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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.

Keep up to date with our latest news relating to WW1

How much do you really know about the British 'Tommy'? 

/media/ww1/library/140804_230_tommy1.jpgMost people in the United Kingdom will have someone in their family history who served during the Great War of 1914-18. Most of us have heard about trench warfare and the large-scale loss of life – but what was everyday living like for the British ‘Tommy’? 

Find out at the Great War Weekend...

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1916 Greengrocers Brought to Life

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_140801_230_140729_230_adeywilliamfamily1915_low.jpgThe great grandson of an early 20th century greengrocer was pleasantly surprised to find out that his Grandmother’s shop will have a place in history, as the building is restored to its former glory, complete with costumed characters at a Living Museum.

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Curator's Blog - WW1 Research

/media/ww1/library/140804_230_adeys.jpgResearch has provided us with an insight into ‘Real Lives, Real Stories’ of Black Country folk who served in WW1 or worked on the Homefront in the region, through the Summer and over the next four years we will narrate and bring to life these characters within the Museum's canalside village.

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The Locksmith's House in film

/media/ww1/library/140801_230_lh-july-resized2012.jpgOn 29 July and 30 July, Our Sister Museum, The Locksmith's House, Willenhall, hosted two days of filming for the Central Youth Theatre’s short World War One film After Dawn.

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WW1 drama filmed at BCLM

WW1For five days during July, a short drama film commissioned for the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust was filmed at the Museum.

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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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