About the Society

West Bromwich Local History Society was founded in 1999 with a membership of 16. It now has over 80 members.

We organise monthly meetings from September to June at All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Way, on the first Friday evening of every month.

We have a range of speakers with presentations from a broad range of history and also to reflect interest in local trends. We have been involved in a number of projects in the past – for example, working with the West Bromwich Paupers Memorial Committee to help establish a lasting memorial in Heath Lane Cemetery with related educational work, and creating a Paupers Memorial Trail in West Bromwich.

More recently we have produced a book about the life of local Victorian industrialist and philanthropist Reuben Farley, five times Mayor of West Bromwich and a book ‘West Bromwich at War 1939-45’.