They were all Heroes! – Exhibition

Knowle Village Hall
10.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd August
10.00am – 4.30pm Monday 4th. August

There will be a Living Tommy present each day.

Our exhibition will show how it affected Knowle and is based on Michael Harrison’s book The Price a Parish Paid plus additional research by the history team. It contains a lot of local and personal information of all involved whether they were killed in action, taken prisoner or simply served and survived – they were all heroes! Our aim therefore is to provide names and as much information as possible for each individual including, where possible, a photograph of that person.

 

 

Our exhibition will show how it affected Knowle and is based on Michael Harrison’s book The Price a Parish Paid plus additional research by the history team. It contains a lot of local and personal information of all involved whether they were killed in action, taken prisoner or simply served and survived – they were all heroes! Our aim therefore is to provide names and as much information as possible for each individual including, where possible, a photograph of that person.

There will be a mini exhibition on The Black Prince and the Battle of Jutland and one on the hospital at Hampton-in-Arden and convalescent homes like Springfield, and much, much more.

We will be serving tea and coffee and cakes.

A raffle will be held each day with a bottle of Champagne as the daily prize. The proceeds from this raffle will be donated to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Patient Welfare Fund) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where the forces’ operational casualties are nursed and provision is made for families who are caring for them while at the hospital.

Come along and see the contributions and sacrifices made by Knowle people.

Photos of the opening day and the formal opening by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Kate Wild. ‘Living Tommy’ also shown by the war memorial at Knowle Parish Church