Last Saturday was an overwhelming success with Wolverhampton Art Gallery reporting over 970 people in attendance at our first Home Of Metal open day, we had everyone from small kids, to teenagers right through to the more distinguished older gentlemen. We all had a blast and are incredibly grateful to Kate Williams Pryror and her team at Wolverhampton for all their hard work, Johnny Doom from Kerrang! Radio for hosting the day and for his interviews with our special guests Jim Simpson and Digby Pearson.
The website has now been launched and over the next week or so we will be adding the digitised artefacts to the archive – check out www.homeofmetal.com
Here are a few photos taken by Naz, from the day to give you a feel for what happened;
Johnny Doom interviewing Jim Simpson
A selection of press clippings and photos on display
Adults and kids making badges & colouring in Black Sabbath picture by Aye Jaye
Godflesh & Napalm Death related cabinet courtesy of Earache Records – included hand written lyrics, original art work mock ups (old school hand made cut n paste)
Judas Priest & Black Sabbath cabinet of treasures
Led Zeppelin cabinet with rare Russian release of Stairway To Heaven (Courtesy of Lisa Bardsley) and only known official 7″ release of Stairway To Heaven (Courtesy of Nigel Dodds)
Home Of Metal family tree created by Francesca Bunny Williams
A rare outing for this Robert Plant painting by John Judkins ‘Pop Star ’73’- part of Wolverhamptons permanent collection.
Stuart Williams from Walsall local history archive