16th Jul, 2019

Tall tales and more as local historians dig into the past

Ross Crawford 15th Apr, 2018

DIG into the past in the company of Studley Local History Group this month April with two key events.

On Tuesday, April 17 Bob Burton will give a presentation on ‘Metal Detecting Anecdotes’ at the Parish Centre, Old Vicarage Gardens off Needle Close, from 8.15pm. Entrance is £2 for members and £3 for guests.

Bob’s presentation will include light-hearted stories and anecdotes of his experiences from years of metal detecting.

The talks include details and displays from his huge collection of artifacts found in fields and gardens around Birmingham.

The group is also building towards its annual Open Day.

This has become a great social event when many old faces meet up to reminisce about old Studley over a cup of tea and a biscuit.

There will be a display of many old photographs, documents, postcards, publications, ephemera and much more.

People are also welcome to bring along their old photographs to be copied and added to the Studley Archive.

Copies of the display photographs will also be available to buy on the day, plus there will be a small exhibition of Studley paintings by artist, Roger Thomas along with some quality local history books for sale.

This all takes place in the Parish Centre, Old Vicarage Gardens (opposite Tesco Express) on Saturday, April 21 from 12noon to 4pm.


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