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Workshop at the Jewellers Technical School, Victoria St

© Birmingham Library
Birmingham's hidden jewel

In a world of rapidly changing technology and building styles, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter represents a unique survivor from a quieter, less frenetic age. Turn a blind eye to the modern shop signs and the build up of traffic and another world emerges, a place of hand crafting and single-room workshops, where hand and eye still have a place in the manufacturing process. More...

Words: Chris Upton

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