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Hockley Flyer The

November 2011

Issue No 317



Inside: Before and after restoration, Weston Beamor’s Latest Tech and more..

A REFINING INDUSTRY LEADER DEFINING NEW STANDARDS IN CONVENIENCE, TURNAROUND TIME AND LIQUIDITY NTR Metals is one of the worlds largest precious metals companies serving over 20,000 jewellers, pawnshops and precious metals exchanges in London, Birmingham and throughout the United States. NTR Metals is a fully-integrated precious metals company that aquires, refines and mints precious metals. This unique business strategy allows NTR Metals to service all of the precious metals needs of their commercial clients.

Birmingham 0121 233 4007 London 0207 831 9888


Editorial ....................... 26 News............................. 28 Events .......................... 42 Classifieds ................... 45 Follow us on the Social Networks

Inside this month’s issue...

Celebrate Christmas with Benton & Johnson............ 28 Last Chance in 2011 Buying Scrap Gold & Silver Course....................................................................... 28 New Training Opportunities at The Birmingham Assay Office.............................................................. 29 New Website Showcases Breadth of Weston Beamor’s Services..................................................... 30 Celebrate Christmas with a Gift from the Jewellery Quarter...................................................................... 31 The Heritage & History of the Jewellery Quarter....... 31 Design Space in the Mailbox..................................... 32 Getting to Know You!................................................. 32 Pure Essence Greetings - Unique Gifts with a Twist. 33 Planning for the Future.............................................. 34 TGoJD Launches Nationwide Jewellers Directory ... 35 TCT Live 2012 - Call for Papers................................ 36 HKTDC IJS Sure to Dazzle in February 2012........... 37

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £7.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

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Quality jewellery supp with over 600 years of

plies, delivered experience Michelle Farmer 26 years experience – Michelle joined Betts Metal Sales in 2007 and joined the Customer Service Department, answering phones and generally looking after our customers. Michelle takes excellent customer service very seriously and will always go “that extra mile�. Michelle recently chose her favourite diamond ring from our new range to accompany her NEW wedding ring, also from our extensive stocked range.

Betts Classic Diamond Range

Betts Metal Sales offers a stunning range of classic diamond jewellery. Our collection consists of rings, pendants, earrings and sets. Available in 9ct and 18ct white gold, they can be set with either J/K or G quality diamonds, perfect for a loved one. Prices available on request. t: 0121 233 2413

49-63 spencer street, hockley, Birmingham B18 6de

Betts Family 250 years experience! With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations.

HS WALSH & SONS LIMITED - HEAD OFFICE Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BN Phone: 01959 543660 Fax: 01959 574231



LONDON SHOWROOM 44 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8ER Phone: 020 7242 3711 Fax: 020 7242 3712 BIRMINGHAM SHOWROOM 1-2 Warstone Mews, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JB Phone: 0121 236 9346 Pax: 0121 236 9355


DECEMBER OFFERS CD SCALE A compact digital scale 300g x 0.1g. Supplied in CD style case. Easy to use 4 key operation with large weighing surface and back lit display. Complete with vinyl pouch and five different CD cover styles to choose from. Operates with 2 CR2032 batteries (included). Ref TS2300 Was £25.00 Now £12.00

Probably the most popular rolling mill we stock. Economical mill combining low price with great versatility. One piece cast iron construction for maximum strength. Direct drive & Extension rollers with 4 half rounds. Capacity 5mm sheet, 4 Wire grooves 6.5-1mm.

LUGGAGE SCALE With this luggage scale you can check the weight of your cases before you go to the airport therefore avoiding any unpleasant suprises when you get there. Ref TS20 Was £12.99 Now £11.70


MULTI-FUNCTION POCKET KNIFE Ideal for camping, fishing and everyday applications. The tool folds down from an overall size of 90mm. Functions include: 50mm penknife blade, cross slot screwdriver blades, wood saw, scissors, nail file and cleaner, nail puller, corkscrew, can opener, bottle opener & screwdriver, fish scaler& hook remover, tweezers and toothpick! Ref TSPEC4 Was £3.50 Now £1.99

SOLDERING TORCH This mini-torch is ideal for the jeweller/craftsperson who does occasional soldering jobs. Built-in piezo electronic ignition, easily adjustable flame together with a protective mechanism against overheating through long use. • Flame temperature to 1300°C. Large capacity fuel chamber. • Comfortable rubber grip gives a firm handhold. • Torch holder provides a firm working position when not in use. • Filled in the same way as a lighter and runs on any butane gas refill. Ref TT385 Was £37.60 Now £28.20


Ref TR236

Was £390.00 Now £324.00


This barrel tumbler has a 6 sided lift off barrel. 1 kg shot capacity, quiet running, 5 speeds with 60 minute timer and auto reverse facility. Please note the unit is fitted with a heat overload facility to prevent damage to the motor. This unit is not to be run for periods of more than an hour at a time. It may be necessary to run the barrelling process in several stages. Starter pack of Carbon Steel Ball and Barrel Brite is included. £145.00 Ref TB93KIT





STAFF KNOWLEDGE & CONFIDENCE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. KEEP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE The Birmingham Assay Office has a long established reputation within the jewellery trade for its excellence as an independent centre of quality assessment and expert opinion for precious metals, jewellery and gemstones. In response to the ever changing challenges and opportunities facing its customers, The Birmingham Assay Office has established an Education & Training Programme in many aspects of the jewellery, precious metal and gemstone industry. NEW FOR 2012…… UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES: 21st Feb, 12th Jun – £250 +VAT Per Delegate IDENTIFYING HALLMARKS & IMPORTANT GEMSTONES (IDEAL FOR PAWNBROKERS): 27th Mar, 22nd May – £150 +VAT Per Delegate UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS: 24th Jan, 28th Feb, 20th Mar, 15th May, 19th Jun £250 +VAT Per Delegate UK HALLMARKING EXPLAINED: 25th Jan 2012, 29th Feb, 28th Mar, 24th Apr, 23rd May, 27th Jun – £50 +VAT Per Delegate SELLING CERTIFICATED DIAMONDS: 31st Jan, 17th April – £100 +VAT Per Delegate


BUYING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER: 18th Jan – £500 +VAT Per Delegate

Happy Christmas!

To all our customers


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Pick up your free copy of our new Christmas catalogue from the Trade Counter today!

The specialists in platinum and palladium casting. Visit our new website at

JewelCast: precious metal castings, finest quality, without compromise JewelCast Limited 58 Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham B3 1UF Tel: +44 (0) 121 212 1372 Fax: +44 (0) 121 212 3659


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Realise your liquid assets, you don’t need a bank account to take account of the new Gold Rush

Bank your tank with Betts • Clean scrap rate paid on your low grade settlement tank contents • Exchange for bullion products (wedding rings, sheet, wire etc.) • Full assay on tank contents • Investment bars available • Cash - Cheque - Bank transfer Can you afford not to have one of our tanks, you could be washing away one of these every year! Free delivery, fitting and collection service


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Polish up your act with Sutton Tools

You won’t know how good these new products are unless you try them! If you spend a lot of time polishing and need to work faster, why not take a look at our new lint free alcantara mops, cotton flapwheels and the new Menzerna range of polishes. They’ll give you great results and also keep your workshop cleaner. PE332




Alcantara Lint Free Polishing Mops. Made from a soft synthetic suede fibre. Gives cleaner, more consistent polishing from your polishing motor. Say goodbye to loose threads and cut down on polishing dust. Sizes: 100x18mm and 120x18mm.


