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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BBC’s new and popular drama 'Peaky Blinders
' paints a picture of the notorious gangs in Birmingham following World War I and paints a picture of the city's depravation. But who were the real Peaky Blinders?
Well known historian Professor Carl Chinn, Chair of Birmingham Community History at Birmingham University reveals the truth behind the drama. read more
MS 4613 Bus Ticket Machine [Public Works Department 1974] At 6.30 pm at the Library of Birmingham on 12th December 2013, there will be a talk exploring various aspects of transport, when archivist Jim Ranahan will … read moreread more
Due to be published soon a book on the Birmingham Steel Pen Trade. The first comprehensive study of the Birmingham pen trade. Small beginnings in 1822 followed by dynamic action of entrepreneurs and workers saw … read moreread more
The Bidford History Society has recorded the social and human history of the village of Bidford-on-Avon in a well illustrated book of 134 pages. Bidford was located as a river crossing on the junction of … read moreread more
Activities at the Library of Birmingham: Tuesday Lunchtime talks Tuesday lunchtime events are FREE but booking is recommended. Box Office: 0121 245 4455 www.birmingham-box.co.uk Artists and Gardeners: in Conversation Thursday 7 November 6 – 8pm … read moreread more