Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are seeking the memories of Birmingham residents for a new section opening next year.
The new £9m Birmingham History Galleries will open in September 2012 and displays will tell the story of Birmingham and its people.
The ‘Your Birmingham’ gallery will explore the histories and stories of a wide range of local people through objects, text, photographs, audio and film.
Staff are seeking memories of key moments in the city’s rich history, including pre-1945 memories of working at the Austin Motor Works in Longbridge, working at Cadbury and moving to the new estate of Weoley Castle.
The full list of stories being gathered:
Suburban Birmingham in the first half of the twentieth century
- Working at Austin Motor Works, Longbridge
- Working at Cadbury’s
- Working at Chad Valley, Harborne
- Moving to Kingstanding or Weoley Castle estates
- 40s – 90s Lewis’s Store: shoppers/employees
- 50s The Duddeston Four or Prefabs: first residents
- 60s Birmingham Nightclubs in the 1950s/60s: People who owned/went out to Birmingham nightclubs
- 1964 The Bull Ring: shoppers/shopkeepers
- 2000 – 2003 Bullring: shoppers/shopkeepers
- HP Factory: Workers/HP Sauce enthusiasts
- Duran Duran fans
- 1947 Winter: Birmingham people who experienced the winter in Birmingham
- 1953 End of the Trams: Birmingham people who remember travelling on the last trams in the city
- 1968 Rivers of Blood Speech: people present at speech or affected in aftermath
- 1977 Silver Jubilee: Birmingham people who celebrated in Birmingham
- 1986 / 1987 / 1988 / 1989 Super Prix: Birmingham spectators/participants
How to tell your story: