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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

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

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

Pictures: Brumpic's nostalgic archive proves social media hit

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

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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 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

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

Tram turns from Rea Street into Digbeth

How Digbeth trams used to look

Archived photo shows a time gone by as public consultation launches for Metro extension to Digbeth and Eastside

View across Chamberlain Square to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham Town Hall

Birmingham Museums Trust gets £398,000 grant for local history project

The Museums Trust has been awarded the £398,000 grant to support its ‘Representing Birmingham’ project.

Historic former Red Lion pub to go under hammer

The Grade II* building was considered under threat by the Victoria Society but could be re-born as a pub or restaurant following auction later this month

The reborn Atalanta

Midlands businessman recreates classic British car killed off by Second World War

Staffordshire businessman Martyn Corfield is set to bring Atalanta Motors back to life after efforts to create one of the supercars of the time were cut short by the outbreak of the Second World War with production ending in 1939.

Ian Dury with artefacts found at the archeology dig at the Glasshouse College in Stourbridge.

Earliest remnants of glass industry are rediscovered in Stourbridge

Two of the earliest glass-making furnaces ever discovered in the region have been revealed during a dig in Stourbridge.

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire.

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire housed some famous historical names

Brinsop Court in Herefordshire is the country house that has been home to some famous historical names. Chris Upton takes a look.

Social reformer Sir Rowland Hill, who was born in Kidderminster

The Birmingham murder most foul that left its stamp on history

The Midland-born Victorian social reformer Sir Rowland Hill - inventor of the penny postage stamp - played a little known part in a macabre episode in Birmingham's history, writes keen historian Peter Douglas Osborn

A still from the 10-part film on David Lloyd George showing the scene outside Birmingham Town Hall.

Thousands turned out to be in Lloyd George film

The riots which took place after Lloyd George's infamous speech in Birmingham in 1901 were recreated for the big screen. Chris Upton reports

Father Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, also known as Woodbine Willie.

The Worcester curate helping to build bridges with the sweet smell of home

Worcester curate, Father Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, who was honoured for his bravery in the First World War is remembered in an exhibition. Chris Upton reports

Compton Hall

Textile designer William Morris named wallpaper after Wolverhampton brewer's home

A Wolverhampton brewer once filled his great home with treasure from far and wide... and then lost it all. Chris Upton reports

Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck, of 1st Warwickshire Regiment.

Midland soldier's poignant war diary reveals Christmas truce of December 1914

A Midland soldier lived through the incredible Christmas Truce of December 1914 - and now his diaries are being published.

Sir William Dugdale in 1656

Influential Warwickshire historian was antiquary to the stars in the 1600s

An influential historian from Warwickshire was antiquary to the stars in the 1600s. Chris Upton reports

New Harmony in Indiana as it looks today. Thomas Whitwell sailed to America in 1825 to see his scheme come to fruition.

Coventry-born architect set out to create a utopian dream in America

A Coventry-born designer joined forces with a social reformer to build a unique community in the US, writes Chris Upton

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