Category: Scrapbook – Harry Gem

Harry’s Scrapbook conservation fund hits target.

    We are delighted to report that the fund for conservation of this important document, held in the archives at The Library of Birmingham, has reached the minimum required to commission the work.

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Conserving Harry’s Scrapbook

Having successfully restored Harry’s grave in Warstone Lane, Birmingham, UK and erected blue plaques on the locations of his and his co-lawn tennis pioneer Augurio Perera’s homes in Leamington Spa, we turn our attention to the restoration of Harry’s scrapbook….

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Harry Gem Grave Restoration Appeal – £5,500 raised so far

The appeal for funds to restore Harry Gem’s grave in Warstone Lane Cemetery at the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has begun. Just over £7,000 is needed to rebuild the grave architecture and we aim to raise an extra £2,000…

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BBC Antiques Road Trip

Back in March we filmed, in the garden at Ampton Road and in the Birmingham Library,  a piece with Philip Serrell for the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip series. This will be broadcast in the programme at 4:30pm on Monday 19th…

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Appeal launched to conserve the Holy Grail of Lawn Tennis

A seemingly unremarkable brown book, now over 120 years old, is in urgent need of conservation before it goes on display to the public, for the first time in its history, in May at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts….

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