Explore travel in Lichfield’s past at Birthplace Museum Workshop

Published: 01 November 2016

 We will be delving into the archives this week for the next in the Museum’s popular history workshop series. Following fascinating sessions on daily life and leisure in the city, on Saturday November 5th at 2.00pm, Sue Bray will be giving insight into the paths, roads and rails of the city’s past in ‘The Routes of Lichfield’

Using some original maps and records, Sue will give a glimpse into the development of travel to the city, and how it helped to shape Lichfield’s development – from the early pilgrims, to an important coaching city, to the birth of the railway and the industry and leisure that they supported locally. There will also be a chance to visit ‘behind the scenes’ at the Museum and see rarely seen items from the Birthplace archive spanning 18th and 19th century Lichfield including some beautiful original maps. Museum curator Jo Wilson said “The relaxed and friendly sessions are a great opportunity to use parts of our collection that don’t often get displayed. Sue’s knowledge and enthusiasm for the city’s past ensures our workshop sessions are as enjoyable as they are fascinating”.

Places cost £4.00 and booking is advisable. For more information call 01543 264 972, email sjmuseum@lichfield.gov.uk or pop into the Museum reception on the corner of the market square from 11am-3.30pm daily.