Visit a fascinating locally produced exhibition by  Community Education Academy of Leadership .

Explore a heritage project that captures, interprets, and shares the ‘forgotten’ histories of African, Caribbean and South Asian communities’ and their contributions to the  textiles manufacturing heritage over the past 60 years across Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.

This unique exhibition features textiles-related artefacts, photographs and other memorabilia seen for the first time, along with heritage legacy banners created by 9 different organisations including Eden Boys School, Birmingham. The exhibition highlights the journeys of former employees and employers whilst displaying their respective industry sector competencies.

Be immersed in the sights and sounds of the history of the industrial textiles industry, as you explore the incredible hidden stories yet to be told.

The inter-generational interviews on display have been conducted with volunteers from local communities who share their heritage story of their contribution to the textiles industry. Interviews have captured revealing stories of each participant’s personal journey from 1950-2000.

The Legacy of Industrial Textile Enterprise was created by Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL) with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to shed light on one of the UK's important historical event of the 20th century.

FREE to visit. Open every Wednesday, Thursday and the first Sunday of every month  from 11am to 4pm.

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