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Special Delivery: Historical Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter FREE


The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape. In this exhibition, local photographer Kevin Thomas celebrates both their enduring presence and their mixed fortunes: some are still in use, whilst others lie hidden behind plaques to protect against junk mail or have merely fallen into disrepair. His work implies it’s time we showed them – and other elements of our urban heritage – the love and respect they deserve. The exhibition is at 1000 trades 16 Frederick St, Hockley, between 7-17 September.

7 September 2017 –17 September 20172017-09-07T09:00:00Z2017-09-17T10:50:00Z


1000 Trades

16 Frederick Street, The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

B1 3HE Birmingham GB

0121 233 2693

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