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Posted Friday, January 18, 2019 by Chris Leggett under News

If you are interested in the project to digitise the photos from the Express & Star archive, or just like seeing images from the history of the Black Country, Staffordshire and Birmingham, you can follow us on social media.


Tributes pour in for dedicated archivist

Posted Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Chris Leggett under News

Volunteers Paddy Davies, left, and Jackie Harrison with Chris Leggett in the E&S archives

A ‘kind generous and dedicated’ archivist with a passion for education and the preservation of local history has died. (more…)

Archive future bright thanks to volunteers

Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by Chris Leggett under News

E&S photo archive volunteers are transforming a disorganised system and restructuring it so it can be transferred online

VOLUNTEERS who are working to preserve thousands of Express & Star photographs from years gone by for future generations have been thanked for their efforts. (more…)

Video: Perfect gift for 90-year-old former Express & Star librarian would be a digital archive

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by James Grimster under News

Hazel Jones

The Express & Star Photo Archive project was fortunate to gain the support of Hazel Jones, who worked for the newspaper during the 1940s. Before her death in 2017, we were grateful that she gave the time to be interviewed about her memories. This article appeared in the newspaper in 2016.

A former Express & Star librarian who was responsible for cataloguing thousands of historic photographs celebrated her 90th birthday recently. (more…)

Ali photos from E&S archive really are Greatest to behold

Posted Monday, December 14, 2015 by Chris Leggett under News

He is the greatest boxer of all time – and one Black Country family have fond memories of their time with Muhammad Ali. (This article was originally published in the Express & Star in 2015, before the boxing legend’s death in June 2016.) (more…)

History in the frame at archive meeting

Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Chris Leggett under News

Former Express & Star librarian Hazel Jones with host Professor Carl Chinn

Historic photographs from the Express & Star’s archive were the star of a special day. (more…)