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Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 11 December 2014: Stuck for gift ideas? Don’t know what to buy someone who has everything? Why not give a gift that will last longer than an entire year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now will last until the end of February 2016! That’s nearly three months for free.

Last Christmas for historic Midlands Church?

Thursday 11 December 2014: Redditch’s Headless Cross Church will see just one more Christmas if Redditch Borough Council approves plans to demolish it and replace it with housing. The Victorian Society is urging people to object to the application online or face losing the locally listed landmark forever.

Museum of London’s possible move to Smithfield General Market welcomed in principle

Tuesday 9 December 2014: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the news that the Museum of London may move into Smithfield General Market.

Birmingham City Council heeds conservation warning

Thursday 20 November 2014: Birmingham City Council has promptly responded to the Victorian Society’s call to appoint a second conservation officer and is now advertising a vacancy.

Manchester Council should press for prompt redevelopment of former fire station

Wednesday 19 November 2014: Manchester Council should work with Britannia Hotels to ensure that the Grade-II*-listed London Road fire station, which has laid largely empty since 1986, is repaired and brought back into use within a strict time frame.

Protesters to spend Christmas in occupied Town Hall

Tuesday 18 November 2014: Protesters vowed to occupy Fenton Town hall over Christmas and beyond following today’s meeting between the Ministry of Justice, Rob Flello MP, local campaigners and the Victorian Society.

Council’s decision on demolished Victorian glass house welcomed

Thursday 13 November 2014: The Victorian Society now urges the Council to enforce the rebuilding of the glasshouse following its unlawful destruction.

Victorian Society hopes to help secure Fenton Town hall’s future

Wednesday 12 November 2014: The protesters occupying Fenton Town Hall in Stoke-on-Trent have highlighted the urgent need to find a use for the building which preserves its architectural integrity.

Birmingham’s conservation crisis

Wednesday 5 November 2014: Birmingham's problems attributed, at least in part, to the 86% fall in the number of conservation officers employed by the Council over the last five years.

British Legion and War Memorials Trust join our call to re-erect Sheffield’s missing war monument

Monday 3 November 2014: The Royal British Legion and the War Memorials Trust are among the organisations that have joined our call on Sheffield Council to re-errect its Grade II-listed Crimean War monument

Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings 2014 revealed

Tuesday 7 October 2014: The Victorian Society annouces the Top Ten following a national appeal for nominations

Hammerhead crane, Isle of Wight

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Giant cantilever crane in Cowes used for the production of naval warships

Greengate Public Baths, Salford

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Action needed to save this rare survival of a handsome early public baths designed by one of Manchester’s best 19th century architects

Hartlepool’s former Wesley Chapel

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Prominent Grade II-listed landmark deteriorating while awaiting hotel conversion

Cardiff Coal Exchange

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Declared unsafe and in imminent danger of collapse by Cardiff Council in 2013, a thorough heritage assessment is urgently needed

All Souls Church, Hastings, East Sussex

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Grade II*-listed church at risk of demolition

Tonedale Mill, Somerset

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Plans to redevelop the site fell through during the recession, but as the housing market recovers, is a sensitive housing scheme now viable?

Abney Park Cemetery Chapel, Stoke Newington

Tuesday 7 October 2014: The oldest surviving non-denominational chapel in Europe, and Hosking’s only surviving public building, is now a picturesque ruin on the brink of being lost without immediate action

Crumlin Navigation Colliery

Tuesday 7 October 2014: A nationally important, nearly complete, complex of both Grade II* and II buildings. Plans for use as community hub at risk due to pollution

Trentham Hall, Staffordshire

Tuesday 7 October 2014: Once part of England’s grandest country houses, mostly demolished in 1912 due to pollution in the River Trent, the remains give an idea of the Hall’s former glory but are in a very poor state

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