Opening of 5,000th Council House in Walstead Rd West by Joseph Leckie, 1935 (WHC)

House history fascination in new course

Opening of 5,000th Council House in Walstead Rd West by Joseph Leckie, 1935 (WHC)
Opening of 5,000th Council House in Walstead Rd West by Joseph Leckie, 1935 (WLHC)

The local history of all the towns and villages within the borough of Walsall is going to be the subject of a six week course.

Residents are being invited to go along to Walsall Local History Centre, in Essex Street, to learn how to discover history first-hand in a new six week course starting on 7 November.

Ruth Vyse, head of Walsall Local History Centre, will be teaching the weekly course with others.

The course runs until 12 December at Walsall Local History Centre, and costs £30 for the full course, or £5 for each class.  Booking is essential on 01922 721305.

Councillor Anthony Harris, cabinet member for leisure at Walsall Council, said: “Participants will find out how to explore their area from documents, maps, photographs and other resources, and will be inspired to change the way they walk around a town by discovering what it can tell them about both the past and the present.

“All this can be done by studying the resources at the Local History Centre which you can use to find out about the borough’s history.”

Walsall Local History Centre is Walsall Council’s archives and local studies service for the whole of the Walsall 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

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