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Peaky Blinders: The Real Story - online talk

About the event

Join Kirklees Libraries' Writer-in-Residence, Christina Longden in conversation with Carl Chinn. Well-known social historian Carl Chinn has spent decades searching them out, one of whom was his own great grandfather, and, like the Shelbys, his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in the back-streets of Birmingham in the 1920s.

In this gripping social history book, Carl Chinn shines a light on the rarely reported struggles of the working class in one of the great cities of the British Empire before the First World War.

Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including rarely seen images of real Peaky Blinders and interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham’s under world and highlights the fact behind fiction.

Streamed live on Kirklees Libraries' YouTube channel and Facebook page but also available to catch up with later.

Please see Further Information for links.


Kirklees Libraries

01484 414868

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Kirklees Libraries **Because of Covid 19 restrictions there are currently many events online. Some of these are listed but please see the links under Further Information for more details of events via You Tube or facebook.
Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.

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