£33.40 Mirror Finish Soft Cotton Flapwheel. Yes, this is a flapwheel with cross woven sheets of soft cotton. Orientation of the material means that the mop is longer lasting - retaining a firmer profile for polishing and warming up faster. Size 110x30mm.



Menzerna – Our new range of polishes. Fast, consistent prepolishing and superb final finishes on all precious metals. Generates less dust than traditional compounds. Handy 600 gm colour coded bars in a user friendly pack. Come in and try it.

If you use a pendant drill or a micromotor to finish your jewellery, take a look at these great additions to our range. Our finest texturing brush to date gives a super satin finish. Lint free alcantara pendant drill mops work brilliantly with Menzerna polishes and our new diamond polishing paste. PB160-162


£15.00 Texturing Brushes - Fine Turbo Matt texturing brushes in three thicknesses: 0.10, 0.12 and 0.15mm. They give a beautiful soft satin finish from the finest brush filaments available. Brush diameter 50mm, complete with mandrel.




Alcantara Mops – Made from the same material as PE330 these lint free mops are ideal for your pendant drill or micromotor. 22x6mm or 18x15mm (shown) for inside rings, or unmounted discs to make up your own mops.

£23.75 Diamond Polishing Paste 10g. A great compound for fast, smear free removal of marks or scratches from metals or gemstones. Use with mounted pendant mops - even better when used with alcantara mops.

All prices quoted exclude VAT @ 20%

Tools and Technology for Jewellers

91 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU Tel: 0121 236 7139


Presman Mastermelt is the UK’s leading refiner to the jewellery and allied trades, this is reflected by the growing business from the jewellery quarter. PRESMAN MASTERMELT IS FULLY LICENSED TO TREAT ALL OF YOUR JEWELLERY SCRAPS AND RESIDUES INCLUDING: • floor sweeps • bench lemels • polishings

• various solutions (plating / bombing etc) • carpets

• settlement tanks • buff papers • jewellery scraps

We also provide a full analytical service, and a consultation service to ensure our customers are realising the full value from precious metal scraps and residues. With precious metal prices at historically high levels there is no better time to get round to recycling those residues and take advantage of these prices. What’s more your cash flow will benefit too! Please also take time to visit our website to keep in contact with the daily London fixes and view the other activities of the Presman Mastermelt Group.

Contact our Sales Manager, Dave Elliott on:

Tel: 07984 669 788 Email: Alternatively please contact our London office on 020 7400 3400



SHREDDING SERVICES Right Lets Shred Ltd, Unit 28 Boulton Industrial Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU


Tel:0870 850 5654 Fax: 0121 551 4958 What are your requirements?:  Regular collection or one off clearout we have the best solution at the best prices.  If you take our contracted services we will conduct your Recycling of Cardboard and Paper FREE.  Just recycling? No problem we provide the collection bins FOC.  We sell high quality shredding machines at the best available rates in the market.  We are BSI-ISO-9001 accredited for your assurance.  We conduct secure office/warehouse and house clearances  Destruction fully certificated for your records Protect your secure material at a price you can afford Special discounts for JQA Members.

Desk space in beautifully renovated Jewellery Quarter office: ALL bills and rates Unlimited internet Unlimited printing* Free tea/coffee/filter water Personal locker Swipe card entry Optional use of address** Access to boardroom Up to £295 per month, no hidden costs

Contact us: 0121 236 6833 @magicmilestones

Brand new boardroom ideal for training, meetings or conferences: Projector and speakers Flexible desks/seating for 12 people Unlimited internet and drinks Buffet-style lunch on request £80.00 per day The ‘boardroom’ is a versatile space with removable furniture, soft lighting and beanbags: it would suit anything from neighbourhood meetings to book clubs. If you’re interested in using the space, contact us!

* Fair usage applies ** Use of address optional: £50 per month

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T H Findings Ltd  9ct. Gold Findings  Silver Findings  Base Metal Findings  Large Range of Silver Mounts  Imitation Stones  Beads and Fimo 42 HYLTON STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM B18 6HN Tel: 0121-554 9889 Fax: 0121-551 7588

Pointon Young Chartered Accountants

“Looking to make savings in Accountancy fees” We are a locally based firm of Qualified Accountants, offering a professional partner led approach to your circumstances. Services include: - Company, sole trader and partnership accounts - Corporation tax, personal tax returns, capital gains tax and Inheritance tax, VAT returns - Payroll bureau, bookkeeping and management accounts - Company secretarial services including company formation Contact: Steven Brown at Tel: 0121 233 1030, 33 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1RB

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Established in 1972, we are now Europes' leading mail-order supplier of specialist items for the lapidary and jewellery making trade. Contact us for a free copy of our 176 page, full colour Wholesale Catalogue and Price list. CRYSTALS / MINERALS Jewellery FINDINGS LAPIDARY Supplies Jewellers TOOLS GEMSTONES

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5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

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Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: Email:

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For high quality Jewellery Production • CAD CAM service. • Model Making, • Jewellery Manufacturing. • Wax Carving on latest CNC Milling Machine. • Accurate to design, size and weight. • High Quality work at Competitive Prices. OTHER SERVICES: Soldering, Assembling, Glue Stones. Tel. Kamal 0121 236 1380 Mobile: 07854 116949 40 Northampton Street Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6DX E.mail: Web:

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The Jewellery Quarter Association Ltd.

(Established 1989) (incorporating the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area)

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Maintaining the balance between our heritage and modern city living and working. President/Hon Sec. Marie E Haddleton; Chairman Geoff Shuttleworth, Vice Chairman Ken Schofield; IT Director/ Treasurer Mark Haddleton; Dave Keay, Brian Craddock (Han Jewellery), Dave Mahony, Jilly Cosgrove, John Bunce, Mrs C Scouby and Chris Booth. Co-opted Board members: Doug Timmis.

no Christmas tree - although I have heard there may be one in St Paul’s Square. When reading through history books it would appear that the Jewellery trade experiences a really ‘bad patch’ every so many years and then bounces back - so hang in there guys! The JQA are very busy with arranging, attending and taking action and reporting afterwards, and it should be appreciated that the directors etc give their time free. Meeting schedules for 2012 (Board meetings, Heritage & Regeneration Group meetings, Breakfasts and another AGM) are being arranged at the moment - it is amazing how much time (and administration costs are spent in this way).

JQA Breakfast The final JQA Breakfast for 2011 will be held on 8th December at The Rope Walk. This will be a presentation by Elizabeth Perkins on ‘The Coffin

Works’. There will also be an extra guest speaker Ellwyn Jones (Disability Employment Adviser at Handsworth Job Centre). This JQA Breakfast will be sponsored by the ‘Community Chest’. We will publish the dates for the 2012 Breakfasts in the next issue and we will start taking bookings so get your name down if you want to make a presentation and/or sponsor a Breakfast.

