Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A schedule of all electronic artefacts not yet catalogued.

Notes:           These artefacts are held in the RHLS-DAR-000 directory on this device.


Held By:

Various

RLHS-DAR-000 - Items Still to be processes

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A4 folder containing 1500 B&W negatives of photographs taken of Redditch during the late 1960s/early 1970s by Geoff Holmes.

Notes:           Negatives have been digitised and used in the Remembering Lost project and used displays/talks by society members.


Held By:

Sylvia Holmes

RLHS-DAR-001 - Geoff Holmes Collection

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Milward’s 1980 Anniversary Calendar . Limited edition number  2429

Notes:           Calendar celebrates 250 years of Milward’s Needles and contains photographs and images relating to the needle industry over that period.


Held By:

Barbara Barrett

RLHS-DAR-002 - Milward's Calendar

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Local history books collected by R. G. Granville.  Also include an A4 folder of miscellaneous newspaper clippings and brochures. Donated by his daughter after his death.

Notes:           Include books & leaflets from all of Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.


Held By:

Clair Blick

RLHS-DAR-003 - Local History Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   8 volumes of “The War Illustrated” a day-to-day record of WW1

Notes:           Bound Volumes of pamphlets published weekly.


Held By:

Gilbert Day

RLHS-DAR-004 - The War Illustrated

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   2 volumes of “The War of 1939”

Notes:           

Held By:

Keith Woodcock

RLHS-DAR-005 - The War of 1939

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Framed Certificate of the Worshipful Company of Needle Makers Honorary Service award to Harry Priest – 2nd October 1947

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-006 - Needlemakers Certificate

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   3 framed pictures of “Old Redditch” consisting of 1) Market Place, 2) Evesham Street, 3) Market Place

Notes:           

Held By:

Mr. Spooner

RLHS-DAR-007 - Old Redditch Pictures

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A 1999/2000 Redditch Borough Council Guide leaflet

Notes:           

Held By:

Donated by an unknown visitor

RLHS-DAR-008 - RBC Town Guide

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   10 editions of the “Arrow” magazine (Old County High School magazine) collected by his mother – Ann John – during her time at the school. (July 1952 – July 1962)

Notes:           

Held By:

Mr. Jay Willis

RLHS-DAR-009 - The Arrow Magazine

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of Papers and a copy of Ann John's dissertation “ A Geographical Survey of Redditch – 1960”

Notes:           

Held By:

Mr. Jay Willis

RLHS-DAR-010 - Dissertation Paper

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A China Ornament in the shape of a cap with a Redditch Coat of Arms. Approx 1.5 inches long.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-011 - Redditch Souvenir

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various old documents including a Queen Elizabeth II Souvenir  booklet, A Headless Cross Coronation programme and a 1948 football programme celebrating the opening of the Valley Stadium.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-012 - Royal Memorabilia

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Various

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a Redditch Tenant Handbook – Year Unknown.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-013 - Tenants Handbook

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A 2nd WW Patriotic Banner with the Kings Photo and emblems.  Cloth approx 2m by .75m

Notes:           

Held By:

Evelyn Farquhar

RLHS-DAR-014 - WW2 Banner

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A photocopy of a “Guide To Redditch” - Undated thought to be early 1900s

Notes:           

Held By:

Mrs. Bakewell

RLHS-DAR-015 - A Guide To Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photo copies of old maps of Redditch. Thought to be 1970s depicting parish boundaries.

Notes:           

Held By:

Claire Carmon

RLHS-DAR-016 - Old Maps

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Map

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Long Service Certificate from Herbert Terry & Sons Ltd. awarded to Louis Tolman in December 1944 for 29 years Service.

Notes:           

Held By:

Christine Tolman

RLHS-DAR-017 - Long Service Certificate

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of documents relating to his father, Ernie Cater, and his business interests in Redditch.

Notes:           Documents copied and added to the Redditch Heritage database.


Held By:

Mike Cater

RLHS-DAR-018 - Ernie Cater Memorabilia

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Various

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Loan of the Time capsule recovered from Headless Cross Methodist Church allowing us to catalogue the contents.

Notes:           Documents copied and added to the Redditch Heritage database.  Originals returned to owner.

Display booklets created of contents for use at meetings and exhibitions.


Held By:

Phil Thomas

RLHS-DAR-019 - HCMC Time Capsule

Artefact  No.

Loan for 4 weeks to copy content

Type:

Various

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of Negatives of photographs taken by an unknown person.  Also a hand written index of the photographs.

Notes:           Negatives have been digitised and converted into a slide-show displayed to society members.


Held By:

Redditch Borough Council

RLHS-DAR-020 - Photograph Collection

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Collection of Photographs of various locations on Evesham Road.

Notes:           

Held By:

Ken Partridge

RLHS-DAR-021 - Evesham Road Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A CD containing various photographs taken, or collected, by Vince Green.

Notes:           Negatives have been digitised and used in the Remembering Lost project and used in displays and talks by society members.


Held By:

Vince Green

RLHS-DAR-022 - Vince Green Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Copyright now owned by Anthony Green

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Minute Books of the Bordesley Society, formerly maintained by Dorothy Manson

Notes:           Not processed yet


Held By:

Anne Bradford

RLHS-DAR-023 - Bordesley Society

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Documents and Artefacts relating to her parents and grandparents. Include two “Wages Books” from an unnamed company, two Elizabeth II Coronation needle cases and various books.

