Birmingham Lives History Fair preview

Annual history fair takes place this weekend.

The ninth annual Birmingham Lives Local History Fair takes place this coming Sunday, June 28th, beginning at 11am. As in previous years, the event will be held at the Girl Guides Headquarters in Brownsea Drive, off Ellis Street, Holloway Head in the city centre (200 yards up from Holloway Head, heading out of town).

Birmingham Lives provides the chance to find out about the work of organisations such as Balsall Heath Local History Society, the Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance History Society, Erdington Local History Society, Heartlands History Society and Ladywood Past and Present. Selections from Carl Chinn’s Birmingham Lives Archive will also be available for viewing.

Also included amongst over twenty exhibitors will be the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy, Birmingham Conservation Trust, the British Banking History Society, David Rose Photos, the Friends of Moseley Road Baths, J.P. Lethbridge Books, the Pen Museum and SAMPAD’s My Route Stratford Road project.

Alongside exhibitions and slideshows of photographs and paintings there will be books, magazines, postcards and other souvenirs for sale as well as a display of material from the Girl Guides Association. Visitors can view a wealth of memorabilia, find out about history projects and upcoming talks in their area and are also encouraged to bring along their own artefacts and photographs to show to exhibitors and local history experts.

Admission to Birmingham Lives is 50p (programme provided), refreshments will be available inside the venue and on-street parking can be found nearby.