Redditch History Society Exhibition

The Redditch Local History Society exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum for 2019 is entitled ‘My Redditch Memories’, and runs from Thursday 31st October to Sunday 24th November 2019. For this ‘living history’ exhibition, the Redditch Local History Society are collecting together stories about people and events in the town from a wide range of … [Read more…]

Bordesley Abbey

I have added a new site I have created http://www.bordesley-abbey.org.uk/ to my group of Redditch History Sites. This is specifically designed to support the activities of the Forge Mill Needle Museum http://www.forgemill.org.uk/ from the point of view of the volunteers at the museum who are active in promoting the Abbey ruins. Next year we are … [Read more…]

Redditch Carnival video 1951.

There’s a nice bit of film on the British Film Institute website of the Redditch Carnival of 1951. With much bowing and curtseying the new carnival queen of Redditch takes her place on what appears to be a giant wedding cake. The film is available at the BFI player for free at …. https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-redditch-carnival-1951-1951-online