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.
WE REGRET THAT IT IS STILL NOT POSSIBLE TO REOPEN THE OLD TOWN HALL SAFELY, AS IT IS SUCH A SMALL SPACE WITH LIMITED FACILITIES.
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED ARTICLE FROM ‘INSIDE HANDSWORTH’ FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON OUR CURRENT SITUATION.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR HELP WHEN WE REOPEN LET US KNOW.
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE A DONATION, (to be confirmed) TO HELP, PLEASE GO TO OUR ‘DONATE PAGE.
THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE.
We do not plan to restart speaker meetings until early 2021, and the meeting on Tuesday 22 September has now been cancelled because of the latest restrictions.
Speaker Meetings: New Church Centre, Winleigh Road (off Church Lane), Handsworth Wood, B20 2HN, at 7.30pm or 2pm from January to March inclusive (adjacent car park). Members £2.00, visitors £3.00, 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 will only be open by appointment in future.