@OurSolihull changes to @SolihullLife

The New Year brings a fresh look for “Solihull Life In A Day”, which saw tweets, posts, photos, drawings and one-day diaries archived to give a snapshot of life in the Borough on an ordinary day – Tuesday 12th November 2013. You can see the curated themes at http://storify.com/oursoliday

We felt that Solihull Life shouldn’t just be for one day, so we’ve changed our Twitter and WordPress profiles to reflect our ongoing efforts to capture, preserve and share the life and heritage of the Borough. We’ll be featuring some of our photos and documents, and we’ll be asking for your help with some of our forthcoming projects.

2014 marks one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, and library staff have been working with local historians and community groups to find out about those with a connection to Solihull who served and gave their lives.

Less well-known is that 1st April 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Solihull Metropolitan Borough, the 50th anniversary of Solihull County Borough, and the 60th anniversary of Solihull Municipal Borough, which saw Princess Margaret visit the then Urban District of Solihull to present the Royal Charter.

We’d be delighted to hear from you if you could contribute any anecdotes, stories or memorabilia relating to the First World War or the 40th/50th/60th anniversary of the Borough. Please email Tracey Williams at heritage@solihull.gov.uk




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