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Staffordshire History Day 2017
New Developments in Staffordshire History – presented by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage in conjunction with Keele University and the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham Keynote speaker: Dr Robert W Jones (University of Leeds) – Sheridan, Staffordshire, and...read more
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust: New film screening and interactive workshop
29th March 2017 All are invited to join Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT) on Wednesday 29th March at 11.00am for the launch of a new film about the Chance Glass Works Heritage...read more
We are starved of sources for Birmingham’s early history. The lack of information has encouraged strange myths, such as Conrad Gill’s assertion that Birmingham was a village until the sixteenth century....read more
How the first Shakespeare club in the world helped to save the bard’s home town heritage
In their new book Susan Brock and Sylvia Morris answer the question “How did it come about that a small market town in the centre of England became...read more
An alignment of Sunday night TV drama, Hallowe’en and an age-old enthusiasm for all things slightly macabre has curators in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian gallery braced for a veritable...read more
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