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Publisher of The Hockley Flyer and main poster of news items on this website

NatWest Branch at 22 Frederick Street to Close

The RBS and NatWest Banks announced just before Christmas that they are closing 259 branches.

Trace Your Ancestors

A new digital searchable database, containing around 1.5 million burial and cremation records, has been.

Domino Reveals Key Trends for 2018 & Beyond

‘Personalisation’ and ‘Provenance’ are key themes which will be at the heart of Domino’s fine.

Hockley Mint Offers Free Hallmarking on Same-day Casting Throughout December

Award-winning Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint will offer its customers free hallmarking on any same-day.

Appeal to restore the Grave of one of Birmingham’s most illustrious daughters

Constance Caroline Woodhill Naden. Born 1858 – died 1889. Poet – Philosopher – Scientist CONSTANCE.

Albert Leonard Green

To you, the photo may look like an old, weathered photo of an unknown soldier,.

A Birmingham potter realises his ambition…

Potter Andrew Matheson from Sutton Coldfield has long had the desire to make large vases..

Domino Retailers opt For a Colourful Christmas

Domino jewellery has reported strong sales for right-hand rings incorporating fashionable coloured stones and creative.

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Inhorgenta Munich 2018 – Colour is Trumps – the Precious Stone Trends of the Year

Sparkling diamonds, bright coloured gemstones, shimmering pearls – every year at the Inhorgenta Munich hall.

Domino’s ‘Timeless’ Range Starts Clock Ticking to Christmas

Retailers seeking ideal Christmas stock need look no further than the recently launched ‘Timeless’ range.

Deakin & Francis to Open First Flagship Store

After 230 years of designing and manufacturing the finest cufflinks and accessories, Deakin & Francis.

Domino expands into Far Eastern markets

Domino jewellery has recently dispatched £500,000 worth of British-made gold and platinum, semi-set jewellery and.

‘Ugliest’ Building to be Made Good Again

For nearly a quarter of a century No. 36 Hylton Street has been known as.

‘Renaissance Award’ – Pig & Tail Public House

On Monday 16 October 2017, the Pig & Tail Public House in the Jewellery Quarter,.

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery Latest News

Clean-up Day 15th October The weather was kind for the Friends’ volunteers on the Clean-up.

The Stylistics to Headline at The Jam House

Grammy nominated hit sensations, The Stylistics, will be headlining at the Jam House, on Wednesday.

Royal Visit for WB The Creative Jewellery Group

WB The Creative Jewellery Group was delighted to welcome his Royal Highness the Duke of.

Birmingham Film Company Nominated for Royal Television Society Award for the Third Year Running

IDM Media, a film production company based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, has been nominated.

Domino’s Anthology Collection Well Received at IJL

Domino’s new fine jewellery collection comprising diamond and gemstone-set designs in 18ct gold, provided strong.

News from ‘The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery’

Trees and Lighting At the Heritage Open Day on Sunday 10 September 2017 the Police.

Mike Sanchez at The Jam House

Notorious British singer, piano player and guitarist, Mike Sanchez, will be headlining at the Jam.

Benevolent Society Awarding Further Bursaries

In 2016 the Benevolent Society, charity of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF), changed its.

Hockley Mint Reveals Finalists in Anniversary Design Competition

Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has revealed the finalists in its 25th anniversary design competition,.

Birthday Gems Lore & Myths - A quick Guide
A New ‘Gem’ of a Booklet by YBA Publications

A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20.

Help Needed to Clear our Cemeteries

In July 2016 Hockley Flyer No 360 we reported that there were plans to restore.

Sale of A E Harris – Northwood Street Site

Contracts have been exchanged on the sale of the A E Harris site in Northwood.

New Site for The Hockley Flyer

The Hockley Flyer has a new website which features a similar design but uses an.

Jewellery Quarter Museums Explorer Pass

Combine your visits to two or more Jewellery Quarter museums with the Explorer Pass offer..

A E Harris to Manufacture Balti Bowls

Birmingham is famous for its iconic Balti, of which the pressed steel flat bottomed wok.

Which Cheeky Chap Are You?

The latest offering from British based designers & manufacturers, Deakin & Francis, are sure to.