Birmingham wins gold for best city centre bloom

Ludgate Hill - Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter’s floral displays have helped Birmingham secure gold at the Heart of England In Bloom Awards 2013. Birmingham City Centre won the large city category for the second year running. The Jewellery Quarter was one of the areas included in the Floral Trail, which led visitors and judges from Church Street to St Paul’s Square via Ludgate Hill, … Read more

JQDT calls for council support following blaze

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust has called for more support from Birmingham City Council to tackle dereliction in the Jewellery Quarter, following a fire that destroyed a historic building in the area this morning (Tuesday). Six fire-engines and more than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the large blaze at the former Bernard C Lowe building on Spencer … Read more

Assay Office celebrates 240 years of trading

The Birmingham Assay Office celebrated its 240th birthday this weekend …and it’s still looking good! On 31st August 1773, The Birmingham Assay Office opened its doors for the very first time. By this time, it had become clear to the silversmiths of Birmingham, especially Matthew Boulton, that their trade would never truly prosper without an Assay … Read more

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