An exhibition that got people in Willenhall talking and sharing memories can now been seen in the city centre.

Imagine Willenhall is curated by Willenhall History Group working with Photo Archive Miners. It showcases photos taken by Coventry City Architects exactly 50 years ago. The photos were found by Photo Archive Miners in Coventry Archives.

The outdoor exhibition will be on display on Bayley Lane, outside Coventry Archives until mid October.  It will then move to Bishop Street to tie in with a heritage conference on 19 October organised by The Coventry Society.

The exhibition was originally part of a Willenhall Community Fun Day in August and was then shown for several weeks outside Basil Spence designed St John The Divine Church, Willenhall.

Willenhall History Group meets every Tuesday (10am-12pm) in The Hagard Centre, Remembrance Road, Willenhall. They are keen to welcome new people to the group.

Photo Miners work in Willenhall were supported through the Foundation’s Coventry UK City of Culture Fund.

Tina Costello, Foundation CEO, said:

“This project is a great example of culture driving community engagement.


“The exhibition has educated local residents and I’d encourage anyone in the city to get down to Bayley Lane before it finishes!”

Photo Miners are helping the people of Willenhall tell their own stories and are developing ideas for future projects with local people.

To find out more about the Foundation’s Coventry UK City of Culture Fund, please click here.

For more information on the Photo Archive Miners please contact Mark Cook –


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