Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project awards first grant to Grade II* listed Argent Centre

Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project awards first grant to Grade II* listed Argent Centre The JQTH project is a three-year scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) – and others – to repair and restore historic buildings within the Jewellery Quarter and provide opportunities to learn about the unique heritage of the area. … Read more Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project awards first grant to Grade II* listed Argent Centre

Spotlight on Legge Lane: Part Two

The Jewellery Quarter was home to some 30,000 workers by 1914. In the late 1800s, as family firm Alabaster & Wilson was getting established, space was at a premium as businesses and independent artisans made use of every piece of land… Prosperous merchants and professionals initially moved to the St Paul’s district to escape industrialisation. … Read more Spotlight on Legge Lane: Part Two

Spotlight on Legge Lane

The Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project aims to promote the heritage of the area through events, activities and research. Writer Louise Palfreyman has been in the archives finding out what the neighbouring businesses of this unique district reveal about working life in the late 1800s. For nearly 130 years, Alabaster & Wilson produced fine jewellery … Read more Spotlight on Legge Lane

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