JQA Membership If you care about The Jewellery Quarter and would like to come along to the JQA Breakfasts and meet other people who care, join the Jewellery Quarter Association - it makes sense! Application Forms available from York House or on line.

New Members Minories Management, Johnson Fellows - chartered surveyors. Marie E Haddleton - Hon President/Hon Secretary

To: JQA,York House, 22 Frederick Street, B1 3HE. Tel 0121 212 2275, email:

Christmas Christmas is getting ever nearer just hope trade picks up. With more and more cut-backs and overheads increasing at an alarming rate, the indications are that we will be in for a very lean period in the New Year. Nevertheless, we still hear of new small businesses moving into the Quarter and at least, thanks to the JQ Marketing Initiative, we will have some Christmas Lights, but this year so far there seems to be no other signs of Christmas - no Santa race,

Name: ........................................................................... Company: ....................................................................... Address: ........................................................................ .................................................................................... Post Code: ......................................................................... .................................................................................... Tel No: .......................................................................... I/we wish to attend the JQA Breakfast on Thursday 8th December 2011 at The Rope Walk. (A presentation by The Birmingham Conservation Trust on The Coffin Works) 8.00am to 9.00am. Numbers attending: ............. I am a member of the JQA: YES/NO. Note: If you are not a Member you can join on the day!

Web site: email: Follow us on Twitter @jqassociation

This Newsletter is sponsored by Birmingham City Council’s ‘Community Chest’.

Tel: 0121 212 2275

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

Christmas in The Quarter: Unfortunately, I have been told

that there will be no Christmas Tree, choir, or ‘Santa Race’ this year but, thanks to the JQ Marketing Initiative, at least we will have some Christmas Lights (maybe not all). I am sure we all appreciate the work of the JQMI. Thanks!

New Heritage Magazine: Progress is now being made

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Editorial: Marie Haddleton Tel: 0121-233 3468 Email: web site Deadline 25th 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: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE 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. © 2011 YBA Publications

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towards the launch of this brand new magazine being published at York House. It will be named ‘ The Historic Jewellery Quarter’. The main aim of the magazine is to attract more visitors to the Quarter and to put into print many hundreds of stories etc before they are ‘lost’ forever. Our book ‘Jewellery Quarter Guide’ is almost sold out and during the 20 or so years since its publication, we have amassed a great number of fascinating facts and stories about the area, most of which have never been printed - far too many to put into one book. The magazine will be quarterly and will be available on subscription. The audience envisaged is the wider public and will in no way interfere with The Hockley Flyer. Letters will be posted out shortly to would-be advertisers and/or sellers. A good friend of the Jewellery Quarter Anna Gibson will be joining the team producing this brand new magazine.

Illegal Signs: The illegal yellow metal signs which suddenly

appeared on lampposts have now been removed and the remainder (Frederick Street) will also be removed as soon as normal traffic flow has resumed in Legge Lane.

Dayus Square (Albion Street): The improvements to this

area will be complete by the end of November and normal traffic resumed. The main purpose of this Square is to commemorate the life of Kathleen Dayus (author ‘All my Days’ etc) and a piece of artwork will be erected - more news to follow!

Parking: It is clear to all that with the ‘return’ of the traffic wardens

to the Quarter, there is definitely a lack of communication between the wardens and the Council. One item being that, despite very lengthy discussions, both with the original Consultants and the Council, certain agreements were made with regard to the use of loading bays in the Quarter and private cars were to be allowed to load/unload (including visits to bank etc), not just commercial vehicles. The signs on the loading bay in Frederick Street were ‘changed’ with different wording on each sign three times within two weeks! On my intervention, and being told that the wardens have never received such instructions, assurances have now been made that ‘the use of the loading bays is being monitored’ at the moment to see what the bays are actually being used for. In the meantime If you do get a parking ticket in a loading bay, do contest it - you can use the JQA name as a referral.

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. Continued from page 26

Celebrate Christmas with Benton & Johnson Benton & Johnson, world renowned manufacturer of a wide range of embroidery threads and purls that is wholly owned by Birmingham’s Toye Kenning &Spencer, has developed a series of embroidery kits to celebrate Christmas; an Angel, a Dove and a Snowflake. Each kit has been designed by Kate Sproston who, after graduating in Textile Design (Embroidery) from Birmingham City University, was featured in 2009 as a graduate to watch by the Embroiderers’ Guild. Offering some Christmas fun for embroiderers of all skill levels, the kits present a wonderful way for people to add real individuality to their Christmas decorations this year. Neil Halford, production manager

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for the weaving department and Benton & Johnson at Toye Kenning & Spencer explained: “Many people introduce a new decoration to their tree or home every year and nothing could be more personal than embroidering one of these elegant designs from Kate Sproston. They can be turned into a tree decoration or something to hang from the mantelpiece. We hope to add new designs in 2012 and build a collection people can add to year after year.” Each kit comprises full instructions and all the materials, including the felt and wadding, required to complete the piece. The retail prices for the kits are: Angel: £11.98, Dove: £11.30, Snowflake: £10.79, With its origins in the eighteenth century, in 1990 Benton & Johnson became a division of Toye Kenning & Spencer, the leading international manufacturer of gold and silver laces, cords and braids. Craft skills are the lifeblood of Toye Kenning & Spencer and the company has a number of talented individuals who have honed their expertise over many years.

A meeting is being convened between the JQA, Amey Construction, the Council, Centro, etc. to discuss what is to be done about the disgraceful state of the roads left by Amey after the burning off yellow lines and the impact on businesses of the new parking scheme! You can email the JQA with any constructive comments to add to the report. Personally, I feel worried about the lack of information given to the wardens and the fact I have also been told that tickets state that commercial vehicles cannot park in the pay and display bays on street can anyone please confirm whether this is true? If you have any comments regarding parking please contact: 0121 303 7616 or email: or Brian Palmer at transport projects@birmingham. Permit applications: 0121 303 7192. Applications not accepted by FAX/email.

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On 8th December there will be a presentation on ‘The Coffin Works’ join the JQA now - you cannot lose!

Last Chance in 2011 Buying Scrap Gold & Silver Course The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce a new course ‘Buying Scrap Gold and Silver; to add to its existing portfolio of education and training courses. The course will run on 1st December 2011. Buying Scrap Gold and Silver is a one-day, in-depth course designed for anyone who wishes to engage in buying scrap gold and silver from the public. It covers basic standards to establish trust and best practice, followed by a comprehensive overview of inter-

New Training Opportunities at The Birmingham Assay Office The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce that it has extended its core training and education programme to introduce two new one-day interactive courses in 2012. Both aim to give delegates commercially focussed product knowledge which will increase their confidence and therefore their success rate in selling or assessing jewellery. Understanding Coloured Gemstones delivers technical information in an accessible way about the most important coloured stones that are used in jewellery including sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. This course is an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point for delegates who are new to assessing or selling coloured gemstones. It will run on 21st February and 12th June 2012. The course is delivered by Marie

preting UK and foreign hallmarks and fineness marks and testing by touch acid and by XRF (X Ray Fluorescence Technique). The day also includes a visit to the Hallmarking and Melting areas within the Assay Office. Delegates will receive an overview of the Hallmarking Act and an explanation of how to recognise and understand Hallmarks (including a hands-on session looking at Hallmarks and identifying them). They will learn how to determine different carats of gold and silver materials by utilising different touch acid solutions, how to analyse gold, silver, platinum and palladium using XRF and will receive an explanation of the melting and fire assay process. Attendees on the course will benefit from the recognised expertise of its tutors, who are both Assay

