Lyne Purl Well Restored

Today, Thursday 9th June, 2022 an 10 a.m. the new plaque installed at Lyne Purl Well in Lyndon was unveiled by our Chair Moreen … Read more…

A.G.M.July 1st

Our A.G.M. this year will be on Friday July 1st, at 7 p.m. There will be no meeting in August and talks will resume … Read more…

No meeting in June

As Friday June 3rd will now be a Bank Holiday the meeting/A.G.M. has been moved to Friday 1st July.  The A.G.M. will be followed … Read more…

‘SPOKES’

We have formed a social circle called  ‘SPOKES’ which is organised by six of our members. The idea is to organise a monthly day … Read more…

Monthly Talks Update

Unfortunately we are still unable to resume our monthly talks but are hoping that October 2021 is a possibility.  Awaiting confirmation from All Saints … Read more…

Women’s History Month

As March is Women’s History Month we remember two West Bromwich women who were involved in important work of their day. Dr. Annie Homer  … Read more…

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 2021 If you are not yet a member and would like to join, … 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…

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