Jack Haddock memorial exhibition opens this Saturday

March 31, 2016 in Exhibitions, News by Stuart Williams

 

Jack Haddock, the two-wheeled time traveller (pic Stuart Williams)

Jack Haddock, the two-wheeled time traveller (pic Stuart Williams)

Following the passing of a local history legend in Walsall, Mr Jack Haddock, at the age of 89, we can now announce that a memorial exhibition in his honour will open here this Saturday 2 April 2016, at 10am.

The Two-Wheeled Time Traveller

Entitled The Two-Wheeled Time Traveller, the exhibition will be available to view free of charge during Walsall Local History Centre’s usual opening hours. The exhibition will run until 30 June 2016.

It comprises a range of exhibition prints of selected photographs from the Jack Haddock Collection, combined with a digital slide show on widescreen TV, as well as two exhibition cabinets of personal memorabilia and items related to Jack’s work and interests, especially local transport history. More pictures are also on show in our entrance area.

The Jack Haddock memorial exhibition

The Jack Haddock memorial exhibition

Jack, known to his mates as ‘Fish’ since Royal Air Force days, was a local historian, photographer and oral historian, and was active in recording and helping preserve the history of his home town from the 1950s until last year, when time finally caught up with him and he fell ill over a period of several months.

He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Manor Hospital, Walsall at 6pm on 29th March 2016.

For more about Jack, please see our previous post: http://webwalsall.com/local-history-centre/?p=691

The Jack Haddock Collection

Walsall Local History Centre holds and preserves Jack Haddock’s collection of more than 5,000 local and historic (mainly transport) photographs and transparencies, as well as his historical notes, documents and memorabilia, the majority of which may be viewed upon request by visiting the Centre in Essex Street, Walsall.

Opening hours

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday   CLOSED
  • Tuesday   10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 7pm
  • Thursday 10am – 1pm
  • Friday      CLOSED
  • Saturday  10am – 1pm
  • Sunday    CLOSED
More information

More information about the Centre can be found on our website:

http://www.walsall.gov.uk/localhistorycentre/