit the current demand for trend-led, high-quality, high-carat diamond pieces; by tapping into the stacking or layering trends, we are presenting our retailers with more options for their customers. The key for many consumers is choice and this new range delivers just that.” Fusion is available in Platinum and 18ct white, yellow or rose gold, set with HSi diamonds. The collection can be ordered on Domino’s website and can be viewed with their sales representatives. June 2019

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Festival News: School of Jewellery/ Assay Office The School of Jewellery will be opening on Sat 29th June during the Jewellery Quarter Festival for prospective students and visitors to see this unique building and enjoy Hands-on experiences and Exhibitions and learn about hallmarking and gemstones with The Birmingham Assay Office.

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JQBID - First BID in the UK to Adopt a Station

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station in Vyse Street. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place for visitors, residents and workers. The JQBID becomes the first Business Improvement District in the UK to formally adopt a station and is currently on the lookout for volunteers and sponsors to join in with their plans. Projects can include art installations and exhibitions, community events, and planting. Gaynor Steele, a local Garden Designer who recently moved her design studio premises to the Jewellery Quarter, is the inspiration for the JQBID led group. Gaynor is an awardwinning garden designer who has successfully transformed other urban sites and hopes to bring greenery and even wild-flowers into the city centre. Gaynor said: “My vision is to introduce trees, flowers and edibles such as vegetables to urban environments.

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The aim is to introduce a selection of planters onto the platforms which, in time will grow into edibles for people to pick and taste if they wish. In time we hope that the station will grow into a community hub for information, art displays and community links.” West Midlands Railway supports station adoption groups across the rail network and is aiming to host community engagement activities at every one of its 114 stations across the region. Fay Easton, head of stakeholder and community for West Midlands Railway said: “Station adoption makes a real difference to rail users and provides a valuable sense of community for the volunteers who get involved. The plans for Jewellery Quarter station are exciting and innovative. It will be fantastic to have a range of edible planters for our passengers to enjoy and the input from JQBID will be a real asset to the station.” Luke Crane, Executive Director of the JQBID believes it’s important for the community to have a station that they can be proud of. The JQBID are on a mission to enhance the look and feel of the station but need support from local volunteers and sponsors to make their vision a reality. If you would like to get involved or have any ideas that could help support its improvements, please email info@jqdt.org.

‘May 10th 2019 marked the day that our little bar under the Arches turned one year old. (Arch 13). Of course, as a family we’ve been on Livery Street since 1991 but the bar was a new adventure for all of us. We’ve had a lot of laughs in the last twelve months, and made a lot of friends along the way. We have a lot of exciting things on the horizon so stay in touch and a huge thank you to everybody that’s been in over the last twelve months, we look forward to welcoming you for years to come’.


Pioneering Victorian Woman’s Grave Restored & Unveiled Following a successful fundraising campaign, on Saturday 11 May a rededication ceremony was held to mark the installation of Constance Naden’s new gravestone. This was a celebration of the life, works, and legacy of a Birmingham woman at the forefront of female intellectual endeavour at the end of the nineteenth century: a poet, philosopher, and student of science. Naden’s gravestone in Key Hill Cemetery (Birmingham) was reduced to rubble and buried in the mid-twentieth century. Although excavated by the Friends of the Cemetery in 2010, it remained illegible. In 2017, two of her descendants (Julian Rees and Marga-

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ret-Mary Hall) and the leading expert on Naden (Dr Clare Stainthorp) established the Constance Naden Trust to restore the gravesite as a more fitting memorial to this pioneering Victorian woman. Having raised £3240 from public donations, supplemented by funds from the University of Birmingham (College of Arts and Law) and the Grimmitt Trust, a new gravestone was commissioned. Julian Rees said: “When we started this campaign, we had little idea how many people we would reach or how the idea would resonate. Now that we have raised the funds required and the memorial to this inspiring daughter of Birmingham has been completed, I feel a sense of having achieved something really worthwhile”. Dr Clare Stainthorp added: “It has been so gratifying to see the public support for restoring Constance Naden’s grave – it is a real testament to the importance of excavating, recognising, and celebrating women’s history”. Constance Naden (1858-1889) pursued a diverse career before her untimely death aged 31. Her insightful and witty poems and polemical prose drew upon her wide-ranging scientific education at Mason College (now the University of Birmingham) where she was honoured as the first female Associate. One of Birmingham’s most illustrious daughters, in 1890 she was memorialised by a marble bust installed in the Mason College library. For most of the twentieth century, however, Naden was all but forgotten. In recent years, Naden’s importance has been increasingly recognised; a blue plaque was installed outside her Edgbaston home in 2009 and the first book about her life and works – Dr Stainthorp’s Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet (Peter Lang) – will be published in summer 2019.