Notes:           Not processed yet


Held By:

Margaret Freegard

RLHS-DAR-024 - Granddad’s Memorabilia

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   28 coloured slide of Redditch Carnival 1996.

Notes:           scanned and added to archives. Need detail cataloguing.


Held By:

John White

RLHS-DAR-025 - Redditch Carnival Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Handed over at the 2016 HOD, Forge Mill

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   3 framed pictures from St. Georges Church.  1) Rev. George Fessey, 2) A scroll presented on Fessey’s retirement. 3) a Statement about Fessey’s Bread charity.

Notes:           Two large pictures in poor condition and have now been re-framed by the RLHS.


Held By:

Diocese Of Worcester

RLHS-DAR-026 - St George’s Paintings

Artefact  No.

Loan for  indefinite period

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Book “Not Just Bricks and Mortar” by Arthur Newbould illustrated by Norman Neasom  

ISBN-0-935- 6056-0-0-4

Notes:           

Held By:

Angela Webster

RLHS-DAR-027 - Arthur Newbould’s Book

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs taken inside the Kingfisher Hall

Notes:           

Held By:

Mike Johnson

RLHS-DAR-028 - Kingfisher Hall Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copy of Carrier Bag & Record sleeves relating to Spencer’s Music Store.

Notes:           

Held By:

Mike Johnson

RLHS-DAR-029 - Spencer’s Music Store

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of documents relating to the business of William Webb in the 1800s.

Notes:           

Held By:

Penny Hoskins

RLHS-DAR-030 - William Webb

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Collection of Photographs taken by the Redditch Development Corporation and rescued from a skip on the closure of Holmwood as the RDC offices.

Notes:           

Held By:

Nancy Baggott

RLHS-DAR-031 - RDC 1960s/70s Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Collection of Photographs taken by her late father of Headless Cross.

Notes:           

Held By:

Glo Thorogood

RLHS-DAR-032 - Headless Cross Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Five medals for Good Attendance at Redditch Parish Church 1895 -1903

Notes:           Mounted in glass fronted frame.


Held By:

Margaret Freegard

RLHS-DAR-033 - Good Attendance Medals

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Coin or Medal

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of Apprenticeship Indentures at High Duty Alloys and photographs from his teenage years.

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Derek Higgitt

RLHS-DAR-034 - Apprenticeship Indentures

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation .

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   25cm square framed print of a view looking up Alcester Street from Poole Place c 1920.

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Redditch Brownies

RLHS-DAR-035 - Alcester Street Painting

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Donation given to Brownies who “found” it.

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Birmingham Weekly Post – Saturday 12th August 1916 . Contains a notice of the death in battle of Sgt. Major Walter G. Gorin.

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Terry Gorvin

RLHS-DAR-036 - Old Newspaper Cutting

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Newspaper

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A set of 16 Photographs taken from the top of the spire of St. Stephen’s Church

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Chris Jackson

RLHS-DAR-037 - Spire Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of various videos and oral history records made by Mike Johnson.  These recordings have also been deposited at MACE (Media Archive for Central England)

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Mike Johnson

RLHS-DAR-038 - Oral Histories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Copying and distribution subject to Mace and/or Mike Johnson’s permission

Type:

Video Recording/Film

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of research carried out by Roger Moore about Bordesley Abbey based upon information in the “Calendar of Patent Rolls” documents.

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Roger Moore

RLHS-DAR-039 - Bordesley Abbey Papers

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Copying and distribution subject to original document conditions (see Document introduction)

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of programme depicting the Peace Celebrations in Redditch held on Saturday 19th July 1919.

Notes:           Added to Redditch Historic Archives web-site.


Held By:

Anne & Derek Styler

RLHS-DAR-040 - Peace Celebrations Programme

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation  

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various papers, publications and documents relating to the Hymatic company.

Notes:           Sample copies oh Photographs and documents scanned. Sub-web created.


Held By:

Boris Cross

RLHS-DAR-041 - Hymatic Documents

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation  

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of photographs of Redditch taken in the 1960s & 1970s

Notes:           Scanned and catalogued.


Held By:

Wayne Harris

RLHS-DAR-042 - Wayne Harris Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation  

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Memories of Growing up in Redditch and a photo of the 1950-1951 St Stephen’s School football team

Notes:           Scanned and catalogued.


Held By:

David Roberts

RLHS-DAR-043 - 1960s Memories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation  

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Collection of Photographs & documents about Redditch New Town

Notes:           Sample documents scanned and catalogued and used in 2014 exhibition.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-044 - Redditch New Town

Artefact  No.

Living Trust Deposit  

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Collection of Photographs & documents about High Duty Alloys

Notes:           Sample documents scanned and catalogued and used in 75th anniversary exhibition at Mettis.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-045 - High Duty Alloys

Artefact  No.

Living Trust Deposit  

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Collection of old local Newspapers

Notes:           Documents scanned and clips collected and catalogued.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-046 - History In Print

Artefact  No.

Living Trust Deposit  

Type:

Newspaper

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Collection of Photographs & documents about the Palace Theatre Redditch, many from the Palace’s own archives. Used to create the 100th Anniversary documentation.

Notes:           Sample documents scanned and catalogued and used in 2013 exhibition.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-047 - The Palace Theatre

Artefact  No.

