Solihull prepares for Charter Day

This is an extract of a longer video by local film-makers and photographers, filmed in March 1954 when Princess Margaret presented then Urban District of Solihull with a Royal Charter of Incorporation as a Borough. It shows the area around Poplar Road and Warwick Road, including then Council House (now the Assembly Rooms pub).


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Life In A Day

On 24th July 2010, people in 192 countries filmed their day. 4,500 hours of footage were put together by film-maker Ridley Scott into this 90-minute film capturing a snapshot of life on the planet.

If you fancy trying to capture your day in a video for Solihull Life in A Day on 12th November, please do! If you upload it to YouTube, please tag it with soliday, and we’ll create a playlist of your videos. It doesn’t have to be a full-length film like this one, even a minute or two would be great. ┬áJust share with us the parts of your day that are most important to you.



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