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Historian/archivist Dave Reeve

Black Country's links to the Wild West revealed

Midland historian Dave Reeves has highlighted a host of unlikely links between the Black Country and America's cowboy heritage

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment
Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

When Birmingham went all out for Olympic glory

Birmingham’s audacious - and ultimately doomed - attempt to host the 1992 Summer Olympics has mostly faded from memory - but it is 30 years since it was announced in 1985.

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Historian/archivist Dave Reeve

Black Country's links to the Wild West revealed

Midland historian Dave Reeves has highlighted a host of unlikely links between the Black Country and America's cowboy heritage

An image taken in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, in 1959 gets the blended treatment

Images of Birmingham in days gone by get blended treatment

Images from Chamberlain Square, Five Ways and Sparkbrook are also among our latest batch to be blended with those taken decades apart

When Birmingham went all out for Olympic glory

Birmingham’s audacious - and ultimately doomed - attempt to host the 1992 Summer Olympics has mostly faded from memory - but it is 30 years since it was announced in 1985.

Derek John Morris

Tributes to Midland skate maker who got Europe rolling

Derek Morris, the man behind Solihull-based Morris Vulcan Ltd and MV Sports and Leisure, helped transform the UK’s toy industry over several decades.

Terry Herbert from Burntwood, Staffordshire, with some of the Anglo-Saxon hoard he found

Staffordshire Hoard shortlisted for national award

Historic haul of ancient artefacts has been shortlisted in the Icon Conservation Awards

The Kavern Motorcycle Club in its heyday in Stafford Street, Walsall

Reunion for Kavern Motorcycle Club half a century on

Former Black Country youth club which met in basement of an old pub is hosting a 50th anniversary reunion

Errol Flynn's letters to Marjorie Bickham

How Cupid's arrow struck Errol Flynn

Love letters reveal Hollywood star's obsession with Worcestershire lady Majorie Bickham

New Street Station re-development.

The vision that signalled the end of old New Street

Half a century ago work started to demolish Birmingham's famous old New Street station as planners envisioned a sleek, modern city of the future

Mr Samuel Galton, The Younger (1753-1823).

How Birmingham cashed in on the Napoleonic Wars

A new book has revealed the controversial story behind the Birmingham family which provided the pistols, cannons and muskets so necessary in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

Birmingham Central Exchange in Newhall Street in 1922

How a city answered the call when the time came

  • BT

Birmingham's BT Tower looms large over the city - but its roots run even deeper. Enda Mullen speaks to the telecom firm's head of archives, David Hay, about why it is so connected to the city.

Northfield Manor House, once home to George Cadbury, before it was ravaged by fire

University of Birmingham vows to rebuild Northfield Manor

Historic building gutted by fire last year will be develop 'to mirror original manor house' says vice-principal

Colmore Row is the focus of the 2015 Re-imagine competition

Birmingham Civic Society launches Re-imagine competition

Society's competition is back for second year and asking for creative ideas about how to re-use buildings around Snow Hill station and Colmore Row

The former Birmingham Municipal Savings Bank on Broad Street.

Hidden Spaces: Birmingham Municipal Bank photography exhibition to open to public

Exhibition is culmination of the Hidden Spaces ‘Unlocked 2015’ programme of events

A Land Rover Series II once owned by Spencer Wilkes at the Land Rover Heritage Driving Centre

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience offers a hand-on journey through car-maker's history

The Land Rover Heritage Driving Experience has joined a similar Jaguar operation at JLR's customer test facility at the former Prodrive proving ground at Fen End

Andrew Thornton in Birmingham.

Birmingham historian leading the fight to bury Waterloo hero after 200 years

A Birmingham historian is campaigning to place the remains of a Battle of Waterloo trooper back where they belong – in the ground.

The Assay Office in Birmingham

Assay Office Birmingham launches digital archive

Lottery grant enables historic jewellery verification centre in Newhall Street to showcase its extensive archive online

Old RoSPA safety posters found Hockley warehouse

New book published to mark society's centenary shows scores of vintage posters dating back to the 1930s

Northfield Manor House after major demolition work following a fire updated

Anger at demolition of one of Birmingham's oldest buildings after fire

The future of Northfield Manor House, formerly home to the Cadbury family, is causing concern to Birmingham conservationists

The Jewellery Quarter is one of many historic areas of Birmingham

First festival of Birmingham history

Preparations now well under way for week-long event which will celebrate the finest aspects of city's past

The Electric Cinema in Birmingham - one of many 'Hidden Spaces' around the city

Video: Hidden Spaces events launched at Electric cinema

Short film showcases some of the buildings which will feature in a month-long programme of events taking a look behind some of Birmingham's neglected places

Videos & Photos

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

Grade II listed Lower House at Hopton Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

Lower House in Hopton Castle brings peace and serenity in face of battle

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

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