WelcomeWritten by historians and researchers from the region, who uncover the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It will interest anyone who wants to know more about the region and understand its history.
Each edition focuses on a topic highlighting the events which have made our region so important throughout the history of Britain and the world beyond.
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In this film, Paul Walker, the minister of Highgate Baptist Church tells Peter Stanford’s remarkable story. The latest film in our series portraying the lives of men and women who shaped Birmingham tells the remarkable story of an emancipated slave who became a famous Baptist minister.read more
Guide to eighteenth century Birmingham and beyond. The Lunar Society brought together some of the leading minds of the 18th Century in an informal group of thinkers who met in Birmingham. Their discussions of technical … read moreread more
Centre for West Midlands History Annual Conference Keynote speaker: Professor Timothy Mowl, Emeritus Professor in the History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes, University of Bristol and Professorial Research Fellow, Buckingham University. Saturday, March 29, 2014, … read moreread more
On Monday, March 3rd Severn Gorge Countryside Trust (SGCT) is launching a new Iron Trail with a leaflet and video on a brand new website, which, along with several other new trails, aims to enhance … read moreread more
Museum maps out future plans with funding from Arts Council England Black Country Living Museum is celebrating a bright future with £263,300 funding secured from the Arts Council of England’s Renaissance Strategic Support Fund. The … read moreread more
Women’s History Network Annual Conference 5-7 September 2014 at the University of Worcester Offers of papers are invited which draw upon the perspectives of women’s and gender history to discuss practical and emotional survival on … read moreread more
Four year programme To commemorate the First World War, Birmingham Museums will host a series of events, exhibitions and activities encouraging visitors to discover the vital role the people of Birmingham played in the war … read moreread more
Public fundraising campaign continues Birmingham Museums has announced that it has been awarded £95,000 from HLF and £60,000 from DCMS Wolfson, securing the development for a new gallery within Thinktank dedicated to the iconic Supermarine … read moreread more
BOOK NOW FOR 2014 - ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO VISIT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE SILVER COLLECTION MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY, MONDAY 28th APRIL & THURSDAY 26th JUNE 2014 The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased … read moreread more