The Handsworth Historical Society

This fine example of a 15th Century Cruck-built house is the headquarters of the Handsworth Historical Society.

A profile of the building together with some of its history can be found on the 'Old Town Hall' page on this site.

Currently the picture/photographic albums compiled by the Society are being scanned and the index is available here. It is not planned to publish the full size pictures due to the amount of storage space required, but we will happily respond to email requests for individual pictures.


Many people have only limited or occasional access to the Internet and no email address, so for people with limited access, enquiries about Handsworth Historical Society may be made to this phone number.

(44) 0121 554 6762

Please be considerate when choosing times to call, thank you.


We also welcome small group visits by arrangement, using the above contact number.

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Handsworth Historical Society Diary 2014

Saturday 5 April

Coffee Morning
Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane and College Road. 10.00am to 1.00pm

Wednesday 16 April

The Festival of Britain, 1951
an illustrated talk by member Janice Andrews

Saturday 10 May

Coffee Morning
Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane and College Road. 10.00am to 1.00pm

Monday 19 May

Our Victorian Architectural Heritage
an illustrated talk by Keith Cattell ARIBA

Saturday 7 June

Outing to Banbury and Canons Ashby
Contact 0121 554 6762 for more details.
Book early to avoid disappointment!

Sunday 22 June

Strawberry Tea
Call 0121 554 6762 for tickets nearer the time

Saturday 12 July

Coffee morning forHandsworth Wood in Bloom
(date/event to be confirmed).

Saturday 9 August

Coffee Morning
Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane and College Road. 10.00am to 1.00pm

Saturday 13 September
(Heritage Weekend)

Open Day at the Old Town Hall, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Free admission. Refreshments available.

The Old Town Hall will be open from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on the first Tuesday of the month (except January) for people to look round the building or view the photographs, books, maps etc in our archives.

Speaker Meetings:


7.30pm Oaklands New Church Centre, Winleigh Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham,B20 2HN
Admission: Members £1.50, visitors £2.00. including refreshments    (car parking facilities).

Coffee Mornings:

Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane and College Road, Handsworth,Birmingham, B20 2JL
10.00am to 1.00pm. Admission free.

Note: The New Church Centre has now been sold but we can continue to hold our meetings there for the foreseeable future.

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