Chalmers, FGA DGA, who has an in-depth knowledge of precious and semi-precious stones. Her expertise is based on personal experience and the commercial application of sound technical and theoretical knowledge. Marie has trained and worked in Antwerp, India, Israel and the UK. The Assay Office’s new Identifying Hallmarks and Important Gemstones course is targeted specifically at those retailers selling second hand jewellery who need a more in depth knowledge of older hallmarks and a good understanding of diamonds and coloured gemstones. Delegates will learn about the history of hallmarking, gain an insight into the assaying process and take part in a practical session looking at diamonds and coloured gemstones. This course is also ideal for pawnbrokers and will run on 27th March and 22nd May 2012. Identifying Hallmarks and Important Gemstones is delivered jointly by Marie Chalmers and Sally Hoban. Sally is the Heritage and Training Officer at The Birmingham Assay Office. She has an in-depth knowledge of antique silver and jewellery from the 18th century onwards based on over 20 years experience in the UK antiques trade and her academic research at The University of Birmingham, where she is a visiting lecturer. Michael Allchin, Chief Executive and

Assay Master, said: “These two new courses add to Birmingham Assay Office’s popular portfolio of training programmes, including Understanding Diamonds, How to Sell a Certificated Diamond and UK Hallmarking Explained. The Assay Office has a long established reputation within the jewellery trade for its excellence as an independent centre of quality assessment and expert opinion for precious metals, jewellery, and gemstones. We know from delegate feedback that our courses get results. For example, previous training undertaken by retailers at The Assay Office has resulted in significant increases in diamond sales. Training at the Birmingham Assay Office is a unique experience. Delegates gain specialist knowledge from our expert tutors and learn how to apply it commercially. Feedback regularly mentions the relaxed atmosphere in our small group training sessions, which gives delegates the confidence to ask questions and participate fully in the learning experience.” The Assay Office also offers a range of bespoke training opportunities. For further information about the new courses, or to book a place, visit: call 0871 8716020 or email

Office staff. Dippal Manchanda is the Chief Assayer and Technical Director at The Birmingham Assay Office. He has over 26 years experience in assaying and the examination of precious metals and alloys. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Sally Hoban is the Heritage and Training Officer at The Birmingham Assay Office. She has an in-depth knowledge of antique silver and jewellery and over 20 years experience in the UK antiques trade. Michael Allchin, Chief Executive, and Assay Master at The Birmingham Assay Office said: “With the market for buying scrap gold and silver so strong at the moment, we recognise that there is a real need for training for those people who wish to buy scrap gold and silver from the public. Here at The Birmingham

Assay Office we can offer delegates a unique combination of the specialist expertise of our staff with handson sessions in our Laboratory, which will give them the chance to see gold and silver testing processes in action and try them out for themselves as part of the course.” Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. For further information about the course or to book a place, Call 0871 871 6020 . email or visit Buying_Scrap_Gold_Silver.html

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Weston Beamor’s team of skilled CAD designers offer a complete bespoke service.

process from the creation of a design by its CAD designers, through to the production of a rapid prototype resin and the complete lost-wax casting process. The site also provides a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section which Brookes is keen to grow as customers have additional queries to pose. Also available are full details of Weston Beamor’s newly acquired status as one of the first European jewellery producers to be able to offer the casting and hallmarking of jewellery in Fair Trade and Fair Mined Gold. “Some of our customers use us for casting, some for bespoke design,

New Website Showcases Breadth of Weston Beamor’s Services Weston Beamor, the Birmingham precious metal casting house and provider of Bespoke CAD and RP services to jewellery manufacturers, retailers and designer makers countrywide, has a new website (www. designed to demonstrate the breadth of jewellery making services it now offers its customers. The site is in line with the rebranding of the company undertaken last summer and features its clean, bold, style and signature brightyellow house colour. When it was founded in 1947 Weston Beamor was one of Britain’s first precious metal casting houses and today continues to offer its customers regular casting across a full range of gold alloys as well as in platinum, palladium and silver. However, over the years the company has invested heavily in new technologies and in highly skilled staff and has broadened its remit to provide a full, bespoke, CAD design service; a rapid prototyping service and hallmarking through its own in-house Assay Office operated for it by The Birmingham Assay Office. Weston Beamor also offers a full finishing and stone setting service for its bespoke CAD customers. “This website has been designed to show our customers and potential

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Casting trees from Weston Beamor: the company casts daily in most major precious alloys.

Weston Beamor’s Viper highly sophisticated rapid prototyping system creating components in resin. This is the only machine of this type being used by a British jewellery manufacturing company.

customers just how comprehensive our jewellery making services actually are,” enthuses Weston Beamor director, Yvonne Brookes. “We wanted a site that is easily accessible, clear, and easy to use and which also shows at a glance the varied services we can offer and we feel we have succeeded in our aim.” To this end, Weston Beamor has also created a short video which can be viewed on the site. This was shot on its own premises and demonstrates the entire production

others for rapid prototyping and we feel that perhaps not all of them are aware of all the additional services we offer. This website tells the whole story and will hopefully provide visitors with a full picture of the business today. We’re asking everyone who thinks they know Weston Beamor to take a look; we think they may well be very pleasantly surprised by our technical virtuosity, investment in plant and the sheer breadth of what we have to offer,” says Brooks.

Celebrate Christmas with a Gift from the Jewellery Quarter Toye Kenning & Spencer hosted a reception on 9th November for people looking for a special gift this Christmas. “There is so much talent and creativity in the Jewellery Quarter,” said chief executive Fiona Toye. “We want to celebrate it and so created this opportunity to showcase some of the beautiful things we and others craft here and were delighted to welcome so many guests into The Toye Shop.” A selection of the company’s handcrafted textiles and silver, gold and

The Heritage & History of the Jewellery Quarter

by Marie & Mark Haddleton Some 30 years ago, when we launched the first issue of the Hockley Flyer we found it very difficult to research the history of The Jewellery Quarter. The only publication we could find was a leaflet by Dr Clive Gilbert, but with what information we could find, we published ‘The Jewellery Quarter History & Guide 1st Edition’. This book sold out within a few weeks and started a flood of stories and pictures from firms who wanted to be included in any future editions. Subsequently we published the 2nd Edition (we still have a few copies left). Since then we have accumulated hundreds of stories, old advertisements, pictures etc. (far too many to put into one book), some haven’t seen the light of day for over 100 years! In addition, we have many ‘personal’ stories, which, once some of the older people have departed will never be told. Some stories, of course, can never be printed - we leave those to your imagination! We have collected many individual books from various companies

enamel work as well as the work of others in the quarter was exhibited in The Toye Shop, a genuine factory shop. Following the reception and disrecording their history and recently we have acquired probably the first ever written history of the Quarter (1927) which makes fascinating reading. (Colin Giles, Dave Keay and Ken Schofield have ‘found’ many of our stories and old advertisements, mainly from derelict buildings and skips!) It is also important to record the history of the Trade itself and its ups and downs over the two/three hundred years and, of course, there is the impact on the Trade and its buildings by various ‘regeneration schemes’ - some good, some bad, some disastrous! After deciding we had far too much material for another book, we decided to publish a quarterly A4 magazine called ‘Historic Jewellery Quarter’. The most important aim of the magazine is obviously to record the history of The Jewellery Quarter for present and future generations, but also to promote interest in the public to visit the Jewellery Quarter: • To buy jewellery/silver/gifts etc. • To visit our many Museums, Galleries, etc. • To visit the Farmers Market of The Jewellery Quarter. • To visit the many Restaurants, etc. • To visit the Cemeteries, etc. • To locate more business in The Jewellery Quarter. • To live in The Jewellery Quarter.

play in The Toye Shop, many guests took up the invitation to a tour of Toye kenning & Spencer’s factory.

Letters will shortly be mailed out to ascertain interest in Advertising, and/or selling the magazine. Subscriptions (4 issues) will be available. Anna Gibson (who is a well-known and very popular person in The Jewellery Quarter) will be helping to publish this brand new magazine. Of course, it is not too late to write up the history of your company (and your memories) - this week we have come across yet another fascinating story - not yet written! This new magazine will not affect The hockley Flyer in any way.

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Lilly Gibbs - Le’ Vita Couture

Design Space in the Mailbox Design Space is a collective of independent designer makers producing individual selections of jewellery, silverware, and tableware. Their work is now on display and available for purchase in the jewellery box, as part of style renaissance in The

Getting to Know You! It is very encouraging to have an increasing number of telephone calls and emails from entrepreneurs about to, or having recently set up in business in the Jewellery Quarter. The question they all ask is: “How can I get known in the Jewellery Quarter?” 1. Take out an advertisement in The Hockley Flyer (it need only cost £22.50 for a small ad in the Classified Section for six issues in total), which also means some editorial in

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Mailbox, Birmingham. Design Space is a Birmingham City Council and European Regional Development funded workshop, based in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. It is a launch pad for twenty local, international, up, and coming designer makers starting their new businesses. These designer makers come from varied backgrounds, from traditionally trained jewellers to

recent design graduates. Their work ranges from fine silverware, to bold statement, mixed media pieces, with talents ranging from ancient hand-making techniques to the use of ground-breaking modern technology, this diverse collection has something to suit all tastes. This exclusive event is running over Christmas until the 30th of December

the Trade Talk section. Details www. 2. Join the Jewellery Quarter Association, membership fee for a sole trader is only £20 for 12 months and enables them to come along to the bimonthly JQA Breakfasts where they can meet and mix with people from the Quarter. That means six adverts in The Hockley Flyer and five or six JQA Breakfasts for a total of £42.50. A new business cannot get better or cheaper PR than that! If you are a resident only you can, of course, join the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum.

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Pure Essence Greetings Unique Gifts with a Twist Darren and Jenni, a husband and wife team, have recently opened ‘Pure Essence Greetings’, which is located at 59a Caroline Street, in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, renowned for its high quality jewellery shops. They specialise in high quality personalised and inspirational gifts for every occasion and have spent their lives using their creativity to invest in the community. They have now put together a dynamic team who specialise in creating memorable and inspired gifts and products for all occasions. You will find a range of personalised keepsake canvasses, traditional and handmade cards, gifts, inspirational gifts, costume jewellery, handcrafted vases and sculptures plus lots more. Located in their shop is L’egance by De’son who specialise in personalised wedding stationery and cakes, including novelty cakes. Our Community Interests: Darren and Jenni are also Directors of Men-

toring for Educational Achievement (MEA) and specialise supporting young people aged 11–16yrs who are experiencing difficulties within their education, at home, or within their local community. Many of the young people they work with struggle to cope within school for a variety of reasons. Without projects like MEA, these young people may find themselves surrounded by influences which ultimately affect their ability to reach their full potential. MEA work towards addressing these issues

through intensive one-to-one and group mentoring support, life and social skills development, access to education, training and development, family support and advocacy and state: “We strongly believe that with the right support, young people are given the opportunity to turn their lives around. Through Pure Essence Greetings, we want to continue supporting this project and will donate 5% of all profits to MEA!”

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Biggest Stories of the Month.

Planning for the Future by Marie Haddleton

Many visitors to York House ask: “Despite Planning restrictions on ‘new housing’ and ‘Change of use’ in the area, how did some of the totally out-of-character ‘housing only’ developments get built?” I will try to explain: There have been many ‘Regeneration’ Schemes in the Quarter over the years but the most damaging one was the ‘The Urban Village’ 22 years ago. This scheme ‘lifted’ restrictions on housing in the Quarter (most people do understand that the manufacture of jewellery and silverware is ‘light engineering’ and sometimes evokes out of normal working hours, noise, vibration, smells etc (the use of ammonia, arsenic, cyanide etc which are vital ingredients to the trade) and it has been proved over the years that industry and residential do not make ‘easy bedfellows’. At that time, the Jewellery Quarter (then known only as ‘Hockley’) was divided into three conservation areas: The Jewellery Quarter, St Paul’s, and Key Hill with very wide corridors running between. I had been trying to convince the powers-that-be for some years to close up these corridors but this was not done until after the launch of the Urban Village, also only a few buildings were listed at that time so there was no ‘conservation protection’ for the area. Looking for suppor t, the JQA Chairman at that time (Prof Freddie Troman) and myself went to talk to the (then) Leader of Birmingham City Council - Albert Bore (now Sir) . He listened carefully to our concerns, the next day Paul Spooner made contact with us, and work was commenced to produce a document that would prevent the Jewellery Quarter from becoming merely a housing estate. Even with the support of English Heritage, the Victorian Society, and the Conservation Advisory Committee it took two years to get the Jewellery Quarter Conservation and

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Before restoration.

Management Plan accepted as planning legislation - also a Design Guide was launched. Unfortunately, immediately the Urban Village was announced, hoards of speculators and developers besieged the Quarter with open cheque books (and cash) persuading jewellers etc to sell their properties to them at over the top market value and employees were in fear of losing their jobs - there was even one suicide! Planning Applications for ‘housing only’ proposals flooded in and apart from ‘adjacent to a Conservation Area’, there was very little Planning Control could do. (Some of you may remember my appearance on the ‘Inside Out’ pro-

gramme at that time - I also wrote ‘The Urban Village - The Worst Scenario’, which had immediate effect! English Heritage’s main contribution was to List over 120 buildings and with the intervention of the Prince’s Foundation (including HRH Prince Charles), the corridors were closed up, and the whole of The Jewellery Quarter declared a Conservation Area. The Jewellery Quarter was ‘zoned’ into various areas, mainly to allow no housing in the Golden Triangle and only live/work units in the Industrial Middle. The scheme has worked quite well but the pressure from developers is always there and the Jewellery Quarter Association, through the Heritage and Regeneration Group

TGoJD Launches Nationwide Jewellers Directory

After restoration.

