Jewellery Tales

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20010828

Historian Carl Chinn meets some of those who work in Birmingham's jewellery quarter, which covers barely more than a square mile, yet which employs over 11,500 people: jobbers, casters, bullion dealers, stone setters, enamellers, polishers and assayers.

20010829

Historian Carl Chinn traces the development of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, from the mid-18th century when Matthew Boulton petitioned Parliament for the city's own assay office, through the growth of the early-Victorian industrial estate, to its heyday, just before World War I.

20010830

Historian Carl Chinn investigates the history of Birmingham's jewellery quarter. As well as being a focus of the jewellery industry, the area has also been the world centre for steel pen nibs, and still is the hub of whistle-making - including those used on the Titanic.

20010831

In this final programme, historian Carl Chinn examines the resurgence of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, since its lowest point, the Second World War. It is benefiting from the introduction of retail, new technologies and designs and from its new status as an English Heritage urban village.

20010409

Historian Carl Chinn meets some of those who work in Birmingham's jewellery quarter, which covers barely more than a square mile, yet which employs over 11,500 people: jobbers, casters, bullion dealers, stone setters, enamellers, polishers and assayers.

20010410

Historian Carl Chinn traces the development of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, from the mid-18th century when Matthew Boulton petitioned Parliament for the city's own assay office, through the growth of the early-Victorian industrial estate, to its heyday, just before World War I.

20010411

Historian Carl Chinn investigates the history of Birmingham's jewellery quarter. As well as being a focus of the jewellery industry, the area has also been the world centre for steel pen nibs, and still is the hub of whistle-making - including those used on the Titanic.

20010412

In this final programme, historian Carl Chinn examines the resurgence of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, since its lowest point, the Second World War. It is benefiting from the introduction of retail, new technologies and designs and from its new status as an English Heritage urban village.