John Hall-Edwards (1858-1926) pioneered the use of X-rays in medicine. He had long been interested in the medical application of … Read More
Welcome to Birmingham History, an internet resource dedicated to the Second City's People and Places. It was in 2014 that local businessman Robert Hall, suggested to historian William Dargue that a website dedicated to the men and women who have made the city famous throughout the world, and the places from where they came, would be an exciting and thoroughly worthwhile project. So, with the backing of Hall's Garden Centre, Bill Dargue set about researching the lives of the city’s past and present personalities, and unearthing the history of local places of interest. He has compiled a selection of intriguing stories that provide a fascinating insight into the people who are proud to be called Brummies and the thriving city that they call home. We shall continue to update Birmingham History as fresh information on its people and places comes to light. In the meantime, if you want to comment on any of the content or wish to suggest possible subjects for the future, please get in touch.