Join the centenary garden party at Manor House Museum

A special English garden party will be held on Sunday to commemorate 100 years since the first women won the right to vote and the end of the First World War.

Manor House Museum, in West Bromwich, will be hosting the English Garden Party to celebrate a bygone era and the British spirit from 11am to 3pm. Admission to the event is free. Museum staff are inviting local people to join them for an afternoon of traditional live music, outdoor games, guided tours and delicious cream teas.

There will be a variety of Remembrance poppy-themed crafts for visitors to create and decorate which will be displayed at the museum in November. Plus, throughout the day local historian Ian Bott will be giving talks on local wartime history, admission to the talks is 50p per person.

There will also be cream teas, priced at £5.00 per person or two for £8.00. These should be booked in advance by calling the museum on 0121 588 2985. Sandwell Council leader Councillor Steve Eling said:

"The first women winning the vote and the end of the First World War were two immensely important moments in our history. People will have the chance to commemorate these at a garden party at our historic Manor House Museum.

"It's also an opportunity for families to remind young people of these important dates in our history, so that they can be passed onto future generations. This is the latest in our series of Sandwell Remembers activities and events to commemorate the end of the war."

More information on Sandwell museum activities can be found at, or by folowing @SandwellMuseums on Twitter.


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