Doorstep History programme 40 September 2018

This edition of Doorstep History comes from the Hall of Memory as it reopens after being closed during the work to redesign Centenary Square.  We feature the reopening ceremony and look at the history of the building. Cllr Ian Ward, leader of the city council and Paul Ellis, curator of the Hall of Memory give [...]

HMS Hood sunk 75 years ago

This week sees the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the navy's biggest ship in WWII, HMS Hood. It was sunk by the Bismark on 24 May 1941 and that ship was attacked and sunk three days later. There were a number of men from the West Midlands on board the Hood and they are commemorated [...]