Made in Birmingham:
The 1886 Exhibition of Local Manufactures and Natural History
20 June – 31 August 2009
The Birmingham City Council’s Website says:
The Made in Birmingham exhibition celebrates one of the most important public demonstrations of Birmingham’s commercial and industrial prowess: The Exhibition of Local Manufactures and Natural History held at the Bingley Hall in 1886. This exhibition of photographs and related material, drawn from the collections of Birmingham Library and Archive Services, provides a unique opportunity to explore the spectacular shop window which the 1886 show provided for the huge variety of goods – ranging from heavy engineering and machinery to furniture, to decorative and domestic wares – made and sold in Birmingham during the late 19th century.
Pop along some time. It’s well worth a look!