On Monday 28th January 2019 we had our second archive visit, and this time we were looking more in detail at the documents.Read More
I have decided to do this Communication Blog about some of our service users here at SAtA and celebrities with disabilities, as I think that they are an inspiration to other people and they are showing that just because you have a disability, you are the same as everyone else and are able to work.Read More
I'm just starting to help out with Hidden Lives Remembered. I'm going to be: creating website content, transcribing and editing audio interviews and helping to interview people. But to start with, I'm going to talk about what I knew about learning disability history and how the induction materials have educated me about learning disability history.Read More
For #HeritageTreasures Day, Jennifer looks back at the Middlefield Hospital foundation stone.
Learn about why this piece of heritage is so important to her here.Read More
Hidden Lives Remembered has achieved a lot in the last 6 months since we have started, but as we approach Christmas I think of what it must have been like for those living in Hampton Manor and Middlefield.Read More
On Wednesday 21st November 2018 we had our Hidden Lives Remembered Launch Event at the Knowle United Reformed Church. We chose to have it in their Church hall as some of the residents from Middlefield used to go here as part of a group, so we thought it would be great to hold it somewhere familiar to people and with a connection to Middlefield.Read More
The 9th November 2018 marks 20 years of the Human Rights Act.
The Rightful Lives exhibition team had asked for new contributions to add to their already fantastic online exhibition.
Learn about Kathy and Jennifer’s contribution.Read More
We visited the Out of the Shadows photo display.
This is an Easy Read version of https://www.hiddenlivesremembered.com/blog/2018/10/2/talk-at-the-mac-by-jenniferRead More
Out of the Shadows is a book that has been written by Sally Williams and photographed by Polly Braden, working with Multistory. They have also have an exhibition which is currently at The MAC Birmingham until Sunday 11th November.Read More
In the office today we are having a Monday Motivation, always slow to start again after the weekend. I have been busy today with planning for the interview prompt cards, thinking of questions and putting them into easy read…Read More
We can now share with you two photographs from postcards of Middlefield hospital!Read More
On Tuesday 17th July 2018, we went to Hampton in Arden to visit Hampton Church; we were greeted by the Church Secretary who showed us to the chronicles…Read More
We went to Solihull Core Library to look at the local history collection.
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We went to Solihull Core Library to look at their local history collection. This blog tells you about what we found.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More