|Elfins knocking on doors |
on Holly Bank Road
Friday, 19 May 2017
Saturday, 1 April 2017
|Chatting over soup at Springfield |
Neighbours Scheme first anniversary
One year on Springfield Project Neighbour Scheme celebrates its anniversary with a meal.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
|My Grandfather, to the left of my Great-grandfather,|
Heinrich Hoenen (with his Iron Cross tucked into his jacket)
Sunday, 19 March 2017
the car boot, packed with people and traders. We have cameras and are ready to photo what could be one of the last Sunday carboot sales at Birmingham Wholesale Market:
'We just turn up and hope it's still here'Says Andy from APS recycling, one of the 200 or so stalls there today.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
|Making the connections - relating Archives |
to school life at Paganel Primary School
There is an assumption that the only careers that are history related are a curator, librarian or a history teacher. The very existence of the heritage sector is almost unheard of, something which I was certainly guilty of before beginning my placement at the People’s Heritage Co-operative. The placement has not only highlighted to me a number of possible careers in heritage but also the importance and under appreciation of the heritage organisations and the sector as a whole.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Saturday 11th March 2017 from 1.30pm in the Library of Birmingham.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
|Friction Arts documenting our Wholesale market|
So, it’s something of a tragedy that the historic Wholesale Markets are set to close this year without many people making much of a noise.
Sunday, 26 February 2017
|Exploring Archives of photos|
from 2011 at Paganel School
These were some of the questions we asked the children in Year 5 at Paganel Archive After-school Club, and their responses were surprising.
Monday, 2 January 2017
|Publicity Department, Central Recruiting Depot.|
Restoration by Adam Cuerden.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
Division Washington, D.C
'On a foggy, frosty night of January 31 to February 1, 1916, Tipton, Bradley, Wednesbury and Walsall were bombed by Zeppelins in one of the heaviest air raids of the First World War. By the end of that terrible night, 35 local people were dead, including the Lady Mayoress of Walsall, Mary Julia Slater.'
The L21 Zeppelin responsible is still one of the largest 'combat aircraft' to have ever flown. On 31st of January Captain Max Deitrich of the L21 was planning to bomb Liverpool when he saw the lights of the Black country below. Birmingham had almost certainly been spared as the council had prudently put a police order in place to 'show no lights'.