2014 marks the 40th/50th/60th anniversary of Solihull becoming a Municipal Borough (1954), County Borough (1964) and Metropolitan Borough (1974).
We’d love to hear your memories of those times – for example, did you see Princess Margaret visit Solihull on Charter Day? Did you attend the teenage dance at the Civic Hall in 1964 to raise funds for the ‘Elevation Day’ clock? Do you remember the creation of the present-day Metropolitan Borough in 1974?
Please tell us what you remember of events then, or let us have your thoughts on how life in the Borough has changed since those times. There’s a memory sheet (PDF) attached below for you to fill in and email back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heritage & Local Studies Librarian
Hi I remember it well, I lived at Ferndown road and walked past it every day to school at Cederhurst. I remember them digging the hole for the foundations and then laying the bricks to build the tower, I remember thinking how small the bricks where.