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July 2019

Issue No 408

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REGULARS 14 Editorial

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16 News Business 24 News Leisure 34 Planning

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18 Dippal Manchanda to Present at the JMC 18 Clean Air Zone Delays 19 WJN Announces New Ambassadors 20 NAJ Co-sponsors British Hallmarking Council Award 22 The New Standard Works Welcomes Honeybees 23 SafeGuard Valuer Georgina Southam Receives Prestigious Award 24 JQ Festival Preview Event 24 Hot Jazz & Cool Blues 25 The Watchmaker’s Garden Wins Platinum Award 26 New Look Centenary Square Opens to the Public 27 Major (Thomas) Harry Gem (1819-1881) 27 People’s Archive

HERITAGE

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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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In the last ten years The Aconia Casting Company has grown considerably. Our new, larger premises accommodates our growing number of new, state-ofthe-art furnaces, casting machines and 3D Printers. Most of our castings are bespoke, using up-to-date CAD software to produce exactly what our customers want, with our up-to-date 3D printers building models to bring your designs to life.

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

During the month of June, the Jewellery Quarter has been 'buzzing' with interesting events taking place in our Museums, and 'Open Studios', themed walks and talks, and of course the BIDS JQ Festival at the end of the month. (Feature in August issue). The 'Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries' have been busy in June and the stand at the NEC Genealogy Show was a particularly successful event (see News item this month). There are many more events planned for July (see our Events Section).

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Platinum at Flower Show

It was great for the COB to win Platinum' at the Chelsea Flower Show with the 'Clockmaker's Garden' and it has also been on display at the NEC. However, I hope future visitors to the Jewellery Quarter will not expect to see clockmakers working in garden sheds surrounded by pretty flowers! Perhaps next year they will feature a dilapidated back-to-back house, with a hole in the roof surrounded by rubbish, and huge factories belching out smoke and fumes - not very romantic but more as it used to be! Nevertheless, we all need a bit of romance sometimes!

BIDS Adopt a Station

Just when you think it's safe to catch a train - I expect you to say "Hello Marie" as you pass the rather large poster of me - like when you cross one particular bridge on the Isle of Man you have to say "Hello fairies" or they will be very cross!

Clean Air Zone - Loco smoke doesn't count!

Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k mark@thehockleyflyer.info

On twitter there was a great pic of a loco steaming through the Jewellery Quarter station right in the heart of our Clean Air Zone on 4th July 2019 - shame about black smoke though - maybe we should use steam power to run our vehicles!

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Genealogy Show at NEC

Deadline 20th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: marie@thehockleyflyer.info Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk. © 2019 YBA Publications

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The 'Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries' stand at the NEC Genealogy Show was a huge success. Nice pics inside.

BT - Scam

I am still receiving scam telephone calls - sometimes 3 times a day, even at weekends - they say they are BT stating there are "Serious faults on your telephone line and you're Internet/Broadband connection is about to be compromised" At least I think that's what they are saying in their badly spoken English! Sometimes I keep asking them to repeat the question until they get really mad - other times I either just slam down the 'phone or say 'go away' - but not quite that politely! There are of course warnings from BT who say will never communicate with you via 'phone, but please keep an eye on elderly people in your family (or friends) and DO NOT dial 1471 to try to trace the caller, as soon as you dial No.1 you could be connected to a massively expensive line for a long period without being aware of it until your bill arrives! Marie Haddleton Editor


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Dippal Manchanda

Dippal Manchanda to Present at the JMC Dippal Manchanda, Technical Director of AnchorCert Analytical, in the Birmingham Assay Office, is to present his latest research paper ‘Gold Allergy: Differentiating Myth from Reality’ at the Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Materials Congress on the Monday 8th July 2019. The international conference has been designed to bring together experts from a range of fields across the jewellery industry, encouraging shared research and participation in new technologies to greater improve the production efficiency and expertise within the industry. Throughout his career, Manchanda has written, contributed to, and published a range of scientific papers as well as presented at numerous international conferences. His latest paper at the Congress will examine the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s declaration of gold as the ‘Contact Allergen of the Year’ and explore the clinical evidence from

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. worldwide patch test data that has proven gold to be among one of the most common allergens in routine testing. Manchanda will tackle the scepticism surrounding these results and the pre-conception that gold as a noble metal with a high resistance to corrosion cannot ionise sufficiently or react, in say a piece of jewellery, with the skin and sweat quickly enough to cause an allergic reaction. Manchanda said: “Despite the long-held assumptions that gold cannot induce an allergic reaction, I will be presenting conclusive data from research carried out at the AnchorCert Analytical Laboratory that supports the clinical data’s conclusion that gold articles, both plated and un-plated can actually, in certain conditions, induce Allergic Contact Dermatitis. “The Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Materials Conference is all about bringing researchers together from across the wide field of jewellery to help further development by sharing information and ideas”, Manchanda added, “I’m very much looking forward to being part of this innovative event and having the opportunity to raise awareness to the reality of gold allergies.” Doug Henr y, CEO and Assay Master, commented, “AnchorCert Analytical is the first laboratory to have this conclusive evidence as to why and how gold can induce an allergic reaction. As a result, Dippal’s presentation looks set to be an incredibly important and exciting look into this rapidly developing topic.” Manchanda’s research has been aided by his wealth of experience and knowledge into several prestigious projects related to metal testing, tarnishing, metal allergy, manufacturing, and precious metal refining. Technical Director and Chief Assayer at the Birmingham Assay Office, Manchanda has been actively researching metal allergies and Allergic Contact Dermatitis from precious metal throughout his career. Most recently Manchanda developed the AnchorCert Pro test methodology at the AnchorCert Analytical Laboratory to ascertain if the alloy material is safe for individuals with skin allergies.

