We have a wealth of information relating to the Walsall leather trade available to researchers and family historians.
The Livery Companies Library
A wide-ranging reference collection of over 1200 books, periodicals, pamphlets etc., covering all aspects of the subject of leather and leatherworking, probably unique in the UK in terms of its range. It includes approximately fifty trade directories covering the period 1813 to the present day. We welcome researchers who wish to use this collection, which is available by appointment.
(PDF18 KB) A timeline of Walsall from the Domesday book to present day.
Leatherworkers: Family history resources
These pages give listings of leatherworkers in Walsall to help with family history research:
Archaeological Leather Group
Black Country History
Leather Conservation Centre
Museum of Leather craft
Society of Master Saddlers
The Worshipful Company of Curriers
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers
Workshop of the World