Important notice about payments (rent, council tax and other bills)

Due to essential maintenance, we won't be able to take payments over the phone or online between 12pm on Monday 16 July and 12pm on Tuesday 17 July. Cashiers desks at local offices will also be closed

Our collections


Children picking coal, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, circa 1887We have thousands of local photographs dating back to the mid-1800s, including:

  • streets and buildings
  • mayors and local dignitaries
  • local industries
  • festivals and events
  • school class photographs
  • family photographs.

Some of our photographs can be viewed on the Black Country History website.

If you can't find what you are looking for or wish to obtain copies of photographs then please contact us.

We can only provide copies of photographs that have no copyright restrictions.