The image was taken by the late Philip Davis, who was for
many years the Local Historian at Redditch Public Library (a post that has long
since disappeared), and a stalwart supporter of the history of our town.
To coincide with the exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, ‘The River Arrow – flowing through Redditch History’, I decided that I needed to update 3 history walks I created for the Arrow Valley Park at http://www.redditchwalks.org.uk/arrow.htm
I did a quick update to these walks into the new format which I have changed to but there were some problems. Particularly I created the PDF download files from a mix of A3 and A4 files. This meant that the pdf file was a bit ‘problematic’.
I have now resolved this and the download works as planned and can be printed individually as a 2-sided A4 sheet which can be folded into an A5 document. (see image)
The last exhibition for 2018 at Forge Mill Needle Museum Gallery is entitled ‘History that flows through the River Arrow’ and runs from Wednesday 24th October until Sunday 25th November.
This Redditch Local History Society exhibition is based on the talk I gave at the RLHS meeting in August this year concerning the history of this little river and its importance to the history of the town.
Using photographs, maps, drawings and other artefacts it describes the history of the River Arrow since it came into existence at the time of the last ice age nearly 12,000 years ago.
Over the following millennia, it has seen early man, the Roman invasion, the great Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the Norman Conquest, the expansion of monasteries, the Industrial Revolution, the urbanisation of the population and the development of the modern ‘New Towns’.
The exhibition includes an original tapestry produced by Redditch Recorded in Art Group (RRTAG) and is entitled ‘’Remembered in Thread’.
I have also taken the opportunity to update my three Arrow Valley walks to a new format which you can find at http://www.redditchwalks.org.uk/
Details of opening times and entry costs can be found at the Forge Mill Needle Museum web site. http://www.forgemill.org.uk/