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Annual General Meeting followed by Walsall, Town of a Hundred Trades
A lecture by Mike Glasson
Start: 7th December 2018 7:30pm
The AGM will commence at 7.30pm with lecture from 8.00pm
A celebration of the remarkable diversity of trades which have been practised in Walsall over the past 800 years- everything from handbags and saddles for the Queen to wheelbarrows, whips, and washing machines. Lloyd George thought that Walsall had more trades than any other town of similar size in the country, and he was probably right! The talk will explore some of these trades in detail, and examine the themes of ingenuity, excellence, adaptability and diversity which have characterised the local manufacturing tradition.
Mike Glasson is a graduate of York and Leicester universities. He was curator of the Walsall Leather Museum for 30 years and Head of Walsall Museums Service until his recent retirement. He lives in Walsall.
The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX