Midlands Highlights

Explore the stories below to see a range of projects and news from our work across the Midlands. Check back each month for new events and follow us on Twitter @HE_Midlands for our latest news.

Black History Month in the Midlands

Educators, creatives and community leaders name some places and spaces that are meaningful to them or to Black heritage in the Midlands.

Heritage at Risk in the Midlands Revealed

Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register 2020 provides an annual snapshot of the state of England’s most valued historic places.

Champion Heritage Schools Scheme Launches in the Midlands

Restored Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings’ Tower Revealed

Post-War Council Housing Estates

The Housing Act of 1930 paved the way for many post-war housing estates. On its 90th anniversary we celebrate the estates that made dreams come true.

Brewing Buildings

From monk's breweries to modern brewers in listed buildings, for National Beer Day we celebrate the historical architecture associated with brewing.

Midlands' Dark Places

Explore listed places in the Midlands associated with the darkly romantic Gothic style and culture.

Futurism's Monumental Influence

On the birthday of Italian architect Antonio Sant’Elia we explore the influence of his 'Manifesto for Futurism' here in Birmingham.

Workshop for St Osburg’s School

This month, 30 primary school children from Coventry’s St Osburg’s Catholic Primary will explore the John Laing photo collection and meet ex-workers.

Uncovering Digbeth's Heritage

New Historic England research highlights the threatened special character of Digbeth, an inner-city area in Birmingham

Flaxmill Gets Funding Boost

Project boosted by £1 million contribution from Shropshire Council.

Raising the Roof on an Edwardian Heritage Gem

Extensive roof repairs are complete at Grade II* Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham thanks to Historic England funding and a coalition of support.

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is Re-Crowned

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings’ cast iron coronet has been put back in place following vital repairs.

Costly Convictions for Family Guilty of Seriously Damaging Historic Site in Warwickshire

Three individuals responsible for causing serious damage to a scheduled monument have been ordered to pay a total of £160,000.

Secret Second World War History Revealed at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

As work continues apace on the rescue of the world’s first iron-framed building, a remarkable wartime discovery has been made on site.

Excavation at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Reveals Huge Chimney Base

An archaeological excavation has revealed the base of the old chimney at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

Heritage at Risk 2019

This year, 78 Midlands sites at risk of being lost have been added to the Heritage at Risk Register while 59 historic sites have been saved.

Coventry's Colourful Tile Trail

The history of Coventry is as colourful as the stunning mosaics that make up the tile trail, captured in a new booklet to accompany a walking tour.

Whitacre Pumping Station has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register

Spotlight on Whitacre Pumping station, a Victorian building that has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2018.

Using heritage as a catalyst

Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry are set to be transformed by heritage.

Snodhill Castle Has Been Saved!

Thanks to £650,000 in funding from Historic England, along with the hard work of volunteers from the Snodhill Castle Preservation Trust.

Grant for Moseley Road Baths

Historic England grants £659,448 to Birmingham City Council to pay for urgent repairs to the Gala Pool roof.

Celebrating a Centenary of Suffrage

The struggle for democracy has been a major theme for Heritage Schools this term. Find out what's been happening in the East Midlands area.

Time Capsule at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

A handmade brick, artwork and letters and poems by local children have been placed into a time capsule at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

Kids Celebrate Hospital Bicentenary

In Birmingham, Bournville Juniors and St Brigid’s Catholic Primary supported the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s Bicentenary celebrations.

Retail Revitalised in Derby

Once one of England’s poorest-performing retail areas, Derby's historic centre is now an award-winning shopping destination.

Revival of Buxton Crescent

New grant of £125,000 from Historic England to help complete the restoration of Buxton's iconic Crescent.

Derby Cathedral Quarter: Investment Scoops National Award

Find out how partnership work in the city centre conservation area has helped Derby scoop a national award.

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