Belgrave Road as it was and in 2014. Much of the terrace in the old picture has been replaced with new housing.
This website came about as a result of an interest in local history from residents and volunteers living in the area. The project uses the Belgrave ARCH, a community hub run by Tamworth Borough Council based at Tamworth Community Fire Station, as a focal point to collect information.
We started collecting information specifically on the Belgrave area. It soon became apparent that many nearby companies had intrinsic links with the local industry in this area and it seemed logical to include them as well.
It aims to encourage people to get involved both locally and beyond; a site to share experiences and learn about the past. A place where old and young can learn and become interested in Belgrave's rich industrial heritage, which is barely visible today.
We would like to acknowledge the many individuals, volunteers and organisations that have made this project possible.