Again, sorry for the short notice (But I am catching up – I can actually see my keyboard now, which is progress) but this is a very, very important event happening tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, 13th May 2014) for anyone interested in the working and social industrial history of our area.
The Black Country Echoes festival is to take place between September and December 2014, and in preparation, organisers are collecting reminiscences, memories and other material in towns around the Black Country. From 1:30pm on Tuesday afternoon, researchers will be holding a history and reminiscence event at the splendid Walsall Leather Museum in Littleton Street, Walsall, just by the new college.
The people behind this fine project are interested in anything you have – but will be focussing particularly on the companies Crabtree Electrical Industries Ltd, John Shannon & Sons Ltd, Rubery, Owen & Co. Ltd, and Tarantella, but other stuff welcome.
If you can make it, please do pop along, and grab any friends or relatives you can who may be able to contribute. This is exactly the kind of history that has been overlooked for years. It’s great to see mainstream historians taking such a passionate interest.
You could take a look at the hidden gem that is the Leather Museum and Saddle Room Cafe while you’re there, too…
Cheers to the redoubtable Kate Goodall for the reminder…
Black Country Echoes – History and Reminiscence Day
Walsall Leather Museum, Littleton Street West, Walsall, WS2 8EQ.
1.30 pm, Tuesday 13th May 2014.
Black Country Echoes in partnership with Walsall Leather Museum cordially invites you to attend a History Day of reminiscence, roundtable discussions and presentations on leisure time, the working day and women in the workplace.
Companies featured on the day will include:
Crabtree Electrical Industries Ltd, John Shannon & Sons Ltd, Rubery, Owen & Co. Ltd, and Tarantella.
We would like to hear from individuals who worked for companies in the Walsall area to help us tell the story of manufacturing in the Black Country. If you are interested then please join us and:
- Share your memories of working life in the Black Country
- Bring along any memorabilia and take part in our roundtable discussions and talks with historians
The Black Country Echoes Festival will celebrate the rich industrial heritage of the region between September – December 2014.
For more information or to register your interest in taking part, please get in touch using the contact details below. We look forward to hearing from you! Places are limited. Please RSVP