Whether you’ve moved in today or your ancestors have lived there for generations, the history of your house can be full of fascination – and surprises!
In fact, so many people in the Walsall borough are curious about their home’s past that Walsall Local History Centre is now laying on a special workshop session for local people wanting to discover their house’s history, and the story of the people who lived in it.
Paul Ford, archivist at Walsall Local History Centre, who is leading the workshop, said: “If you want to know how to find out when your house was built, what was there before it was constructed, who has lived there and more, why not join us in a workshop at the Local History Centre on How to Trace the History of your House. Find out what you can learn from maps, plans, directories, the census and more. Whether your house is old or new you can discover more about it.”
The workshop, which costs just £3, takes place on Friday, 28 October 1.30pm-4.30pm and is repeated on Saturday, 29 October 10.00am-1.00pm at Walsall Local History Centre, in Essex Street, Walsall. Booking is essential on 01922 721305.
The Centre is Walsall Council’s archives and local studies service for the whole of Walsall Metropolitan Borough.
Admission to Walsall Local History Centre is free of charge during normal opening hours. Telephone 01922 721305 for details or view Walsall Local History Centre’s website: http://cms.walsall.gov.uk/localhistorycentre