The Pen Museum – www.penroom.co.uk
Located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the steel pen trade that was unique to the city of Birmingham.
Few people are aware of the enormous contribution made by this trade to world literacy.The need to replace the quill pen with a more convenient writing implement lead Birmingham engineers to pioneer the development of mechanically produced steel pens which were more durable and long lasting.
Jewellery Quarter Heritage – www.jewelleryquarterheritage.net
Marie and Mark Haddleton have worked in the Jewellery Quarter for over 30 years (Marie served on the Birmingham Conservation Advisory Committee for many years, representing the Jewellery Quarter), and they are occasionally sought out to help with pre-planning guidance, to guide architects and developers through the complicated Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan and Design Guide.
The Balti Birmingham – www.balti-birmingham.co.uk
The definitive Balti website which provides invaluable information on Birmingham’s signature dish and its famous Balti Triangle. The website also includes restaurant reviews.