local history

Spring Newsletter


Digging into local history at Moor Green

See the local history get dug up in our local patch:

Digging in Dads Lane


King Edwards Girls Making Pebble Wool Fulling Mill History Live

The local school History reenactment group (Photograph: Jill Ella) helped tell part of the Five Mills history of Cannon Hill story by focusing on the Rea - Wool Fulling and finishing at Pebble Mill in the 1600s. The local wool for the industry went from sheep on Cannon Hill Meadows, to be woven and improved at the Mill,  with the cloth eventually stretched over frames 'on tenterhooks'.

The Five Mills Trail including Pebble Mill and Edgbaston Mill is available on the Discovery pages, or from the Park Information Centre at the Garden Tea Room.

Other pictures of the Breathing Spaces ' Water for Life' Festival can be found on the BBC Bham website: