On Friday 13 September 2019 for our National Heritage Open Day Event in the Wolverhampton City Suite we celebrated our Crowdfunding success.
This afternoon-tea event hosted by the Mayor of Wolverhampton celebrated the Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society (now The Wolverhampton Society – WS) and Outside Centre, ‘crowdfunder’ project, that successfully raise over £3000 to restore three WW1 memorials in the City of Wolverhampton.
Two of the memorials from the City Art Gallery archives have been restored and the third, the Street Shrine memorial in Thornley Street, is in the process of being restored. This National Heritage Open Day Event, celebrated the City treasures in the Mayoral Suite as well as saying thank you to those who engaged and contributed to this WW1 commemoration project and events. Friday’s event included an exhibition, a walk and presentations on the all restored memorials: Wolverhampton City Council’s Head of Arts and Culture Marguerite Nugent spoke as well as University of Wolverhampton PhD student Claire Jones. Claire shared her research on the Street Shrine, this research will be published in a book later in the year.
Big thank you to The National Heritage Fund and Awards For All for their support in funding projects, enabling the development of a map of war memorials across the city and tree planting – follow this link to see the City map: an exciting chance to learn and discover the history of Wolverhampton’s World War One story and how it has been incorporated into our city’s landscape.
Friday’s event included an exhibition, a walk and presentations on the all restored memorials