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The Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT) video and workshop event, held on Wednesday 29th March in Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, has been declared a tremendous success. Over 140 people attended the presentation, with more … 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. Part of the problem … read more

CWMH Book Launch and Christmas Party

Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, (Floor 1), 6.30-8pm Join us for the launch of a new book on the history of Birmingham, Birmingham: Workshop of the World. Introduced by one of the editors, Dr Malcolm … read more


Ahead of Remembrance Sunday a new exhibition has opened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery exploring the untold stories of more than 400,000 Muslim soldiers in the First World War. The exhibition is part of … 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 the focus of the world wide worship … read more

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