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Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter Walking Tour
Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter walking tour
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. I want to share what I have learned about the Letterboxes, and the craftsmen who created everything from whistles to fabulous jewels and everything in-between.
The tour is about 2 miles and takes approximately 2 hours. The terrain is mainly flat but good mobility is required as we will be in an urban landscape. If you're interested in Birmingham, its history and architecture, this is for you.
Meet outside Tesco express The Chamberlain Clock, Warstone Lane , Birmingham, B18 6NP for an approximately two hour tour. We end at the Gunmakers Arms 92 Bath St. Just 5 minutes from Snow Hill station and the city center. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/letterboxes-of-the-jewellery-quarter-walking-tour-tickets-38837751761