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WW1 at Black Country Living Museum

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Commemorating 1914 – 1918, World War One

For the next four years, Black Country Living Museum will be commemorating World War One 1914-18 with a host of activities, research and collections.

We have researched real lives, real stories of Black Country folk during WW1.

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William Adey

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_david.jpgPrivate 8th (Service) Battalion

The South Staffordshire Regiment

Aged 39 in 1914

Occupation before the war: Locksmith

The story of William Adey will be shared by our costumed character who is pictured here as a Private of the South Staffs. Regiment.

Find out about the real life story of Private William Adey from 1914-1918

 

Lilian Hodgkiss

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Munitions Worker

Aged 18 in 1914

The story of Lilian Hodgkiss will be shared by our costumed characters. One of our costumed characters is pictured to the left as a Munitions worker.

Find out more about Lilian Hodgkiss and life as a Munition worker in World War One.

 

 

Gertrude Bytheway

Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse, Red Cross

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_tracy.jpgAged 33 in 1914

Occupation prior to the war: Teacher

Our costumed character, pictured here as V.A.D. Nurse will tell the story of Gertrude.

Find out more about Gertrude and VAD Nurses

 

 


 

WW1 Events at BCLM

/media/ww1/library/140729_230_our_events.jpgFind out about our latest activities and events taking place at the Museum on our WW1 Events page

 

 

 

 

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