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I don't know if this is the oldest building in Birmingham, or even the oldest building I know, but I visited this lovely Church today and it seemed appropriate to post it for this topic.

It is St. Paul's Church in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, an area renowned for jewellery making, which also has some museums housed in former factories. It's a unique area.

The Church was built in 1772 (http://www.saintpaulbrum.org/churchhistory.php) and was where Matthew Boulton and James Watt worshipped all those years ago. They helped to start the Industrial revolution with all the impact on our world since then. Very clever men.

In the 19th century 2000 children attended Sunday School here! Imagine that!

(I think I've got all these facts right, but if anyone knows differently I do apologise!)
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Nov 08 2012 20:22 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
Lovely old church in a beautiful setting. Thank you for all the information and the link.
Nov 08 2012 21:03 GMT Icandoit
Fascinating history.
Nov 09 2012 02:23 GMT hans55 PRO
very interresting old building ... great entry and very nice captured !!
Nov 09 2012 06:15 GMT sini
Lovely image and entry!:)
Nov 09 2012 07:15 GMT senna3
Perfect choice for the theme!
Nov 09 2012 09:26 GMT marijke06
nice old church!
Nov 09 2012 19:37 GMT jomoud PRO
Fabulous entry Pam
The building certainly fits in the theme of this week.
Thanks for the information.
Have a wonderful happy weekend
Nov 09 2012 20:22 GMT Pea2007
Great image.
Nov 10 2012 04:32 GMT roncarlin PRO
Beautiful entry and description

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