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Legacy West Midlands

Legacy West Midlands is a charity based in Birmingham, founded in 2010 to celebrate our local heritage and diverse communities. We deliver sports, arts, heritage and youth programmes for the benefit of the whole community, including marginalised and underrepresented groups.

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Legacy West Midlands' Handsworth Heritage trails have been developed to showcase the multi-layered and diverse history of Handsworth, and explore some of Handsworth's fascinating stories. See below for more information.



Legacy West Midlands trails are:

Roots, Rights and Resistance: Join us on this historical walking trail where we uncover the history of protest in Handsworth dating back to the 18th century.

Irish Roots of Handsworth: Join us on this historical walking trail as we celebrate the contributions of the Irish community in Birmingham. Starting at Soho House, we will trace the footsteps of the Irish presence in Handsworth, culminating in a tour of the beautiful St Marys Convent, home to the Sisters of Mercy – a Religious Congregation of women founded in Dublin.

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Group following the Taste of Handsworth Tour in front of Soho House.
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St Mary's Convent

Taste of Handsworth Tour: Join us on this historical walking trail as we learn about Handsworths fascinating food history! The walk combines the Georgian history of the area with that of the present day communities, and you get to sample Ethiopian coffee, Caribbean cakes, and South Asian cuisine along the way.

For more information on trail dates, please head to Our Website

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