About us

Birmingham Children of War is a project of the Friends of Birmingham Archives and Heritage and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Marking the Centenary of the First World War, this project will enable local people to come together to focus on uncovering the largely untold story of children’ s experience of war from a Birmingham perspective. The project will be enlisting the help of local volunteers to research archival resources to find examples of what life was like for a child living at that time, and the impact war had on their everyday lives.In addition, we will be seeking new material in the form of photographs, diaries, memoirs and other mementoes that can be digitised and shared more widely.
Follow this blog to keep updated with events and news of ongoing discoveries from the archives during the project. You can also follow us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FOBAH/ or via Twitter @BMChildrenofWar
About Friends of Birmingham Archives and Heritage (FoBAH)
FoBAH is a volunteer group formed in 2009 to promote and support the work of Birmingham Archives & Heritage in making their historical collections as available to as wide an audience as possible.
FoBAH has over 100 individual members, who have a passionate interest in Birmingham’s heritage, and 3 valued patrons: Professor Sir David Cannadine, Sir Nicholas Goodison, and Professor Catherine Hall. The committee has a range of expertise, including: archivists, a genealogist, academics,postgraduate students, local historians, and archive users.