Model of an Austin Village home by resident Harry Blondell. Photograph by Stephen Burke.

Model of an Austin Village home by resident Harry Blondell.
Photograph by Stephen Burke.

Built To Last: Austin Village At 100
Get Involved


This Autumn a new project is taking place at Austin Village which will capture life in the village 1917 - 2017. ‘Built to Last’ will capture the memories and stories of current residents and will explore what makes the village a unique and special part of Birmingham.

We’ll be meeting with residents and collecting stories, photographs and documents throughout the Autumn and Winter. These will be added to a new online archive for the village, that can be added to for years to come.

You can get involved in the project in the following ways:

1. Become a Volunteer Community Historian
We’re looking for a group of enthusiastic volunteers to help us collect Austin Village stories and set up a new archive. Training will be happening  in oral history collection, photography and digital skills. 
All ages welcome, no experience required. 

2. Tell Your Story
Get in touch with us and tell us about life in the village, or your memories of life there in years gone by. We’re happy to come and meet you locally or at your home. We’re also looking for photographs and memorabilia that we can include in a new archive.

3. Come to one of our community sharing events
We’ll be at Northfield Conservative Club on Saturday 30 September 12 - 3pm and Tuesday 3 October 5 - 7pm - come along and share your stories, photographs and find out more about what we’re up to over the next few months.

To register your interest please fill out the form below, or get in touch:
Call or text 07713808424 or email austinvillageheritage@gmail.com


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