Bringing history and industry alive

Last updated: 06/10/2014 11:28:42

A special event designed to bring local and family history alive in Walsall is to take place in the town centre for the fourth year running.

Walsall Local History Centre has invited museums, societies and organisations to come together on Saturday 25 October,to present displays on local and family history and heritage from across the borough and beyond.

It takes place at The Crossing at St Paul’s, Darwall Street, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Admission is free.   

As well as exhibits and things to buy there will be children's craft workshops and talks by local experts. Walsall Leather Museum curator Mike Glasson will speak about ‘Walsall - Town of 100 Trades’ from 11am to midday, while Paul Quigley of Black Country Echoes,  will give a talk on ‘Whose story? Black Country manufacturing in living memory’ from 2 to 3pm.

This year’s event forms part of the Black Country Echoes Festival, celebrating local industrial history and heritage.