11:15 - 12:00
In the 19th Century Birmingham became known as "The City of a Thousand Trades".  This talk will explore the rise - and demise - of some of the predominant ones, including jewellery, pens, brass, buttons and guns.  It will show how to find records of these trades and provide an insight into the working conditions of people who worked in them.

Doreen Hopwood

Doreen Hopwood was the former genealogist for Birmingham City Council and has been carrying out research for over 30 years.  She has taught family, community and local history at all levels from beginners to post-graduate and is a regular contributor to “Your Family Tree” magazine.

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