Happy Birthday School of Jewellery



Birmingham Daily Post, September 19th 1890

News of the Day

The new branch school which has just been established in Vittoria Street by the Birmingham Municipal School of Art, was formally opened yesterday by the Mayor (Alderman Clayton). Not only will art instruction be given, but a suite of rooms has been fitted up the by Birmingham Jewellers’ and Silversmiths’ Association for the purpose of giving technical instruction in those trades. At the opening ceremony several addresses were delivered and a resolution by Alderman Kenrick M.P. expressed satisfaction at the completion of the school. In the evening the second-grade prizes were distributed to the students attending the Municipal School of Art by Alderman Kenrick M.P. The Mayor presided and the Head Master delivered the address.

Information on how Birmingham City University will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the School of Jewellery along with a brief history can be found here:


Birmingham’s nineteenth-century newspapers are archived at the Library of Birmingham, Local Studies Centre free of charge (though appointment may be advised as can get busy)


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