Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wolverhampton Local History Fair

Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies will be holding its second annual Local History Fair on Saturday 8th October 2011, 10am to 3pm, at the Molineux Hotel Building. Admission is free.

Venue: Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SF
Tel: 01902 552480 Email: archives@wolverhampton.gov.uk

The fair will include exhibitions, information stalls, local photo scanning, lectures by established local historians and the chance to meet and talk to members of local history societies. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Wolverhampton Archives will be available throughout the day.

Visitors are encouraged to bring in any photographs they have which contribute to the history of Wolverhampton and they will be scanned while you wait to add to the archive's existing collection of local photographs.

Talks:

10.30am Ned Williams:
Bronco Bill's Circus in Wolverhampton, 1918 to 1930

11.30am Jefny Ashcroft:
Dr John Fraser - His Influence on Life in Victorian Wolverhampton

12.30pm Richard Pursehouse and Lee Dent:
Tank Banks of the Great War - a Black Country Focus

1.30pm Frank Sharman:
Photography in Victorian Wolverhampton

To book a place on each talk please contact Lisa Hale at lisa.hale@wolverhampton.gov.uk
or phone 01902 552480

Please note the normal archives service will not be available on this day.

(With thanks to Wolverhampton City Council)

Chris

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