Day-to-day events have always been reported in local newspapers. Such events reflect life in the town, current fads, trends and what impacts peoples lives.  If you groups and sequence these stories you can build a picture of what life was like for past Redditch residents.

Please note that this site is still under construction and in many cases content has not yet been added.


The History in Print project has been using both physical Newspapers and on-line archives of old newspapers to do just that.  This site collects together that research and presents a view of life in Redditch over the years by subjects and topics within those subjects

Use the menus on the left to navigate to the different subjects, and the sub-menus to select a topic.  Note, because of copyright restrictions, these are just the index to newspaper clips, the actual clips can only be viewed off-line.

© Jill & Derek Coombes 2015-2019