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.
Thank you to Arena Theatre for hosting our WW1 Digital Capture. It was an interesting session with many artefacts and stories shared. Items were photographed and scanned to go up on the Lest We Forget ( LWF) Website (https://lwf.web.ox.ac.uk) Lest We Forget is an Oxford University-led project that aims to capture the memories and stories of the First World War before they are lost to history.
Our next LWF Digital Capture day Wolverhampton City archives Saturday 25th May 10.30- 12.30. no need to book just come along. all welcome. Free parking.
Digital Capture in March:
Big thank you to those people who shared their memories here are a few examples of items see more details here:https://lwf.web.ox.ac.uk