Share your memories of historic Black Country venues

The Public in West Bromwich are calling for people to share their memories and photographs of old cinemas and dance halls in the Black Country as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

Heritage Lottery Fund‘Places and Faces’, which will be exhibited in 2013, will provide visitors to The Public an opportunity to discover more about the social and cultural history of old entertainment venues in the Black Country from the people who remember them.

Project facilitators, local historians Laurence Hipkiss and Brian Dakin, will work with volunteers from local historical societies, schools and community groups to capture people’s memories of the borough’s old heritage – showcasing them in one of today’s most exciting and inspiring community venues, The Public. Through a range of workshops, talks and research, the project will lead to the development of new skills and empower others to learn about and participate in their local heritage.

If you have a memories of cinemas and dance halls in the Black Country, email or call 0121 533 7161.

Linda Saunders, Managing Director of The Public said: “Places and Faces will not only provide a great opportunity for local people to discover more about the history and heritage of the region but also reminisce about times gone by.”

For more information about exhibitions at The Public visit or call 0121 533 7161.

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