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Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank on the corner of Frederick Street and Warstone Lane has a long history in the heart of Birmingham's  Jewellery Quarter. The Birmingham District...

HSBC Bank (formerly The Midland Bank)

The HSBC Bank is on the corner of Warstone Lane/Vyse Street This bank was originally the Midland Bank and the present HSBC bank hold the...
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George W. Hughes – Pens of the Highest Quality

George W. Hughes founded the firm in 1860 in St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham and later moved to premises in Legge Lane. It was never established...

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Arts and Crafts Movement

A number of internationally-known names have been associated with the School pf Jewellery. In the early part of this century, the School’s first headmaster,...

James Hinks Lamps

Buried in Plot No. 389P in The General Cemetery is James Hinks. His company was patentee and sole manufacturer of the double patent petrolene or...

Something Old Stirring at the Standard Works

Elisabeth Johnson (Head of Operations at The Standard Works) told The Hockley Flyer that that during excavation work, the builders found a spoon embedded...

Fire at the School

On Tuesday March 7 2000 at approximately 6.30pm there was a fire in the School of Jewellery’s electroforming/electroplating laboratory in the basement/tool room part...

Firmins Announcement

The Board of J R Gaunt & Son Limited (‘Gaunts’) and Firmin & Sons pic (‘Firmins’) are pleased to announce that the Insignia and...
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What was it like to work in the JQ

Getting a job or career was so different back in the 1950’s. Here is one person’s account of getting a job at John Goode...
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