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Friends and events

Friends of Sandwell archives

Our aims

  • We raise money to help fund the purchase of new acquisitions and equipment and to enable the conservation of archives.

  • We organise talks and activities.
  • We promote a better understanding of Sandwell archives in the wider community.
  • We represent the views and needs of archive users.

Join us today

Annual membership costs £6, renewable every January. For further details please contact us.

  • Free admission to talks and events.
  • Information about projects and volunteering opportunities.
  • Have your say on developing the archives for the future.

2015 friends events calendar

All events are held at Sandwell Archives and begin at 2.30pm. Entrance is free for members and £2 for non-members.

Thursday 2 April - Florence Camm

Elaine Williams gives a talk on this remarkable female stained glass artist, and the part that she played in the success of the world famous Smethwick based stained glass company, T W Camm.

Thursday 11 June - Blue Gates and beyond

Mary Bodfish will lead a guided walk and talk around Smethwick. Starting from the Blue Gates, we will discover old farmland, Smethwick New Village, resident gentry and the man in Stoney Lane who met with a most unfortunate accident! - inside if wet

Thursday 17 September - Peaky Blinders

Dr. Chris Upton who was employed by the BBC as a historical adviser for the first series gives a talk on Peaky Blinders.

Thursday 12 November - A date with the archives

Following last year's very successful speed dating format, Mo Waldron, CHAS Outreach Officer, will host another opportunity to enjoy a hands on introduction to various objects from the CHAS collections.

Are you interested in giving a future talk? If so then please contact us.