Great War Soldiers remembered at Haden Hill House event

You can turn the clock back 100 years at Haden Hill House Museum on Sunday 30th September, at a special event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Between 12pm and 4pm, The Sandwell Remembers event will run at the Victorian house off Halesowen Road. Entrance to the event is free. Councillor Steve Trow, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for culture and core services, said:

"This is one of many events to mark the end of the war and a chance for local people to appreciate the efforts of British soldiers. Visitors will be able to learn about the soldiers' uniform, kit and weapons and what it was like to serve in often dreadful conditions in the trenches."

There will also be a good old-fashioned sing-a-long in the drawing room with tunes you'll know and love from the early 20th century such as 'It’s A Long Way to Tipperary' and 'Roll Out The Barrel'. Jane Hanney, museum services manager, added:

“See First World War soldiers and explore their kit, uniform and weaponry, see weapon demonstrations, talks and drills and learn what life was like as a soldier in and out of the trenches.

"Children can also enjoy our ‘train home trail’ and make a flag to wave and take home or a decorate a poppy for our remembrance wall.”

For more information, you can visit the Sandwell Museums website, or call 01384 569 444.


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