The family of Albert Green are trying to raise funds so they can add a simple inscription onto the war memorial in Warstone Lane. Albert Leonard Green lived in Brookfields and worked as a jeweller in the Jewellery Quarter. Sadly he was killed at the age of 31 on the 25th July 1917 in Belgium in WW1, leaving…

Birmingham City Council are planning on making £500,000 funding cuts to Birmingham Museums Trust this year.  Birmingham is known for its rich history from its once market town identity to being known as the city of a thousand trades in the 18th century. We have the many museums in Birmingham to thank for showing us…

Like many of the jewellers in the Jewellery Quarter, Premier Diamonds has a long-running history with this part of Birmingham. That history stems over 30 years and counting, for this family-run business. The Jewellery Quarter’s popularity does not see any sign of diminishing, especially as new businesses are opening regularly in the area. This is adding…

Birmingham Museum Trust will be launching a Heritage Walk in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. The Jewellery Quarter Heritage Walk is in association with the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. The aim is to invite visitors to the walk and educate them about the history of the area. Visitors who take the walk will be able to…

Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemetry are now among other Jewellery Quarter sites to be optioned for a transformation. Well, we say transformation but it’s more like an additional feature.  Plans have been submitted for both of the cemeteries, that play host to some of Birmingham’s notable people, to have a Garden of Memory. The…

The Birmingham Assay Office is turning a new leaf as it begins the process of packing up and moving to a much bigger base in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter from Newhall Street. Birmingham’s historical institution has begun its process of packing and storing away the priceless collections they house in preparation to move to their…

St Paul’s Place in the Jewellery Quarter had two remaining apartments left in the complex. The apartments were proving popular amongst professionals that operate within the district, young couples and even single buyers, each attracted by the interior of the apartments. Apartments waiting for occupancy were both two-bedroom at a starting price of £245,000. Knight…

For many years now, the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, has been a place of historical interest in city’s heritage. Described by English Heritage ‘a national treasure’, Birmingham’s gem oozes historical delights. The Quarter can be located in the south of the Hockley area of Birmingham and undoubtedly holds the largest concentration of wholesale and retail jewellery manufacturers…

Key Hill Cemetery is one of two cemeteries in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Key Hill Cemetery was born in 1836, courtesy of the newly formed General Cemetery Company. Its birth was because of an unsuspected surge in the population of the town leading to limited availability of burial grounds. Since then, laid to rest are many…