Living Trust Deposit  

Type:

Various

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Framed Certificate presented to Herbert Terry’s

Notes:           Rescued from skip at a Salvation Army charity shop


Held By:

Anon

RLHS-DAR-048 - Herbert Terry’s Certificate

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Good contidion

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A number of photographs passed down from her mother and Grandmother of employees of British Needles in the middle of the 20th C.

Notes:           Also includes information about Jane’s father, Jack Field, a former Redditch Mayor.


Held By:

Jane Yeomans

RLHS-DAR-049 - Photographs of British Needle employees

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Good condition

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Memories of her father and his family who lived in Redditch in the very early 20th century.

Notes:           

Held By:

Raeleen Semmens

RLHS-DAR-050 - Hello From Australia

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation  

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Rent Books relating to his mothers tenancy at 80 Dolphin Road, Abbeydale, from 1942 to 1948.

Notes:           

Held By:

Mike Davis

RLHS-DAR-051 - Rent Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of German Plans of the location of High Duty Alloys as possible bombing targets.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown, visitor to HDA 75th anniversary event

RLHS-DAR-052 - Bombing Target Plans

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Map

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Edition of St. Stephen’s Church Parish Magazine for Sept. 1918, Nov. 1928, Oct. 1934, Sept. 1935, Oct. 1935 and Aug. 1939.

Notes:           

Held By:

Mrs D. Taylor

RLHS-DAR-053 - Parish Magazines

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Three original Postcards from the 1970s/80s showing St Stephen’s Church, Worcester Square in the Kingfisher Centre and the Market in Royal Square.

Notes:           

Held By:

May Lloyd

RLHS-DAR-054 - Redditch Postcards

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Postcard(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of plans for Bridge Street School.

Notes:           Framed by RLHS.


Held By:

Peter Harris

RLHS-DAR-055 - Bridge Street School Plans

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   This framed poster, which was produced shortly after the purchase of Alcad by Saft Batteries of France in 1987. It gives a brief history of the Company and was hung in the reception area of the Union Street site until its closure in 1993. Frame dimensions

Notes:           


Held By:

Anthony Green

RLHS-DAR-056 - Alcad Batteries Poster

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Building Society money boxes were supplied to children to encourage saving. The base is opened with a key (not supplied) which was held by the Society, the money would then be placed in the account.

Notes:           The box is plated metal and probably dates from the 1930s. It comes in its own cardboard box with the account number printed on the outside. The account number is also stamped on the base of the metal moneybox


Held By:

Rosemarie Davies

RLHS-DAR-057 - Building Society Money Box

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Advertising poster for Redditch Industry and Trades.

Date believed to be about 1906. Frame dimensions: 64 cm wide, 31 cm high

Notes:           


Held By:

Emily Lane

RLHS-DAR-058 - Framed Redditch Advertising Poster

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Two WW2 gas masks, one large and one small in original boxes. Box size 17 cm wide, 11 cm high, 13 cm deep.

Notes:           Yet to be documented in detail


Held By:

Alan Fothergill

RLHS-DAR-059 - WW2 Gas Masks

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Photograph album of equipment in High Duty Alloys Laboratory in 1950’s. The album contains 27 photographs. The album was found by the son of John Alan Griffiths (father in picture) in a shed.

Notes:           It was supplied damp and required drying out over several weeks using absorbent tissues between pages. It is not in good condition generally but the photographs are undamaged.


Held By:

Mr. Griffiths

RLHS-DAR-060 - HDA Photograph Album

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Herbert Terry and Sons Limited Long Service Award presented to Harry Aston in December 1944 in appreciation of forty-one years’ service. Frame dimensions: 30 cm wide, 38 cm high.

Notes:           This was donated to the RLHS by his son in 2010.

Yet to be documented in detail


Held By:

Mr Aston

RLHS-DAR-061 - Terry’s Long Service Certificate

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   A3 mounted poster of 2003 exhibition of Norman Neasom material at Forge Mill Needle Museum. Two copies Birchensale – Farm Memories and a Notecard 10.5 cm wide by 15 cm high, showing Gortons Arch

Notes:           


Held By:

Anthony Green

RLHS-DAR-062 - Norman Neasom Items

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Looking up Alcester Street circa 1900

Print from original watercolour by Charles G Stallard based on a photograph of the town in around 1900.

Notes:           He probably painted this in the 1970s. He produced many paintings of the town showing how it looked at the beginning of the 20th Century


Held By:

Anthony Green

RLHS-DAR-063 - Alcester Street Painting

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Original water colour by C N Vincent (date unknown)

Frame dimensions: 55 cm wide, 45 cm high

Notes:           


Held By:

Elizabeth Jane Clarke

RLHS-DAR-064 - Pitcher Oak Golf Course Painting

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   View looking down on Unicorn Hill.  

Notes:           Dated as 1960s because the row of shops on the southern side of Unicorn Hill was completed post 1950’s and none of the New Town development (Kingfisher Centre and New Railway station) have been started.


Held By:

Anthony Green

RLHS-DAR-065 - 1960s Arial View of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Smallwood Arch (aka Gorton’s Arch) Limited edition print (12/100) from lithograph by Paul M Wiston. Frame dimensions: 40 cm wide, 51 cm high.

Notes:           


Held By:

Anthony Green

RLHS-DAR-066 - Smallwood Arch Picture

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   2 Deposit Ledgers from 1859 to 1889 and 1892 to 1927 both approx. 33cm high, 22 cm wide, 4 cm deep, plus 3 Notebooks of Minutes of Meeting 1872 to 1878, 1885 to 1890 and 1885 to 1899.

