Here you will find all the latest news from the world of Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust.
HERE IS THE LATEST ‘HOT’ NEWS (see also blogspot below).
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust?
also added 20.10.17
We are looking for on-camera contributors to share anecdotes or history knowledge on Chance Glassworks. Either looking for personal recollections of working there, or stories of being there or for people to come on camera and talk about the history of the site, the construction and its links to the local Sandwell area and the Chance family. Anyone with artefacts to share, or photos or drawings on that site throughout history are welcomed to come on camera and discuss the history. Finished film will be a half hour film documentary about Chance Glassworks, focusing on the history to the area and how it shall proceed into the future. Film crew are happy to travel to shoot at any location within reason. Please contact Matt firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0121 569 2617
Chance Glassworks named on Victorian Society ‘endangered’ list.
added 13th September 2017
Coverage can be found at the following links, which also appear in our Press and media section elsewhere on the site.
VIDEO OFFICIALLY RELEASED
The official launch of our new video and our workshop event on Wednesday 29th March was a tremendous success. Over 140 delegates came to see the video and more than 80 stayed to participate in the workshops. A full report will appear in due course. In the meantime, our sincere thanks to those who attended. For those who couldn’t make it, here is our new video – kindly sponsored by Mike Gibbs of West Midlands History at www.historywm.com. We think it is superb – do let us know if you agree via the usual channels.
AND HERE IS A CONTEMPORANEOUS ACCOUNT OF EVENTS AS THEY HAPPEN
For starters, this is how the site looks like right now …
… and this is what CGWHT aims to achieve within less than 10 years …
These are impressions of how things could look, courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer Joe Holyoak (see ‘The Trust’). They are purely for illustrative purpose to indicate possibilities so please don’t hold us too closely to them just yet! But, clearly, the potential is enormous.
If you have any relevant information that for some reason may have slipped our net, then please let us know and we will do our best to keep the world fully informed of these exciting proposals for this iconic site in the very heart of the English Midlands.
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Saturday 6th August 2016
Here is the latest concept imagery courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer, Joe Holyoak
Please note: this is an information-only concept image as to how it all could look and does not reflect any firm design proposals at this stage. CGWHT are keen to emphasise that this entire project will be community focussed and so in due course the suggested designs will be offered for public consultation.
Friday 19th August 2016
With thanks to all concerned, here’s how the 7-storey building now looks, replete with its new banner. Now that should attract some interest!