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Coventry+Cathedral+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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Coventry Cathedral - Culture, history and faith

The ruined Coventry Cathedral was built between the 14th & 15th centuries, but destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. The new cathedral was built next to it from 1956 to 1962.

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Wolverhampton Low Level - a former railway station in Wolverhampton!

Below Wolverhampton Station (formerly Wolverhampton High Level) is the former Wolverhampton Low Level. Opened in 1854 as Wolverhampton Joint, renamed in 1856. Closed in 1972 to passengers.

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Stratford House, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

Stratford House is a Grade II* listed building on Stratford Place, between Moseley Road and New Moseley Road, and near Highgate Middleway. Built in 1601 for Ambrose and Bridget Rotton.

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Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.

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The Valley Parkway, Bournville - A wonderful open space!

The Valley Parkway is situated in Bournville near Bournville Lane and Woodbrooke Road. Home of the Bournville Model Yacht & Powerboat Club.

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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry won the bid to be UK City of Culture at the end of 2017 for 2021. But due to the pandemic it was postponed to start for a year from May 2021.

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St Edburgha's Church, Yardley - Culture, history and faith

St Edburgha's Church is situated in Old Yardley Village. A Grade I listed building of 13th Century origin, but mostly of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Including monument to Henry Greswolde.

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St Laurence's Church, Northfield - Culture, history and faith

St Laurence's Church is a Grade I listed parish church in Northfield that dates to the 12th Century. Located in a conservation area near the Great Stone Inn and Village Pound.

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St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton - Culture, history and faith

St Nicolas' Church is the parish church of Kings Norton. A church has been on this site since the 11th Century, although this one dates from the 13th to 19th Centuries.

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Villa Park - Home of Aston Villa FC

Villa Park is the home of Aston Villa Football Club. The ground opened in 1897. Aston Villa is one of the founding members of the world's first  Football League. 

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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.

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Vehicle hire schemes in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Previously we had Car2Go in 2013-14. Now we have Voi e-scooter's starting in 2020, and from 2021 West Midlands Cycle Hire. Users need to have an app to unlock the vehicle they will hire.

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Introducing PhotographyWeAre

Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by Your Place Your Space for the enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.

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The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.

 

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St George's Church, Edgbaston - Culture, history and faith

St George's Church is situated at Westbourne Crescent in Edgbaston. Built in three phases from 1836 until 1885. Now Grade II listed. Noted for the architects Scoles, Edge and Chatwin.

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The former Holy Trinity Church at Camp Hill - A Birmingham Gem!

Situated in Camp Hill, Birmingham is the former Holy Trinity Church. Grade II listed, built 1820-22, designed by Francis Goodwin. Sadly it has been closed for decades.

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Coughton Court - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Coughton Court is an English Tudor country house located between Studley and Alcester in Warwickshire. The Throckmorton family have lived here since 1409. In the National Trust from 1946.

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Brandwood Tunnel - a Canal Network Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood and Brandwood End in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath and Kings Norton). Opened by 1802, over 300 metres long.

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Holliday Street Aqueduct - a Canal Network Gem!

The Holliday Street Aqueduct is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and built in 1870. It is now close to The Mailbox, Arena Central and Gas Street Basin. Grade II listed.

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Packwood House - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Packwood House is a National Trust property in Warwickshire, close to Lapworth and Solihull. They bought it from the Ash family in 1941. A Grade I listed building with gardens.

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Baddesley Clinton - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. A moated manor house with gardens, with origins in the 13th century. Was home of the Brome and later Ferrers family.

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St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.

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Coventry Register Office part of which was the Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor - A Coventry Gem!

The Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor now forms part of Coventry Register Office. It is all that remains of a Royal Palace that belonged to the Black Prince, dating back to the 14th Century.

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Ford's Hospital - A Coventry Tudor Gem!

Ford's Hospital is situated on Greyfriars Lane in Coventry. It was built in the early 16th century. Damaged by an air raid in 1940, it was later restored in 1953. A Grade I listed building

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