July 24th – Find out what was underneath the Library of Birmingham!

Members of the public have a unique chance to delve into Birmingham’s industrial past this month with an archaeological lecture set to reveal the findings of last year’s excavation works at the site of the Library of Birmingham.

Library of Birmingham

The lecture, delivered by William Mitchell and Chris Hewitson of Birmingham Archaeology, will take place at Library Theatre, adjacent to Birmingham’s Central Library, on Saturday July 24th (1-2pm), and is set to reveal in detail the significance behind the discoveries made at the Library of Birmingham site prior to the start of construction in January.

 Both William and Chris were part of the archaeology team from the University of Birmingham which carried out the excavation work between July and December 2009. Aimed at discovering forgotten remnants of Birmingham’s proud industrial past, the dig uncovered a plethora of intriguing links to history, including remains of Gibson’s and Baskerville Canal Arms, as well as remnants from Robert Winfield’s Cambridge Street Works, one of Birmingham’s premier brass manufacturers that flourished in the 19th century.

Tickets for the lecture are available free of charge from www.birminghamboxoffice.com, by calling 0121 303 2323, and from Central Library reception.

2 thoughts on “July 24th – Find out what was underneath the Library of Birmingham!

  1. karencaine Post author

    Thanks! I’m now booked on the next one, on the 24th, and looking forward to it.

  2. Phil Burns

    Hi. I went to the first of these talks yesterday (Wednesday 7 July) and it was extremeny informative. The excavations of the site portray the wonderful industrial heritage of the city, which was really well presented by Chris Hewitson. I highly recomment the lecture to anyone with an interest in Birmingham’s history.

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