carefully scrutinise all new Planning and ‘Change of Use’ applications to ensure that they comply with present planning legislation, and comment accordingly. Although many new Planning Applications attempt to ‘bend’ the rules, the Planning authority has NO OPTION but to adhere to the present Planning Legislation and blaming the planning officers when applications are rejected is not fair! On the plus side however many derelict buildings have been bought back into use over the past 25 years, including of course the Victoria Works, the Cemetery Lodge, buildings in Warstone Lane, the Jewellery & Silver Centre (Prince’s Trust

project), a burnt out building in Vyse Street, Branston Court, Camelinat’s building in Tenby Street and of course the ‘Feridax building’. One of first refurbished buildings was the ‘Swallow Works’ and of course the Joseph Lucas and Cannings buildings. There are many more. One of the main problems with the remaining semi-derelict buildings is (a) they do not comply with present Health & Safety, and Fire regulations and (b) some are contaminated because of previous use. I hope this editorial goes some way to explain to newcomers to the Quarter what the past and present planning legislation for the Jewellery Quarter is all about.

Consumer shopping habits have changed dramatically over the past decade, with increasing numbers turning towards online purchasing and away from the High Street. Promoting a business on the internet has never been more essential and after receiving numerous requests from members of The Guild of Jewellery Designers to introduce a dedicated jewellery designer/maker and jewellers directory, we are pleased to announce the launch of our updated service, The Guild of Jewellery Designers’ Designer Directory ( Whether searching for wedding rings, special occasion jewellery or looking to commission a contemporary jewellery designer, this directory presents one of the most comprehensive and far reaching searching facilities for jewellers and jewellery services in the UK. Boasting more powerful software than before, the new directory is able to access the full details of jewellery designers right across the UK from a broad spectrum of categories and with the choice of a geographical search facility. Other listing features include: title and logo, address and contact details, links for business email and website, summarized and detailed statements of their work, ethos and business, contact form, embedded video, photo gallery and slideshow, interactive map, links for print, email, share, Facebook, Google +1, fully self-updatable profiles using straightforward software, deal creation and management, hit tracking and visitor statistics Customers who visit the site are able to create their own accounts and make lists of favourites, as well as review and rate the jewellers and designers. As an incentive to attract new listings, the GoJD is pleased to offer a one off introductory deal of 25% discount on the cost of an annual Designer Directory listing. Being part of the GoJD Designer Directory will increase the chances of members getting their website noticed by individual consumers and search engines for an extremely modest figure. Applications are invited to take advantage of this offer, please visit advertise.php to create a profile and enter DD1811 in the Promotional Code section. (Offer valid until 30/11/2011) November 2011 The Hockley Flyer


All submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented by companies that are utilising and/ or researching the technologies for an industrial application. NOTE: No vendor papers will be accepted from companies that sell machines, materials, or associated services for this section of the programme.

Additive Manufacturing Tech Briefings

TCT Live 2012 Call for Papers Fresh from the success of the 2011 edition Rapid News Communications Group is formally announcing the Call for Papers for TCT Live 2012. The show continues to go from strength to strength and 2012 will see TCT Live again co-locate with MM Live UK, NANO Live UK and MEMS Live UK. Further significant developments will also see the launch of Rapid News’ newest show, Mediplas, which will focus on the highly specialised area of the design and manufacture of plastic parts for the medical industry and the formal co-location with Sensing Technology 2012. This grouping of shows will provide a significant showcase of engineering and manufacturing technology in

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the UK with a projected attendance approaching 10,000. In order to maintain the world-class nature of TCT Live Rapid News Communications Group is now calling for outstanding abstract submissions for the following sessions.

TCT Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference The TCT conference, now approaching its 17th edition, is characterised by high quality presentations from leading users of the technologies and industry commentators. For 2012 the conference will continue to explore the impact and applications of both AM and 3DP. Presentations should address the design issues, the business benefits in terms of time-tomarket, financial objectives, material issues and/or part performance.

Open to all major AM and 3DP machine manufacturers. Vendors are invited to unveil the latest and future developments in short, sharp fifteenminute presentations, giving the prospective buyer an instant snapshot of what is hot and imminent from each of the major players. In addition, papers are also being sought for the following sessions, there are no restrictions on vendor participation, but all abstracts must demonstrate an educational nature. Sales presentations will not be accepted. • Inspection/Metrology in Product Development & Manufacturing • Software in Product Development & Manufacturing • Product Development & Manufacturing Technology for the Dental Industry • Product Development & Manufacturing Technology for the Jewellery Industry Interested par ties are initially requested to submit an abstract of 200 words about their proposed paper on or before December 16th 2011. This should include the working title, all authors/contributors, and their affiliations. All submissions will be reviewed to ensure that they meet the necessary and exacting requirements of TCT. TCT Live will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 25–26 September 2012, and anyone submitting a presentation must be available to present on either of these two days. Please submit abstracts to Hannah Jennings via email: About Rapid News Communications Group TCT Live 2012 is organised by Rapid News Communications Group, an international communications company with special focus on businessto-business media in the manufacturing world.

HKTDC IJS Sure to Dazzle in February 2012 As the world’s fourth largest exporter of fine jewellery, after Italy, the United States, and Switzerland, Hong Kong has long been a springboard for companies looking to break out into the world market. In particular, it serves as an ideal gateway to the various emerging markets in Asia, such as the Chinese mainland and India, where rising incomes are bolstering consumers’ purchasing power and their appetites for luxury goods. Consumption of fine jewellery, particularly diamonds and gold, has increased rapidly in the Chinese mainland. In 2010, Chinese gold demand grew by 32%, and this growth has continued through the second quarter of 2011. The World Gold Council (WGC) predicts Chinese gold demand could double within the next decade. With such dazzling prospects in

mind, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show serves as the perfect platform for companies that want to take advantage of Hong Kong’s status as a major trading and distribution hub for the jewellery industry worldwide, as well as its proximity and unique relationship with the robust Chinese mainland

jewellery market. From timeless to cutting edge, chic to luxurious, about 3,000 exhibitors from 46 countries, and regions are expected to display the finest designs in jewellery and timepieces at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The fair will take place from 16-20 February, 2012 at November 2011 The Hockley Flyer


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Many prominent names in the industry will be present, including several well known Hong Kong companies: Man Sang Jewellery Co. Ltd., Rio Pearl, Trigand Ltd., and Universal Jewellery Design Centre Ltd. Themed zones ensure a wellstreamlined shopping experience both for buyers who know exactly what they want, and for buyers who are looking to be inspired. The Hall of Fame features branded collections renowned for their style and craftsmanship. The World of Glamour hosts Hong Kong-based manufacturers of fine jewellery in custom designed booths that lend a special flair to the show. The Hall of Extraordinary is where buyers can examine exquisite, highend pieces in beautiful settings. Other special zones include the Exclusive Showroom, Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria, Hall of Chic, just to name a few. Emphasising its worldwide influence is the presence of 17 group pavilions from around the world, including Brazil, Columbia, the Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. In addition, the fair features seven pavilions from major trade organisations: the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the Israel Diamond Institute, the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, the International Coloured Gemstone Association, the Japan Jewellery Association, the Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association, and the Platinum Guild International. The future of the Hong Kong jewellery industry comes alive through the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Soaring Dragon’, and the pieces are sure to dazzle and inspire. This climax event showcases Hong Kong’s best and up and coming creative design talent. A number of value-added events at the fair help create the ultimate experience for buyers and exhibitors alike. Models show off exhibitors’ products to their best advantage in mini-parades where buyers can see first-hand what these exquisite pieces look like when worn. The fair’s

