Saturday 9 Sept 2017 | All day
Special Delivery: Historical Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3HE
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.
No booking required.