What’s on at Local Midlands Archives

The local archives in and around the Midlands put on a number of events throughout the year, events which are coming up in the next couple of months are detailed below:-

Walsall Local History Centre

The Brook Talk

Local historian June Ellis is giving an illustrated talk on ‘The Brook’ (the history and meanderings of Walsall Brook, which flows beneath the town) at Walsall Local History Centre on Monday 14 May, 7.30pm – 9pm.

Includes a mix of slides reproduced from the Centre’s photographic collections and more recent pictures of the route of this mysterious waterway.  Come along and find out why the town’s main square is called The Bridge!

Admission £2 – advance booking essential, please telephone 01922 721305.

More details on this and details of the exhibition on Walsall’s relationship with the Royal family can be found at the History Centre website here.

Wolverhampton Archives

Old Portobello Display

A display of original archive material reflecting Old Portobello, curated by local historian Maureen Hunt.

Featured in the display are hand-written books of poetry by ‘The Portobello Poet’ Thomas Bratt (1852-1929) including The Poem in Memorium: the Lost Titanic’s Gallant Heroes, and many previously unseen maps and photographs of places and families that made up the close-knit community of Old Portobello.

The display is located in The Map Room on the first floor of the Molineux Hotel Building.

For details on this and the Family History for beginners course which starts in September visit the Wolverhampton Archives website here.

Derbyshire Record Office Online Exhibition

The Female of the Derbyshire Species: A History of Women in Derbyshire

This new online exhibition features original archives relating to Derbyshire’s women, and heroines, including Florence Nightingale and Joan Waste.

To view the exhibition visit the Derbyshire Record Office website here.