Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Birmingham - Hall of Memory


The Hall of Memory in Birmingham was built as a memorial to the people of Birmingham who were killed or wounded in the First World War.  Work began in 1923, and it was opened by HRH Prince Arthur of Connaught (a grandson of Queen Victoria, wiki link) on 4th July 1925.
Most of the photos in this small album are dated 1925, so I would imagine this was taken that same year, after the opening.
The Hall of Memory has a website here, where you can search the books and read the names of those killed in the 1st and 2nd World Wars.
Wiki link here.

2 comments:

  1. Birmingham must be a large city if they've got their own memorial hall. It's something you expect in Paris, Berlin, or London.

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  2. Lovely composition in this picture

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