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Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.

History West Midlands

Historians and researchers from the region tell the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the world beyond.

These stories are told in print, film and online and offer you the chance to explore this fascinating region and its people.
History West Midlands in 2015
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Christmas in Birmingham from Dickens to Santa’s Grotto with Carl Chinn Carl tells the story of Christmas in Birmingham from the mid-19th century to the 1950s. He takes us to the Town Hall to meet Charles Dickens and Scrooge; to the back-to-backs where children sing carols outside pubs; and to the poverty of Sheepcote Street where Father Christmas still manages to half-fill children’s stockings. Christmas comes alive in this 30 minute podcast. Listen or download or Subscribe on iTunes
Rethinking the Staffordshire Hoard has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2015. All nominees are based on articles more
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The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DQ Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge more
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Sunday 15th February 2015 February half term holiday signals the end of dark dreary weather and the hope of the advent of Spring. Blow away the cobwebs and burn off those winter excesses, enjoy the … more
Moseley Society Local History Group Illustrated Evening Talk The University of Birmingham Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 7.30 pm Speaker, Janet Sullivan, more
The Shakespeare Express 2015 Summer Sundays from 19th July > 6th September Vintage trains are pleased to announce that bookings are open for the 2015 Shakespeare Express season! THROUGH THE CARRIAGE WINDOWS… more
Birmingham Cathedral is 300 years old in 2015 and is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham still used for it’s original function. To celebrate the cathedral’s heritage in this important more
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5 – 31 JANUARY 2015 SOLIHULL LIBRARY HOMER ROAD SOLIHULL B91 3RG Monday – Saturday during normal Library hours. Admission Free This exhibition of photos more
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A set of famous Birmingham bells will ring out on Christmas Eve as part of a worldwide concert being held in more