Handsworth Historical Society
Handsworth Historical Society was formed in 1952 and since 1978 has occupied half of the building known as ‘Handsworth Old Town Hall’. This is a Grade 2 listed cruck cottage built about 1460 and we run our half of it as a community museum about Handsworth.
It contains many exhibits/displays and a host of accessible local records.
As well as opening to the public on dates shown below, We also try to help with family history and other enquiries about the area’s past, and welcome visitors/groups at other times by appointment. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit for your group/school.


Thursday 21 September at 7pm  – Annual General Meeting plus The Countess of Computing – talk by Rob Broadbent about Ada Lovelace (1815-52)

Saturday 14 October (not 7th) – Coffee Morning

Thursday 19 October, – 2pm Birmingham Blitz – Paul Jacques

Saturday 4 November – Coffee Morning

Thursday 16 November, – 2pm Isembard Kingdom Brunel: A Victorian genius – Ray Sturdy

Saturday 25 November – Winter Warmer Supper (must be pre-booked)

Saturday 9 December-  Coffee Morning

Speaker Meetings: New Church Centre, Winleigh Road (off Church Lane), Handsworth Wood, B20 2HN,
at 2pm on third Thursday, January to May and September to November (adjacent car park).  

Members £3.00, visitors £4.00, including refreshments.
Coffee Mornings:  Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane/College Road, Handsworth, B20 2JL, 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Admission free.
NB:  Apart from Coffee Mornings and other events, the Old Town Hall is only open by appointment 


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