CLEAN AIR ZONE - The Jewellery Quarter Electric Vehicle Charging Points Following our repor t in last month’s magazine on The Clean Air Zone, we received many enquiries from readers about adequate provision of charging points for electric vehicles and, of course, the necessary parking bays. We contacted Cllr Ian Ward direct - Leader of Birmingham City Council, and he kindly replied as follows: • The Council are in the final stages of procuring an EV charge point network development partner. • A city-wide charge point network will be deployed from Autumn 2019 until Spring 2021. • The Jewellery Quarter will be included within the plans for EV charge point network deployment. • Specific locations will be agreed according to electric grid capacity, • BID/stakeholder preference and need and Highways approval if on public land and TRO (Traffic • Regulation Order) approvals/or landowner permission and lease arrangements if on private land. • The Council will proceed to this next level of localised specification once the provider has been procured for deployment within the timescale mentioned. • Council Planning Officers across the city are seeking a minimum of 10% of on-site parking provision to be provided with electric vehicle charging points on all developments, including sites within the Jewellery Quarter.’

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JUN EXPOSED: FAKE AND CUSTOMISED WATCHES COURSE 10:00 Am - 4:15 Pm AnchorCert Group (Home To Assay Office Birmingham)

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JUN MAKE A RING IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop

JUN GALLERY STRIP JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOP 10:00 Am - 12:00 Pm Cooksongold Birmingham

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JUN UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY 10:00 Am 4:00 Pm AnchorCert Group (Home To Assay Office Birmingham)

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JUN to SAT 10 AUG PAUSING IN A STATE OF FLUX 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

JUN GALLERY STRIP JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOP 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Cooksongold Birmingham

23 23  JULY Exhibitions 23 25 Auctions & Valuations 25  JUNE 30  JULY - Adult 11 02 Demonstrations JUN to SAT 20 JUL RBSA FRIENDS 2019. 10:30 am 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

JUL to 31 AUG RBSA PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

JUN SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop JUN CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Pen Museum JUN CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 Pm - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum JUN ARTNIGHT: RED TREE IN BIRMINGHAM 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUN JEWELLERY QUARTER LETTERING WORKSHOP 11:00 Am - 1:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN FELLOWS' LATES: WATCHES 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fellows Auctions

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JUL EXPOSED: THE INSIDE STORY - GEMSTONE TREATMENTS REVEALED 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm AnchorCert Group (Home To Assay Office Birmingham)

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JUN DEMONSTRATION WITH CRISTINA CELESTINI RBSA. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery

JUL I MADE IT! GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm The Dual Works

JUN EXPOSED: DIAMOND SIMULANTS, SYNTHETICS AND TREATMENTS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm AnchorCert Group (Home To Assay Office Birmingham)

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JUN MAKE A PENDANT IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop JUN PAINT STARRY NIGHT OVER BIRMINGHAM! 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Rose Villa Tavern

JUN ADULT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: SILVER SPINNING RING 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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JUL ADULT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: SILVER PENDANT 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter JUL SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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JUL CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Pen Museum JUL CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 Pm - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum JUL PAINT LIKE VAN GOGH! 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Rose Villa Tavern JUL ALL DAY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 10:00 Am 4:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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JUL KIDS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

JUN 1920'S HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR 7:30 Pm 12:00 Am RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

JUN MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUN LIFE 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

JUN CAROL BREWSTER 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUN BIRMINGHAM ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN LUCAS D & THE GROOVE GHETTO 6:00 Pm 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUN B'HAM TRIBES MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT 7:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN CHORAL CONCERT - VIVAT! CHOIR & HYMNS FOR HUNGER 7:30 Pm - 9:00 Pm St Paul’s Church