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Property Planning Matters GENERAL

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 survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2011/07729/PA 64 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA Listed building consent for change of use of upper floors to residential and internal alterations to office and workshop accommodation at ground floor to create 2 commercial units and parking. 15-11-2011 2011/07728/PA 64 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA Change of use of office and workshop to 2 commercial units and 5 apartments and parking. 15-11-2011 2011/07585/PA 21 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE Change of use from offices/showroom to retail shop. 07-11-2011 2011/07576/PA Augusta House 19 Augusta Street Birmingham B18 6JA. Display of vinyl cover on elevations. 07-11-2011 2011/07066/PA 12 Regent Parade Birmingham B1 3NS. Conservation Area Consent for demolition of existing workshops and out buildings. 18-10-2011. 2011/07065/PA 23 Augusta Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6JA. Change of use from a jewellry shop (Use Class A1) and Restaurant (Use Class A3) to 4 No Live/Work units (Use Class Sui Generis). 15-10-2011 2011/06720/PA 1-5 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DD Replacement of facade (including new shop front and windows and part of roof adjoining facade). 07-10-2011 2011/06730/PA Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of 8

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Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.

no. storey mews houses with associated parking and landscaping. 04-10-2011 2011/06440/PA 39 -41 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Change of use to retail (Class Use A1), Business (Class Use B1), Offices (Class Use A2) or Medical and Health (Class Use D1). 23-09-2011

Ongoing 2011/07152/PA 19 Augusta Street Birmingham B18 6JA Temporary two storey office extension to existing building - portable cabin wrapped in Artwork and alteration of staircase. 19-10-2011 2011/07069/PA. 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the existing building. 15-10-2011 2011/07054/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 24 apartments and one commercial unit at ground floor and associated parking. 15-10-2011 2011/06767/PA 5 Hockley Hill, Hockley, Birmingham B18 5AA. Retention of the change of use of former car park to rear to ancillary restaurant function space (Use Class A3) and the associated temporary canopy/ tent. 06-10-2011 2011/06051/PA BT Tower - Birmingham Lionel Street Birmingham. Display of temporary mesh banners (on two sides of BT Tower). 12-09-2011 2011/04237/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Listed Building Consent for the installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet - appeal submitted. 2011/04130/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet - appeal submitted. 2011/05549/PA 11 Caroline Street Hockley Bir mingham B3 1TR. Change of use from Use Class B1 to a college (Use Class D1). 19-08-2011 2011/05549/PA 111 Spencer Street

Birmingham B18 6DA Installation of extraction equipment to rear. 04-08-2011.

New Decisions 2011/06376/PA The Quarter land to corner of Warstone Lane / Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AL. Application for a non material amendment following grant of planning permission 2007/03378/PA to remove 4 no. apartment entrance doors and associated steps to Warstone Lane and replace with matching brickwork and new windows. Final Decision - Approve. 2011/02781/PA 55 Regent Place Hockley Birmingham B1 3NJ. Erection of 4no. live/work units within a three storey building. Final Decision. - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/02638/PA 53a and 54 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NG. Change of use from finance and professional services (use class A2) to restaurant (use class A3). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/03172/PA 33 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AB. Change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to Church Centre (Use Class D1) including Place of Worship, drop-in centre and ancillary cafe. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions.

Older Decisions 2011/05952/PA Legge Lane/ Camden Drive Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Retention of change of use to car park. Final Decision - Approve Temporary. 2011/05432/PA Rose Villa Tavern 172 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JW. Listed Building Consent for internal wall alterations to the existing first floor function rooms. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05402/PA The Big Peg Unit 401c 120 Vyse Street Birmingahm B18 6NF. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to private hire booking office (Use Class Sui Generis) and creation of 3 no. staff car parking spaces. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05316/PA 15 Hall Street Jewellery Quarter Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Three storey roof extension and conversion of existing two storey building to create 7 No. live/ work units (Sui Generis) and retention of ground floor bar/restaurant. Final Decision - Refuse

2011/05271/PA 55 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Installation of 4 no. roof lights and lift to rear of building. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/05055/PA Icknield Street Block 5 The Former Birmingham Mint Hockley Birmingham B18 6RX. Replacement of 8 ground floor timber windows with 8 single glazed metal framed painted windows. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/03448/PA Land to the rear of The Former Duke of York PH site & 50 Hylton Street (off York Terrace) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Construction of 13 no. live/work units (Use Class Sui Generis), associated car parking and hard landscaping. Final Decision. - Refuse 2011/05101/PA 39 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6JQ Application to extend the time of extant planning application 2008/03316/PA for the conversion of existing building involving internal alterations to create a 1-bed live-work unit (Sui Generis) on 2nd floor, and 3 office units on 1st floor, with ground floor unchanged. Final Decision -- Approve subject to Conditions..

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

Plans are available for scrutiny at the Spring Hill Library. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, 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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Dates for your Diary

12 Jan - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery

27 Nov - 2.00 - 4.00pm - RBSA Gallery - Pins and Needles. Take inspiration from nature and get artistic and active in this clay and plaster workshop with Jo Naden RBSA. You will be looking at pine and hawthorn trees, and using their pins and needles to make textured surfaces in clay. These will then be used to cast a plaster relief. Booking essential. £6/£4 for Friends and Young Friends of the RBSA 28 Nov - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Silver,Plated Wares,Coins & Medals 01 Dec - Jewellery & Giftware Ball Clarendon Suites, off Hagley Road, Birmingham 01 Dec - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jewellery & Watches 02 Dec - Calling all artists! We are calling back all the artists who have exhibited over the last year! There will be a wide range of pieces and artists, ensuring that you have some amazing work to feast your eyes on! Artfull Expression, 23-24 Warstone Lane. 03 Dec - St Paul’s church open from 10am until 4pm for mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas raffle and Christmas gifts. 06 Dec - The Birmingham Assay Office - view its private silver collection. 11.00am or 2.00pm. Places are limited to 25 for each of the visits, so early booking is advised. Tel: 0871 871 6020 or email A charge of £10.00 per head is payable in advance and non-refundable. 08 Dec - Thur 8.00/9.00 – Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast Venue - The Rope Walk - ‘The Coffin Works’ - A presentation by Birmingham Conservation Trust. 08 Dec - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Christmas Jewellery and Gifts

16 Dec to 30 Dec - 6.30pm- Blue Orange Theatre Presents... A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Directed by Tina Hofman 17 Dec - 10.00 to 15.00 - Farmers Market of The Jewellery Quarter.

