First trip to Solihull Core Library Archives

NB: this blog currently doesn’t include any photos as we are waiting on advice on copyright permissions. These will hopefully follow soon!

Yesterday we took a trip to the Core Library in Solihull to have a look at some of their local history collection relating to Middlefield Hospital. Unlike Hampton Manor, which still looks largely the same as it ever has (from the outside), and of which there are many photographs online, there seems to be no photographs of Middlefield Hospital online at all. The fact that Middlefield Hospital has since been completely demolished and has had houses built on top of the original site made it even more important to source some images for the project. Photographs are also a brilliant tool to help jog people’s memory…

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Project Launch

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant of £60,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project discovering and recording the history and stories of people with learning disabilities in Solihull.

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