United Kingdom / Birmingham

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2015 Conservation Award. Hortons' Estate Ltd for the Restoration of the Façade of the Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel - Church Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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This facade was added to the factory of Rowe Bros & Co in 1921 by Peter Hing Architect. It was restored for the CBSO Society Ltd by Associated Architects in 1998

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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This plaque was erected in 2002 by members of the Austin Village Preservation Society to commemorate the life of Herbert Austin 1866-1941. The unique cedar wood bungalows were transported from Bay City, U.S.A. Conservation status granted by Birmingham City Council in 1997. This project was funded by Phoenix Venture Holdings.

Central Avenue, The Austin Village, Northfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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David Cox Landscape painter 1783-1859 lived here at Greenfield House 1841-1859

116 Greenfield Road, Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sir Granville Bantock 1868-1946 composer, lived here 1926-1933

Metchley Abbey, Metchley Rd, Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sir Michael Balcon 1896-1977 Film maker and creator of the character PC George Dixon (of Dock Green) Student at this School 1907-1912

George Dixon School, City Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In honoured memory Private James Cooper V.C. 1840 - 1882 2nd Bn 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot Who gained his country's highest award for valour on 7th May 1867 at Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal and is buried in Warstone Lane Cemetery

Warstone Lane Cemetery Lodge, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The War Stone This felsite boulder was deposited near here by a glacier during the last Ice Age, being at one time used as a parish boundary mark. It was known as the Hoare Stone of which the modern War Stone is a corruption

Warstone Lane (outside the Cemetery), Birmingham, United Kingdom

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William Lench (d. 1525) A Tanner of Moor Street. Created Lench's Trust by Deed of Gift in 1525. Provider of almshouses in Birmingham through the succeeding centuries.

Quinborne Community Centre, 80 Ridgacre Road, Quinton, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In grateful memory of John Feeney to whose generosity the City of Birmingham owes the erection of these picture galleries. Opened 1912. Completed 1919

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Great Charles Street Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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In 1865 the game of Lawn Tennis was originated and played here by Major T. H. Gem solicitor and sportsman and J. B. A. Perera merchant

8 Ampton Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Joseph Sturge 1793 - 1859 Quaker campaigner for peace, extension of the vote and the abolition of slavery. Lived in a house on this site 1824-1859

Eden Croft, 64 Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Site of the Gild Hall of the Holy Cross 1392 from 1552 to 1936 King Edward VI School

Lloyds TSB Bank, New Street, City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sir Josiah Mason 1795 - 1881

Central Library, Congreve Passage, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Here stood the original Birmingham General Hospital from 1779 to 1897

Centro House, Summer Lane, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Matthew Boulton 1728-1809 engineer and co-founder of the Lunar Society was born near here

corner of Steelhouse Lane and Priory Queensway, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Dr R. W. Dale 1829-1895 minister of Carrs Lane Church (1854-1895) theologian and preacher of the civic gospel

Carrs Lane Church, Carrs Lane, City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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W. H. Auden poet lived in an adjacent house 1919-1939

Harborne Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, Lordswood Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The birmingham blue coat school stood on the site of this building from 1724 to 1930 since removed to edgbaston
The Birmingham Blue Coat School stood on the site of this building from 1724 to 1930: since removed to Edgbaston

5 St Philips Place (former Prudential Assurance building), Birmingham, United Kingdom

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John Freeth the Birmingham Poet of Bell Street 1731-1808

East Mall - Bullring (to the right of the Horatio Nelson statue), Birmingham, United Kingdom

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John Henry Cardinal Newman 1801-1890 founder of the English Oratory lived here from 1852 to 1890

Oratory Church, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Francis William Aston 1877-1945 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1922. Lived both here and at Tennal House, opposite 1877-1910

91 Tennal Road, Harborne, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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William Hutton Bookseller the first Historian of Birmingham lived on this site from 1772 until 1791

High Street, facing New Street in the City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The first Rotary Club in the Midlands was chartered in this hotel April 1914 "70 years of service"

Midland Hotel, New Street, City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Constance C. W. Naden 1858-1889 poet, scientist and philosopher lived here for most of her life

20 Charlotte Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Curzon Street station. This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first London to Birmingham train at this station on Monday 17th September 1838

New Canal Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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10 Toll Office This office was used for the collection of tolls from boats entering the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (built 1783) at this point.

Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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7 Old Turn Junction (1769) This junction was formed when James Brindley's contour canal of 1769 was joined by Thomas Telford's New Main Line in 1827.

Old Turn Junction (near the NIA), Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Most of Britain's Spitfires were made here, 1939 - 1945.

Jaguar Car Company, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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11 Farmer's Bridge Junction Formed in 1783 by the joining of the Birmingham and Fazeley canal and the 600 metre branch of the Birmingham canal (leading to its Newhall St. terminus).

Farmer's Bridge, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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12 Saturday Bridge Possibly named after the alleged practice of paying boatmens' wages at this point on Saturdays.

Saturday Bridge, Summer Row, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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CBSO Centre was inaugurated on 4 July 1997 by Sir Simon Rattle CBE Music Director City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Choir 1980-98

CBSO Centre, Holliday Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Tony Hancock, Comedian of Genius was born at this house on 12th May 1924. He died in Sydney, Australia on 25th June 1968

41 Southam Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Bournville Carillon a gift from George & Elizabeth Cadbury 1906 - 2006

Bournville Carillon Vistor Centre - The Rest House - Bournville Village Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The firm of Cadbury Brothers founded by John Cadbury in 1831

Bournville Carillon Vistor Centre - The Rest House - Bournville Village Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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One hundred years of housing in Bournville 1895 - 1995

Bournville Carillon Vistor Centre - The Rest House - Bournville Village Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Bournville Works founded by Richard & George Cadbury September 1879

Bournville Carillon Vistor Centre - The Rest House - Bournville Village Green, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Leon Abrams and Ray Lightwood developed and implanted the first variable rate pacemaker in 1960

Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Dame Hilda Lloyd Professor of Obstetrics saved many through her midwife ‘flying squads’ set up in 1936

Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sir Norman Haworth Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for work on carbohydrates and vitamin C 1937

Haworth Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Francis Brett Young, 1884 - 1954. Novelist: Poet: Physician. Lived here 1905-6

105 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Near here stood the old market cross. Public meetings were held here in the 18th century

Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Richard Cadbury 1835-1899 Chocolate Manufacturer and Philanthropist lived here 1861-1871

17 Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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James Watt engineer, inventor and industrial pioneer lived here 1777-1790

Regent Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sir Barry Jackson 1879 - 1961 Founder of the Birmingham Repertory Company

The REP, Centenary Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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John Rogers Martyr Burned at the stake Feb 4th 1555

Bull Ring Trading Estate, High Street Deritend, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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A Meteorite fell in Natan, China in 1516. 484 years later on the night of 26th March 2000 it fell from the skies again landing in Birmingham's Bullring

Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Tony Hancock Born in Hall Green, Birmingham, Tony Hancock was the most celebrated and innovative comedian of the 1950's and 1960's when his television and radio series 'Hancock's Half Hour' were the most popular programmes in Britain

Below the Tony Hancock statue - Old Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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The Lunar Room The dining table, around which the original Lunar Society met, was acquired by Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery in 1987. Other furniture and fittings in this room were bought with assistance from funds raised by the Lunar Society during 1994 - 95

The Lunar Room, Soho House, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Joseph Hansom John Welch Architects MDCCCXXXIV

Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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