Date(s) - 08/11/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Conscientious objectors
- Families at home
- Women at war
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;
- 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;
- massive involvement of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury’s;
- women’s stories including the 15,000 migrant women working in the factories
- and the plight of the Belgian Refugees.
Come and join us in this very special year, which marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.
As part of Armistice Day weekend, Birmingham Tours will be running the Birmingham History Bus Tour starting at 2pm on Saturday 8th November 2014 from the end of Colmore Row/Victoria Square.
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased by contacting Sue via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This bus tour is also available for private groups throughout the year.
Bookings are closed for this event.