Project Pictures

This page presents a selection of pictures documenting some aspects of the Blakenall – Know Your Place Project, mainly events and activities.

Unless otherwise indicated, pictures were taken by Project Co-ordinator, Jenny Cartwright.

School Talks/Outreach

Flo Smith gives a talk on World War II at Lower Farm Primary School children

Project participant Stan Lyons gives a talk on World War II to Lower Farm Primary School

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‘A Blakenall Eye’ Photography Workshops

One of two Photography Workshops led by Stuart Williams; together they included instruction on photographic techniques and simple photo surveying, a field photography walk and a feedback session.

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Life Story Workshop

Life story workshop led by Vicky Rimmer, Oral Historian from Walsall Local History Centre

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Reminiscence Session

Reminiscence session at the Link Line Lunch Club

Reminiscence session at the Link Line Lunch Club

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Project participants and members of the community outside reconstructed former Walsall pub ‘The New Inn’ on a trip to Blists Hill Museum (Pic: S. Williams)

Project participants on a trip to Blists Hill Museum (Pic: S. Williams)

Project participants at the Black Country Living Museum

Project participants on the Land Train during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas

War memorial sculpture at Alrewas

Project participants and Jenny Cartwright meet historian and broadcaster Prof. Carl Chinn of Birmingham University at Forest Arts Centre in February 2011

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The Blakenall Memories Exhibition

Coronation Party, 1953, in the Old Abbotts Street (Picture courtesy Wendy & Terry Tierney)

These pictures were taken by Stuart Williams during the final photographic exhibition event of the project, which took place at the Stan Ball Centre, Abbotts Street, Bloxwich, on 25 May 2011.

The purpose of the event was to act as a finale to the project, and to showcase the pictures which had been collected, and published in the booklet Blakenall Memories – Know Your Place.


The unedited photographs are available for viewing at screen resolution in an online exhibition via Flickr – follow this link to the Blakenall Memories Exhibition.

A few examples from the exhibition are presented here.

Jenny Cartwright, Project Co-ordinator

The ‘old’ New Inns being demolished, late 1930s

The Blakenall Memories Exhibition

VE Day Garden Party, Harrison Street, Bloxwich, 1945

Booth Street Chapel, Blakenall Heath

In Goscote Lane, by the Barley Mow, late 1920s

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News & heritage for Bloxwich, Walsall & Willenhall. Formerly The Bloxidge Tallygraph. Est. 2006, inspired by a Victorian news-sheet. Edditid by a Bloxidge Mon.

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