Join our 100 Years Garden Party at the Manor House

A special English garden party will be held in West Bromwich on Sunday (5 August) 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 Hall Green Road, 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.

And 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, which will include a pot of tea, selection of cakes and scones at £5.00 per person or two for £8.00. Please book 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.”

Find more information on Sandwell museum activities, follow @sandwellmuseums on Twitter or like Sandwell Museums & Arts Service on Facebook.

More information on centenary activities in Sandwell for the end of the First World War

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