A MUSEUM is calling on Bugle readers to give their memories of Wolverhampton in the Second World War this weekend.
This Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 Bantock House will be hosting their 1940s Weekend, an event with music, stalls, displays, activities and fun for all the family. It also wants visitors to share their memories of life in the city 70 years ago.
The event follows an open talk on the role of women in a Home Guard battalion which an academic from the University of Wolverhampton was due to give last Tuesday (September 3) at the museum.
Dr Phylomena Badsey, a lecturer on both the BA (Hons) War Studies and MA Conflict Studies courses at the University, was due to air her research and also analyse the active role of women in the Home Guard, notably in the 22nd South Staffs Battalion based at Bantock House between 1940-1945. Speaking about her talk,
Dr Badsey said: “I’ll be discussing the 22nd South Staffordshire Battalion, Home Guard - G Section who were based at Bantock House, the Intelligence and Communication Centre for the local region.
“My particular area of research is women and warfare, and my talk focuses on the very active role of women in the Home Guard.
“The very popular comedy series Dad’s Army does not reflect accurately either the role of women in the Home Guard nor how very professional and well trained the Home Guard became from late 1941 onwards.”
For more on Dr Badsey’s talk and future activities at Bantock House, visit http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/extended-events-view/