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A window into wartime Solihull

A window into wartime Solihull

Publish date:Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Solihull Remembers, an exhibition about the centenary of the First World War, will be officially opened at the Core library by the Mayor Cllr Flo Nash on Friday 9 November at 2pm.

This exhibition will be part of the numerous remembrance events in the borough commemorating the centenary and will be available to the public until February 2019.

Visitors will be able to find out how the First World War impacted on local people who lived, fought and died during the conflict at this fascinating exhibition. There will be a display featuring the names of all the Silhillians who were involved in the conflict and visitors can read about some of their stories.

As part of the opening, the Heritage and Local Studies team at the Core will also be offering drop in advice sessions to help residents research their ancestors who served in the army.

Cabinet member for Leisure, Tourism and Sport, Cllr Joe Tildesley said “As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, it’s essential that we remember the supreme sacrifice these soldiers made. It’s also important we recognise the role that Solihull and its residents had in the conflict and that’s why this exhibition is so valuable”

The exhibition will be located on the first floor of the Core library, within the heritage gallery. More information about the event is available on our website here.

If you would like to view more stories about Solihull’s casualties in the First World War. Please visit the Solihull Remembers website here.

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