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The Two Perry Halls

The Two Perry Halls

On 18 January 2005, the former Lord Mayor Mike Nangle went toTower Hill Libraryfor the presentation of gifts from Maryland in the USA to the citizens of Perry Barr.

Links are being forged between Perry Hall, Maryland and the area of Birmingham where the original Perry Hall once stood.

Lord Mayor reveives the book

A book entitled Crossroads: The History of Perry Hall, Maryland written by David S. Marks and published in 1997 by The Perry Hall Improvement Association, Inc. has been presented toTower Hill Library.

These photographs show the former Lord Mayor withCouncillor Jon Huntand Chris Porter, Community Librarian for Tower Hill.

Three official citations were received:

  • The Governor's citation from the State of Maryland
  • The official citation from the Senate of Maryland
  • The official citation from the Maryland House of Delegates to the citizens of Parry Barr, Birmingham, England
Lord Mayor with Citation

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Hunt,Councillor HassallandCouncillor Hamiltonwith members of theLocal History Societywaving to Perry Hall, Maryland for the video recording of the occasion.

Aston Hall

Perry Hall, Birmingham,built originally in 1576. Demolished in 1931.
This photograph is taken from theBenjamin Stone Collection.

You can see more pictures and details on theDigital Handsworth web site. Simply type Perry Hall in the Quick Search box on the site, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the numbers for different images.

These web sites include fascinating information about Perry Hall in Maryland:

The Historic Perry Hall Mansion


Perry Hall Community Web Page

Baltimore County Public Library - History of Perry Hall

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Barr And Aston Local History Society
Aston and Perry Barr