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Sheldon Local History Group

Sheldon Local History Group (SLHG) was formed in September 2002. It is based at Sheldon Library and meets the third Thursday of every month between 11am-12noon. So far the group has had a range of interesting speakers talking about various aspects of local history in Birmingham and its surrounding areas.

Membership of the group is approximately 20 - 25. There is a yearly subscription of £7, alternatively a small fee is charged for non-members attending meetings.

Images of bygone Sheldon

Previous speakers at Sheldon Local History Group

  • Laurel and Hardy Midland Connections with John Ullah
  • "Read All About it" with Vanessa Morgan

  • David Donovan "History of the Birmingham Mint". Photographs of the "History of Birmingham Mint" event

  • "Black and Asian Contribution to World War II" - a DVD and talk by Robert Lalljie
  • Barbara Ellerslie "Midlands Connections with the Gunpowder Plot"
  • Peter Leather "Historic Buildings of Birmingham"
  • Elizabeth Perkins "The Court 15 Back to Back Project"
  • John Aitken " A Tale of two Suburbs" Edgbaston and Bournville compared
  • Miss M Fogg "Smallbroke Family of Birmingham "
  • Mary Elizabeth Marshall: A Story From Our Family History" by Alice and Brian Randle.
  • "Acocks Green 1940s to 1970s Part 1" with Mike Byrne
  • "The Changing Times of Aston Hall" a talk on recent developments with staff from the hall
  • "Brumroamin" a talk by Ted Rudge
  • "Charles Dickens, Warwickshire and the Great Jennens case" with Laurence Ince
  • "Small Heath, Then and Now: Part 2" with Val Comb and Edna Somen

Local History Societies which meet in Birmingham Libraries
Birmingham Heritage
Images of Sheldon