FBEC are not involved in the event below but the Birmingham Big Bus Tour staff join FBEC on Birmingham Heritage Forum, so we are happy to point you in their direction.
This is the year when we remember the Battle of the Somme. Birmingham has a fascinating story to tell with its involvement in the First World War. Starting at the iconic Town Hall you will hear about Neville Chamberlain’s rousing inspirational speech and the massive recruiting parade in Victoria Square. On the route we will visit sites to learn about Zeppelins and Armaments; the Quakers and conscientious objectors; War hospitals taking over the University of Birmingham and Highbury Hall; the Hall of Memory built to commemorate the 12, 320 Birmingham citizens who died and the 35,000 who were wounded during the War; the massive involvement of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury’s; the women’s stories including the 15,000 migrant women working in the factories and the plight of the Belgian refugees.
Date: Sunday 24th July 2016
Meeting point: end of Colmore Row/corner of Waterloo Street, Victoria Square next to the Council House
Cost: Tickets £12 per person – please contact Sue by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join the Big Bus Guides to commemorate Birmingham’s contribution to the First World War.