Building Stones of Birmingham; Centenary Square to Brindley Place
From the recently refurbished Centenary Square to Brindley Place Central Square, we will examine the building façades and the stone beneath our feet and embark on a journey all around the world and back into the depths of geological time. From the fossil remains of sea creatures, to ancient river systems, evidence of volcanoes and signs of tectonic earth movements, we will see how the stones that built the City provide a window into the deep history of the earth. This is the second of three trails exploring the Building Stones of Birmingham, with accompanying trail leaflets which will be available at the event. In this trail we will see how natural stone has been used in Birmingham’s story from the early 20th Century to the most recent development.
There are pdfs and a series of mobile friendly web pages for each of the trails. These can all be found here.
The web pages have maps and additional photos.
Date & Time
Thur 16 Sept | 11am–12.30pm
Meet at the Hall of Memory in Centenary Square (Hall of Memory is the building in the photograph)
This is a city centre walk. There may be uneven footpaths. Please wear comfortable shoes and come prepared for the weather.