OLDBURY HISTORY FACEBOOK SITE
There is an associated facebook site which is updated more frequently than this website and contains the latest information about Langley Local History Society and activities of historical interest in Oldbury,
It is not necessary to be on facebook to view it, but you do need to be a facebook member to add comments and participate fully.
The site acts as a forum to contact the website to ask questions, and post pictures or information related to the history of the area.
is one of the six towns that make up the Metropolitan Borough of
Sandwell, just west of Birmingham in the West Midlands. Langley
and Warley lie within it.
became an Urban District in the 1890's with three main townships,
Oldbury itself, Langley and Warley. It received its charter
in 1935, as the 'Municipal Borough of Oldbury'.
it was amalgamated with Rowley Regis and Smethwick as the
new 'County Borough of Warley', taking the name of
the small township already within Oldbury. Eight years later
the County Borough of Warley was combined with the County
Borough of West Bromwich to form the new 'Metropolitan
Borough of Sandwell'.
Oldbury area has
three local history societies within it:
Local History Society
Local History Group
Warley Local History Society
societies were established at local libraries, and have collected
and published information on the history of the area.
website exists to record and make widely available
the history of Oldbury, Langley and Warley. It will be ever-changing
as we try to cover all aspects of Oldbury's history, using the research
carried out by the societies, and the archive of documents and photographs
they have built up.
The site has
We welcome information
and questions on the history of the area, and gifts or loans of
photographs and documents we can scan to add to the archive. You
can contact us by letter, telephone
or e-mail. If you love us or hate us, or have [polite] suggestions
for the website, please let us know.
We are a
'local history' rather than a 'family history' site, but the
distinction is blurred, and we welcome family data which so often
feed into our understanding of the local area. We are happy to [try
to] answer questions on Oldbury and its people arising from your
family research, but cannot undertake extensive research on family