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Faces of Castle Bromwich during the 2 World Wars – Birmingham Heritage Week

What was life like on the Bradford Estate and in the village of Castle Bromwich during the First and Second World Wars?

This day will include a mix of participation, re-enactors and community created exhibitions, spitfire stories and contemporary portraits of the re-enactors from our 40s event alongside photos from the ‘real’ 40s in the area.

We’ll be gathering reminscences of working and living near the Spitfire factories, asking people to ‘fess up’ to scrumping and climbing the walls of the Gardens before it was rescued. We’ll discover how the Hall was used as a convalescence home during the First World War and what medecine and life was like for ordinary people locally and what part the Gardens and gardening played in food production during both the wars.

The event is part of an ongoing community created local history project about Castle Bromwich, the Gardens and the immediate area during the First and Second World Wars.

Appropriate for all generations – be part of uncovering our histories.

We hope to have some tours of the Chruch, Gardens and Hall, as usual, Details are still to be finalised – please check back here nearer the date

Normal entrance fees apply £4/£4.50 (plus Gift Aid) available at the door. Gardens open at 12.30.

Tours and Garden entrance Free for Garden Members

 

 

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Bat Walk and talk…

Led by BrumBats, come and join us on a late summer evening to explore the Gardens and any bat activity.
20:00 – Small bat talk on what species we are likely to find at the gardens
20:30 – Bat walk round the gardens.
22:00 – Finish.
All donations welcome
Children with adults welcome – please remember we will not finish until 10pm
Numbers limited, please ensure you place by booking a free ticket below.
Public bat talk/walk at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
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The Mikado …

On of the best loved light operas, brought up to date by the classy Willmore Singers.
Here they will be creating an updated version of Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most well-known work will be set in a nightclub amongst organised criminals.
Take in an early evening prefromance on Saturday night, or a leisurely Sunday afternoon matinee. Open Air Theatre in beautiful Gardens setting, bring a picnic if you desire!

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The Mikado …

On of the best loved light operas, brought up to date by the classy Willmore Singers.
Here they will be creating an updated version of Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's most well-known work will be set in a nightclub amongst organised criminals.
Take in an early evening prefromance on Saturday night, or a leisurely Sunday afternoon matinee. Open Air Theatre in beautiful Gardens setting, bring a picnic if you desire!

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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Unplug and Play

Relaxed and informal activities for young children and their grown-ups.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays there will be a range of  simple crafts, creative and outdoor activities from 12-3pm.

As well as ‘led’ activities there could be gardening, or forest school type activities.

There is always the maze to explore, the mud kitchen, trails and a whole 10 acres to run in.

Cafe and shop open.

Picnics welcome.

Entrance for families on Unplug and Play days is  £2 for anyone over 5 years old

Free to holders of the Family Activities Annual Pass 

 

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