Clean Air Zone Delays The introduction of the UK’s first Clean Air Zones is to be significantly postponed due to a Government delay in delivering digital systems required to make the zones operational and enforceable. Both Birmingham CC and Leeds CC had been on track to implement Clean Air Zones on the basis that a vehicle checker tool, which is being delivered by the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU), would be ready by October 2019 as planned. However, JAQU (a joint unit between DfT and DEFRA) has now confirmed that the vehicle checker will not be available until at least December 2019 - leaving just weeks before the zones were due to come into force in January 2020. Additionally, the Government is now expecting local authorities to deliver a system for collecting payments from non-compliant vehicles which enter the Clean Air Zone having previously said that it would deliver this. The Government now needs to outline new timescales that they are confident can be delivered in order to give residents and businesses across the country clarity and certainty about the future of these schemes. Birmingham to achieve air quality compliance will move back to 2022.

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WJN Announces New Ambassadors After eight weeks of applications, more than 100 applicants and 28 days of intensive interviews, the Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) announced its new cohort of Ambassadors. l Commenting on the launch, MD Victoria McKay said: “This has been

Rubbish Experts Brought In a truly humbling, inspiring, and challenging process. We were overwhelmed by the response to our call for Ambassadors and as such, wanted to take the time to fully review and respond to every woman who had applied for a role. We had a clear strategy for selection and appointment; these initial Ambassadors represent a wide breadth of expertise and talent from across the industry. The new cohort join our founder Ambassadors and collectively they will help shape

Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Pollutions UK, with 60 years’ experience behind them, have been appointed by Birmingham Council to lead a review with the City's Waste Service as part of the effort to best meet the needs of Birmingham citizens

Amey Out Amey Construction are to pay £300M to end its controversial highways maintenance contract with Birmingham City Council to end the bitter long-running dispute between the two over the state of the City's roads.

Goodbye Mr Tyre The site in Pitsford Street has recently been cleared of the 'Mr Tyre' warehouse ready for the new development Hockley Mills. Next to the district's Railway station will see almost 400 new apartments built for rent along with space for offices, retail and leisure uses. There will also be a new entrance and ticket office for the station.

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conversations, progress agendas and achieve our goals.” The new WJN Ambassador cohort is formulated as follows: Sector Ambassadors: Sonia Menezes; Rachael Taylor; Victoria Waugh; Chloe Lightfoot; Miranda Raw; Lucy Crowther; Arabel Lebrusan; Vivien Johnston; Kerry Gregory; Estelle Levin-Nally; Cynthia Cartwright; Elina Faurschou; Jerry Greig; Region Ambassadors: Belinda Morris; Lauren Davidson; Catherine Marche; Rebecca Anne Johnson; Sian Bostwick; Marie Walshe; Alexis Dove; Victoria Brown; Lin Johnson; Ebba Goring; Jessica Steele; Karen WebbMeek; Aysha Hazell; Philippa Taylor; Ruth Mary Chipperfield; Kati Elliott; Country Ambassadors: Emma-Louise Gregory; Livi Pires; Marie Chabrol; Anna Moltke-Huitfeldt; Sonia Esther Soltani; Ayelet Lerner; Satta Matturi; Ayalla Joseph. www.womensjewellerynetwork.com


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legitimate jewellery industry. Presenting the award, Andrew Hinds told Trading Standards officers: “The jewellery industry represents 1% of the UK economy and employs 60,000 people, hence our desire to see it protected. Global trading via the internet has increased the vulnerability of consumers, and this is especially true in jewellery due to misleading and fraudulent descriptions. This makes your enforcement role more important than ever before. We recognise the challenges facing your service. We have made our concerns known to Government and will continue to do so.” Ken Daly, British Hallmarking Council; David Sanders, British Hallmarking Council, Andrew Hinds of F. Hinds and the British Hallmarking Council, Sally Andrews of Shared Regulatory Services, Robert Grice of Sheffield Assay Office, Sarah Smith of Shared Regulatory Services, Adam Phillips of London Assay Office, Marion Wilson of Birmingham Assay Office, Charlotte Turner of London Assay Office, Doug Henry of Birmingham Assay Office

NAJ Co-sponsors British Hallmarking Council Award

The National Association of Jewellers has become joint sponsor of a British Hallmarking Council (BHC) Award for Trading Standards, reflecting the importance of the effective enforcement of hallmarking in the UK. The annual Touchstone Award recognises the Trading Standards team who deliver the most effective enforcement or educational initiative related to Hallmarking The recent Char tered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Symposium in Brighton saw many Trading Standards Officers rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the Service and the prestigious Touchstone Award was amongst these. The award was presented by Andrew Hinds of F. Hinds, former Chair of the NAJ and a member of BHC. The impressive sterling silver award was won by Shared Regulatory Services (Cardiff, Bridgend, and Vale of Glamorgan) for their ongoing hallmarking enforcement projects. Their application comprised two parts: proactive visits to 21 jewellers; and thorough follow up to a single complaint. The first activity revealed four premises selling un-hallmarked goods

