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Acocks Green Bus Garage - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

Acocks Green Bus Garage is located on Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham. The garage was opened in June 1928. Now run by National Express West Midlands and home of the 11A and 11C.

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Christmas and the Festive Season in the City of Birmingham 2023

Christmas and the Festive Season in the City of Birmingham 2023. The same usual Frankfurt and Cathedral Square Christmas Markets and Ice Skate Birmingham plus other decorations. Ends Jan 2024.

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Perry Hall Methodist Church - Culture, history and faith

Perry Hall Methodist Church is on the corner of Lavendon Road and Rocky Lane, near Hamstead and Perry Barr in Birmingham. Close to north entrance of Perry Hall Park.

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Acocks Green Library - A Birmingham & West Midlands Gem!

Acocks Green Library is on Shirley Road in Acocks Green Village. Built in 1932 by architects  J. P. Osborne and Sons. In the modernised Georgian style. War memorial outside.

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The Golden Lion Inn at Cannon Hill Park

A 16th century timber framed building, rebuilt at Cannon Hill Park in 1911. A Grade II listed building in a very poor state of repair, and fenced off. It may possibly get restored in future?

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Birmingham Pub Bombings Memorial

This memorial sculpture was unveiled in November 2018, to remember the 21 people killed on the 21st November 1974 in two pub bombs on New Street. The sculpture is in 1000 Trades Square.

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SS Journey at Handsworth Park

A 2017 steel and bronze sculpture by Luke Perry at Handsworth Park called SS Journey. Was part of the  Handsworth Arts Trail. The figure based on local man Hector Pinkney MBE.

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Climbing Wall, the Hockley Flyover murals

The Hockley Flyover murals also called the Climbing Wall is at Hockley Circus. Made in 1968 by William Mitchell, they have been Grade II listed since 2022.

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Sentinel - Spitfire Island, Castle Vale

At Spitfire Island in Castle Vale near the Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich plant is a steel sculpture called Sentinel made in the year 2000 by Tim Tolkien.

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The Knight of the Vale at Castle Vale

In Castle Vale, Birmingham is a Stainless steel sculpture by John McKenna called The Knight of the Vale. It was unveiled in 2002 by Sir Richard Knowles.

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St Peter's Church, Hall Green - Culture, history and faith

St Peter's Church near Highfield Road in Hall Green, Birmingham was built from 1961 to 1964 to the designs of Norman T Rider. Made of concrete. Was Grade II listed October 2023.

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Nicola Dixon Memorial in Sutton Coldfield

The Nicola Dixon Memorial was made in 2001 by artist John McKenna. A 17 year old girl murdered on New Years Eve 1996. Unveiled by her parents in 2001 in Sutton Coldfield.

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Christ Church, Yardley Wood - Culture, history and faith

Christ Church is on School Road in Yardley Wood, Birmingham. Close to the Stratford-on-Avon Canal. A Grade II listed building, built between 1848 and 1896.

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

St Michael's Church is located in Handsworth. A large sandstone church built in 1855 by architect W Bourne. A Grade II listed building. Spire added in 1868 in the Decorated style.

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Under the Sun sculpture in Handsworth

The Under the Sun sculpture is located in Handsworth on Soho Hill, on the corner with St Michael's Road. Made in 2010 by Saranjit Birdi.

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St Paul's Convent, Selly Park - Culture, history and faith

This was originally Selly Park Hall, built in the early 19th century. Later called The Generalate. Now St Paul's Convent. At Kensington Road and Selly Park Road.

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St Edward's Catholic Church, Selly Park - Culture, history and faith

The Catholic Church of St Edward the Confessor is on Raddlebarn Road in Selly Park, Birmingham. Architect was H T Sandy, built in the Decorated Gothic style from 1902, completed 1930s.

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Christ Church the Quinton - Culture, history and faith

Christ Church the Quinton is on Hagley Road West. The church was built in 1840, on land donated by George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton. The architect was Richard Hussey

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St Mary's Catholic Church, Harborne - Culture, history and faith

St Mary's is a Roman Catholic Church on Vivian Road in Harborne, Birmingham. Built from 1875 to 1877. The building was blessed in 1911 by the Bishop of Birmingham Edward Ilsley.

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Four Oaks Methodist Church - Culture, history and faith

Four Oaks Methodist Church was built from 1907 to 1908 by Crouch and Butler in mixed Perpendicular Gothic and Arts and Crafts style. It is close to Four Oaks Station.

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St James' Church Hill, Mere Green - Culture, history and faith

St James's Church Hill is in Mere Green, near Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield. Was the Parish of St James before 1853, then Parish of Hill after that year. Built 1854-5 and 1906-08.

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All Saints' Church, Four Oaks - Culture, history and faith

All Saints' Church is located in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield. A Grade II* Listed Building. Built from 1907 to 1909 by  E. F. Reynolds. Later additions 1954 - 1965.

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Emmanuel Church, Wylde Green - Culture, history and faith

Emmanuel Church is on the Birmingham Road in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, at Little Greens Lane. Built from 1909-26, by W.H. Bidlake. Grade II* listed building

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Wylde Green United Reformed Church - Culture, history and faith

Wylde Green United Reformed Church is on Highbridge Road in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield. Built in 1904 by Ingall & Son.

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Statue of William McGregor at Villa Park

The statue of William McGregor (1846 - 1911), designed by Sam Holland, and unveiled in 2009 at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa Football Club.  Helped found the Football League.

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