The end of an era…

The end of the year will see the completion of the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. I have been the Coordinator since the Centre began in January 2014 and will… Continue reading

Words and Deeds published on 9 July

My new book, Words and Deeds – Birmingham Suffragists and Suffragettes 1832-1918, will be published by History West Midlands on 9 July and is available now for pre-order here. ‘When words needed saying and… Continue reading

Work in progress & upcoming talks

I’ve been busy over the last 12 months researching and writing a book on the Birmingham suffrage campaign which will be published later this year by History West Midlands. There will also be… Continue reading

News update

The Women’s History Birmingham website is now live so please take a look to find out more about the project Birmingham Women: Past & Present Revisited and how you can get involved:… Continue reading

Birmingham Heritage Week events & Women’s History project

This year’s events for Birmingham Heritage Week (8-18 September) have now been announced, details here: I’m involved in three events: Birmingham Sheroes and Children at War on September 12 both at the… Continue reading

Birmingham Women: Past & Present Revisited

I’m excited to announce a new project by a group I’m part of called Women’s History Birmingham. ‘Birmingham Women: Past & Present Revisited’ has been supported by an Our Heritage grant from the… Continue reading

Untold Stories

I’m really pleased to be involved in this new project by the People’s Heritage Co-operative, Untold Stories: Birmingham’s Wounded Soldiers from WW1, which has been funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund First World… Continue reading

A City with No Memory?

Originally posted on Modern British Studies Birmingham In December 2014 Birmingham City Council announced drastic cuts to its budget for 2015 and beyond. The Library of Birmingham, opened in September 2013 at a… Continue reading

International Archives Day: The slashing of a painting

Birmingham Archives, Heritage & Photography at the Library of Birmingham holds the minute book which shows the damage caused to a painting in 1914 at the city art gallery by Bertha Ryland, a… Continue reading

Emma Sproson, Wolverhampton’s first female Councillor

From 1912 onwards it is difficult to trace the activities of Emma and the Wolverhampton branch of the Women’s Freedom League. She visited Stourbridge Labour Church at least twice on behalf of the… Continue reading