Update for members

Unfortunately, having made enquiries at church and with advice from the local authority, it has been decided to postpone all meetings and activities until … Read more…

Cancelled Events

Due to the present situation with the Corona Virus it will come as no surprise that we have had to cancel our April and … Read more…

Our Twentieth Anniversary!

It has now been 20 years since West Bromwich Local History Society was formed.  We continue to provide an interesting talk by various speakers … Read more…

Membership Renewal

Please be reminded that annual membership renewals are due in January 2020membership renewal form 2020 for website If you are not yet a member … Read more…

A West Bromwich War Poet

As November approaches we hear again the poems of so many war poets like Wilfred Owen (born Shropshire), Siegfried Sassoon (born Kent), or perhaps … Read more…

Article on Charles Gibbs

Some new material has been added, sharing the story of the Victorian confectioner and Trade Unionist, Charles Gibbs, President of West Bromwich Trades Council; … Read more…

Publications

We have added two new books to our list of books for sale. The Hudson Family in West Bromwich compiled by John Hutchcocks. £3.50 … Read more…

Founding of the NHS

On 5th July, 1948, Aneurin Bevan, the health secretary, launched the NHS at Park Hospital in Manchester. For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians … Read more…

June 6th 1944

As the Allied armies came ashore in Normandy on this day, June 6th 1944, Sgt Albert Wilkes of the Army Film & Photographic Unit was … Read more…

Father George Spencer

A young noble who  turned his back on a life of wealth and privilege with his family, the Spencers of Althorp,  He made religion … Read more…

West Bromwich Street Names

If you know the origins of any West Bromwich street names please share your information with us

A Busy Month of Events

The West Bromwich at War 1939-45 project reached its conclusion in November with a series of events in the town centre. The new web … Read more…

Launch of web site

The new website for the Society was launched at the end of October. The launch also featured a rare talk from historian Robin Pearson – ‘Pause a Moment … Read more…

Rare wartime photographs on display

West Bromwich at War 1939-45 is an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia curated by West Bromwich Local History Society; featuring some never seen before … Read more…