Sandwell residents urged to play their part in commemorative mosaic

Residents who want to be part of a commemorative mosaic are being urged to send a selfie or attend a special photography session, being held over the coming weeks.

The 'Sandwell Remembers' project is commemorating the fallen for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The council's museums, libraries and archives services want to create a mosaic image of a poppy made up of the faces of the people of Sandwell, to show that Sandwell remembers the lives that were lost. The mosaic image will be displayed on posters and banners across Sandwell in November. Sandwell Council's leader Councillor Steve Eling said:

"This is one of a number of activities and events in Sandwell this year to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war. We are showing our gratitude to all those who paid the ultimate price."

People can attend photography sessions at:

  • Central Library, West Bromwich - Friday 31st August (9:30am - 2:00pm)
  • Smethwick Library, Smethwick - Tuesday 28th August (10:30am - 2:30pm); Monday 3rd September and Wednesday 5th September (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Hill Top Library, West Bromwich - Friday 7th September (11:00am - 3:00pm)

Alternatively, you can email your selfie to organisers. It needs to be passport style with just your face in the picture against a blank background - but you can smile if you wish and keep your glasses on!

To find out more about how Sandwell is marking the centenary of the end of the war, go to the Sandwell Remembers website.


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