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Harborne History

Welcome to the Harborne History pages. By following the links below you can explore a selection of the extensive local history resources held at Harborne Library. You are welcome to view the collection in person, for further details telephone (0121) 464 1596 or e-mail harborne.library@birmingham.gov.uk

We hope to present more material here in the future, and would welcome your views on what to include, as well as any any photographs or documents about Harborne in your possession that we could copy and add to the archive. You can submit your ideas through the form at the foot of the page.

Harborne's origins as a Staffordshire village
How Harborne developed from a nail making village to a Birmingham suburb
Harborne: 19th Century History

Harborne's Historic Moor Pool Estate, 1907
The cutting of the first sod at Harborne's Moor Pool Estate 1907

Harborne Library's local history archive
The Don Wright Local History Collection

Glimpses of Harborne life during the Second World War
Harborne in World War Two

Harborne's schools through the years

How Harborne High Street used to look

When trains used to run to Harborne station

How Harborne Library has changed over the years

Find out more about Harborne's history in friendly monthly meetings

Library publications about Harborne

These pages were compiled by Wendy Carter, Harborne Library.

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