Want to be involved???
For this year’s Birmingham Heritage Week (Sept 9-16th) in the Gardens, we want to celebrate, discover and share local life and stories from both the F irst World War and the the Second.
We already have some photos from the time and some contemporary portraits of people during our own 40s weekends. We’d like to tell and share stories; from fessing up to climbing over the walls and scrumping to tales of making and seeing spitfires… We can draw on some prefessional re-enactors and historians, but it all starts with us the community..
We already have a a bit of a plan, but it’s just a start, all leading to a public day on Sun 16th Sept
Interested in or know something about our local history? Got some ideas to share? Some time to help pull things together?
Come and help put flesh on the plan of events so far….
SATURDAY July 21st, 1pm
Birmingham Heritage Week this year runs from the 8th -18th September. So full of heritage is the Second City that it extends, by 7 days, the dates of the National Heritage Open Days .
This year we are working with St Mary and St Margaret’s Church and the hotel at Castle Bromwich Hall to offer visitors the chance to see all three historic parts of the Bradford estate.
There will be a guided tour of each site including (for those who wish it) a tour of the tower and famous bells in the church tower. Although the Hall is accessible to guests, this is a chance to see some of the magnificent plaster ceiling work and other areas not easily accessible otherwise.
Tours can be taken separately or in series.
The main series: 1pm Hall, 1.45 Church , 2.30 Gardens (please start at the Garden entrance to purchase your ticket and tour ‘tokens’)
There will be second tours at the Hall: 2pm. Gardens: 3pm and the Church will take informal tours all afternoon.
Please note the Tower can take only 4 or 5 people at a time – ask the Church wardens on entrance.
Normal Entry fees apply £4/£4.50 (plus Gift Aid). Tours free
You will be given ‘tour tokens’ to exchange at the entrance to each tour.
Can’t make that day?
The Church will be open on Sunday 11th September in the afternoon for drop-in tours and trips to the tower…also as part of Heritage Open Days.
..and don’t forget the Gardens have regular , free guided tours around the Gardens on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday (2pm) during the season.