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Birmingham Local History websites


Birmingham Local History websites

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Post a link to your site or any other useful West Midlands related websites. Please write a short description. Not all sites will be listed as we only include useful, interesting and well maintained sites.

The aim of this web site is to paint an authoritative picture of "Kings Norton - Past and Present". Kings Norton is a district in the south of Birmingham. Parts of Kings Norton retain a "village" atmosphere. Its canals are well known to enthusiasts.

Aston History
Astonbrook through Astonmanor
This site "Aston" is about the history of the place and the people it's industry and memories of yesterday and now and to try and bring other local sites together to form the "Birmingham Circle" so we can share our Brummie pride.

Ladywood local history
The site contains all the memories of Ladywood - Streets; Schools; Then and Now; Adverts; Local Sport; Shops; Local Books; if you were born in Ladywood or just a Brummie then visit the site

Acocks local history
Acocks Green History Society meets at 7.30pm in the Community Room at Acocks Green Library on the first Thursday in the month (except August).

Winson Green to Brookfields local history
Our aim is to collect any information in the form of stories, events, photographs etc. Save them for future generations to see the way we were in the Winson Green and Brookfields areas of Birmingham.
A large collection of images relating to the Ladywood and Lee Bank area of Birmingham.

Perry Barr and Beyond

Wythall and Hollwood local history
Wythall History Society meets Wythall Library for people keen to find out more about this ancient village?s history.

Made in Birmingham

If you are interested in Industrial Birmingham or any of the industrial or service processes that took place in Birmingham and the surrounding area, you will hopefully find this site of great interest. The site will mainly concentrate on industries, including services, that were mostly operational between 1940 and 1980 in the Birmingham and surrounding area.
Birmingham & District Local History Association
The Association was founded in 1987 to provide an umbrella group for the growing number of local history societies in and around the city....
Birmingham Heritage Forum
Website for BIRMINGHAM HERITAGE FORUM, a voluntary association of public and private groups and individuals interested in the heritage of Birmingham and its surroundings. Here you will find details of Sites in and around Birmingham of interest to visitors and local people alike.

Birmingham Transport Art
Birmingham buses as they used to be in all their glory! Ex Brummie Mike Jeffries` paintings capture the look and feel of the long lost days of Birmingham City Transport.
The Workshop of the World
The information contained here concentrates largely on the areas north west of the city. Popular section on churches (now totaling nearly 200). The latest addition is a transcription of Arthur Mee's wonderful 1936 summary of the city's history and culture.

Handsworth Historical Society
Promoting the research into, and supporting memories of,  old and new Handsworth.
Listings of meetings and events.
A public forum is currently being tested and will be introduced soon.

The John Morris Jones Collection  
These pages contain a collection of material compiled by John Morris Jones, former Headmaster of George Dixon Junior School, during the period 1960 - 1980. He wrote over 30 booklets in which he covered almost every district of the City of Birmingham. In many ways they were the first detailed local history studies aimed at the non-historian, and particularly focused at children.

Old Birmingham Garages
The website is not meant to be a definitive historical record but more of an entertaining look back at some of the people and businesses that helped keep our parents and grandparents cars on the road.

Icknield Shield
Towards the end of the 19th century Quakers, such as Cadbury, founded the Early Morning Adult Schools, Following the success of this movement further activities were included - painting, leatherwork and music. In 1910, membership of the Midland Adult School Union had reached a peak of 25,195. Also in this year Barrow & Geraldine Cadbury presented a magnificent shield for a music festival. This is the story of the choirs that competed for it.

Magical Midlands
folklore, customs, historical sites and hauntings of the Midland region

Smiths Imperial Coaches 1924 - 2001
For 77 years Smiths Imperial served Birmingham folk. The site shows pictures & a potted company history. Also details of a book with a photographic history of the company.

Smethwick Local History Society
The Society was founded in 1984 by a small group of enthusiasts.

The Ancient Manor of Sedgley
This site has been designed to give Genealogists and local Historians an insight into the Staffordshire village of Sedgley, it's parish and the surrounding hamlets and to the life and times of the people who lived there.

Sedgley Local History Society
The web site of Sedgley Local History Society aims to support the activities and work of the society, and provide a developing online resource for those interested in the history of the Manor of Sedgley.

The History of Castle Bromwich Spitfire Factory
The site looks at all aspects of Spitfire Production from 1939-1945. Paying particular attention to Production orders for Spitfire. A must for all people that like the past.

Birmingham Victorian Society website
The Victorian Society covers all aspects of Victorian and Edwardian architecture the culture, the decorative arts and history of the period. Members of the Victorian Society enjoy a wide range of talks and lectures, site visits, tours and walks.

Post a link to your site or any other useful West Midlands related websites. Please write a short description. Not all sites will be listed as we only include useful, interesting and well maintained sites.

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