Railways, coffee mills and high rise flats will be the subject of talks exploring different facets of local history next month.

Wolverhampton City Council's Arts and Museums Service regularly organises local history talks on a wide variety of topics, all of which are free.

To coincide with Bantock House Museum's current exhibition looking at Wolverhampton's railways, On the Right Tracks, Mervyn Srodzinsky will be talking about the Stafford Road Railway Works at Bantock's Tractor Shed on Tuesday 5 May, 2015, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and again from 2pm to 3pm.

Kate Hartland-Westwood will talk about A Forgotten Industry: Wolverhampton Coffee Mill Makers 1760 to 1911 at Wolverhampton City Archives on Wednesday 13 May, 2015, from 5pm to 6pm.

And on Friday 15 May, 2015, Paul Quigley will talk about The Block Capital Project, a community history programme which investigated the history of high rise flats in Wolverhampton and the Black Country, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 2pm to 3pm.

All the talks are free - simply turn up on the day. For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=3936;Title=Wave;Target=_blank;.

May is Local and Community History Month, organised by The Historical Association.

  • released: Monday 27 April, 2015