Notes:           The lady who donated these documents worked at the Birmingham Midshires Building Society. She ‘rescued’ them when the Society was taken over by the Lloyds Banking Group and moved into Kingfisher Centre from their site on Church Green West.


Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-067 - Redditch Land & Building Society Ledgers

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   Singer hand cranked sewing machine. Serial Number Y013317. The serial number indicates that it is a Model 15K, made in the Singer Clydebank factory in Scotland in 1920.

Notes:           The sewing machine was ‘rescued’ as it was on its way to the ‘tip’.


Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-068 - Singer Sewing Machine

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   In 2000 Russ Created the Redditch Past web site containing about 140 images relating to Redditch history.

Notes:           The site required “conversion” so that it could be included and maintained as part of the RLHS archives.


Held By:

Russ ?

RLHS-DAR-069 - Redditch Past Website

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Web page or site

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Five 1970s limited edition plates showing scenes of Redditch. Mount Carmel Church, Evesham Street, The Train Station, Hewell Grange and Holmwood House.

Notes:           

Held By:

Ernie and Rose Delgarno

RLHS-DAR-070 - A set of 5 commemorative Redditch Plates

Artefact  No.

Obtained by private donation on behalf of the RLHS

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A board containing an enamelled plaque, blue background and white lettering with the word “Indicator” on it. Also on the board are some photographs and other documents relating to the Redditch Indicator newspaper.

Notes:           The plaque is believed to be from a typical “A Frame” used to promote the newspaper outside shops.


Held By:

Alan Foxall

RLHS-DAR-071 - Enamelled “Indicator” Plaque

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Postcard showing a crowd attending the testing of the new fire engine in Redditch.  

Notes:           Words around edge of postcard read…..“Dear Jenny I Have sent this postcard because Jose(?) photo is on it. It is the new fire engine and they are just going to work with it. Love from Jill”


Held By:

Gill Smith

RLHS-DAR-072 - Copy of a Postcard dated 1905

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Postcard(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copies of papers, newspaper articles and a will of Nathan Cund who was known as “The Grand Old Man of Oddfellowship”

Notes:           

Held By:

Gill Smith

RLHS-DAR-073 - Nathan Cund

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Newspaper

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   This collection contains some photographs that appear regularly in books on Redditch and some which are less well known.

Notes:           The origin and copyright of these photos is not known. Mike Cater was a staff photographer on the Advertiser for many years. Recorded, not yet processed.


Held By:

Mike Cater

RLHS-DAR-074 - Copies of 34 old photographs of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Presentation Needle Case with photo of the Institute & Smallwood Hospital on the front and a collection of needles including Sharps, Sharps Between, Double Long Darning, Straw Embroidery Rug Chenille, Carpet Sharps Bodkins & Pack Yarn.

Notes:           Needles appear varied on some pages and may not be as described or original.


Held By:

Anonymous via Patti Hill

RLHS-DAR-075 - S. Allcock & Co. Ltd. Needle case

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Terry’s Cup Finalist medal from the 1964/65 Redditch District Football League an a commemorative medal of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937..

Notes:           Recorded, not yet processed.


Held By:

Anonymous

RLHS-DAR-076 - Two Medals

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Coin or Medal

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A CD containing a radio play created by Andy Higgitt based upon the memories of residents who experienced changes as Redditch became a “New Town”

Notes:           Needles appear varied on some pages and may not be as described.


Held By:

Jestaminute cic

RLHS-DAR-077 - Oral Histories project Output

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Audio Recording

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   One of the important aspects of recording local history is recording the memories of people as they, and their ancestors, experienced daily life in past years. This artefact is the collective place holder for such memories.

Notes:           

Held By:

Various

RLHS-DAR-078 - Memories of Old Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Ian Hayes was a local historian and avid researcher. For several years prior to his death he supported the RLHS and shared with us photographs, documents and information he had researched and collected.

Notes:           Data previously published on the Redditch Heritage web site.


Held By:

Ian Hayes

RLHS-DAR-079 - Photographs & Documents about Redditch Local History

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Various

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of papers and photographs relating to Doreen’s career as a PA at the Royal Enfield.

Notes:           


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-080 - Doreen Heaton – RE PA

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A document donated by Doreen which is the Year Book of the Redditch branch of the British Legion commemorating the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Notes:           Contains both Royal & local British Legion information & Photographs..  


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-081 - British Legion Year Book

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection photographs of old Redditch collected by Doreen.

Notes:           


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-082 - Old Redditch Photographs collected by  Doreen Heaton

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two old Redditch Newspapers collected by Doreen. A Redditch Advertiser date 11th October 1979 and a Redditch Indicator dated 12th October 1979.

Notes:           


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-083 - Two Edition of Local Newspapers

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Newspaper

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a book entitled “ Worcestershire County Treasures” produced by J. H. Turner of the WCC Planning department recording places of historic, architectural and archaeological interest in the County 1970 – 1973.

Notes:           


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-084 - Worcestershire County Treasures

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a booklet entitled “Needle Making & The Forge Mill” by John Luty, May 1976.

Notes:           


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-085 - Needle Making & The Forge Mill”

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of the book “Redditch Home Guard 1940 – 1945” by Mike Johnson.

Notes:           Previously registered in the Redditch Heritage Library as a private copy, the society now owns it own copy.


Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-086 - Redditch Home Guard 1940 – 1945

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various local guide books and information booklets including St. Leonard’s Church, St. Peter’s Church,Tardebigge, Webheath & Bently Parish Magazine (Nov. 1975), St. George’s Church and a Redditch Town Guide. Also included in this archive are other town gu

Notes:           

Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-087 - Local Guide Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Images of posters published in WW1 to boost morale on the home front .

Notes:           Sourced from various sites on the Internet for use in the RLHS 2011 “Redditch In Wartime” exhibition.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-088 - World War 1 & 2 Propaganda Posters

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Images of the home front in Redditch during the world wars.

Notes:           Sourced from various sites on the Internet for use in the RLHS 2011 “Redditch In Wartime” exhibition.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-089 - World War 1 &  Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Papers include a list if Licences granted in 1875, A Labour exemption certificate for Mary Ann Spiers aged 13 and a copy of a certificate associated with the Royal Antediluvian Order Of Buffaloes in the name of W Brandon. Also a letter from the Wolverhamp

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-090 - Papers associated with the ancestors of Margaret Hadden

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   IN February/March 2003 Forge Mill held a Retrospective Exhibition of the works of local artist, Norman Neasom.  THIs is a copy of the advertising poster for the exhibition which features his well known painting of Forge Mill.

Notes:           

Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-091 - Norman Neasom Poster

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   10 coloured photographs of Redditch Carnival 1968.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Westbury

RLHS-DAR-092 - Redditch Carnival Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photos of the New Town Development and the various Royal visits. Also some RDC new town statistic documents

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-093 - Display Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   JLS Ovens Photographs

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-094 - JLS Ovens Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Ray Saunders Photographs

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-095 - Ray Saunders Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Three pictures of the snow in the 1916 & 1941, Demolition of the College and Palace Theatre for rebuilding an St Lukes Hall,

Notes:           

Held By:

Kathleen Dunning

RLHS-DAR-096 - Old Redditch Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation Handed over at the 2016 HOD, Forge Mill

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Leaflets detailing Walks Around Redditch issued by the Redditch Borough Council.

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-097 - Six leaflets of Walks Around Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Leaflet relating to the Gables Maternity Home

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-098 - Leaflet relating to the Gables Maternity Home

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Redditch Library Archive Cataloging

Notes:           

Held By:

Angela Webster

RLHS-DAR-099 - Redditch Library Archive Cataloging

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Contains details of UK Royal family Jewels

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-100 - A Book of Ciro Pearls & Jewels

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   New Town, Queens Visit Photos & Papers

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-101 - New Town, Queens Visit Photos & Papers

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Albert Wharad War Time Papers and Memories

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-102 - Albert Wharad War Time Papers and Memories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Publicity leaflet describing various aspects of needles and their uses and a brief history of Milwards since 1730

Notes:           

Held By:


RLHS-DAR-103 - Milward's Guide to Needlecraft

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Richard Turner grew up in Redditch, his family being local shopkeepers.

He has also donated details of Bernard Ward Silk, his Grans Fiancée who sadly never returned from WW1.

Notes:           

Held By:

Richard Turner

RLHS-DAR-104 - Family Memories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two cloth Blazer badges, one relating to the former Redditch County High School and the other from the Junior Commercial Day School, Redditch.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-105 - Cloth Blazer Badges

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   The story of this iconic Redditch church which was demolished in the 1970s

Notes:           

Held By:

Peter White

RLHS-DAR-106 - Bates Hill Methodist Church

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A set of12 booklets produced by Alan Foxall from old photograohs, newspaper reports and directory entry’s of some of te well known buildings in Redditch.

Notes:           

Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-107 - Old Redditch Landmarks – The Complete Set

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A set of 3 volumes of the findings of the 1976 – 1983 archaeological investigations carried out by Philip Rhatz, Susan Hirst, D. A. Walsh and S. M. Wright.

Notes:           These are detailed reference books and no attempt will be made to publish any of the contents on this web site.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-108 - Bordesley Abbey Archaeological Reports

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   3 box files of photographs relating to the products, people & places of the Hydrovane company.

Notes:           Not yet catalogued in detail


Held By:

David Jackson

RLHS-DAR-109 - Hydrovane Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Girl Guides from the Evesham Street Congregational Church parade on Mount Pleasant. Girls include Kay Styler, ? Bray, Pamela Lake & Jean Crutchfield.

Notes:           

Held By:

Betty Lake

RLHS-DAR-110 - Girl Guides Parade

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Street Party on Bridley Moor Road. Wiiliam’s grandmother, Ellen (Nellie) Maries. On the immediate right of the girl holding her hand up on the RH side

Notes:           

Held By:

William Maurice

RLHS-DAR-111 - VE Celebration Street Party

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   My grandmother was born in Redditch and lived there until she was 19. My great great grandparents both worked in the needle and fish hook factories.

Notes:           

Held By:

Rebeeca Smith

RLHS-DAR-112 - Family History Data

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Kathleen has passed on to us two Delivery Record books fro Alma Carden/Yapp, a former Redditch Midwife.

Notes:           No attempt has been made as yet to transcribe and index these records.


Held By:

Kathleen Dunning

RLHS-DAR-113 - Child Birth Records

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A small gas mark belonging to her father, Charles Lucas, who worked at the HDA.

Notes:           

Held By:

Lesley Miller

RLHS-DAR-114 - Gas Mask

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A small selection of hand tools belonging to her father, Charles Lucas, who worked at the HDA.

