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Trails+connecting+Birmingham+and+Sandwell+-+enjoy!
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Trails connecting Birmingham and Sandwell - enjoy!

This project contains fascinating trails that connect Birmingham with Sandwell and Sandwell with Birmingham.  Go and explore by foot or by bike.  Enjoy!

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Passions: History & heritage, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals
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West+Bromwich+-+take+a+tour+with+us!
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West Bromwich - take a tour with us!

West Bromwich is a town within Sandwell. It has some great places to go and visit.  With features and trails from community, let us introduce you to West Bromwich. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture
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Wonderful trees across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of wonderful trees to be found across Birmingham and the West Midlands, particularly in its many great parks and green open spaces.

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Passions: Environment & green action
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Historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of the wonderful historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands that are available for people to go and enjoy.

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Passions: History & heritage
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Birmingham%27s+Theatreland+-+Enjoy!
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Birmingham's Theatreland - Enjoy!

As the UK's second city, you'd expect to find an array of theatres to choose from.  You won't be disappointed.  Take our feature and links to see what's on offer.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham+Gems+Charity+Calendar+2022%c2%a0-+Collect+or+Download+%26+Print
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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2022 - Collect or Download & Print

This annual initiative involving people with Birmingham passion has become a firm favourite with people who live in Birmingham, work in Birmingham and love to visit the City. Enjoy yours!

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Passions: Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Fundraising & charity
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Brookvale+Academy%2c+Aston+Villa+-+Construction+with+Community
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Brookvale Academy, Aston Villa - Construction with Community

Brookvale Academy is a state-of-the-art Inner City facility for Aston Villa Football Club, just 600 yards from Villa Park.
 

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure
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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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BirminghamWeAre+-+for+people+who+are+passionate+about+Birmingham
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BirminghamWeAre - for people who are passionate about Birmingham

People with Passion in Birmingham care about their community and are passionate about making a difference and creating an impact - JOIN THEM.

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Passions: People & community
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Parks+and+Open+Spaces+-+Birmingham+loves+them!
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Canals in and around West Midlands - enjoy them!

The West Midlands is at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With hundreds of miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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Passions: History & heritage, Environment & green action, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green travel
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Perry+Hall+Methodist+Church+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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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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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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Acocks+Green+Library+-+A+Birmingham+%26+West+Midlands+Gem!
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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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Passions: History & heritage, Education, Classic Architecture
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The+Golden+Lion+Inn+at+Cannon+Hill+Park
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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
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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%2c+the+Hockley+Flyover+murals
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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%2c+Castle+Vale
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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%27s+Church%2c+Hall+Green+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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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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Mary Macarthur statue in Cradley Heath

The statue of Mary Macarthur is located in Mary Macarthur Gardens, Cradley Heath, Sandwell, West Midlands. It was unveiled in 2012 and was by local artist Luke Perry.

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Cradley Column in Cradley Heath

The Cradley Column is a sculpture by Luke Perry unveiled outside of a Tesco Extra store in Cradley Heath in Sandwell, West Midlands, on the High Street, in 2007.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Shopping
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Circle+of+Life+sculpture+at+New+Cross+Hospital+in+Wolverhampton
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Circle of Life sculpture at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton

An abstract sculpture made of concrete, located on a roundabout at New Cross Hospital in Heath Town, Wolverhampton. Not far from the Wolverhampton Road. Made in 1998 by Katie Chambers.

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Passions: Health & wellbeing, Art; Culture & creativity, Photography
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Wolverhampton+Bus+Station+-+A+Wolverhampton+%26+West+Midlands+Gem!
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Wolverhampton Bus Station - A Wolverhampton & West Midlands Gem!

The current Wolverhampton Bus Station opened in 2011 as part of the Wolverhampton Interchange project. Located at Pipers Row. Tram connections followed in 2023.

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Passions: Transport, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture
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Saragarhi Memorial in Wednesfield

The Saragarhi Memorial also called the Sikh Regiment Memorial is a bronze memorial statue located in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, unveiled in 2021. Sculpted by Luke Perry.

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