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Will King Exhibition – Tipton Library

15 September 2018 @ 9:00 am - 29 September 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Living Memories project is delighted to announce that our next temporary exhibition will be a selection of canal photographs from the Will King Collection and will be on show at Tipton Library between 15 – 29 September 2018.

Over a period of 30 years Will King took over 2000 significant photographs that captured everyday life on the canals of the Black Country and beyond. Will spent much of his life working on the canal network working as a Lengthsman and then a Toll Clark for the BCN (Birmingham Canal Navigation). He died in 1962 leaving behind a trove of remarkable photographs that capture a time of great change as working boats were being faded out and the canals went into a temporary period of decline.

The Will King collection is now held by his daughter Ruth Collins who has been working with the project to curate this first public exhibition of his work. Ruth will be attending Tipton Library on the 22nd September 2018 to talk about her father’s life and work.

The exhibition also coincides with the Tipton Canal Festival which runs over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of September 2018.

For more details and opening times of the library call Robert Hazel on 0121 557 1796


15 September 2018 @ 9:00 am
29 September 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Tipton Library
0121 557 1796