We are five years old!!!

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By chance, we recently found an album of images of the old Reference Library including images of the Iron Room, the inspiration for our name.

On Monday, 24th October, The Iron Room turns 5 years old!!!

Our very first blog post on the Pageant of Birmingham was published on 24th October 2011 and to this day is still holding steady as the 4th most looked at post!

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Image from the gallery of the Iron Room [L53.31 Photographs: Central Public and Commercial Libraries in Birmingham}

 

To celebrate our 200th blog, 200 and Counting! back in December 2014, we had a look back at some of our favourite articles and the weird and wonderful items that we found in our collections and wanted to share with you.

The Iron Room is celebrating Our Libraries week so we are posting this a little early but we thought you might be interested in a few statistics from a wonderful 5 years…

 

  • Number of posts: 316
  • Top blog post: Birmingham Burial Records with 2610 views
  • Number of comments: 334
  • Most active day for comments: 26th September 2013
  • Best views ever in a day: 643 on 31st December 2012
  • Number of visitors: 42,000

We are still going strong with a jam-packed line up of articles to see out the year, not forgetting our 2016 Explore Your Archives campaign which we are launching with an exhibition on Saturday 19th November, and would love you to get involved with!

Thank you for supporting our blog and we hope that you continue to share in our love of our collections and the history of the amazing City of Birmingham.

From all the team behind the Iron Room.

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2 responses to “We are five years old!!!

  1. Impressed one of my contributions is still the top blog post 🙂

  2. Many congratulations on your interesting blog and all you have achieved in the last 5 yrs.

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