JUN BIRMINGHAM FREELANCERS AND WORK-ATHOME MEETUP 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN GRÁINNE MAGUIRE PREVIEW 7:30 Pm 10:30 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN MAKER MONDAY: POP UP ESCAPE GAMES AND RE-EXPLORING CHILDHOOD. 5:30 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN SAINT PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 4:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm Saint Paul's House JUN SOCIAL CIRCLE JUNE 5:30 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL ANGULAR CODING MEETUP 6:30 Pm - 8:30 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL 1000 TRADES NETWORKING CLUB HOSTED BY IAN GARDNER 4:30 Pm - 6:30 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL PICTURE BOOK MASTERCLASS WITH ELĪNA BRASLIŅA (FOR ADULTS) 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm 1000 Trades JUL BIRMINGHAM ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL REBEL MEETUPS BY YENA - YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR NETWORKING IN BIRMINGHAM 6:30 Pm - 9:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL BIRMINGHAM FREELANCERS AND WORK-ATHOME MEETUP 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN ACOUSTIC SESSIONS WITH JOE OAKES 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

JUN THE REVOLVERS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUN NANNA RADLEYS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUN THIS FEELING - BRUM W/ WILD FRONT, PAPER CASTLES, AVNT GARDS 7:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop JUN JAZZ FUNK BROTHER'S 9:00 Pm - 12:00 Am Acapella Birmingham JUN NANNA RADLEYS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am) The Jam House JUN MOTOWN MOTION 8:00 Pm - 1:00 Am Acapella Birmingham

JUN MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

JUN SKA-BQ WITH CRACKED ACTORS AND LOBSTER 4:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm Actress And Bishop

JUN ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUN EXPRESSION OPEN MIC 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Acapella Birmingham

JUN ANGIE BROWN 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUN ILUVLIVE BIRMINGHAM 7:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm Acapella Birmingham

JUN DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUN ITCHY FEET 10:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House

JUN SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUN GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUN SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House

JUN APOLLO GOLD 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUN EFFIGY FOR SLEEP - WARNING ALBUM LAUNCH 8:00 Pm - 11:30 Pm Actress And Bishop

JUN ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House

JUN MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

JUN 1000 TRADES SUMMER PARTY 2019 12:00 Pm - 2:00 Am 1000 Trades JUN ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am at The Jam House

JUN OK STOP! - IMPROVISED COMEDY SHOW 8:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUN SECOND HAND GENES / THE RESERVOIR CATS / LEFT HAND MAN & MORE 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop (Official)

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JUL TOVEY BROTHERS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

JUL BUCKET & CO PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS COLLATERAL 7:30 Pm - 11:30 Pm Actress And Bishop

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JUL HANNAH JOHNSON & THE BROKEN HEARTS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL SHAKATAK 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House JUL AN AUDIENCE WITH ASH SHEEHAN 10:00 Pm - 2:00 Am Actress And Bishop JUL SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House JUL TH3RD JUNCTION - FUNK, SOUL & MOTOWN 9:00 Pm - 1:30 Am Acapella Birmingham JUL SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House JUL MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL QUALITY REGGAE ROOTS 9:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm Actress And Bishop JUL EMMA JONSON 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL ACOUSTIC SESSIONS WITH JOE OAKES 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop JUL RESERVOIR 5 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House JUL UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUL PAPER BUOYS / SOCIAL CONTRACT / THE PAGANS SOH / SLEEP PATTERNS 7:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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JUL WELCOME TO CLUB DELUXE 8:00 Pm - 12:00 Am RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House

JUL GOUGE AWAY, SUPER LEMON DAYS, WAX FUTURES 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop (Official)

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JUL MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL THE MARTIN TROTMAN BAND 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

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JUN SOHO HILL, BOULTON, BLOYE, AND BRUTALISM. 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm The Jewellers Arms JUN VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works JUN THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm JUN BRUM TYPE PHOTOWALK WITH TOM HICKS 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm 1000 Trades JUN VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works JUN JEWELLERY QUARTER FESTIVAL 10:30 Am 5:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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JUN FREE TASTER TOUR OF KEY HILL CEMETERY AT THE JEWELLERY QUARTER FESTIVAL 11:00 Am - 12:30 Pm Key Hill Cemetery

