Tag: history

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

He’s a beauty isn’t he? Baskerville House. 71 years old, you know. Built on the former home of John Baskerville, printer and typographer. It’s now home to modern day office space. And an underground gym I believe. I waited an age…

There is a better way

So says Simon Rattle and the whole hest of the eighties contingent. Central TV, the council, GKN (remember them?), and Horizon Travel PLC give you 11 minutes on why Birmingham isn’t as black as it’s painted and life is okay…

Old football was rubbish

So sang Frank Skinner on Fantasy Football, but with “big money men” coming in to buy Blues and promising £5m (about enough to buy Julian Lescott’s haircut) to save the team it’s feeling more and more like Ken Wheldon is…

Dogs are everywhere

I’m a fan of a certain type of book, the ultra-local nostalgia-fests that have names like “Memories of Ward End”. They’re not heavy with detail, not well put together normally, but they’re beautiful in their sheer ordinariness. They provide the…

Bathe your eyes

Beautiful set of pics from inside Moseley Road Baths from this weekend’s Birmingham Flickr meet. They’re the work of Emma Jones,  who has certainly developed an attachment to the building: it’s in a dreadful state. There seem to be a…

Closed shop

Michael Scott has spent the last few years hanging out in disused buildings taking photos, but rather than being arrested and locked up he’s been given an Arts Council grant and the photos are being exhibited in the Central Library…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

 Made in Birmingham:  The 1886 Exhibition of Local Manufactures and Natural History Centenary Square Birmingham 20 June – 31 August 2009 Free The Birmingham City Council’s Website says: The Made in Birmingham exhibition celebrates one of the most important public…

Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

   The hall of memory is a building I have walked past many times and never ventured in until recently.   From Birmingham City Council’s website: Birmingham’s Hall of Memory was erected in the 1920s (before Baskerville House, in front…