LLHS celebrated its 20th ANNIVERSARY on 14th February 2016
The history of LLHS compiled for the 20th Anniversary may be read here. [Adobe pdf in separate window]
Members of Langley Local History Society celebrating the 20th Anniversary with cake at their meeting on 10th February 2016.
Local History Society was started at Langley Library
in February 1996 for members to exchange and record their reminiscences.
These were published as 'Langley
and Langley Green Recalled' in 1996 and
'Langley and Round
About' in 1997.
LLHS has produced a series of books on life in Langley, Langley Green, Causeway
Green and Rood End:
and Moving in Langley'
||Transport and industry, 1999 Out of print
and Performing in Langley'
||Sport and entertainment. 2004
and Shopping in Langley'
||Shops, traders and services; growth of Langley, 2013
In November 2007 we launched 'The
Fallen of Oldbury, Langley & Warley 1914 - 1918'.
This includes details of over 550 men with an Oldbury connection
who gave their lives in WW1.
LLHS has bought a collection of over 200 postcards of Oldbury, Langley and Warley. In 2010 we published a selection of 50 of these cards illustrating Oldbury, Langley and Warley in the period 1900 to 1925 under the title "Just
a card to say ..."
These books are available through this website - see publications
Just a few of the members of LLHS on a walk to explore the line of the Netherton Tunnel in April 2014. Bob Broadbent is explaining the old quarries on Darby's Hill. We look fairly friendly - why not join us?
arranges a programme of monthly talks and visits to local
historical sites. There is no charge for membership, but a charge
of £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members is made at monthly meetings,
including refreshments. All are welcome.
are held on the
second Wednesday of the month at 10.45 at Salvation
Army Centre, Pound Road, Oldbury. Coffee is available before the meeting from 10.30.
LHS OPEN MEETINGS 2017
||AGM - 'Costumes and Culture of South West China' by Jill Nicklin
||'The King's Loosebox' by Mary Bodfish
||'Mills on the Dowles Brook' by Tim Booth
||'Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth and the Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575' by Dr Gillian White
||'Birmingham's Outer Circle' by David Humphries
||'Chair's Talk - to be announced' by Dr Terry Daniels
'The Bluebird Toffee Factory at Hunnington' by Julian Hunt
||'A Day in Court' by Dave Berry
Christmas Social - 'Boar's Head to Bing', Christmas music by Richard Churchley. Note change of venue to Langley Park Lodge, and by ticket, for members only
||Walk around Netherton with Rob Broadbent
||Teme Valley and Ludlow Coach Tour with Brian Draper