Round the corner and travel back in time (about 600 years'll do it), you'll find yourself at the Old Crown pub, a surviving architectural archive of Medieval Digbeth. An absolute gem, the Old Crown is frequented by some serious locals, and the bar staff are friendly and relaxed. Meandering through the corridors, and smaller dining areas, all with original features, we made our way to back of the pub to meet the residents. A big thank you to Pamela Pinski of the Digbeth Residents Association for inviting us along and for showing wonderful interest in, and support of, our project.
The team met passionate residents, property developers and an adrenaline seeking charity worker. We discussed renovations and expansion for The Woodman Pub in the hope of boosting Digbeth's recreational backdrop. The minimal disruption and arrests on St Patrick's Day celebrations on Digbeth's High Street was also mentioned. Approximately 80,000 visitors walked through the High Street on that day and a nominal total of 5 arrests were made. Then, the team presented the project's ideas and objectives and some great contacts and suggestions were made! And finally, back to that adrenaline seeking charity worker...On 8th June, Abseil for Acorns are hosting a charity abseil event off the Custard Factory walls, and we hope to be capturing the excitement and sounds at the bottom before some our own volunteers are kitted out to conquer their fears, watch this space!
Marie Giraud, Team Leader