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Coventry+Cathedral+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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Coventry Cathedral - Culture, history and faith

The ruined Coventry Cathedral was built between the 14th & 15th centuries, but destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. The new cathedral was built next to it from 1956 to 1962.

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Stratford House, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

Stratford House is a Grade II* listed building on Stratford Place, between Moseley Road and New Moseley Road, and near Highgate Middleway. Built in 1601 for Ambrose and Bridget Rotton.

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Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.

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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry won the bid to be UK City of Culture at the end of 2017 for 2021. But due to the pandemic it was postponed to start for a year from May 2021.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Travel & tourism, People & community, Music & musicians
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St+Edburgha%27s+Church%2c+Yardley+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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St Edburgha's Church, Yardley - Culture, history and faith

St Edburgha's Church is situated in Old Yardley Village. A Grade I listed building of 13th Century origin, but mostly of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Including monument to Henry Greswolde.

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The+original+Curzon+Street+Station+(dating+back+to+1838)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The original Curzon Street Station (dating back to 1838) - A Birmingham Gem!

The old Curzon Street Station was the first mainline station to open in Birmingham in 1838. It closed to passengers in 1893 and to freight in1966. It is now part of HS2.

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The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.

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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.

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Introducing+The+International+Convention+Centre+(The+ICC)%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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Introducing The International Convention Centre (The ICC), Birmingham, UK

The ICC, designed by Percy Thomas, is the city's major conference venue and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1991. Located between Centenary Square and the Canalside.

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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+modern+architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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Summerfield Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Summerfield Police Station was a former police station on the Dudley Road in Summerfield, Birmingham, near Summerfield Park. They moved to Icknield Port Road.

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Former+Lloyd%27s+Bank+Building+on+Great+Hampton+Street%2c+Birmingham+-+Historic+Gem!
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Former Lloyd's Bank Building on Great Hampton Street, Birmingham - Historic Gem!

The Former Lloyd's Bank Building at 22a Great Hampton Street - an historic gem!

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Ford's Hospital - A Coventry Tudor Gem!

Ford's Hospital is situated on Greyfriars Lane in Coventry. It was built in the early 16th century. Damaged by an air raid in 1940, it was later restored in 1953. A Grade I listed building

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Weekin Works, Harborne - A Birmingham Gem!

The Weekin Works is on Park Hill Road next to the Harborne Walkway in Harborne. Formerly the site of the Chad Vally toy car factory, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Chamberlain+Gardens%2c+Ladywood+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Chamberlain Gardens, Ladywood - A wonderful open space!

Chamberlain Gardens is situated in Ladywood, Birmingham, near Monument Road and Ladywood Road. New railings and gates were installed in 2020. Laid out in the 1960s near housing estates.

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Roundhouse Birmingham - A City Gem!

The Roundhouse was built for the London and North Western Railway as a mineral and coal wharf in 1874, on the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline near Sheepcote Street.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

A Liberal Jewish synagogue now on Bishopsgate Street in Westside, Birmingham, at Roseland Way. Formerly on Sheepcote Street where The Bank is now until 2006.

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The White Swan, Digbeth - a historic public house

The White Swan is situated on Bradford Street and Birchall Street in Digbeth. Grade II listed, built 1899 - 1900. Designed by James and Lister Lea for Ansells Brewery. Closed in 2019.

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Birmingham Singers Hill Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

Birmingham Singers Hill Synagogue is situated on Blucher Street in Birmingham. Built in 1856 and designed by Yeoville Thomason. Home of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation. Grade II* listed.

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Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society

The Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society is the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. Founded as the Edgbaston Archery Society in 1860, lawn tennis was played here by at least 1875.

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St. Andrew's - Home of Birmingham City FC

St. Andrew's is home to Birmingham City Football Club. The team was founded in 1875 under the name Small Heath Alliance and the current stadium was built in 1993.

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St Mary's Church, Handsworth - Culture, history and faith

St Mary's Church can be found on Hamstead Road in Handsworth. It has 12th and 13th century origins but was mostly rebuilt in the 19th century.

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The Brasshouse - A Birmingham Gem!

It was built as the Birmingham Brasshouse in 1781 on Broad Street. It is now a restaurant / pub called The Brasshouse, and is the Celebrity Restaurant with Indian Cuisine. Grade II listed.

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St+Francis+of+Assisi+Church%2c+Bournville+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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St Francis of Assisi Church, Bournville - Culture, history and faith

Bournville Parish Church is dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Situated near Linden Road in Bournville, completed 1925, architect W. Alexander Harvey. Built in a Basilican style.

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The Rest House, Bournville - A Birmingham Gem!

At the centre of Bournville Village Green is The Rest House. Completed in 1914 to commmemorate the silver wedding anniversary of George and Elizabeth Cadbury. Now the Carillon Visitor Centre.

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