Archive for January, 2019

Birmingham University, and pastures new

Hello Everyone,

Just a little post to say that things have changed a lot for me since my last blog story around August, which is why I haven’t written anything for a while.

I have struggled with my health for a while and, with lots of changes afoot with Walsall’s archive service, it was the right time to part. I wish my brilliant former colleagues all the best. I managed to enrol on a research Master’s degree course up at Keele University – an MRes (History) – and am finding modern University life so different to 20 years ago. I have also started work at Birmingham University Archives, on a short-term project working on a charity collection. I will also be helping on the Great Wyrley Local History Society’s project to get the WWI fallen soldier’s (and hopefully some stories of those that lived) stories into print and, something important to me, to get a new marker placed in the gardens with the correct names displayed.

So, lots on. Saying that, I am hoping to get something small out soon.

All the best

Paul (Wyrleyblog)