A selection of images from our project launch. Visitors were treated to a pop-up exhibition featuring some of the archive and library material volunteers have identified during the preparatory phase, grouped into the themes we have started to identify. These include schools and education; health; child and youth employment; children in care; youth justice and Belgian refugees. Visitors were also fascinated by the film footage of children in Birmingham in WW1 courtesy of some of the British Pathe newsreels.
Prof. Ian Grosvenor, FoBAH chair and Director of Voices of War and Peace introduced the project and spoke eloquently about the impact of war on a generation of children and young people which would resonate through several decades. Liz Palmer, Project Co-ordinator outlined the next steps for the project and made a successful appeal for more volunteers – and its not too late for anyone else to come forward. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.