Events include our annual Local History Day, regional conferences, and activities around the country planned jointly with other organisations. Visits are arranged to places of interest to local historians, often not easily accessible to individuals.
BALH aims to encourage interest and enthusiasm for local history amongst learners of all ages, and to share best practice, knowledge and skills. Our publications meet the needs of local historians for background information, and for practical advice and guidance about sources and methods.
Members receive The Local Historian, Local History News and the E-Newsletter four times a year, and have privileged access to conferences, specialist visits, and to the Discussion Forum and additional resources in the 'Members Only' area of this website.
The Local Historian contains articles on a very wide range of local history topics, including national overviews and local case-studies, as well as reviews and listings of new publications.
The Local Historian - Volume 47 Number 3 - August 2017Current issue »
Local History News is our quarterly magazine containing topical articles, shorter notes and reports for everyone interested in local history.
Local History News Number 124 Summer 2017Current issue »
BALH Events & Development Officer Dr Gill Draper spoke recently at the U3A Family History Conference. Gill's theme was 'Local History…
At Local History Day this year, Geoff Timmins, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Central Lancashire, gave a talk about Local…