Birmingham celebrates The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign March 2022

Birmingham celebrates The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign March 2022 School children from Yenton Primary School, Erdington, helped by Commonwealth Games marathon hopeful Hayley Carruthers planted trees in Pype Hayes Park. This was part of the The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative which aims to green-up areas of the Commonwealth during the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee year. Latest

The Brew ‘Us Bugle & Birmingham Heritage Herald – issue 52 December 2021

The Brew ‘Us Bugle & Birmingham Heritage Herald issue 52 December 2021 Ladywood History Group’s magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Christmas themed issue. Stories include: memories of 1930s Christmases in Ladywood; The Lord Mayor’s Christmas card of 100 years ago;  the 70th anniversary of the death of Dame Elizabeth Cadbury; Cyril Runnels-Moss, son of the…

It's Not Only Zebedee Who Boing Programme 12 September 2021

It’s Not Only Zebedee Who Boings Programme 12 | September 2021

It’s Not Only Zebedee Who Boings  Programme 12 The West Bromwich Albion Foundation’s Blind Football Team has reached such a high standard that many of the participants have played in the national side. This week, Jonathan Pugh, the England Blind Football Team Coach, attended a training session and we went along to meet him. September…

Doorstep History Programme 53

Doorstep History Programme 53 | September 2021

https://youtu.be/K1PDtMA34DI Doorstep History Programme 53 A memorial stone depicting the former chapel was revealed as part of the new Garden of Memory at Warstone Lane Cemetery, on 31 August 2021. The scheme – funded in partnership between the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Jewellery Quarter Development Trust – also saw restoration works carried out at…

Doorstep History 48 | October 2020

A Birmingham Civic Society blue plaque was unveiled at a church in Hay Mills adjacent to the Horsfall & Webster factory. It honours the memory of James Horsfall and his company which manufactured the wire for the first successful Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable which, in 1866, connected the continents of Europe and America by electronic communication for the first time.…