Notes:           

Held By:

Lesley Miller

RLHS-DAR-115 - Hand Tool & Cabinet

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two minutes books pertaining to be from the start of the “Hospital Saturday”. A voluntary organisation to support and raise money for the Smallwood Hospital. First record date June 19th 1896.

Notes:           No attempt has been mad as yet to transcribe or index the information in these books.


Held By:

Mr & Mrs Harffey

RLHS-DAR-116 - Minute Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two Observer books detailing Military Vehicles. One is covers  WW2 vehicles and the other post 1945 vehicles. Books were published in 1972

Notes:           

Held By:

John Newey

RLHS-DAR-117 - Two Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Super eight film taken some years ago at A. E. Partridges in Mount Pleasant and purporting to be about the production of greenheart fishing rods.  (100ft ~ 5 to 7 minutes)

Notes:           Needs to be Digitised.


Held By:

David Shaw

RLHS-DAR-118 - Cine Film of A. E. Partridge

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Video Recording/Film

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Arthur Organ was an Engineer, Inventor and Entrepreneur who founded Organpak Ltd. Of Park Farm in Redditch.

Notes:           Book added to the RLHS “Heritage Library”


Held By:

Jean Organ

RLHS-DAR-119 - Autobiography of Arthur F. Organ

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Palmers Corn Stores which was at 19 Alcester Street. My father was Sidney Jervis.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Jervis

RLHS-DAR-120 - Photographs of Palmers Corn Stores

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A fresh water clam shell recovered from the fish Ponds of Bordesley Abbey during recent (2017) reed clearance

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-121 - Shell

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of Photographs showing several generations of the Walker family including the donor as a child, her parents and other relatives. Location of Manor Cottages unknown.

Notes:           Also several envelopes and letters concerning the war and association with the local police.


Held By:

Mrs.Smith (nee Walker)

RLHS-DAR-122 - Walker Family History Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Alice Andrews (Grandmother) and Jessie Rouse in Able Morrel canteen in 1946. also men display a fame of coins, the significance of which is unknown.  Albert Crowe sitting front right.

Notes:           

Held By:

Shirley Churchill (nee Andrews)

RLHS-DAR-123 - Able Morrel Canteen

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Andrew Bird House in Crabbs Cross. In the window it says “A Bird Hairdressing and Shaving Saloon.”

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-124 - Crabbs Cross Barbers

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Copied Images/Photographs

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of aerial photographs taken with a hand held camera from a light aircraft circa 1993

Notes:           Location of some photographs still being determined.


Held By:

John Westbury

RLHS-DAR-125 - Aerial Photographs of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

National Needle Museum

Description:   Four fishing rods in canvas cases of “Poolson” brand made by A Poole & Sons of Hewell Road.  Believed to be unused samples carried by Ann’s father who was a salesman for the company.

Notes:           The National Needle Museum was deemed a better locatoion with proper storage facilities and  more opportunity to display these items.


Held By:

Ann Miller

RLHS-DAR-126 - Fishing Rods

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copy of an Archaeological Survey of the Ipsley Area carried out prior to building in the area for the New Town. (Hence C1970s)

Notes:           

Held By:

Melvyn Amos(Doreen Heaton)

RLHS-DAR-127 - Ipsley Survey

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Team photograph thought to be late 1960 of the “Wednesdays” Football Team”, so name because the player were in retail of other occupations and could only play on Wednesdays which were traditionally a half-day closing day.

Notes:           Photograph taken at the Cadbury ground in Bournville where typically many competition matches took place.


Held By:

Martyn Knight

RLHS-DAR-128 - “Wednesdays” Football Team

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of the then secret itinerary of the Queens visit to Redditch in 1983. Mike was privy to the document as a staff photographer on the Redditch Indicator.

Notes:           

Held By:

Mike Cater

RLHS-DAR-129 - The Queens Itinerary

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two sets of notes originally prepared by Ralph Richardson. One concerns the Domesday Book entries of the area and the other the interpretation of the work by Joseph Monk in the 1776 who describe the town of Redditch..

Notes:           Originals now passed back to Ralph Richardson.

Monks work was also interpreted by Norman Neasom into a drawing of the town.


Held By:

Melvyn Amos(Doreen Heaton)

RLHS-DAR-130 - Ralph’s Notes

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Family photos of the Adams family who lived in Britten Street

Notes:           No further data is available on the contents or subjects in these photographs.


Held By:

Ann Miller

RLHS-DAR-131 - Family Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a booklet produced giving the details and activities of the churches in the Crabbs Cross Area in November 1980

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-132 - The Crabbs Cross Messenger

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two small (20.5 x 16 cms) prints of painting by Charlie Stallard One is of Market Place and the other of Church Green.

Notes:           

Held By:

Melvyn Amos(Doreen Heaton)

RLHS-DAR-133 - Charlie Stallard Painting

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Lloyds Bank Money box in the form of a Book.

Building Society money boxes were supplied to children to encourage saving. The base is opened with a key (not supplied) which was held by the Society, the money would then be placed in the account.

Notes:           

Held By:

Rosemarie Davies

RLHS-DAR-134 - Building Society Money Box

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A medal issued for the 1937 coronation of George V. on the reverse side is the Redditch Coat of Arms

Notes:           

Held By:

Pam Field

RLHS-DAR-135 - Coronation Medal

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Coin or Medal

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Midshires Building Society Money box in the form of a round “head” with just two eyes..

