Made In Birmingham
This page will be developed to
include small manufacturing companies in Birmingham that are no longer in operation.
If you would like to be included in this page please email Sue by
I am hoping that
this page will work in conjunction with the
Birmingham Industrial History Society.
I would like to see industries celebrated through the stories of small manufacturing companies
to give a personal touch.
Recently the Big Brum Buz took part in a tour for the Birmingham City of Culture bid for 2013. A
festival of imaginary events has been dreamed up by the people of Birmingham to celebrate our
wonderful city’s achievements. One of them was the Made in Birmingham Museum – obviously many
more people than just myself believe in this museum.
“From the mighty Spitfire or Pendolino train to the revolutionary celluloid film
or even the more humble Creme egg, the city’s signature products will be displayed in
the Made in Birmingham Museum. On the site of the old Metro Cammel factory, the temporary
museum will showcase iconic products from the industrial revolution to the modern age and
cement Birmingham’s reputation as the workshop of the world. The museum will also host special
performances in the spirit of Brummie innovations like lawn tennis, and pieces like
Elgar’s `Dream of Gerontius’ which premiered at the Town Hall in 1900. It will include
work inspired by Birmingham artists such as Tolkien, Tony Hancock and Duran Duran,
amongst many other famous locals, whose imaginations have embroidered the rich artistic
tapestry of the city” (text taken from a brochure conceived and created by Fierce.