This podcast series ‘Tales from the Quarter’ draws from our oral history project ‘The People’s Archive’, and showcases some of the stories of the people who worked in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The podcasts can be accessed from the usual platforms or the links below.

The People’s Archive collection has been donated to Birmingham Archives & Collections at the Library of Birmingham where it will be preserved for future generations to access.

Episode 1: Within these Walls

An introduction to some of the characters who lived, worked, and traded in the Jewellery Quarter. The podcast explores their relationships with the historic buildings in the Quarter and how they changed over time.

Episode 2: Women's Work

This episode looks at the history of women's roles in the Quarter.

Episode 3: Old Skills and New Technologies

The final episode in the series looks at the importance of skills in the Quarter, and how they have developed over time.