A very busy year!


Summer is usually our ‘downtime’ but that certainly wasn’t the case this year - we were busier than ever.

We’ve had lots of enquiries to answer and we’re working on some great new projects.

One of our favourite current books is Alan Brain’s research into his mom’s childhood which is entitled 'Family fragments'. She knew she had been in care but had no idea why and couldn’t remember many of the details. Through painstaking research, Alan managed to piece together her history and Memories in Print are in the process of editing, setting it and publishing it. One unexpected discovery was that Alan discovered the family have been celebrating his mum’s birthday a day late all these years. Now she has her new official date of birth, they will be celebrating on both days just to be on the safe side.


A Great Honour!

We are really proud to have finished a project - called Unlocked - for Birmingham City Council recently. We interviewed women about changes in the city for women over the past century and edited all memories to produce a beautiful full colour book. This was a lovely piece of work which took place over a period of about a year and included an exhibition in the Museum and Art Gallery.



We’ve moved!


We are very happy to have
expanded into the
South-West as well as
keeping a base in Birmingham.

Our new number is:

01271 870438

If there is no reply, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


Our mobile hasn’t changed:

0771 3430327



As featured in Family Tree!


We are very pleased to announce that Memories in Print’s Gudrun Limbrick has been commissioned to write an article in Family Tree magazine - one of the biggest family history titles in the UK.

The article, about researching nineteenth century orphanages, will be in the January issue and will be out at the same time as Gudrun's new book 'Leaving the Workhouse: the story of Victorian Orphanages'.


More on this to come in future issues of the Memories in Print newsletter.


NB. More on Gudrun's book here.



How does Memories in Print work?

We believe that all-too-often, local and family history simply gets lost in the mists of time. So we work with individuals, families or researchers to get memories into print. In this way, it can be shared with family members, with the public and preserved in local archives.

For some of the people we work with, we interview them, hear their memories and then write it up and produce a book illustrating it with family photographs. For others, we type up and edit memoirs they have already written. It is very satisfying  to turn handwritten papers into a high quality book that wouldn’t look out of place on the shelves of Waterstone’s. Other customers have done the typing and page setting themselves - we might simply work on a front cover design or perhaps an index before arranging printing. However you want to get your memoirs or family history into print, we can help.

We can also arrange to sell your books on our website, or get them in your local archive. And if, in the future, you want one more copy, or 1,000 more copies, we can get that sorted for you too.

Want to discuss your book? Or just an idea? Call 01271 870438. No obligation - we’re just happy to chat.


Looking back on last year


One of the biggest thrills last year had to be meeting Dot Cotton herself! June Brown agreed to an interview in the Eastenders studios in Elstree. We had a walk through some very familiar scenery and then we sat down and talked about her memories of theatre for an oral history project commemorating the centenary of the Birmingham Rep. We have to admit that we hadn’t realised that she had had a long, and illustrious, career as a classical actor before she became a TV star. We couldn’t resist sharing this photograph with you.