Welcome - 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.


Saturday 23 July – Coffee Morning
Saturday 20 August – Coffee Morning
Saturday 10 September, 10am to 5pm – Heritage Open Day – free admission/refreshments available
Tuesday 13 September at 2pm – Annual General Meeting plus A One-Way Ticket – Nigel Metcalfe’s history of the London Necropolis Railway
Saturday 1 October  – Coffee Morning
Tuesday 11 October at 2pm As easy as ABC – talk by Mary Bodfish
Saturday 5 November  –Winter Warmer Supper – pre-booking and payment necessary
Tuesday 8 November at 2pm The 1950s – talk by Rob Broadbent
Saturday 19 November  – Coffee Morning
Saturday 10 December – Coffee Morning

Speaker Meetings: New Church Centre, Winleigh Road (off Church Lane), Handsworth Wood, B20 2HN, at 2pm on second Tuesday, (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.  

The Old Town Hall is only open at other times by appointment.
Website:  www.handsworth-historical-society.co.uk and follow us on Facebook pastedGraphic.png

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