Working together to make Birmingham a better place for everyone

Member Only Event - The Park Street Excavations

Did you know that one of the biggest archaeological digs in the UK recently took place in Birmingham?

The archaeological excavation at Park Street undertaken by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) Headland for the HS2 rail line was the largest investigation of a Victorian graveyard undertaken outside of London. It presented archaeologists with an unprecedented opportunity to study the population of Birmingham during a period of rapid expansion and change for the city.

Join representatives from MOLA Headland for a short talk about the history of the site as well as discussing some of the recent findings.

Members can book their place here.

Want to become a member? Find out more and join us.

We're looking for new Trustees to join our team

We are looking for new Trustees and an Honorary Treasurer who can support the charity in its aims:

  • to promote high standards of planning and architecture
  • to educate the public in the geography, history, natural history, culture and architecture of the city
  • to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of public amenities and features or areas of historic or public interest in the city
  • to promote the concept of active citizenship among the people of the city
Find out more about the roles and how to apply here.

Birmingham’s Victorian and Edwardian Builders

Anthony Collins, former Trustee and long-standing Birmingham Civic Society supporter, has written a short book referencing two hundred and fifty buildings built or tendered for, by his great grandfather’s Victorian building firm John Bowen &. Sons.

These buildings include our 1887 Victoria Law Courts, the 1903 Methodist Central Hall opposite the courts in Corporation Street, the 1905 Hollymoor Hospital at Northfield and the laying out o the Hall of Memory site in 1923.

Many of the buildings built by the firm will be known to those working in the city centre.

The book kindly sponsored by Wesleyan Assurance can be purchased online or get in touch.

The Birmingham Civic Society

9 Margaret Street
Birmingham B3 3BS

07780 976928
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