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Joseph Lucas Monument

A slab of slate is a memorial to the Lucas Industries HQ that used to be in the Newtown area of Birmingham. It was made in 1994, while Lucas left the area in 1996 for good. 

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Cocks Moors Woods Golf Course - A Birmingham Gem!

Cocks Moors Woods Golf Course is behind Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre, just south of Kings Heath in Birmingham. Between Alcester Road South and Warstock Lane. The Chinn Brook flows through.

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Yellow Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Yellow Park is in Newtown, Birmingham between Clifford Street, Porchester Street and Porchester Drive. It is also called Clifford Street Public Open Space.

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Burbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Burbury Park is on Wheeler Street in Newtown, Birmingham. It was developed after the closure of Lucas Industries in 1996 and the building of houses on this land after that date.

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Great Kings Street Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Great Kings Street Park is in Newtown, Birmingham. Developed in the late 1990s after the Lucas Industries HQ on Great King Street closed down in 1996. It is close to New John Street West.

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Harborne Golf Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Harborne Golf Club was founded in 1893 and is situated at Tennal Road in Harborne, near Welsh House Farm Road. An unspoilt Harry Colt 6180 Par 70 course.

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Victoria Common, Northfield - A Wonderful open space!

Victoria Common is a Recreation Ground in Northfield, Birmingham. Between St Laurence Road and Heath Road South. Near Northfield Shopping Centre.

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Harborne Cricket Club - A Birmingham Gem!

Harborne Cricket Club was founded in 1868, and is one of the largest cricket clubs in the Midlands. Located at Harborne Park Road in Harborne, Birmingham.

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Harborne Church Farm Golf Course - A Birmingham Gem

Harborne Church Farm Golf Course is a 9-hole public course with small greens. It is on Vicarage Road in Harborne, Birmingham.

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Warstone Lane Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Warstone Lane Cemetery was founded in 1848 in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Warstone Lane, Vyse Street, Pitsford Street and Icknield Street. 

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Key Hill Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Key Hill Cemetery is located in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Icknield Street, Key Hill and Key Hill Drive. Many famous Birmingham people are buried here.

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Adderley Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

The name of the family so long connected with this area is now preserved in Adderley Park, Birmingham's oldest public park. It is close to the West Coast Mainline station of the same name.

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Bloomsbury Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Bloomsbury Park, in Nechells, is a large, open, grassy area, used by the local community for recreation. The Lanchester Car Monument by Tim Tolkien can be found here.

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Perry Hall Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Perry Hall Park is in Perry Barr, Birmingham. The park was formerly the site of Perry Hall, the home of the Gough Family. It was demolished in 1927.

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Small Heath Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Small Heath, which has been settled and used since Roman times, sits on top of a small hill. Located on the Coventry Road on the number 60 bus route from National Express West Midlands.

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Tile Cross Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Tile Cross Park is in the Tile Cross area of east Birmingham, between Garretts Green and Marston Green, and close to Birmingham Airport.

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Rectory Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Rectory Park is home to Sutton Coldfields's main football park. The remaining parkland is natural, and contains mature woodland and wild grassland areas. 

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Queens Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Queens Park was laid out in 1898 in celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, after which Turks Lane was renamed Queens Park Road. In Harborne.

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Turnberry Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

 Turnberry Park is a small park located in Perry Barr, Birmingham. The park was on land that was once the farm land of William Booth.

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Edgbaston Tunnel - A Historic Gem!

The Edgbaston Tunnel is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. It is next to a tunnel on the Cross City Line, they both run under Church Road in Edgbaston. The towpath was widened in 2018.

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Curzon Street Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Curzon Street Tunnel was built over the Digbeth Branch Canal in 1838. The engineer was J. Locke. It provided access above to the original Curzon Street Station. It is 49 yards long.

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The Green, Harborne - A Wonderful Open Space!

The Green in Harborne is situated between North Road and Nursery Road. A pair of paths forms a cross from above. About halfway between the High Street and Walkway in Harborne.

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Coughton Court - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Coughton Court is an English Tudor country house located between Studley and Alcester in Warwickshire. The Throckmorton family have lived here since 1409. In the National Trust from 1946.

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The Brandwood Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath & Kings Norton). It opened in 1802 and is over 300 metres long.

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Baddesley Clinton - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. A moated manor house with gardens, with origins in the 13th century. Was home of the Brome and later Ferrers family.

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