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J. W. Evans Silver Factory

Vivienne14

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Staff member
Watched this on iPlayer. Excellent programme. Interesting that the Evans factory has been restored only to the state it would have been when it closed. So you get a good feel for working conditions, tools used, building environment etc. A nice insight which challenges how museums present the past. Well worth watching the whole programme. Viv.
 

Key Hill Brian

Proud Brummie
Great news - J W Evans great niece was in today searching for his grave - It's in WL by the top of the recently uncovered path on the Lodge side of the catacomb wall!

Was at a function earlier this evening where we were able to inform Nick Hill of English Heritage, who manages J W Evans.

They can redirect visitors to the cemetery and we can put him on the tour and direct visitors to them!

PS Sawe Kay Alexander and thanked her for arranging last weeks TV interview with Joan Cummins - She thought it went off well and was pleased to support us!

pics to follow
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
thats great bri..sort of you scratch my back and i scratch yours..:D

enjoy the book launch tomorrow:)
 

Vivienne14

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Staff member
I really liked this photo the first time round. And it's good to see it again. First time round I'd assumed the whole of the left-hand building was Evans's factory. But several of the windows have net curtains! So I assume those must have been domestic areas and the 'shop' was around the back. I think there's a sign next door above the alleyway directing you to Evans's. From memory, I think there was a photo showing Evans's having expanded not only into the domestic areas, but into next door too. Viv.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
viv its been on my hit list for ages now....really must make the effort next year..

lyn
 

Vivienne14

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Staff member
A modern image of the frontage from Time Out magazine.

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And an old image of the frontage - sorry no date.

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Viv.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
for ages now ive been saying i will pay a visit to J W EVANS but its just one of things i have not yet done...much try harder next year:D

lyn
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
And me Lyn. I notice they have a list of prices,: Members, Adults, children,Concessions - a## exactly the same price, which seems a little unusual. why list them if they are all the same price?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
that seems strange mike...i wonder if its an error...as i said i must make more effort its finding the time these days:rolleyes:
 
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