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.
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This month marks the centenary of the death of Joseph Chamberlain whose three terms as Mayor changed the city forever and did much to make it the “best governed city in the world.”
To contribute to this discussion History West Midlands has produced a 30 minute documentary film of Chamberlain the man and civic leader. view film
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October 2014 An Academic Conference with the UK’s leading experts on the Industrial Revolution hosted at Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Stretching … read moreread more
Library of Birmingham Saturday 19th July @ 11:00am-3:00pm Room 104, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, B1 2ND Birmingham is a city comprised of an incredibly diverse range of communities, cultures and experiences. The Birmingham Community … read moreread more
A new gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, opening 16th October, will house a world-class collection of British decorative tiles donated from a private collector. The 1,300 individual tiles and 310 panels … read moreread more
Jewellery Quarter Research Group Wimbledon owes its existence to Harry Gem The Forgotten Mr Wimbledon who is buried at the Church of England Cemetery at Warstone Lane Wimbledon has its roots in a garden in … read moreread more
THE CENTRE FOR WEST MIDLANDS HISTORY and the BASKERVILLE SOCIETY are pleased to announce their annual conference will take place in Birmingham, 14-15 March 2015 In his preface to Paradise Lost (1758), John Baskerville described … read moreread more
Written to mark the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Aethelflaed’s burh, ‘Stafford: a History’, by Roger Butters and Nick Thomas, is a detailed history of the county town from prehistoric times until 2013. It … read moreread more
‘Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett’ open at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 10 May – 21 September 2014 Largest ever exhibition of work by the world-famed inventor, cartoonist and creator of contraptions … read moreread more