Building Society money boxes were supplied to children to encourage saving. The base is opened with a key (not supplied) which was held by the Society, the money would

Notes:           

Held By:

Peter Harris

RLHS-DAR-136 - Building Society Money Box

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Colin has been very prolific in writing his memories of old Redditch.  He has shared these with the RLHS and they are published in the Memories section of the Redditch Heritage web site.

Notes:           Folowing his death, Colin’s children have donated  many of his Palace Theatre and Redditch Carnival artefacts to the society.


Held By:

Colin Wheeler

RLHS-DAR-137 - Memories of Old Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   My invitation and souvenirs of the re-opening night at the Palace Theatre in 2006.


Notes:           John Bunegar was lucky to win a free ticket to the opening  night of the Palace Theatre after the £4m refit. Here are his souvenirs of the night.


Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-138 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a magazine on Warwickshire & Worcestershire life that contains an article about the Bordesley Society of which I was a early member.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-139 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A program depicting the celebrations in Redditch for the Coronation of King George VI.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-140 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A Souvenir Letter card with photos of old Redditch.  Sadly the written contents reflect some mental health issue of a relative.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-141 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of the Autumn 1966 Terry Spring house magazine – Springboard – that reminded me of my time working for the company.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-142 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A brochure about the new (then) Winyates Craft Centre that attracted me.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-143 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:    Some Pastoral documents from Redditch

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-144 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Some pamphlets and booklets about Worcestershire History

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-145 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:    Newspaper cuttings that have attracted my attention.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-146 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Newspaper/Newspaper Cutting

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Part of a 1894 Reddiwire Ltd Calender that contains some line drawings of Redditch landmarks.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-147 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a Tythe map of north east Redditch.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-148 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Map

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A copy of a notice about fishing regulations on the River Avon.

Notes:           

Held By:

John Bunegar

RLHS-DAR-149 - My Memories of Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Copy of a 1983 article in “Railway Magazine” describing the success of the branch line to Redditch since it was saved from closure in the 1960s.

Notes:           

Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-150 - Redditch Railways

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs of colleagues working in the labs. at HDA.

Notes:           

Held By:

Don Vincent

RLHS-DAR-151 - Working at HDA

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs of J W Brewsters Shop on Evesham Street

Notes:           Tom Bough original(?)


Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-152 - Old Redditch Shops

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Three well known photographs of Oakenshaw (aka Pheasant) Farm which was where Tescos is today on Coldfield Drive.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-153 - Old Reditch Farms

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A medal presumably struck to mark the birthday, possibly the 21st, of the son of thr Earl of Plymouth, Other Windsor-Clive.

Notes:           

Held By:

Brian Solloway

RLHS-DAR-154 - Souvenir Medal

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Coin or Medal

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Inteviews undertaken as part of two HLF funded projects. Engineering the past covering Redditch from 1939 to 1964 and 1964, The Start of Something Big covering the period 1964 1989

Notes:           

Held By:

Jan & Andy Higgitt

RLHS-DAR-155 - Oral Histories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Audio Recording

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two “Product” guide books produce by Allcocks. Not only do these represent the company’s product catalogue they also contain advice and guidance on all topics concerning angling.

Notes:           

Held By:

 

RLHS-DAR-156 - Anglers Guide

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A promotional booklet describing the houses being built on the new Greenland Estate off the Studley Road dated 1939.  The price list in annotated with increased prices showing a 40% increase perhaps when the actual building took place at a later, unknown,

Notes:           

Held By:

Linda Whatmore

RLHS-DAR-157 - Greenland Estate House Guide

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Magazine/Pamphlet(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs of the Redditch Gas Cricket Team of 1926  (30-07-1926)

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-158 - Cricket Team

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A booklet produced by Ron which details the history of the Redditch Army Cadet Force from 1943 to 1993. Includes lots of pictures and names of both cadets and officers.

Notes:           Booklet has been added to the Redditch Heritage Library. No attempt has been made to transcribe it.


Held By:

Ron Gallivan

RLHS-DAR-159 - Redditch Army Cadet Force Booklet

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs and other documents relating to Past Redditch Operatic Society performances

Notes:           

Held By:

Ann Layton

RLHS-DAR-160 - Redditch Operatic Society

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of 9 Post Cards/Photographs of old Redditch passed down from her Grandfather.

Notes:           

Held By:

Lynn Andrews

RLHS-DAR-161 - Old Photographs

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A 1954 (November 3rd 1954) Prize Draw Ticket costing 2d for the Redditch Charity (Jazz) Band, the prize being a Live Pig?

Notes:           

Held By:

Melvyn Amos

RLHS-DAR-162 - Prize Draw Ticket

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Two Terry Manufactured “Chest Expander” type fitness devices

Notes:           

Held By:

Lesley Miller

RLHS-DAR-163 - Terry’s Exercise Apparatus

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various documents, photographs and research papers collected on the Paolozzi Mosaics installed in Milward Square, the kingfisher Centre Redditch.

Notes:           

Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-164 - Paolozzi Mosaics Research Data

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Memories of the Terry’s Football club including a team photograph and a “Your Playing” post card received by Mike. An investigation in the Redditch Standard & the RLHS Newsletter identified the players in the photograph.

Notes:           The origin and copyright of these photos is not known. Mike Cater was a staff photographer on the Advertiser for many years. Recorded, not yet processed.


