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‘Sorrow into Pride’ Elmore Green memorial book special price

A very special book about the men on the Elmore Green School Great War Memorial is now available again at a very special price (see below), exclusively from Blakenall Village Centre – but hurry, time is short! Sorrow into Pride tells the story of the social and military history of the ‘old boys’ of Elmore … Continue reading

Public talk on Darlaston history

People from across Walsall borough will soon be able to find out about the history of one of our most historic local towns, Darlaston, in a public talk on Monday 4 March 2013 at Walsall Local History Centre. The Essex Street centre is hosting one of Darlaston’s most noted local historians, Mr Terry Smitheman, who … Continue reading

Curtain up for third Walsall Mummer’s Play this weekend!

The third in the remarkable series of new Walsall Mummer’s Plays written by local playwright David Calcutt, organised by Walsall Civic Society working with local groups, talented volunteers and Walsall Council and funded by a Heritage Lottery grant – ‘The Lovers and the Pirates’ – is all set for curtain up on its first open … Continue reading

Bloxwich historians turn ‘Sorrow into Pride’

Last Friday a quiet, poignant and significant event in the history of Bloxwich took place at Blakenall Village Centre: the launch of a new book about the men on the Elmore Green School Great War Memorial. Sorrow into Pride tells the story of the social and military history of the ‘old boys’ of Elmore Green … Continue reading

Reflections of Old Walsall launches on Thursday!

Bloxwich Telegraph editor Stuart Williams’ latest book for Walsall Local History Centre has just been published and will be on sale from this week – with a special launch event taking place at Walsall Museum on Thursday 6th December (details below), and just in time for Christmas. Reflections of Old Walsall  – subtitled ‘Local history … Continue reading

Archivist to reveal true story of Walsall Zeppelin Raid in public talk

Archivist Paul Ford is all set to reveal the secrets of the 1916 Walsall Zeppelin Raid in a public talk at Walsall Local History Centre on Monday 3 December. In the talk, which starts at 7.30pm, Paul will use the original police, coroners, council and other records to try to piece together not only the … Continue reading

Chance to discover more about your family tree at Walsall centre

Have you been researching your family and want to find more sources in which they may be recorded? If so, or if you just want to find out more about where to look for family members, then Walsall Local History Centre has a workshop coming up which will be just right for you.

Devilish treat draws crowds to Walsall High Street

Shoppers, families and visitors to Walsall joined the Mayor of Walsall Cllr Dennis Anson (pictured, above) on Saturday in enjoying and applauding a traditional Black Country street theatre treat with a Walsall edge. Walsall Civic Society’s second new “Mummer’s Play” The Alchemist and the Devil was penned by top local playwright David Calcutt and performed … Continue reading

New Walsall ‘Mummer’s Play’ to get first stage airing at Gorway

The second installment in Walsall Civic Society’s exciting series of four brand-new ‘Mummer’s Plays’ for Walsall in a revival of English street theatre in the town is all set to take to the stage at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Campus on Gorway Road in a special indoor public presentation and performance later this month, following rehearsals at … Continue reading

Fascinating fair to bring borough’s history alive in Walsall

A special event designed to bring local and family history alive in Walsall will be taking place at Walsall Museum on Saturday 13 October. Walsall Local History Centre, the archives service and local studies library for the Walsall borough, has joined forces with the museum for the second year running to bring together displays and … Continue reading


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