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. The site on a hill … Read More

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 from 9 – 11 Legge … Read More