On 11th March the project went public with an afternoon event at the Library of Birmingham. Over 200 people participated in one or more of the activities on offer which included a pop-up exhibition, a Children’s Trail and Children’s Craft activities, a choir singing popular WW1 songs and scouts performing semaphore.
The event also saw the launch of the Birmingham Children of War Learning and Resource Guide and an associated display. The Guide will be made available via pdf download very shortly.
We are grateful to the support given to the event by the staff of the Library of Birmingham especially Archives and Collections and the Children’s Library; the wardrobe department of the Birmingham Rep for the loan of the costume; the Midland Hospitals Choir and Phoenix Singers, the Cole Valley South 220th Scout Troop and Iris of Knit and Natter. And of course to our funders: the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The selection of photos below include contributions by official event photographer Vik Chandla, and volunteers Maggie Brownlie and Keith Clenton.