Solihull Widney

Military & Social History Group

The Military & Social History Group was formed in 2017

We continue meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the group co-ordinator’s home.

The format we have evolved consists of one or two of the members giving a presentation of a particulate subject of Military or Social History in which they are interested or have done research. Sometimes this is a battle, or an incident or concerning a prominent person on the Military history stage. It may be of a more general nature reflecting the ‘social’ aspect of the group remit.

Recently we have looked at Memorials, the Suez Crisis and the Suffragette Movement

Nearly always we find something unusual or not generally known about the person or event. This then leads onto discussion, and finally we plan for our next meeting and who is prepared to offer the presentations.

At our last meeting in July, Mary Moore gave a most interesting presentation of Birmingham in the Blitz. The illustrations accompanying this talk gave a very graphic view of the devastation caused by the bombing, particularly in the central Birmingham area. We all had some input in the discussion time even though most were born after the war. Memories of the damage, rationing and remembered stories from relatives who lived through this period meant we have a very interesting discussion.

Unfortunately this group is full at the moment, the numbers being limited by the size of the venue, but if you are interested then do talk to Paul Smith the group co-ordinator to either go on the waiting list or we may be able to start another group.

Paul Smith
July 2019

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