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and a fifth offering counterfeit goods as well as some un-hallmarked items. Fake Louis Vuitton and Chanel items with a potential retail value of £25,000 of were seized from one store. Subsequently an exhaustive investigation following a complaint about an eBay seller led SRS to expose a trader selling mis-described, un-hallmarked jewellery, counterfeit jewellery, and unsafe cosmetics. The business partners in the eBay seller are currently awaiting sentencing for numerous offences amounting to twenty-three charges each. The range of activity and offences uncovered in Touchstone Award applications demonstrates that a hallmarking offence is frequently the tip of the iceberg. Birmingham Trading Standards’ application for their intensive two year “Operation Egyptian” concerning fake gold bangles was felt to be such a significant case that the British Hallmarking Council honoured the team led by Sajeela Naseer, Gary Singh and Mick Davies with a Special Award during the “Institute Celebrates Success” session earlier in the day. Unscrupulous online traders competing with legitimate sellers and “bricks and mortar” retailers have created additional significant new problems for enforcement, particularly as Local Authorities are cutting budgets and reducing resources drastically. The collaboration between the NAJ, Assay Offices, the BHC and Trading Standards is crucial to the future of the

Ken Daly, British Hallmarking Council; Sarah Smith of Shared Regulatory Services, Sally Andrews of Shared Regulatory Services, Andrew Hinds of F. Hinds, and the British Hallmarking Council

LETTERS

A Jeweller Working From Home Hoping you might be able to help - I am looking for an original 4- or 5-hole jeweller's bench - the ones used all those years ago when so many wonderful jewellery firms filled the streets of the trade. I have been in the Trade for a long time previously at 72 Vyse Street, but now work from home. My father was a police officer on duty around the Trade in the late 70's early 80's His name - Harry Shepherd - big Scottish jock policemen. He knew Marie very well. It was always a pleasure reading The Hockley Flyer - I still do - so thank you for all the hard work this magazine takes to produce. Anyhow - if you can help to find me a bench, I would be very grateful. Steve Shepherd - Jeweller.

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The New Standard Works Welcomes Honeybees

The New Standard Works, a former jewellery manufactory in Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter is buzzing more than usual. The building recently welcomed the first Jewellery Quarter honeybees to their new home on the building’s rooftop micro-farm. As part of the welcoming committee a new tapestry artwork featuring 902 individual tapestry bees has been unveiled on the ground floor. Hundreds of stitchers have already been to see this new collaborative artwork. The Grade II listed building is home to Argent College, an independent specialist educational college for young people aged 16-25 with learning differences and complex needs. On the ground floor is The Hive, which includes an organic café and bakery, heritage gallery and makers studios. Suzanne Carter, Community Outreach and Learning Manager at The Hive, who started the craft campaign with needlepoint tapestry artist and maker Tina Francis, explains the idea behind the seven-month stitching project which involved over 1000 people stitching.

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“Bees are a fantastic inspiration in the way they work together, and this project is all about collaboration. We worked with 11 schools, 40 community organisations, social groups and businesses, and other individuals and families living and working in Birmingham. What is clear from the tapestry is that every stitched bee is unique, just like its stitcher! Alongside the artwork we have also captured something of our stitchers’ individual stories and personalities to illustrate how Birmingham connects to the rest of the UK and world, and how important these connections and shared heritage is for making our City such a culturally rich place to live. Migration is nothing new; people have been moving to Birmingham to live and work for hundreds of years. Former occupants of our Jewellery Quarter building, built in 1879, where the artwork will be on display, migrated from Canada, Moldova, Poland, Germany and across the UK to set up their business. Our stitchers have global connections; in fact, from what they have told us, their families have originated from 77 countries outside the UK. The artwork not only looks stunning but also offers a fantastic illustration of how beautiful things can happen when people who are different in so many ways, work together. There is strength in diversity.” Tina Francis, the creative lead of the

project tells us: “Birmingham is and always has been a city of sanctuary. This project has shown that everyone has a place. I have stitched at workshops with 620 people across the city, and many hundreds more have stitched in their own groups with our tapestry kits. I have seen how one symbol has united children in their own classrooms and brought people together in a different way in their social and work environments. Everyone has been working together and towards the same goal, learning more about each other as they create their bees. As a stitch artist I am also very pleased that hundreds more people can use a needle!” The Bee Yourself artwork is on display at the Hive Café and Bakery, Vittoria Street. You are welcome to pop in and view the artwork and other heritage exhibitions for free from 7.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and on the second Saturday of the month, where you can also enjoy a tour of the building, including up to the rooftop to view the honeybees at work. www. hiveJQ.org The Bee Yourself project has been possible thanks to a National Heritage Lottery Fund grant and is part of The Hive’s ongoing public engagement and activity programme. by Suzanne Carter


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Georgina Southam MIRV, BA(Hons), FGA, DGA, received the prestigious Alan Hodgkinson Bursary.

