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Our telephone number is changing

February 6, 2015 in News by Stuart Williams









We’re ringing the changes at Walsall Local History Centre!
As of Tuesday 10 February 2015 the Centre is joining the Walsall Council digital telephone network.
This means our new main public telephone number will be 01922 652212 from then on.
Incoming calls will be answered in our Reception as usual, or will be passed on automatically to the Research Room if that line is engaged.
If all three ‘phones are unavailable, incoming callers will be offered the opportunity to leave a voicemail message, which will be responded to as soon as possible.
The old number will redirect to the new number for a time, to help callers who have not heard the news get used to the new number.
We would be grateful if you would please note the new number and pass it on to anyone you think may be interested.  Thank you!


Our public talks programme

February 4, 2015 in Events, News, Talks by Stuart Williams

Victorian Public Speaker

We would like to remind readers of our current programme of public evening talks, which take place at Walsall Local History Centre until April this year.

Talks, which are on a range of fascinating topics and aimed at a general audience, are as follows:


Mon 2 February 2015 – ‘Local Newspapers for Family & Local History’

Walsall’s Local Studies Librarian Cath Yates will give an overview of the history of newspapers in Walsall and what researchers can use them for. She will also reveal some of the big news stories that have been covered

7pm for 7.30pm – 9pm.  Admission £2.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01922 721305.

Mon 2 March 2015 – ‘Beer, Bets and Bull-baiting’

Popular public speaker Mary Bodfish uncovers the rise and fall of the boozy, bloody amusements of the Black Country working classes in the early 19th century. [A change to the previously advertised programme]

7pm for 7.30pm – 9pm.  Admission £2.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01922 721305.

Mon 13 April 2015 – ‘Titanic – The Midlands’ Connections’

Titanic expert Andrew Lound, FBIS will reveal the engineering and people links between the Midlands and the tragic ocean liner which sank in 1912.

7pm for 7.30pm – 9pm.  Admission £2.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01922 721305.