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JUL HERITAGE WITH A VIEW - CARL CHINN 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Big Peg Sky Lounge

JUL JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE WALK 2:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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JUL TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm JUL WHISKY & TWILIGHT TOURS 5:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter JUL HISTORY OF HARPER'S HILL 11:30 Am - 12:30 Pm

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Consultation on Perry Barr Highways Scheme A programme of highway infrastructure improvements to open up the heart of Perry Barr and support the regeneration of the wider area is set to go out to public consultation. The £27.1 million project – which includes the removal of the A34 flyover, the retention of the A34 underpass and the replacement of the A34/A4040 roundabout with a fourarm signal junction – was approved by Cabinet on February 12 of this year. In addition, there would be new cycling routes, improved footpaths, removal of subways and landscape improvements. The scheme will now go out to consultation from June 3 to July 19, when people are invited to have their say on the proposed new road layout and other measures. Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council,

said: “With 5,000 new homes set to be built in Perry Barr over the coming years, we need futureproof transport infrastructure to meet the demands of an increased population, with an emphasis on moving people rather than vehicles, reducing congestion which in turn will lead to cleaner air. “As well as removing the flyover, this scheme will also deliver improvements for cyclists and pedestrians and will also be complemented by a package of related public transport improvements, such as enhancements to bus and rail provision, opening up the heart of Perry Barr and creating a cleaner, more sustainable environment for all. These changes, which were agreed by Cabinet recently, are based on detailed research and modelling and will leave Perry Barr with a better transport network for the years ahead, making the area a place where people will want to visit, shop, work or live. “I fully understand the concerns that have been raised locally but the A34 flyover needs to be removed for the maximum benefit to be achieved through the area’s regeneration. This is why we are now consulting on this project, so that we can hear people’s

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views on how this proposed new road layout will affect them, ensuring that we are then able to progress the best possible scheme for the area. I would urge as many people as possible to get in touch and let us know what they think of our plans.” The simplest way for people to have their say, from June 3, is via the council’s Birmingham Be Heard consultation website at birminghambeheard.org.uk. June 2019

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Showing dilapidated state of the buildings before restoration. (YBA Publications)

The Jewellery Business Centre Spencer Street Source: The Jewellery Quarter History & Guide 2 - 1987 & JQHeritage 2019

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Spencer Street and Vyse Street were originally part of the Vyse estate and were evidently colonised in the rapid expansion that followed the flood of cheap gold into Birmingham after 1849. The 1851 census shows Nos. 1-12 Spencer Street (then Richard Street) occupied by jewellers, silversmiths, and engravers. The whole site consists of two rows of characteristic terrace houses, a large Edwardian corner house, and a 1900 workshop block, punctuated by large arched windows. These are the very staple of the Jewellery Quarter, well-proportioned but plain and built of Midlands red brick. In 1852 No 1/9 Spencer Street were occupied by Hilliard & Thomason, and Osborn & Co. In 1887 Nos 7/9/11 were occupied by: J Reading, Osborne & Co, and Claud Chandle. ‘For HRH Prince of Wales, there could not have been a more appropriate venue for his first, personal, inner-city venture than Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The Quarter is one of the most

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remarkable of all older industrial areas in Britain, full of traditional character, but much of it in 1989 was desperately run-down. That the Jewellery Quarter survives at all is a miracle. The factory inspector’s department was pressing every week for the closure of many premises, and the whole neighbourhood was in danger of following the fate of Birmingham’s once thriving gun-smith’s quarter - annihilation by comprehensive development. However, the city council began energetically developing policies aimed at supporting small businesses and ensuring that craftsmen are not driven out of the area. There are not only jewellers and silversmiths in the Jewellery Quarter, but electroplaters, metal spinners, stampers and piercers, casters, die-sinkers and finishers, numerous tool manufacturers and makers of fancy goods. All are closely interlinked. A ring may have to travel to two or three workshops to be finished. Many one, two and three-men businesses exist entirely on subcontracting from larger workshops. Some craftsmen simply lease a bench (or a ‘peg’ as it is known in the trade). His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in his capacities as Duke of Cornwall, President of Business in the Community and Patron of Task Undertakings, was very keen that the Duchy of Cornwall should play its part in helping to create optimism and opportunities in an inner-city area

Scaffolding holding up the building Courtesy M Haddleton


On November 13, 1990, The Hon. Sir John Baring, KCVO - Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, performed the topping out of the building. The buildings have been acquired on a 125-year lease from the City Council.

