Doorstep History programme 39 – August 2018

 This edition of Doorstep History features the West Midlands Police lock-up on Steelhouse Lane. There are exciting and ambitious plans to turn the building in to a new museum for West Midlands Police. We met up with coordinator of the project, Corinne Brazier, and she talks about the plans and progress so far on [...]

Doorstep History October 2017

This edition of Doorstep History is presented from the police lock up on Steelhouse Lane and looks at the plans for the future of the building and includes interviews with attendees at an Open Day held in October 2017. There is a feature on PC Snipe, a policeman who killed whilst serving his community 120 [...]

Commemorating the death of Ladywood policeman 120 years ago

The bravery of our police officers has very much been in the news lately, and current officers of the law follow in the footsteps of those who performed their duties  in what we often assume were more gentle times. 120 years ago, in July 1897, a Birmingham police man, PC George Snipe, was killed whilst [...]