History and Heritage in Tamworth
Tamworth is extremely proud and passionate about its history and heritage. Dating back to Saxon times, Tamworth, The Ancient Capital of Mercia, once home to the King of Mercia’s palace, from King Offa to Alfred the Great and Aethelflaed Tamworth’s history is crammed with stories of intrigue and warfare.
Take a journey through time, see how ancient meets modern in Tamworth today. Discover our grand architecture and fascinating buildings.
Historic People and War Heroes
Tamworth was the home of Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the modern Metropolitan Police Force, and what was his connection to the Tamworth Pig, learn how Thomas Guy of Guy’s Hospital in London was raised here and what was his legacy. The Reliant Motor Company was founded here, giving birth to the famous 3-wheeler.
Discover Tamworth’s numerous war hero’s such as Colin Grazier and Samuel Parkes who played their part in world history.
If you are interested in Tamworth’s fascinating history, consider joining Tamworth Heritage Trust, for more details, go to: