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Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’

King Kong author Edgar Wallace's links to the Birmingham Post

Edgar Wallace in 1914
But the story of author – and former Birmingham Post writer – Edgar Wallace has been lost to history with most of his novels now out of print

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Legacy of Barber Institute of Fine Arts founders lives on

The Barber Institute of Fine Art at Birmingham University.
Husband and wife duo's Art Deco building continues to attract some of the world's finest art to Edgbaston

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Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

The company made the ornate handles and other fittings for the wartime leader’s coffin as part of ‘Operation Hope Not’

Edgar Wallace in 1914

King Kong author Edgar Wallace's links to the Birmingham Post

But the story of author – and former Birmingham Post writer – Edgar Wallace has been lost to history with most of his novels now out of print

The Barber Institute of Fine Art at Birmingham University.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Legacy of Barber Institute of Fine Arts founders lives on

Husband and wife duo's Art Deco building continues to attract some of the world's finest art to Edgbaston

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Town Hall was built for the people

The country's first truly civic building offered an alternative to cathedrals for live music

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Map: Birmingham buildings featured in the Hidden Spaces articles

Feature put together by the Post alongside our partners at Associated Architects, has been taken to the hearts of the city

The stairs to the upstairs studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: School of Art's enduring role in the city

Also known as 'Margaret Street', John Henry Chamberlain's building has been in continuous use since opening in 1885

The Christopher Wray building in Bartholomew Row

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Varied history of Christopher Wray Lighting works

HQ of company launched by struggling actor has been frozen in time since 2003 and dogged by misfortune since

The Roundhouse near Brindleyplace, in Birmingham.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Roundhouse serves reminder of canal network's heritage

Building constructed by Corporation of Birmingham was a mineral and coal wharf for the railway

Birmingham's BT tower formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower.

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside the BT Tower - an icon on city skyline

It was designed and constructed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1967

The old Royal Mail tunnel from The Mailbox to New Street station

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Modern Mailbox hides underground secret

Original tunnel used for moving mail quickly across Birmingham still sits under former sorting office

The Masonic hall on Severn Street in Birmingham city centre

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victorian Masonic Hall shines out of Mailbox's shadow

The building, constructed in the early 1800s, sits in the shadow of its high-end neighbour but offers its own charm and glint at the past

Screen, in the old Odeon cinema

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Photos reveal former Odeon cinema lost to time

Unit at the foot of Scala House in Holloway Circus has sat untouched since cinema closed 26 years ago

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Inside reborn Grand Hotel

Vision to breathe new life into hotel and civic centrepiece in Colmore Row is slowly taking shape

The court building's Great Hall, stained glass windows run the course of the room and show iconic figures from city's past

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces: Victoria Law Courts became jewel in 'terracotta city'

City was described as 'a city of terracotta' and the attractive material enabled the creation of elaborate and decorative façades - especially at Birmingham Magistrates' Court

Ballroom at the Grand Hotel

Birmingham's Hidden Spaces back for 2014

Architecture project has grown and now returns for a second trip around the insides of Birmingham's most interesting buildings

The frontage of Snow Hill Station in 1963 - one of the many photos from Brumpic's archive of old photos of Birmingham

Pictures: Brumpic's nostalgic archive proves social media hit

What started as a Twitter account 14 months ago to show off old photos of the city has become a huge hit both in Birmingham and as far afield as Russia and Australia

1,000 Mile Trial of 1900 with John Scott Montagu in a 1899 Daimler B973

Pictures: Discovered images of 1,000 Mile Trial of 1900

A new photo album at the National Motor Museum shows the race which took place during the first days of the motor car and is now seen as a pivotal moment in motoring history

The Spitfire hanging at Thinktank in Birmingham

Spitfire exhibition to open at Birmingham's Thinktank

A new Spitfire exhibition is to open at Thinktank in Birmingham in April 2015 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Signalman Albert Battersby

Birmingham hero sailor saved girl after hell of Jutland

Teenage Birmingham war hero Signalman Albert Battersby, who survived the epic Battle of Jutland in 1916, returned home on shore leave and saved a young girl from drowning in a pond.

John Bowen, a builder born in the mid-nineteenth century, who started out as a farm labourer and ended-up creating some of Birmingham's best-known buildings, including the iconic Victoria Law Courts.

Birmingham builder honoured with blue plaque

The man responsible for some of Birmingham's finest buildings has been honoured with a blue plaque. Chris Upton reports

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John Madin's St James's House has been awarded Grade II listed status by English Heritage

John Madin building handed listed status

Land Rover Defender celebrations continue with the recreation of a 1948 production line at the Solihull plant

Defender visitor attraction opens at Land Rover's Solihull plant

Examples of Gothic brass handles similar to those used on Churchill's coffin at Newman Brothers Coffin Works

How Newman Brothers Coffin Works played a key role in Churchill's state funeral

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