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In 1991 HRH visited the Centre and gave the project his seal of approval. At a small reception inside the Centre he met people closely involved with the Jewellery Quarter including Marie Haddleton, Bernard Ward (Assay Master) Gerald Whiles (School of Jewellery) and officials from the BJA and the BJGF. Sabre Jewellery presented him with a pair of gold cufflinks depicting the Prince of Wales feathers and the Centre manager presented him with a gold replica of the ‘Gates’ (handmade by John Davies of Selective Gold).

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facade, and the iron window frames were being reclaimed so that although the inside of the units would be modern workshops, the outside would keep its original Victorian facade, over 7.1/2 miles of scaffolding being used to support the facade whilst construction proceeded at the rear. requiring regeneration. As President of Business in the Community, the Prince has had strong words to say on the need for inner-city regeneration words aimed at the private sector as well as the public. He spoke of how he had “been trying to persuade people that they should look upon the old industrial buildings of the past as a real asset which, once restored and converted, can ensure the town or city has a special character of its own”. The Duchy of Cornwall project, called The Jewellery Business Centre and located in Spencer Street/Vyse Street, was awarded a £934,000 City Grant by the Department of the Environment and, through the Duchy, The Prince of Wales provided a direct investment of £2.5 million. In 1990 the Duchy of Cornwall awarded the £2.7 million contract to Wates Construction (Midlands) Ltd and work began on fusing the original

The Jewellery Business Centre was awarded First Prize by The Birmingham Design Initiative in the category of Building Conservation. It was selected from 16 other contestants as ‘an outstanding entry’. In January 1997 Midlands Workspace - parent company London Industrial) - acquired The Jewellery Business Centre for £1.38 million.

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Topping Up Ceremony


The Metaphorical Gates The metaphor of the ‘Gates’ represents ‘security’ - a necessity for the industry and is an appropriate part of architectural ‘language’. ‘Gates’ rather than ‘Doors’ allow the reception space to remain between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ and act as a link to the private courtyards within. ‘Doors’ would create an entirely ‘internal’ reception space. The ‘Gates’ are in the open position to represent a welcome; an invitation to the visitor. A fretwork or filigree allows views through the gates so that the Business Centre reception still relates to the public domain. Stainless steel and brass were the chosen contemporary building materials that relate to the traditional silver and gold of the jewellery industry. Cast glass ‘nuggets’ are incorporated to represent the gemstones. The pattern of the sculpture represents geological and organic forms which have been the basis for Jewellery Design for millennia. The lower half represents the earth’s strata containing the cast ‘glass nuggets’ with the ‘roots’ seeking their way down to find them. The upper half represents the plant of progress with the faceted polished glass ‘jewels’. The Sculpture demonstrates its creation at the hand of a craftsman as does good jewellery and not that of ‘modern’ mass produced architectural screen. The metalwork is joined together as if a brooch had been magnified 100 times, so at close inspection all the welds at the junctions can clearly be seen. The concept and design of the sculpture was a collaborative process between architect and artist and the production, the result of the artist’s individual metal working skills. The artist, Michael Johnson adds: “The ‘Gates’ are based on contemporary jewellery - young people with new ideas are the future of the jeweller’s art, not mass-produced imports. Minerals drawn through the roots produce fruit, similarly minerals worked by artists and jewellers produce art and jewellery”. In answer to the many queries, the

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‘gates’ do not open and close - they are meant to be viewed as a whole, as a work of art. If you are not keen on contemporary art well, they are here to stay’. (The Gates were given retrospective planning permission by Birmingham Council and form part of The Jewellery Quarter heritage. Many people from all over the world as well as local people started to make the viewing of the Gates as an important part of their itinerary. The Gates are not really gates at all, but a piece of sculpture.