SafeGuard Valuer Georgina Southam Receives Prestigious Award The Alan Hodgkinson Bursary was launched in 2018 to celebrate the pioneering achievements in practical gemmology of Alan Hodgkinson, author of Gem Testing Techniques. The bursary aims to create a unique opportunity for further education and training for new, and experienced valuers and to provide support to the wider fields of valuation/appraisal and gemmology. The recipient, Georgina, was chosen by Alan Hodgkinson himself upon reviewing applicants’ personal statement on what gemmology means to them and the importance of it when training to be a valuer. The Scottish Gemmological Association Conference at the start of May hosted a variety of lectures and workshops on prominent gemmological topics and the latest issues facing the industry before ending with an awards ceremony which included the awarding of the coveted Alan Hodgkinson Bursary. After receiving the award Georgina said, ‘I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been awarded the bursary! I would like to thank the Academy of Valuers and Alan Hodg-

kinson for the generous bursary’. Georgina is a jewellery and watch valuer for SafeGuard, AnchorCert Group’s jewellery and watch valuation division at the Birmingham Assay Office. Whilst working there, Georgina has also obtained her IRV, Independent Registered Valuers status, passing with 96%. A valuer for over ten years, Georgina previously worked at Fellows Auctioneers and in 2009 was awarded the Doug Morgan Gemmological Trophy for achieving the highest FGA mark in the Midlands Region. She also dedicates a lot of her spare time towards the Gem-A Midlands branch, where she was appointed chairman in 2013. Carla Goodfellow, Operations Director of the AnchorCert Group commented, ‘Our SafeGuard division provides the very best service when valuing jewellery, watches or silverware, and to do this we have a team of expert, passionate valuers. We’re extremely pleased one of our team, Georgina, has been recognised by the Academy of Valuers for her hard work and dedication to the trade. We pride ourselves on constantly learning and adapting to maintain the best service possible, and Georgina and her achievement are certainly testament to those principles’. SafeGuard is an independent valuations service specialising in jewellery, watches and silverware. Georgina is part of a team of expert, highly qualified valuers who provide valuations on both antique and contemporary items for the purpose of insurance, probate, private sale, and family division. July 2019

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JQ Festival Preview Event Over 90 Jewellery Quarter business professionals attended the Jewellery Quarter Festival Preview Event at the Jam House. The event launched this year’s programme and was supported by speakers from the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), JQ Open Studios and the Jam House as the schedule of exciting events were released to the public. Organised by the JQBID and supported by local businesses, this year’s JQ Festival will celebrate the Quarter’s energy, heritage, and diversity over a two-day extravaganza 29th/ e30th June. An attractive Programme of Events was launched, and everyone hoped that the weather turns out to be as exciting as the programme promised to be.

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The 35th Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival will present 225 performances in 111 venues in the 10 days from July 19th to 28th. That’s an average of more than 40 hours of live music every day – and almost all of it is free admission. Cafes, bars, shopping centres, street corners, libraries, museums, restaurants, and hotels as well as a canal boat, and a doctor’s surgery will be packed with jumping, jiving jazz and blues fans enjoying the best free jazz and blues party in Europe. There will be musicians from the UK, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, and France, delivering a heady mixture of Dixieland Jazz, blues, swing, bebop, big band, and gypsy jazz. The swing and gypsy music craze currently sweeping Paris will be well-represented in the festival with four jazz attractions from the City of Lights: Les Zauto Stompers de Paris, Leila Duclos et Didier Conchon, Florence Joelle, and The Dirty Ragtimers. There are six free Jitterbug: Just What The Doctor Ordered sessions – free dance lessons for beginners and intermediates of all ages: You’re Never Alone with a Uke where youngsters of all ages are encouraged to spend an hour learning the basics of playing a ukulele before giving a show performance. The Festival also features a photography workshop, setting and assessing assignments and presenting the best work in the Photography Shoot Out. Then there’s the Sketch Crawl. That’s just like a pub crawl, but without the beer. Well, not always without the beer. Editors Note: Only a few venues in the JQ aere taking part this year, including the Lord Clifden, The Jam House, and St Paul’s Square


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The Watchmaker’s Garden Wins Platinum Award ‘BBC Gardeners’ World Live has announced the winners of its prestigious Show Garden awards held at the NEC in June (13th to 16th), with two gardens scooping Platinum Awards, the highest available at the Show. Assessors awarded Designer Alexandra Froggatt the top honour for her creation, ‘The Watchmakers Garden’. The garden pays homage to Birmingham, the Show’s host city, by recreating a garden typical of a historic Jewellery Quarter craftsman’s back yard from the 19th century. The build was also named ‘Best Show Garden’. Alex’s Watchmaker’s Garden features heritage vegetables in a kitchen garden traditional of the era, as well as cottage garden flowers, naturalistic grasses and rustic paths and fences. The interactive watchmaker’s workshop features artefacts sourced from working jewellers in the district, and even from the city’s iconic St Paul’s Church, which is nestled in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter’. Personal comment by Alex: “It was a real slog in the rain but worth it in the end!”

award-winning garden designer Alexandra Froggatt, is inspired by these dedicated 19th century back-garden horologists. Step onto the garden and you’ll step back in time into a watchmaker’s garden workshop, where the city’s iconic Chamberlain clockface is mid-production, with a workbench surrounded by original tools and artefacts. Outside of the rustic building, the garden is authentic to the era with heirloom and heritage vegetables, salads growing alongside cottage garden plants and self-seeded native flowers. Unkempt grass areas surround the space, with rustic paths and fencing along with nasturtiums and climbing peas scrambling up posts. Trees and shrubs border the garden, giving a mature feel, as well as screening the boundaries. Alexandra Froggatt made her debut at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in 2016 as designer of the Wyevale Garden Centres ‘Capability Brown’s Enchanted Tea Party’ garden’.

