Our image based collection is at Digital Balsall Heath . For hundreds of Balsall Heath images (and new ones added every week) go to Digital Balsall Heath. You can also find us on Facebook at Balsall Heath Local History Society.
Our latest project is Diamond Balsall Heath which celebrates the last 60 years of the area's history through objects. A unique way of looking at history through things that have shaped our lives in small or big ways - from the lightbulb that switched on the world but only made it to Balsall Heath's homes in the 60s through to the public telephone box which was where so many used to make phone calls. We want to know what objects have shaped your life. Send us your memories by email today and we will include them in our newsletter.
Over the last 30 years the Society has grown from strength to strength and has a part-time Development Worker, Chris Sutton. We also have a Victorian Schoolroom, a fascinating range of publications, some interesting projects and active participation in local events such as Balsall Heath Carnival.
Our History Base at St Paul's Venture is open to visitors by appointment every monday or tuesday by prior booking. Either email email@example.com or ring 0121 464 1890 to arrange a visit.
Our monthly meetings are held at St Paul's Venture, Malvern St. off Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, on the last Thursday of most months. The 2013 meetings are on the meetings page.
Why not come along? Visitors and new members are always welcome. We make a small charge for visitors.
Diamond Balsall Heath exhibition is on at St Paul's, Clifton Road on 14th and 15th September. This is part of the Heritage Open Days Weekend and the exhibition is open from 11 - 4 both days. There will be plenty of old photographs of Balsall Heath on display as well. Entrance is free.
The Ladypool Road - Trail through Time is on Sunday 22nd September. Starting from St Paul's, Clifton Road there will be two one hour long trails - 12:00 and 14:30. Both are £4 to come along to and will be an entertaining guided walk meeting characters from the road's illustrious past.
Our Facebook group - Balsall Heath Local History Society - continues to grow in numbers and has a wide variety of pictures with some lovely comments and memories.