Birmingham City Council

The Charles Parker Archive Trust

 illustration for Singing the Fishing

This was founded by Trust Deed in 1982 by the grantor Mrs Phyl Parker.

It has been supported by:

  • Arts Council England (West Midlands)
  • BBC
  • Birmingham Common Good Trust
  • Davenport Trust
  • Foundation for Sport and the Arts
  • Friends of the Charles Parker Archive
  • George Cadbury Trust
  • Grimmitt Trust
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • ShareGift (Orr-Mackintosh Foundation)
  • Wolfson Trust (British Library)

Member of the International Association of Sound Archives. Registered charity no. 326082

The Trustees

Tim Blackmore MBE (Chairman)
Pam Bishop, musician and arts administrator
Philip Cox, QC
Helen Lloyd, oral history consultant
Cathy Mackerras, community arts worker
Matthew Parker, manager
Sarah Parker, producer
Ian Parr, honorary secretary
Gillian Reynolds MBE, journalist and broadcaster
Robert Whitworth, honorary treasurer

Committee Members
Fiona Tait, archivist
Sian Roberts, archivist

More information about the trust

Illustration by Eric Fraser for Singing The Fishing, 1960. Reproduced by permission of the BBC.