About the Garden

‘Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a bustling, cosmopolitan area, steeped in history. In the Victorian era the area was booming with trade as the jewellery and watchmaking industries expanded, with it being common for craftsmen to set up workshops in their back gardens to meet demand. BBC Gardeners’ World Live’s headline Watchmaker’s Garden, designed by July 2019

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New Look Centenary Square Opens to the Public O n 3 r d Ju l y 2 0 1 9 Centenar y Square’s new look was officially unveiled near ly five years after Birmingham City Council launched a competition to redesign one of the city’s biggest squares, which attracted 185 entries from more than 30 countries. The winning entr y, designed by Edinburghbased fir m Graeme Massie Architects, includes a mix of trees, small plants alongside a new reflection pool and integrated seating. Cllr Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, was joined by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim, and the Lady Mayoress, Bushra Bi, to open the square by switching on the pool’s 28 water jets. The project was launched with a competition in October 2014, after the new Library of Birmingham had opened, to help regenerate the square and the Westside area of the city. Cllr Brigid Jones said: “This is the next important stage in the re-imagining of Centenary Square: it is no longer just a space to pass through – it is now a world-class public space where people can stop, relax and socialise and take in the incredible things around them.” Regeneration works were majorityfunded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, who awarded a £10.55m Enterprise Zone grant, with additional funds secured through Section 106 planning infrastructure levy (£1.2m) and city council funding (£3.8m). Tim Pile, Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enter-

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prise Partnership, said: “We’re very excited to witness the opening of this world class space, reinforcing Birmingham’s status as a global city. This high-quality public realm can be enjoyed by those living, working, and visiting the city, and is the perfect centrepiece for the surrounding landmark buildings and developments. “It will provide a key focal point for the broad range of public and private sector investments currently taking place adjacent to Centenary Square at Paradise, Arena Central, Symphony Hall and West Midlands Metro, and hopefully help to attract even more.” Graeme Massie, architect who won the design competition, said: “We are delighted with the completion of our competition-winning proposals for Centenary Square, and now look forward to seeing it evolve into a key gathering place for the people of Birmingham and visitors to the city.” Today’s event coincided with the opening day of Music for Youth’s National Festival, which is held at various venues across Birmingham from 3 to 6 July, featuring young musicians from all over the UK – including pupils from Oasis Academy Woodview, in Edgbaston, who performed

djembe and steel pan pieces during the opening ceremony. Judith Webster, Chief Executive of Music for Youth, said: “The National Festival is a real highlight of Music for Youth’s annual music programme. This is our 15th year hosting it in Birmingham and we’re always delighted to see performances from local talent as well as those who’ve travelled in from across the UK. Music plays such an important role in young people’s lives – it allows them to express themselves creatively and can have a really positive impact on their mental health – that’s why we keep coming back to Birmingham to celebrate and support the next generation of musicians!” Margaret Willis, CEO of Unity Bank Trust, which is sponsoring the outdoor stages taking place in Centenary Square and across Birmingham, added: “At Unity, our goal is to lend responsibly to firms and organisations that share our vision to help create a better society. By providing a platform for young musicians across the country to perform and develop, Music for Youth is making a real difference to young peoples’ lives while demonstrating that they share our values.”


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Major (Thomas) Harry Gem (18191881) The ‘Harr y Gem Project’ was brought to a successful conclusion in late June when the grave of this important person was restored in Key Hill Cemetery, where the grave

had laid unmarked and neglected for many years.Harry Gem, the originator, and his friend JBA Perera, created the first Lawn Tennis Club in the world and developed lawn tennis here in Birmingham at The Archery & Lawn Tennis Society in Edgbaston. Bob Holland organised the restoration and raised the necessary funds

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

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Helen Tubb (on Sales) wearing the Alfred Bird apron

‘Friends’ at the NEC Genealogy Show The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery attended their first major show at the Genealogy Show on 7th/8th June 2019. This was made possible by the support of The Hockley Flyer and the sponsorship of a member of the Jewellery Quarter community. Jacqui Fielding reports: “Our stall was constantly busy with queries from the public. I really feel we have raised the awareness of these two important cemeteries. Visitors included those who had travelled from America, Canada, Australia, France, Belgium as well as all parts of the U.K., who are researching their ancestry. What a fabulous time we had - very busy with no break from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.”

People’s Archive JQ Townscape Heritage, a Jewellery Quarter Heritage Project is building the JQ People’s Archive - a unique audio and photographic collection, capturing the memories of those who have lived and worked within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘industrial middle’. Interviews that have been done so far include: Marie Haddleton - Historian and publisher; Worked on Frederick Street, Martin Chaplain - Metal Finisher at E L Chaplain & Co on Frederick Street, and Patrick Lambert - Jeweller at Alabaster & Wilson on Legge Lane.

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Jacqui sitting at the stall just before the doors opened at 10am.

from you! They would like to speak those who have lived or worked on Regent Place, Frederick Street, Warstone Lane, Albion Street, Legge Lane, Regent Street, Vittoria Street, and part of Graham Street. W: th.jewelleryquarter.net/peoples-archive/

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AUG QUICK PORTRAITS AND PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION 11:00 Am - 4:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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 JULY Exhibitions to SAT 13 JUL TWO STYLES ONE THEME 10:30 am - 13) 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery to 14 SEP URBAN JUNGLE 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 10 AUG PAUSING IN A STATE OF FLUX 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 20 JUL RBSA FRIENDS 2019. 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 17 AUG JAPAN REVISITED IN THE MIND 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

JUL to SAT 07 SEP MIGRANTS 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery JUL to SAT 31 AUG RBSA PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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AUG to SAT 28 SEP FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE IN CLAY 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery AUG to SAT 28 SEP CITIES, COASTS, AND COUNTRYSIDE 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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JUL FREE MEET THE MAKER - CASTING TECHNIQUES FOCUS EVENT 9:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Cookson Gold