Held By:

Mike Cater

RLHS-DAR-165 - Football Memories

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various documents and press cuttings relating to the Redditch Speakers Club, a debating society once popular in the town.

Notes:           

Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-166 - Redditch Speakers Club

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A leaflet, published by the Redditch One World Link, which traces the migration to Reddich from the early 1800s to the present day.

Notes:           

Held By:

UnknoDavid & Jacky Morgan

RLHS-DAR-167 - Migration Leaflet

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A small collection of Newspaper cutting, some from the 1860s and some more recent, illustrating how new has been reported in the Town.

Notes:           

Held By:

Alan Foxall

RLHS-DAR-168 - Newspaper Cuttings

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A little booklet, it measures just 15 x 10 cm, entitled “The Angel, Alcester” by  Aubrey J. Gwinnett has recently been donated to our archives by an ex-resident, John Braden, now living in Norfolk.  Although it has Redditch Connections being printed at th

Notes:           A copy is held by the RLHS, the orginial booklet has been donated to The Alcester & District Local History Society.


Held By:

John Braden

RLHS-DAR-169 - The Angel, Alcester

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A scrap book containing photographs, documents, newspaper cuttings and booklets relating to the twining of Redditch and Auxerre from 1952 to 1992.

Notes:           

Held By:

Pat Witherspoon

RLHS-DAR-170 - Auxerre Scrap Book

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Colin has written his own words to the song “Thanks for the Memories” and has had many requests for them to be published.  We are pleased to say Colin has now donated them to the society and has agreed for them to be published.

Notes:           “Thanks for the Memories” was written in 1938 with music by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin and was sung in the film The Big Broadcast by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross


Held By:

Colin Wheeler

RLHS-DAR-171 - Memories of Old Redditch

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Memories

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Some documents produced in Headless Cross welcoming home soldiers from the war.

Notes:           Not yet processed


Held By:

Peter Harris

RLHS-DAR-172 - Welcome Home Documents

Artefact  No.

 

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Some photographs of Albert Street in Redditch shortly before most of it was demolished for re-generation.

Notes:           Not yet processed


Held By:

Unknown

RLHS-DAR-173 - Albert Steet Photographs

Artefact  No.

 

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A collection of Books, Newspaper cuttings and document relating to progress on the New Town development from the early 1970s.

Notes:           Books added to the Redditch Heritage Library


Held By:

Alan Foxall

RLHS-DAR-174 - Historic Books and Documents

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A autograph book containing writen notes and drawings in thanks to Florence Brewer who helped them on their return from WW1.

Notes:           Copied and returned.


Held By:

Pat Witherspoon

RLHS-DAR-175 - WW1 Soldiers Memories

Artefact  No.

Borrowed for copying

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   5 editions of the Arrow Magazine and items of school uniform including a Hat, Tie & Scarlf

Notes:           Arrow Magazines added to  existing copies in  RLHS-DAR-009


Held By:

Lesley Miller

RLHS-DAR-176 - RCHS memoribillia

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Artefact

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A 25 year long service award present to Charles Arthur Lucas in 1997 by High Duty Alloys

Notes:           Charlws was Lesley Father


Held By:

Lesley Miller

RLHS-DAR-177 - HDA Long Service Award

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Document(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Various local history and some general history books donated to the society’s Heritage Library

Notes:           

Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-178 - Books

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   BA booklet produced in 2001 giving the jistory of Bridely Moor School in photographs and memories compiled and edited by D. P. Northan.

Notes:           

Held By:

Pam Field

RLHS-DAR-179 - Bridely Moor Commemorative Book

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Book(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   A postcard depicting a Labour Party procession in Redditch in the early 1900s

Notes:           Copied and returned.


Held By:

Pat Witherspoon

RLHS-DAR-180 - Old Redditch Postcard

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Postcard(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Photographs of previous Redditch Carnivals from various sources as a result of an appeal by the 2019 Carnival Committee,

Notes:           Photographs donanted/collect from an appeal on Redditch Carnival 2019 facebook page.


Held By:

Derek Coombes

RLHS-DAR-181 - Redditch Carnival Photos

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Photograph(s)

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Anthony Green

Description:   For frames photographs of old Redditch, all are professionally mounted with glass by Redditch Galleries (Mount Pleasant) and Astwood Galleries (Astwood Bank)

Notes:           'Granny Locks' The Old Toll House Photograph June 1944 (Frame size: 43cm * 37cm)

Sunset in Redditch Past and Present 1138 -1988, Signed Print of design by Michael L Wojczynski 1988 (Frame Size: 51cm * 41cm)

Redditch: Joseph Monk's 1776 description Print :


Held By:

Pat Smith

RLHS-DAR-182 - Framed Pictures

Artefact  No.

No condition Donation

Type:

Framed Picture or Document

Donated By:

Donation Type:

Derek Coombes

Description:   Presented to Miss Clara Blake [born 21 Jan 1888 - died 23 May 1970]  - who later married [ 5 Apr 1915] and was my grandmother: Mrs Clara Lavinia Bladon.

Competitive Examinations   Redditch Wesleyan

Fri 9 Dec. 1904 First Class and Prize

Dec. 1905   First C

Notes:           Certificates beingh donated to the Birmingham Library archives but copied for RLHS archives before donation.


Held By:

Philip Bladon

RLHS-DAR-183 - Cerificates

Artefact  No.

Donated for copying

Type:

Document(s)