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Early Tamworth

We have on this page, a brief description of Early Tamworth.  The Tamworth Heritage Trust are pleased to announce that local author, Christine Smith of Drayton Bassett has offered to compile a much more comprehensive account of this period of Tamworth’s … Continue reading

King Offa

By kind courtesy of Christine Smith The Tamworth Heritage Trust would like to thank Christine Smith, for her superb input to this website.  Christine’s knowledge of the history of early Tamworth is astonishing.  One of the aims of this website is that … Continue reading

Wigginton Lodge

Wigginton Lodge – Once the Home of Famous Surgeons John Clarke, M.D. Charles Mansfield Clarke M.D. Residents of Tamworth all know the place known as Wigginton Park. It was called a green lung for Tamworth and it is a pleasant … Continue reading

The Moat House

Written by Mabel Swift “Tamworth For The King.”  That was the declaration from the loyalists, William Comberford from his home at the Moat House in Lichfield Street.  In that year of grace, 1642 King Charles I had fled the capital … Continue reading

St. Editha’s Church

East view of St. Editha’s Church – 1790 The question often arises why Tamworth, relatively small market town should possess such a large and magnificent Parish Church.  The answer is to be found in the whole history of the town … Continue reading

The Free Library

Now the site of the Carnegie Centre, a centre for various voluntary organisations in the town, this little cherry red brick building with its green slated roof and charming elevation, was once the free library and public reading room.  It … Continue reading

The Old Cottage Hospital

Part of the Old Cottage Hospital stands in Hospital Street at the entrance to the part of the town know as The Leys, which for centuries was renowned for its famous Orchards.  The Old Cottage Hospital, for many years was … Continue reading

Aethelfleda

LADY OF THE MERCIANS  By kind courtesy of Christine Smith Ethelfleda was born around 864, the eldest child of King Alfred of Wessex and his Queen Ealhswith.  She may have been educated at the convent school at Wilton or at … Continue reading

Thomas Guy

Tamworth’s Famous Benefactor The Tamworth Heritage Trust is grateful to Alec Benwell, from the Mayor’s Office at Tamworth Borough Council, who researched and compiled this information.   Thomas Guy, detail of an oil painting by John Vanderbank, 1706 By courtesy … Continue reading

Anne Rowney

TAMWORTH BORN ANNE ROWNEY  FIRST MATRON OF GUY’S HOSPITAL By Peter Edden B.A. Guy’s Hospital.  Engraving by T. Higham – 1831 This is an attempt to give an account of the life and background of Anne Rowney (1678 – 1748), … Continue reading

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The Great War

06.12.16

The details of every name quoted on every Tamworth WWI Memorial are now available at Tamworth Heritage Hub.  All our town’s gallant servicemen who gave their lives in The Great War have been documented.  In almost every case this includes … Continue reading