Solihull prepares for Charter Day

This is an extract of a longer video by local film-makers and photographers, filmed in March 1954 when Princess Margaret presented then Urban District of Solihull with a Royal Charter of Incorporation as a Borough. It shows the area around Poplar Road and Warwick Road, including then Council House (now the Assembly Rooms pub).

The full version is currently being shown as part of the Rural District to Metropolitan Borough exhibition in the Heritage Gallery at Solihull Central Library.

Heritage & Local Studies Librarian


Life In A Day

On 24th July 2010, people in 192 countries filmed their day. 4,500 hours of footage were put together by film-maker Ridley Scott into this 90-minute film capturing a snapshot of life on the planet.

If you fancy trying to capture your day in a video for Solihull Life in A Day on 12th November, please do! If you upload it to YouTube, please tag it with soliday, and we’ll create a playlist of your videos. It doesn’t have to be a full-length film like this one, even a minute or two would be great. ┬áJust share with us the parts of your day that are most important to you.



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