Regency Birmingham – A history in maps of the 18th Century

In these two articles John Townley writes about the insights into the growth of Birmingham in the late 18th Century at a time when the population of the town expanded from about 42,000 in 1779 to more than 52,000 less than a decade later.

​Using these maps he shows how the town absorbed the surrounding fields, new streets were added, and canals were dug.

https://historywm.com/articles/late-eighteenth-century-birmingham-a-history-in-maps

Update of Redditch Local History Website

As part of my campaign to update all the websites which I am responsible for, I have completely redesigned the Redditch Local History Society website
http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/

 from the bottom up.

The major changes are:

The major functions of the site can be found on the top menu.
There is a new update tab which mirrors the posts which are on my Redditch Local History Society Facebook page.
The site is designed both for standard and small screens, so that, when using a smartphone, the site automatically changes to a version suitable for small screens.
The site gives direct links to our newsletter, archives, meetings programme, updates and more.
The style is designed to be clean and easy to read.

Please let me know what your views are…
Anthony Green at mail@anthonygreen.org

Back in Time for School – new TV series

The makers of BBC2’s hit series Back in Time for Tea are seeking West Midlands pupils and teachers for their next exciting time travelling adventure – Back in Time for School! If you’re a parent/guardian of a child in Year 9 or Year 10, or a teacher at any level of the profession, please go to walltowall.co.uk and click on Take Part to find out more!