St Paul’s Square, Birmingham: a lunchtime retreat

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St Paul’s Square is in the Jewellery Quarter area of Birmingham and somewhere I can now walk to during my lunch break to get away from the crowds. 

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Not always open on week days… below are shots I got later on.

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The Conversion of St Paul

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Birmingham’s logo on a pew end

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Down with the kids

The area around the Square was created in 1778 as a residential area for industrialists and merchants who (a bit like me!) wanted to get away from the overcrowding of the city centre. However by the 1820s the properties were taken up by tradesmen such as toymakers who took over the homes’ large gardens with their workshops, pushing the residential area further out.

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St Paul’s Square consecrated in 1779. Due to lack of funds it did not receive its spire until 1824.
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“Don’t you… forget about me…”

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The Old Chapel
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Everyone in Birmingham knows this music venue  with dance floor and restaurant. It was created by Jools Holland and opened in the spring of 1999.
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Webbed windows
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Arrrrhhh! No apostrophe.

 

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