The Centre features an attractive courtyard


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In order to accommodate the increased amount of machinery and toolmaking we purchased additional adjoining premises. The experience gained in working to fine limits and tooling up for quantity production will be of great benefit to us in our Post War Trade, when we shall

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William Adams About (in) The Ltd. Silversmiths, Quarter Marie, I bought 'Jewels of our City' Medallists & this week whilst in Waterstones...... and have just read your chapter!! Electro-Plate We need more of this sort of hisManufacturers tory locally so those coming in know 203-211, Barr Street, Hockley.

‘Millions of Military Buttons, etc’.

Silverware, Medals and Electroplate were the principal productions of William Adams Ltd, Compass Works, Barr Street, Hockley. ‘We decided in 1939 that as all the goods of our manufacture were non-essential, to concentrate entirely on Munitions. Our first productions in steel and non-ferrous pressings were 50 Million Military Buttons, 50 Million Locking Washers of all types, followed by large quantities of Shell Case Protective Cups, Fuse Bands, Trench Mortar Bombs, Cartridge Clips Strikers, Radiolocation Components, Filters, also Main Ribs and Nose Ribs for Spitfire Aircraft. In 1941 we had our London Showrooms totally destroyed, but immediately secured new accommodation in Minerva House, Hatton Garden. Our Works also suffered considerable bomb damage in 1943, but fortunately this did not hinder our production to any considerable extent.

more of how it used to be. I have just watched the Villa match in the Red Lion and sat next to a man whose family had roots in Camden Street in a two-up-two-down with a family of six!

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'The Unity Works death was very sad, not least as I knew the builder, the developer, and his colleagues. The reality is not that the JQ buildings are unsafe because there is now all sorts of local untrue gossip going around surrounding his demise. Most Jewellery Quarter buildings are very solid, especially Unity! Fingers crossed the builder will soon be back to finish the first phase - Numbers 48-52 - the old blue building opposite The Hive. These might turn out to be some of the finest conversions seen in the area. They are excellent big flats. The Squirrel Works nearby were recently nominated to win an RIBA award for the quality of its conservation? The same builder is now just starting on the old Badges Plus site on Legge Lane and the new houses there in my opinion might be the

again “be in a position to resume our normal business.”’ At one time William Adams Ltd was established at Unity Works, Vittoria Street, possibly displaced when the underpass was built for the A4540 which links New John Street West to Icknield Street. finest new parade of houses seen in the Jewellery Quarter for two hundred years. They are triple glazed really high-quality family houses. Delivery early next summer! Finally, I asked the builders now restoring 6-7a Legge Lane if they had found anything interesting under the floorboards and they said, "tons of old pen nibs."! Kind regards, Philip Jackson Director

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The Chamberlain Clock I have just read the editorial online and whole heartedly agree that the Chamberlain Clock should be refurbished as soon as possible. I am a volunteer at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and send many visitors in the direction of the Clock as it is an iconic landmark and very useful in giving directions to the many attractions in the Quarter. The state of the Clock is a very poor reflection on all the wonderful work and innovation that takes place in the Quarter and would it be possible for the Hockley Flyer to launch an appeal for funds to restore it to its former Glory? Kind regards, Brendan Wilson.

Reply: The Hockley Flyer found a sponsor to pay for a complete rebuild of the Clock just 30 years ago. It should have kept working for longer! June 2019

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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 2019/04488/PA Albion House, Apartment 1 75 Pope Street Birmingham B1 3AS. Display of three non illuminated fascia signs. 29-05-2019 2019/03843/PA Former Kettleworks Land bound by Icknield Street/Pope Street/Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG. Minor non Material Amendment to approval 2017/00204/PA to allow the approved ground floor commercial units to be used for B1(a) office use as well as A1 retail use. 07-05-2019 2019/03728/PA 50-60 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TT. Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for confirmation that planning permission 2006/02301/PA has been lawfully implemented and can be lawfully completed. 02-05-2019 2019/03681/PA 55-57 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Conversion of existing Use Class B1(c) (light industrial) to basement and ground floor to workspace/ office and 1no. apartment on first and second floor with associated external alterations including part demolition of rear outbuilding, erection of two storey rear extension, new entrance, blocking of some existing windows and replacement external staircase. 01-05-2019

