Over the course of 2021 we’ve a series of events exploring Telling Sutton’s Stories and how you can get involved. All events are free and everyone is welcome. If there are things that would be helpful for us to know or things we could put in place so that it would be easier for you to take part, please let us know.
Come and explore old maps and archive photos of Sutton Coldfield at these free, drop-in events, all of which are planned to take place outside (though they will move indoors if the weather is inclement).
Communitea Cafe, Boldmere
Max’s Coffee Shop, Clarence Road, B74
Olive Branch Coffee Shop, Grange Lane, B75
The Duke Inn, Duke Street, B72
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, B73
As part of the Town Hall Community Fete
Banners Gate Community Centre, Reay Nadin Drive, B73
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Church Hill, B72
As part of the church’s Heritage Open Day
Sutton Expo, The Parade, B72
In the spring and early summer of 2021 online workshops were held on Zoom.
Each workshop included a presentation of old photos and other material relating to the given topic, drawing on Sutton Coldfield Library’s archive material.
Thursday 15 April, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – The development and memories of The Parade
Saturday 24 April, 14.00-15.00, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – Mill Street development and memories
Wednesday 12 May, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – Memories of Sutton Park, part 1
Wednesday 19 May, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – Memories of Sutton Park, part 2 (different content to part 1)
Wednesday 2 June, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – FOOD & DRINK in Sutton’s history
Thursday 17 June, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – MUSIC in Sutton’s history
Book your free place here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-yrpzIjEt0ukQf_NDIOAQCbOkfgG4wE
Saturday 3 July, 14.30-15.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – LITERATURE in Sutton’s history
Tuesday 13 July, 19.30-20.30, Online
Telling Sutton’s Stories – Boldmere history and memories
More online events will be held in the Autumn of 2021.
Our workshops are made possible thanks to a large number of volunteers, and funding from the Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme. We would like to acknowledge our particular gratitude to Alan Cameron Wills who has developed the bespoke software we use for Telling Sutton’s Stories.