Church of the Black Country: A lecture by Tim Bridges

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Tim Bridges, known to many of our members for his tours of local churches, has agreed to give a talk on the subject of his latest book. This will be an illustrated guide to the churches of the urban area to the west of Birmingham, looking at their architecture and history from earliest times to the present day. As the industrial development of the Black Country was of such great significance to Britain during the nineteenth century, particular attention will be given to the many churches of that period, their furnishings, decoration and stained glass.

Tim Bridges worked as Collections Manager at Worcester City Museum for over 20 years, but since 2006 has been the part-time caseworker for the Victorian Society covering Birmingham and the West Midlands.  He is currently Chair of the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust.  A second edition of his book 'Churches of Worcestershire' was published in 2005, and followed last November by 'Churches of the Black Country'.

The talk will take place in the lecture theatre adjoining the Perrins Hall at the Royal Grammar and Alice Ottley School, Upper Tything, Worcester (entrance from Little London) with parking available outside the hall.  Afterwards there will be a reception in the Perrins Hall with wine and light refreshments.

Venue details

Perrins Hall
Royal Grammar School and Alice Ottley School Upper Tything Worcester Worcestershire WR1 1HP