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JUL FREE MEET THE MAKER - STONE SETTING FOCUS EVENT 9:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Cookson Gold

JUL FREE MEET THE MAKER - SOLDERING TECHNIQUES FOCUS EVENT 9:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Cookson Gold

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AUG SILVER CLAY EVENT BY LORI RIDGWAY 10:00 Am - 12:00 Pm Cookson Gold AUG SILVER CLAY EVENT BY LORI RIDGWAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Cookson Gold

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

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JUL ARTNIGHT: RED TREE 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop 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 to SAT 31 AUG SUMMER AND AUTUMN ART WORKSHOPS 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery 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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AUG I MADE IT! GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm The Dual Works AUG MAKE A RING IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER LETTERING WORKSHOP 3:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm 1000 Trades AUG MAKE A PENDANT IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop

AUG EARRINGS, PENDANT OR KEYRING WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Pen Museum AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 Pm - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum AUG SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG ALL DAY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 10:00 Am 4:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop


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JUL BIRMINGHAM FREELANCERS AND WORK-ATHOME MEETUP 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades JUL REMAIN REFORM REVOLT - BIRMINGHAM 7:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm 1000 Trades JUL SOCIAL CIRCLE JULY 5:30 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

JUL MAKER MONDAY: JULY 2019 EDITION WITH MICHAEL DE GROOT AND KARL W NEWTON 5:30 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

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JUL BIRMINGHAM TRIBES MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT 7:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm 1000 Trades

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AUG BRESLINS CLUB BUSINESS NETWORKING @1000 TRADES 4:30 Pm - 6:00 Pm 1000 Trades AUG BIRMINGHAM FREELANCERS AND WORK-ATHOME MEETUP 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades AUG BIRMINGHAM ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm 1000 Trades

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AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES - ANGULAR LETTERS DRAW/DECORATE 11:30 Am - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum

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AUG FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

AUG FAMILY FRIENDLY TOUR AND CRAFT ACTIVITY - WASHER BRACELETS 11:30 Am - 12:30 Pm The Coffin Works

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AUG FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

AUG FAMILY FRIENDLY TOUR AND CRAFT ACTIVITY - FOILED NEWMAN BROTHERS SHAPES 11:30 Am - 12:30 Pm The Coffin Works

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AUG FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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

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

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

JUL BEER BLUES SUNDAY WITH THE ZOE GREEN BAND 7:30 Pm - 10:30 Pm Actress And Bishop JUL THE MARTIN TROTMAN BAND 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL B'HAM MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION PARTY 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

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

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JUL DR FEELGOOD 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am (19) The Jam House

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JUL MANIFEST “AN EVENING WITH ICIE” 6:30 Pm 8:30 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL B’SPOKE 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House

JUL RATS IN A CAGE / DELTA RHYTHM / THE EARNEST SPEARS / INSOMNIACS 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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JUL ALL ABOUT SWING PRESENTS SWING IN THE CITY 8:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL B’SPOKE 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am at The Jam House JUL MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL AFRODUCK LIVE FEATURING BRANDON HILL 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop JUL REDDIE FOR FREDDIE QUARTET 6:00 Pm 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL THE SHUFFLEPACK 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House

JUL ACOUSTICKLE BIRMINGHAM: JAZZ AND SOUL AT ACAPELLA 7:30 Pm - 1:00 Am Acapella Birmingham

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JUL CIVIL WRONGS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

JUL ESTATE / HUMANSTAIRS / MARSTONE / INVADE THE ARCADE / GHOZER 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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JUL CIVIL WRONGS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am at The Jam House

JUL STRESS RELEASE / APE / FELIX SHEPHERD / LOUIS CROFT (18+) 7:30 Pm - 10:30 Pm Actress And Bishop

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JUL THE SUGARHILL GANG 10:00 Pm - 1:00 Am Acapella Birmingham JUL MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar JUL SHAKEDOWN PRESENTS: BLUE NATION 7:30 Pm - 11:30 Pm Actress And Bishop JUL ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House JUL JUDY BLU BAND 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

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JUL VICTORIA’S DIARIES 7:00 Pm - 8:15 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL UPDOWNSIZING 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL to SAT 20 FRANKENSTEIN 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL to THU 18 HE’D MURDER ME 9:00 Pm - 9:45 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL to THU 18 GO JAPESH*T 9:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL NOT JUST WILLIAM 3:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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JUL to WED 24 SUNDOWN BY DARREN HAYWOOD 8:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

JUL to SAT 27 A MATTER OF LAW - CLOSING NIGHT 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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JUL to SUN 28 SKIN IN THE GAME 9:00 Pm - 10:15 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL THE WINTER’S TALE REVISITED 5:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre JUL WE’LL BE IN TOUCH 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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AUG THE REAL THING 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

AUG RED LEMONS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG RED LEMONS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG EXPRESSION OPEN MIC 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Acapella Birmingham AUG KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

AUG AMAZING ARETHA 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG TH3RD JUNCTION - FUNK, SOUL & MOTOWN 9:00 Pm - 1:30 Am Acapella Birmingham

AUG URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House AUG TEA WITH OSCAR WILDE 6:30 Pm - 8:30 Pm The Coffin Works AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG THE SHITE RAFFLE - FT D.O.A 2:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House AUG LYNETTE WALTERS & BAND 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG MR BEN 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House

