Looking Back – Walk 2


Looking Back: Walk 2. A guided walk over Rowley Hills with Archive Photographs. 

Led by Jim Rippin and Mike Poulton and in partnership with the Friends of Rowley Hills

10.00am 13.00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Join us for the second guided walk based on archive photos and stories from around the Rowley Hills. Jim and Mike’s carefully designed walk invites us to see the area in new and fascinating ways and reflect on the many changes that have taken place over the last 60 years. Come along and share your own views, photographs, and experiences of this iconic area.

Cost: £6 (all proceeds go to the Friends of Rowley Hills).

A special edition booklet will be available for an additional fee.

No need to book - assemble at the entrance to Bury Hill Park (adjacent to the Wolverhampton New Road and opposite Bury Hill Road) 9.45 am. See map below.

Please wear sturdy footwear and bring appropriate clothing for changeable spring weather. We are sorry but the route is not suitable for wheelchair users. The terrain is at times undulating and possible muddy in places.

For more information call 0121 559 4886.

Special Film Night at Tipton Library

Hop Pickers - a photo form the Derek Evan's Archive
A still from the 'Blue Bricks to Blue Plaques' film
Schoolboys Day Out in Tipton, from the Will King Collection


We are delighted to announce a special evening of films including the Black Country premiere of Herefordshire Life Through A Lens: Stories from the Hop Yards

and 2 new short films commissioned by the Living Memory Project:

-  Blue Bricks to Blue Plaques

- The Will King Photo Collection

Presented in partnership with Sandwell Libraries and Cacher Media.

18th April 2019
Tipton Library, Owen St, Tipton.

Start at 6.30pm and finish at 9pm with time for refreshments.

Entrance £3.00 and tickets available from Tipton Library
Places can be reserved on 0121 569 4944 or on tipton_library@sandwell.gov.uk

Stories from the Hop Yards 2018 (90 mins)
Inspired by the rediscovered Derek Evans photographic collection this film from Catcher Media brims with archive photos and films alongside newly recorded interviews. In the glory days of hand-picking, thousands would go ‘hopping’ from the Black Country, South Wales and the Romany community arriving by train, cattle lorry or charabanc. Enjoy listening to stories of days past and present from pickers, farmers, hauliers and brewers.

Blue Bricks to Blue Plaques, 2019 (5mins)
A collaboration with pupils from Joseph Turner School, Tipton, poet Brendan Hawthorne, Blue and White Creative, and Reel Access. This short stylish film explores archive photographs and memories connected the Princes End Heritage Trail using poetry and performance.

The Will King Photo Collection 2019 (6 mins)
A short celebration of some of the amazing photographs taken by Will King through the words and memories of his daughter Ruth Collins. Will worked on canals from the age of 14 and during that time and created a unique photographic record of everyday life up until the 1960s.

Made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For more information call 0121 569 4944 or via email geoff@livingmemory.live

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