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County's past to be explored at Perton Library

Posted on Tuesday 27th September 2022
Tara Spandrzyk_Perton Library 2022 NR

Tara Spandrzyk who works at Perton Library

People interested in the heritage of Staffordshire are invited to a special history open day at Perton library where they can find out more.

The event on Saturday 8 October from 10am to 3pm is part of the Staffordshire History Festival running throughout the month.

As well as finding out what Staffordshire Libraries have to offer for those interested in local and family history, a packed programme of exhibitors, re-enactments, demonstrations and craft activities are planned.

Victoria Wilson, Libraries Chief at Staffordshire County Council said:

“Libraries are essential community hubs and what better place for our communities to come together to celebrate our shared past and cultural heritage.

“The programme for the day is packed full of fun for all the family, with a huge range of historical subjects being explored. I hope everyone will pop along, support the library and learn something new”

Activities on the day include:

  • Meet the Vikings and explore their ship, Skidbladnir
  • Re-enactors – The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Second World War re-enactors.
  • Portable Antiquities Scheme - Meet Victoria Allnatt from Birmingham Museums and bring along any unusual finds you might have dug up in the garden!
  • Find out about the Dialect and Heritage Project and contribute your memories
  • Transforming the Trent – Explore the pillbox exhibition and meet Dr Mark Knight
  • RAF Museum, Midlands
  • Stourbridge Lace Guild
  • The Shakespeare Man will be performing!
  • Get family history advice from ‘Midland Ancestors’
  • Arts and crafts for children with local artist Hannah Reynolds
  • Staffordshire Museums Service - Digital Drop-in (bring your old photos for scanning), find out about the new Staffordshire History Centre
  • AiM (Archaeology in Mind)
  • Wolverhampton Archaeology Group
  • Western Front Association

All the events are FREE to attend and people can find out more by contacting Perton Library on 01902 506050.

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