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Local history under the spotlight in free talks

The history of the Low Level railway station and the geology of the Black Country will be under the spotlight in local history taking place in December.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Arts and Museums Service organises regular talks on a wide variety of historical subjects, including 3 next month.

On Tuesday 1 December, 2015, Keith Hodgkins will be telling The Story of the Low Level Station at Bantock House Museum from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

The station, first used by passengers in 1854, has a fascinating history - and Keith's talk not only covers its time as a transport hub, but also unrealised dreams for it to be used as a transport heritage centre in the 1990s and how its remains have now been incorporated into a housing development and a leisure and exhibition centre.

Also next month are 2 opportunities to hear Dr Fossil - otherwise known as geologist Chris Broughton - discuss the geological history of the Black Country.

He will be hopping into his Black Country Time Machine to describe the changes to the local area through time at Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies' Molineux Hotel Building on Wednesday 16 December, 2015, from 5pm to 6pm, and at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Friday 18 December, 2015, from 2pm to 3pm.

All talks are free but must be must be pre-booked by calling 01902 552055. For more information, please visit Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

In addition, as part of a special event organised by Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service, Jefny Ashcroft will be giving a talk on The Victorian Origins of the Adult Education Service. It takes place on Monday 7 December, 2015, from 12.45pm to 1.45pm at the Alan Garner Centre, Old Hall Street. For more details, please call 01902 558180.

  • released: Friday 20 November, 2015