AUG THE CLINKS / GIANT & THE GEORGES / ED STRONG / AARRON ARMSTRONG 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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AUG JAZZ FUNK BROTHER'S 9:00 Pm - 12:00 Am Acapella Birmingham AUG MR BEN 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am at The Jam House AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

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AUG GABBIDON 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG MOTOWN MOTION 10:00 Pm - 12:00 Am Acapella Birmingham AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG LIFEST - 19 2:00 Pm - 2:00 Am Actress And Bishop AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House AUG DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House AUG TH3RD JUNCTION - FUNK, SOUL & MOTOWN 9:00 Pm - 1:30 Am Acapella Birmingham

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AUG TO SAT 10 MADAGASCAR 2:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre AUG TEA WITH OSCAR WILDE 6:30 Pm - 8:30 Pm The Coffin Works

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JUL EXPLORE THE GRADE II LISTED NEW STANDARD WORKS 11:30 Am - 2:30 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works

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JUL EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 Pm - 1:00 Pm The Coffin Works JUL TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm JUL VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works JUL EVENING TOUR WITH PROSECCO 6:30 Pm 8:00 Pm The Coffin Works 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

JUL ANTIQUES & ARTEFACTS OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Outside Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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JUL EVENING WALK, THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm Jewellery Quarter

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JUL JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works JUL EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 Pm - 1:00 Pm The Coffin Works

JUL WOMEN'S WORK IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 12:15 Pm - 1:15 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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AUG DISCOVER THE BIRMINGHAM CATACOMBS 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works

AUG EXPLORE THE GRADE II LISTED NEW STANDARD WORKS, 11:30 Am - 2:30 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works

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AUG JQ SIGN OF THE TIMES WALK 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Meet Outside Diamond Quarter

AUG THE HISTORIC PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM WALKING TOUR 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern

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AUG TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm AUG VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 Pm - 1:00 Pm The Coffin Works

AUG EXPLORE THE FACTORY FLOOR: SUMMER EDITION 10:30 Am - 1:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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AUG VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works

AUG EVENING TOUR WITH PROSECCO 6:30 Pm 8:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works AUG VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works

AUG WOMEN'S WORK IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 12:15 Pm - 1:15 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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C H Collins & Sons Ltd Collar Studs, Sleeve Links, & Solitaires. 47/48 Hockley Hill

Char les Er nest Collins, former chairman of C H Collins and Sons Ltd., the manufacturing jewellers of Hockley Hill, Birmingham, died in May 1961 at the age of 81. Mr Collins joined the firm, of which his father was the founder, in 1893 when he was 16, and worked his way through the trade, after being joined by his brother George. When the limited company was formed in February 1918,

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the two brothers became joint managing directors. In 1924 Mr Ernest Collins was President of the Birmingham Jewellers’ and Silversmiths’ Association, and he was the first to wear the presidential badge, which was presented to him by Mr. Austen Chamberlain, as he then was, who was Member of Parliament for the constituency that covered the Jewellery Quarter. Mr Collins travelled quite extensively for his firm during the years before the second world war and visited South America. He became chairman of the company in 1933, a position he held until his retirement in 1958. Mr Collins was also a keen fisherman and golfer.


From Collar Studs to Percussion Caps

‘The Directors of C. H. Collins & Sons, early in 1939, felt called upon to examine closely how the capacity of the factory could best be adapted to assisting with the re-armament programme of the country. It was a factory laid out in a highly mechanised fashion for the mass production of Collar Studs and Sleeve Links, and Powder Boxes, all of which are covered by the term ‘light presswork.’ They felt sure that there was much work of a similar nature, made by the same technique, required for the production of munitions, and that the country would be better served by utilising their capabilities in that direction than by looking for types of munitions that would call for an extensive change-over of plant and practice, and involve the teaching of new methods to the personnel of the factory. After some discussion with the Admiralty it was decided that the factory should be laid out for the production of Detonator Shells and Percussion Caps. What appeared to be a simple job

and very closely allied to the type of work to which the factory was accustomed took about six months to produce to complete satisfaction. The Detonator Shell and the Percussion Cap are the containers of the initiating charge in the shell and the cartridge respectively. They are a part of the most vital component of the ammunition, and as such have to be made to extremely fine tolerances, and to be free of the slightest blemish which might tend to explode prematurely the extremely delicate and powerful explosive used in them. Many difficulties had to be overcome, and many conferences were held to explain to the Metal Manufacturers the necessity for their collaboration in producing the raw material required to limits far finer than those called for commercially. Eventually the job was mastered, not only to produce perfect shells to the high standards required but also to maintain those standards in the production of vast quantities. For six years this factory produced twenty-four types of Detonator Shells and Percussion Caps. These have been used in Ammunition for 20 mm. Cannon, 3.7 and 4.5 Anti-Aircraft Shell, Field Artillery, Bofors Guns, Tracer Shells, Torpedoes, etc.