18 Jan - Birmingham Assay Office: new course “Buying Scrap Gold and Silver.” Places limited 19 Jan - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 19 Jan - 3.00 pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Pauls Place) 23 Jan - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Vintage & Modern Wrist Watches 25 Jan - 28 Jan - 6.30pm - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: PLAYING BY THE RULES is set in Birmingham and follows the lives of 6 young people. The story focuses on 15 year old Danny – on the run from a local authority home, who finds himself homeless and alone on the streets of the city. He is befriended by a group of rent boys and enthusiastically takes to their fast lifestyle. But Danny has an important lesson to learn, easy money is a myth, there is a high price to pay … This play was premièred at Birmingham Rep in 1992 and is written by Birmingham playwright Rod Dungate 26 Jan - 10.00am - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery 30 Jan - 10.00am - Pre-owned watches & Pawnbrokers Watches 01 Feb - Birmingham Assay Office: new course “Buying Scrap Gold and Silver.” Places limited 16 Feb - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House. 23 Feb - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast 15 Mar - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place) 19 Apr - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast

10 Dec - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Christmas Celebrations. Costumed guided tours, carol singing by Enchant choir and festive refreshments. Buy those last minute presents in our lovely gift shop. 10.30am to 4.00pm

26 Apr - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House.

10 Dec - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Christmas Celebrations - A drop in family craft workshop with artist Gill Page. Make your own Christmas decoration. 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

21 Jun - 3.00 pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House.

11 Dec - 2.00 - 4.00pm - RBSA Gallery - Christmas in Clay. Be inspired by Christmas and create your very own festive artwork or decoration in clay. You will be using letters, leaves and found objects to make patterns for decorations. Booking essential. £6/£4 for Friends and Young Friends of the RBSA 12 Dec - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Vintage Jewellery & Accessories 13 Dec - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antiques & Fine Art 14 Dec - Wed 4.00 York House – Jewellery Quarter Association Board. 15 Dec - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand Jew-

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17 May - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place).

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26 Jul - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place)

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House

13 Sept - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House.

19 - 20 Dec - Christmas 2011 with The RED LEMONS: A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy and Plan B.

20 Sept - 3.00pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place) 27 Sept - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Assoc. Breakfast. 18 Oct - 3.00pm – pre-AGM Jewellery Quarter Association Board (York House) 25 Oct - Jewellery Quarter Association A.G.M. 01 Nov - Jewellery Quarter Association Board – York House. 08 Nov - 8.00 - 9.00am Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast. 29 Nov - 3.00 pm - JQA Heritage & Regeneration (St Paul’s Place) 06 Dec - 8.00 - 9.00am – Jewellery Quarter Assoc. Breakfast


Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, etc.

25 - 26 Nov - Christmas 2011 with VERTIGO: Rock this weekend with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the U2, David Bowie & the Jam 29 Nov - Christmas 2011 with The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 30 Nov - Christmas 2011 with CAPITAL GROOVE: A fresh and alternative five piece band, playing the best dance floor tracks of the eighties & nineties 01 - 02 - 03 Dec - Christmas 2011 with SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs! 06 - 07 Dec - Christmas 2011 with VERTIGO: Rock the house with this five-piece guitar band, playing a mix of classics from U2, David Bowie & the Jam complete with some modern indie anthems 08 - 09 - 10 Dec - Christmas 2011 with UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and More. 13 - 14 - 15 Dec - Christmas 2011 with URBAN INTRO: Terrific range of classic jazz-funk & soul favourites. A smooth but powerful four-piece. 16 - 17 Dec - Christmas 2011 with SOLID SOUL:

22 - 23 Dec - Christmas 2011 with DETROIT SOUL: A soul band with a huge repertoire of classics and contemporary soul music - Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 27 Dec - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House direct on 0121 200 3030. 28 Dec: THE LAUNCH PAD: A showcase of some of the unsigned bands that the Jam House considers “ones to watch”, including The Musgraves, The Firm, The Dan Whitehouse Band & Rogue States. 29 Dec - Reggae Rootz present ... WINTER CHILL. GABBIDON perform some of the greatest reggae anthems known to mankind in their show. Basil Gabbidon is a founder member and lead guitarist of the renowned STEEL PULSE, writing and performing many of their hits. 30 Dec - B’SPOKE: A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics. 31 Dec - New Years Eve with THE SUBTERRANEANS: rock the JamHouse on every visit, but for this very special night they will see 2011 away and invite you into 2012 in only a way the Subs can. With a range from U2, Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, and many more anthems to rock your socks off right into the New Year itself! The evening also features local legend and boogie-woogie pianist, DINO BAPTISTE in support with his classic range of Jools Holland, the Beatles and many more favourites to get your dancing shoes on and to party us into the new year spirit, and not to forget our resident DJ to keep the party going through until 3am! 04 Jan - LEE ROGERS & OZ McGOWAN: Piano & Guitar delight from these ex-Jeeps frontline with their interpretations of some songbook favourites 05 Jan - ROCKSTEADY: These talented guys certainly mix it up with their selection of the very best dance floor favourites of the ‘seventies & ‘eighties 06 - 07 Jan - SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz. 10 Jan - ITCHYFEET BIRMINGHAM: The Itchy Feet parties return to the Jam House ... Swing, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n Roll and Ska. At Itchy Feet parties - it’s all about the old. November 2011 The Hockley Flyer



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11 Jan - The BOOGIE BAPTISTES: Boogiewoogie classics from Dino Baptiste and his fellow Jam House regulars - dance and sing along! 12 Jan - LES AND THE LICKS: A guitar based 4 piece band that sound amazing and play a selection of rock, pop, funk and soul hits. 13 - 14 Jan - ROCKET: Rock this weekend with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the U2, David Bowie & the Jam 17 Jan - Birmingham Jazz Presents .. The PHIL BOND QUARTET: Phil plays piano, organ, piano accordion, flute and guitar; this quartet performs traditional, piano based jazz. 18 Jan - MERRY HELL: GILES ROBSON is a singer, songwriter and harmonica player and with his crack band the Dirty Aces is a new and original force on the blues scene with inventive and soulful material and a rockin’ highly charismatic stage show. The Blues press are touting Robson and the band as a force to be reckoned with. 19 Jan - DR TEETH’S BIG BAND: These Kings of Swing really rip it up at the Jam House with their Jump ‘n’ Jive! Hep Hep! 20 - 21 Jan - The SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs! 24 Jan - IAN PARKER: ‘Up Close and Intimate’, Ian will be playing some of his existing material and unveiling some new songs. 25 Jan - MICHAEL KING presents... THE BILLY FURY YEARS: In the sixties Billy Fury had more Decca hits than any other artist including the Rolling Stones. He equalled ‘The Beatles’ record of 24 hits and spent a total of 332 weeks on the UK charts. He was the fourth biggest selling artist of the sixties after The Beatles, Cliff and Elvis.. Michael King’s ‘Billy Fury Years’ is an exciting 2 hour show filled with Billy Fury’s greatest hits and more delivered live in

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ALL WORK and no play makes Jack a dull Boy! Come and join your local male voice choir. Te Birmingham Icknield M.V. C. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Grimshaw Room, St. Chad’s cathedral. Free secure parking in carpark in Shadwell St. No requirement to read music. We will teach you to sing. Contact Dave Ward on 0121 382 444. THE PEN Room Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre

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