Birmingham & West Midlands

Photo: Grand Hotel Birmingham by Stephen Hartland

We endeavour to devise a wide-ranging programme of events for our members, and potential members, including, but not restricted to, day schools, talks, walks and visits to places that relate to our period of 1837-1914, with the objective of scheduling interesting, educational, entertaining and social events; and to foster a feeling of ‘belonging’ to a Society of like-minded people.


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Birmingham & West Midlands News

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Tudor Grange wins 2023 West Midlands Conservation Award

Papers for the Birmingham & West Midlands AGM 2024

Birmingham & West Midlands Events

Visit: Coach Trip to Shropshire

A coach visit to Shropshire, taking in St Mary’s Church, Tenbury Wells; St John the Baptist at Stokesay Castle and Stokesay Court, near Craven Arms, described by Niklaus Pevsner as ‘the most grandiloquent Victorian mansion in the County’.

Previous events

Visit: Day Trip to Stourbridge

This walking tour of Stourbridge will be led by Andy Foster and David Low and will highlight some of the town’s significant Victorian buildings. 

Members’ Afternoon

Members and their guests are invited to bring a maximum of 6 images on a memory stick to explain and share.

Visit: Great Malvern & Malvern College

A guided tour of Great Malvern Railway Station by Peter Clement from Malvern Civic Society; then a guided walk of Great Malvern by our Chairman, Stephen Hartland; lunch at the Mount Pleasant Hotel; then a tour of Malvern College by our Honorary Treasurer, James Fletcher, who works at the college. Malvern College was founded in 1865 and is regarded as one of England’s premier independent schools. The tour of the campus includes the main College (1865), Chapel (1899), Pavilion (1894), Music School (1862), St Edmund’s Hall (1905) and others. We will finish with refreshments in the Memorial Library (1924).

Symposium to celebrate the completion of Birmingham cathedral’s divine beauty project

A celebration of the completion of the Divine Beauty Project, which involved cleaning and renovating the magnificent Edward Burne-Jones windows at Birmingham Cathedral. Speakers include Andy Delmage, Canon Missioner at the Cathedral, Rhian Tritton, Divine Beauty Project Officer, Steve Clare who restored the windows and Peter Cormack, former director of the William Morris Gallery.

Contact Details

If you wish to get in touch with the Birmingham and West Midlands Group, please contact one of the following people:

Stephen Hartland – Chairman

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07793 007006

Akil Dowe – Honorary Secretary

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07830 358903

Nina Hatch – Programme Secretary

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01562 887733

Joe Holyoak – Casework Committee Chairman

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 633 8918

Tim Bridges – Conservation Adviser

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01684 592380

Refunds Policy

  • If cancellations are made before the closing date for bookings you can request a full refund by cheque or BACS.
  • Cancellation after the closing date and up to 8 days before the event = 50% refund. 
  • Cancellation within 7 days of the event = no refund.
  • No money will be refunded until after the event has taken place. 
  • In the event of the Society having to cancel, refunds will be made less any administration costs.”

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