Awaiting Decision 2019/03359/PA Birmingham City University 10 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QU. Display of 2 no. non-illuminated double sided wall

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mounted banners. 17-04-2019 2019/03342/PA 72-74 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DR. Variation of Condition number 1 attached to planning approval 2018/08808/PA to allow for installation of 2 no. windows at the corner elevation. 17-04-2019 2019/01838/PA 36 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JY. Erection of single storey rear extension, instalaltion of dormer window to rear and roof lights to front. 05-03-2019 2019/01004/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed building and renovation and conversion of listed building and associated workshop to residential use. 05-02-2019 2019/00964/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Part demolition of existing buildings and erection of new four storey buildings, conversion and refurbishment of retained buildings to provide 49 one and two bed apartments and associated cycle parking and landscaped courtyards. 05-022019 2018/10340/PA Former Sapcote's Yard Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3DD. Listed Building Consent for demolition of 83-87 Camden Street attached to listed building at 89 Camden Street and erection of replacement building in association with planning application 2018/06214/PA. 21-12-2019 2018/10330/PA 30 Kenyon Street and Land Between 24 and 26 Hall Street Birmingham B18 6AR. Change of use from storage and distribution (Use Class B8) to retail (Use Class A1) at 30 Kenyon Street and erection of 3 storey building with roof terrace to form bar and restaurant (Use Class A4/A3) at land between 24 and 26 Hall Street.. 21-12-2018 2018/10122/PA Derwent House 1 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1RL. Listed Building Consent for conversion of existing industrial building to 40 one and two bed apartments with associated works includ-

ing demolition of modern extension, removal and replacement of existing pitched roof and windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various restoration work. 14-12-2018 2018/10092/PA Derwent House 1 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1RL. Conversion of existing industrial building to 40 one and two bed apartments with associated works including demolition of modern extension, removal and replacement of existing pitched roof and windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various restoration work. 14-12-2018 2018/10480/PA Reliance Works 41-42 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE. 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 2018/08995/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 2018/05801/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


2018/04882/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 non-residential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-062018

New Decisions 2019/03089/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HH Listed Building Consent for display of various signage. Final Decision - A p p r o v e subject to Condition 2019/03016/PA 10a Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LT. Display of 1 no. externally illuminated fascia, 1 no. non illuminated projecting sign and 1 no. non illuminated wall mounted sign. Final Decision Approve Temporary 2019/02982/PA 10a Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LT. Change of use from ground floor office (Use Class B1) to professional services (Use Class A2). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/02633/PA 22-24 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Alterations including reinstatement of chimney, replacement of existing left large window and front door with new sash window and timber panel door and frame. Installation of metal grille above reinstated basement light well and replace rainwater downpipes Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2019/02262/PA Existing railway arch on land bound by Lionel Street to the west, Old Snow Hill, St Chads Queensway and Livery Street, City Centre. Alterations and change of use of existing railway arch to create third pedestrian entrance to Snow Hill railway station and associated public realm works. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2018/10474/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & No. 9 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed Building Consent for installation of external lighting. Final Decision Refuse 2018/10473/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & No. 9 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ND. Installation of external lighting. Final Decision - Refuse 2018/10253/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Display of 1 no externally illuminated lettering sign, 1 no non illuminated fascia sign, 1 no. externally illuminated metal post sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

You must register any objections to the above applications online at www. birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!

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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

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The Customer Service Department is the face of the Birmingham Assay Office, responsible for delivering outstanding service on the full a range of services provided to our visiting customers. The Supervisor role will lead with the consistent delivery of exemplary customer service excellence and provide day to day supervision and guidance for the customer service team members. A strong relationship building focus and the ability to develop a rapport with colleagues across the business and external customers is essential as well as having the commercial acumen to ensure that all sales opportunities are dealt with appropriately. A calm and professional manner is required to handle front line resolution of customer complaints when they arise.

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