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.
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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 and books featured within Current Archaeology over the … read moreread more
Moseley Society Local History Group Illustrated Evening Talk The University of Birmingham Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 7.30 pm Speaker, Janet Sullivan, has just achieved her doctorate with a fascinating PhD full of amazing images … read moreread more
5 – 31 JANUARY 2015 SOLIHULL LIBRARY HOMER ROAD SOLIHULL B91 3RG Monday – Saturday during normal Library hours. Admission Free This exhibition of photos from around the country shows examples of the best Victorian … read moreread more
A set of famous Birmingham bells will ring out on Christmas Eve as part of a worldwide concert being held in memory of the World War 1 Christmas truce between German and Allied troops. Bournville … read moreread more
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has worked with the Art Fund and successfully raised £25,000 through an innovative crowd funding campaign to redesign the Museum of The Gorge and create a new community … read moreread more
How to donate online Donate on the Just Giving website. After you have made your donation, please add a message to let us know your donation is for the Staffordshire Hoard Appeal. How to donate by text … read moreread more
Midland Actors Theatre Actors to take on roles of people from the station’s past NEW STREET STATION CONCOURSE 7-9 NOVEMBER 2014 (10am – 3pm DAILY) A unique exhibition will be held at New Street Station, … read moreread more
This is the story of a small rural parish. It traces the lives of the people who lived there and worked the land, and the impact on them of manor, church and landlord. In exploring … read moreread more