Monday, 11 October 2010

Jack Haddock's Trolleybus Memories Exhibition - Walsall

 An Exhibition of photographs at Walsall Local History Centre.

Opens Friday 1 October and runs for 3 months. Admission FREE.

Jack Haddock, an amateur photographer, local historian and cyclist from Walsall, has been documenting the town's transportation systems in camera and in writing since the 1950s.

This is his third exhibition of some of the rarest and best images from his fine collection of prints and transparencies held in the borough archives at Walsall Local History Centre in Essex Street. Previous exhibitions have focused on steam railways and the twilight years of canal transport.

This new exhibition of Jack's photographs of Walsall's justly famous electric-powered trolleybus network in the 1950s-60s shows a system which was innovative and effective in its day as an alternative to oil powered transport.

Walsall Local History Centre is Walsall Council's archives and local studies service for Walsall Metropolitan Borough. Housed in a converted Edwardian school in Essex Street, north Walsall, admission is free of charge. Opening hours may be found on the Centre's website or by telephoning or emailing.

Contact Walsall Local History Centre: Tel: 01922 721305.

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