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Jewellery Quarter Research Trust
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JEWELLERY QUARTER DEVELOPMENT TRUST
The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) was established in 2011 for the benefit of communities in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. It's main objects are to improve the economic well being of the area, to provide better amenities, facilities, cultural activities and visitor attractions. And to encourage affordable housing and enhance and promote the Jewellery Quarter’s unique industrial and social heritage.
THE PEN MUSEUM
Take a fascinating look into Birmingham's history at The Pen Museum. Many moons ago, in order to write, a pen with a nib would be dipped into a separate ink pot. Although this form of writing has died out, its heritage can still be celebrated at this unique museum. Take part in calligraphy classes, assist with making a pen nib and write your name with the Braille machine. There is a huge range of things to see and do at the Pen Museum, and with the advantage of the museum being free of charge, it is also exceptionally great value.
THE MARTINEAU SOCIETY
The Martineau Society is a registered charity whose aims include the presentation of academic papers, social events, talks and the dissemination of information on the Martineau family generally and on individuals and their many achievements. The family includes politicians, artists, writers, doctors, surgeons and much more.
HISTORY WEST MIDLANDS
History West Midlands, is an independent website which provides free access to a variety of programmes and different media focusing on the history of the people of the West Midlands, their ideas, innovation and industry. Each topic is linked to complementary resources such as specially written features, presentations and a guide to relevant primary and secondary resources. History West Midlands will translate the historical insights and ideas generated in academic research into an easily accessible format for an increasingly interested audience. It will be relevant to a wide range of people who want to learn more about their local history.