Collecting stories for ‘Birmingham, its People, its History’: Peter Dolan

Staff at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have spent the last year collecting oral histories and objects from Birmingham people. One of the people interviewed was the late Peter Dolan, a Big Issue seller who had become a familiar face in Birmingham city centre.

Peter had been selling the magazine in England and Ireland for over 10 years. He came to the museum in July 2011 to record his oral history; he spoke to museum staff about his early life and his experience of selling the Big Issue in Birmingham. Peter’s oral history along with his jacket and seller’s I.D. badge will go on display as part of the new galleries ‘Birmingham, its People, its History’ which opens on 12 October 2012.

Read In Memory of Peter Dolan on the Big Issue website.

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Photo: (C) Andrew Jackson www.writtenbylight.com

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