Join the family: Unique Business Unit Available to Rent

Looking for a unique location for your new office?   Then join us at the gorgeous Newman Brothers’ Manufactory, now home to the award-winning Coffin Works’ Museum, where we have a fantastic unit to rent. Built in 1894, this Jewellery Quarter space is unique, versatile, and competitive – so get touch now!     The […]

‘A Prominent Baptist’: The life of Horace Newman revealed through his obituary

We’re always hunting through the newspaper archives for information about Newman Brothers and occasionally we come across a gem! Most days we spend hours trawling through records, but to no avail, and then occasionally it feels like there is very little effort involved in discovering new finds. This latest piece of information falls into the […]

Job Opportunity: Coffin Works’ Casual Visitor Operations Co-ordinator

This position has now been filled.     Role Description Role Title Casual Visitor Operations Co-ordinators Working days and times   As required. We will give you as much notice as possible, but some shifts will be offered at late notice due to the nature of the role. There is no obligation to accept shifts […]

A ‘lost’ workforce now found: uncovering Newman Brothers in the 1921 census

Wooden stand in foreground with Brass sign 'The House of Newman'

Since beginning our research into the Newman Brothers’ workforce over eight years ago we always knew that we hadn’t got the complete story, largely because of missing ledgers and information. As we often remind people, our paper archive only stretches back to the early 1930s; everything before is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. But since […]