Local history groups and societies are being asked to stake their claim on valuable display space at Wolverhampton's fifth annual Local History Fair on 8 November, 2014.

The Fair - which will be held at Wolverhampton Archives' Molineux Hotel Building on Whitmore Hill in Wolverhampton - will give local groups an unrivalled chance to meet new people and attract new members.

Heidi McIntosh, Wolverhampton's Archives Manager said: "We know that local residents are fascinated by every aspect of Wolverhampton's heritage - its history, its industries and above all its people.

"Among the centrepieces of this year's Fair is our First World War exhibition, including the infamous 'White Feather letter'. We'll also have a storyteller delivering sessions about the local suffragette, 'Red' Emma Sproson.

"To celebrate the Black Country Echoes festival, we've invited guests from the Black Country Living Museum, Claverley Local History Society and Willenhall History Museum, who'll help to put our history into a wider context.

"They'll be joined by representatives from the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, the National Trust and the Western Front Association.

"As the Local History Fair has proved immensely popular in the past, it's a great opportunity for local groups and history societies to introduce themselves to new audiences and attract new members.

"In any local groups are interested in taking a stall, they can call me on 01902 552485 or reach me by email at heidi.mcintosh@wolverhampton.gov.uk".

  • released: Friday 3 October, 2014