Category Archives: Public History

The Black Country flag and the uses of history (again)

In 1897, Robert Sherard published a collection of his Pearson’s Magazine articles documenting the exploitation and suffering of the working men and women of Britain in some of the ‘sweated’ trades – he visited chemical works in Widnes, white-lead works in Newcastle, … Continue reading

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Just a quick one to say a massive thank you to everyone that came out on a bright – but chilly – Saturday to have a walk around one of the less glamorous parts of Wolverhampton this weekend. Thanks too to … Continue reading

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“Broke… alone… in love with a pigeon”

No Black Country history this week I’m afraid, more like a sideline that I’ve been exploring… #storypast I’m currently making notes for my first ever paper at an academic conference, in just under four weeks time. It’s not a full, 20-minute … Continue reading

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On unexpected events

Over the summer, my time has mostly been taken up preparing for a talk I was asked to give at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on my research. (I say most of my time – note to my supervisor, I’ve been at … Continue reading

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