Local History Talks and Events

SILVER SCREEN SATURDAYS
27 May 2017 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
This event will feature “Unheard stories: memories signed by local deaf people living in Wolverhampton”:

Two films exploring the experiences of deaf people living in Wolverhampton:

1. The 1940s: local deaf people tell their own stories of life in the 1940s. Running time 20 minutes. Colour.
2. School Experiences: young deaf students explore how the teaching of deaf children has changed. Running time 22 minutes. Colour.

Both films in British Sign Language with voice over in English.

Produced by Wolverhampton Arts and Museums, in conjunction with Wolverhampton City Council, MLA, Renaissance West Midlands, Zebra.

£2 per person. To book a place call 01902 552055
Wolverhampton City Archives

Stallard Cycle Day
3 June 2017 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gear up for a day of cycling nostalgia. To mark the 75th anniversary of Britain’s first road race, organised by home grown Percy Stallard, Wolverhampton Archives are celebrating with a host of activities on June 3.

FREE
Wolverhampton City Archives

Hidden Treasures in the Art Gallery
14 June 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Artefacts are often forgotten pieces of the history jigsaw. This talk will examine some items which are held at Wolverhampton Art Gallery to see what they can add to our knowledge of the local area.

£2 per person, please book in advance by calling 01902 552055.
Wolverhampton City Archives

SILVER SCREEN SATURDAYS
25 June 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Our fourth in a series of archive film showings. This event will feature “Wolverhampton Trolleybuses”:

Video based on cine film taken by John Bishop and Terry Baker in the 1960s. Locations, dates and vehicles are identified. Mostly in colour.

£2 per person. To book a place call 01902 552055
Wolverhampton City Archives

Local History Talk – Frank Sharma
12 July 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join local historian Frank Sharman who will take an in-depth look in to the fraud carried out by Jesse Varley, an ex employee of Wolverhampton City Council over a 100 years ago.

£2 per person, please book in advance by calling 01902 552055.
Wolverhampton City Archives

SILVER SCREEN SATURDAYS
29 July 2017 10.30am – 11.30am
This event will feature the following titles, including “A Day to Remember” – the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1962:

1 A Day to Remember (1962)
2 [A Day to Remember, Trims] (1962)
3 [The Queen visits Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Trims] (1962)
4 [Tractor Spares Ltd., Wolverhampton] (c1959)
5 [Jaguar XJ6, Stationary and on the Road] (c1968)
6 [Junior Gymnastics] (c1966)

£2 per person. To book a place call 01902 552055.