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Collection of second world war aircraft armanent including 20mm, 0.5 and 0.303 ammunition and guns

From a starting production of a few thousand a week in 1939, output rose to a peak of over five million weekly during a period of two and a half years when work was continued day and night. The factory is proud of a production of over seven hundred million of components of a quality which brought them compliments, from all who filled or used these caps Other types of Fuse Components constituted parts of the devices which were used by Bomber Command to photograph and to locate and Skymark their targets during the great bombing raids in Germany. In the earlier days of the war assistance was given in the Association’s joint effort in the production of Badges and Buttons. During a comparatively short period, upwards of fifty-four and a half millions of Buttons were produced by methods as unorthodox as they were effective. During the later months of the war the Clothing Department of the Ministry of Supply called upon us to provide equipment for the Demobilisation of the soldiers, sailors and airmen, and a set of Sleeve Links and a Collar Stud will be found ready and waiting to complete the civilian kit of more than two and a half million men as they leave the Forces. At the company’s Pearl Button Factory many hundreds of thousands of Pearl Buttons have been produced for Government Departments, and an important wartime job has been the manufacture of thousands of Motherof-Pearl Discs for the dials of prismatic compasses, a feat which called for painstaking care and patience in grinding Discs of Pearl Shell perfectly flat to an even thickness of 15/1,000 of an inch. The factory has fortunately been spared damage from bombing, and is ready and equipped to resume production to the fullest capacity of Gents’ Imitation Jewellery sold under their ‘Lion Brand’ in all parts of the globe, and also of the delightful Zenette Vanity Cases and Cigarette Cases, all of which will be better in quality and produced in greater quantities due to the knowledge gained in the hard training ground of war. The firm of C. H. Collins & Sons, Ltd., continues under the able direction of the Chairman, Mr. C. F. Collins, who completes in 1945 fifty years association with the Company’.


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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 2019/05435/PA Newhall Square Land Off Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1RY, Display of 1no. internally illuminated freestanding totem and 1no. non-illuminated facia sign. 28-06-2019

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

2019/04682/PA. 60 - 70 Regents Place, 65 - 67 Caroline Street and 14 - 16 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UG. Application for Listed Building Consent for change of use, alterations and extensions to existing buildings to provide 37 apartments and ground floor commercial B1/A1/A3 uses with associated works including demolition of courtyard buildings, erection of replacement 3 and 4 storey buildings, additional floors to 18 Regent Parade and retained courtyard building. 04-06-2019 2019/04666/PA 33 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Variation of Condition No. 2 to allow opening to customers from 0800 hours to 2300 hours on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 0800 hours to 2330 hours on Friday and Saturday and Condition No. 5 to allow the screening of live sports TV broadcasts attached to approval 2018/08261/PA. 04-06-2019 2019/04626/PA 10 Sloane Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX Demolition of industrial warehouse and erection of 3 no. townhouses. 03-06-2019

2019/05420/PA 37-55 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BP. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a 4-storey building comprising 48 apartments with associated car parking and landscaped deck. 28-06-2019

2019/04476/PA 23 Kenyon Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6AR. Application to determine the details for Condition Nos. 2 (chimney details), 4 (cycle storage) and 5 (samples of windows, bricks & door) attached to approval 2017/10752/PA. 28-05-2019

2019/05257/PA 27 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UE. Alterations to front elevation and installation of retractable canopy. 24-06-2019

2019/04475/PA 23 Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6AR. Retention of single storey rear extension and doors to front. 28-05-2019

2019/05180/PA 36 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3QH. Erection of 1 no. residential dwelling house and associated parking. 20-06-2019

2019/04424/PA Land at 65, 66 & 68 Caroline Street, 60 - 70 (evens) Regent Place & 18 Regent Parade Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3NJ. Change of use, alterations and extensions to existing buildings to provide 37 apartments and ground floor commercial B1/A1/A3 uses with associated works including demolition of courtyard buildings, erection of replacement 3 & 4 storey buildings, additional floors to 18 Regent Parade, 68 Caroline Street and retained courtyard building. 28-05-2019

2019/05075/PA The Pig & Tail PH 12 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for the external installation of a cast aluminium renaissance plaque. 17-06-2019 2019/05059/PA Midland Court 39 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RW. Installation of replacement windows, doors, rainwater goods and associated works. 17-06-2019 2019/05043/PA Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3HD. Display of internally illuminated double sided digital advertising panel on bus shelter. 14-06-201 2019/04990/PA 40 Warstone Parade East Birmingham B18 6NR. Display of 1 no. non-illuminated fascia sign. 13-06-2019 2019/04915/PA Metropolis House 49 George Street Birmingham B3 1QA. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to a dwelling (Use Class C3) 06-06-2019

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2019/04358/PA. 66 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DP. Change of use from industrial warehouse (Use Classes B2/B8) to gym (Use Class D2) with associated coffee shop (Use Class A1). 23-052019 2019/04286/PA. 1 St Pauls Square Hockley Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for the installation of two replacement sash windows. 22-05-2019

Awaiting Decision 2019/04488/PA Albion House, Apartment 1 75 Pope Street Birmingham B1 3AS.

Display of various non illuminated fascia signs. 29-05-2019 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 2019/03233/PA 18-19 Lionel Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1AQ. Demolition of existing rooftop structures, section of canal wall, rear outbuilding and erection of a two storey rooftop extension to existing building to create 5 duplex apartments and rooftop terrace and erection of a four storey building to rear of site to provide ground floor parking spaces with 3 apartments above and recladding of existing building, new windows and side porch. 15-04-2019 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. 05-02-2019 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 2018/10480/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. 24-122018


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

storey rear extension, installation of dormer window to rear and roof lights to front. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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 including demolition of modern extension, removal and replacement of existing pitched roof and some existing windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various repair and restoration work. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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

2018/10092/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 some windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various restoration and repair works. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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

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 Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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. 13-06-2018

New Decisions 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 Final Decision - Approve

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