Another great event alert from our fellow Bearwood bloggers, We Are Bearwood.
Here's what they told us about the Lordswood Girl's School Local History evening which is taking place this coming Thursday....
The girls involved are super excited because the Lord Mayor has just confirmed that he will be attending.
We’re in no doubt that the Lord Mayor and locals alike will be pretty impressed by the displays, just take a look at what’s going to be on offer:
- John Dudley’s role in putting Lady Jane Grey on the throne
- Aston Hall – King Charles I’s visit, attack and sacking
- Wartime Birmingham, including Birmingham’s contribution to WW1 (economy and recruitment); the Birmingham Blitz; and theiImpact of WW2 on life in Birmingham
- Medieval Birmingham
- Tudor Birmingham
- Civil War Birmingham
- Industrial Revolution Birmingham
- Life in Victorian Birmingham
- Birmingham Museum and Gallery model
- Domesday book entries for Birmingham and Harborne
- Tudor Life
- Henry VIII and the Reformation’s impact on Birmingham
- Battle of Camp Hill
- Battle of Birmingham
- City of a Thousand Trades
- Key individuals: Matthew Boulton, Joseph Chamberlain, John Cadbury, James Watt, William Murdoch, Abraham Darby III
- Birmingham Daily Gazette articles ‘Scenes in Slumland’.'Report of the Police Establishment, and the State of Crime in the Borough of Birmingham’ 1887
- Birmingham population changes
It’s not just students’ work on show as local history societies and re-enactors have been invited to have their own “stall” to engage visitors and add to the evening."
Rose Hegarty from Lordswood Girls explained:
You may wish to showcase primary sources and artefacts, such as eyewitness accounts, photographs, and maps of your local area during a specific time period to enable us to build a full picture of all areas of Birmingham.
You may have members who are passionate about talking about an aspect of local history who wish to share their interest in the form of a display of images or other multimedia (some resources can be provided). Groups may have members who are passionate about re-enactment or music from particular periods, and may wish to also use the Showcase as a platform to introduce this to others and network with teachers and schools across Birmingham.
All we ask is that it is “local” to Birmingham and it is “history”! Any time period or focus of a stall can be accommodated and we would encourage a diverse range of stalls to engage students, parents, visitors and educators."
Get in there quick though, this is local history in the making!