Castle Bromwich

Published on November 25th, 2014 | by Bill Dargue

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Castle Bromwich History Online for the Younger Generation

History Online for the Younger Generation 

victorian schoolgirlCastle Bromwich bellringers have launched a new history website aimed at a younger generation of local historians. Local history buffs are typically folk of a certain age, but this online resource enables youngsters to discover the past via their laptops.

The history of Castle Bromwich stretches back to the Stone Age and locals have often been touched by national events. The evidence here has been traced by Bill Dargue and put online by the bellringers as part of their outreach to the local community.

The website contributes to the new National Curriculum for schools, which emphasises the importance of children knowing about their own locality. The site covers ten thousand years of Castle Bromwich history and includes a local trail which may be walked virtually or in reality. One local headteacher described the site as ‘a fantastic piece of work which will be a very useful resource in school.

The new website is intended for the children’s own use but will also be of interest to older enthusiasts. ‘The History of Castle Bromwich for Young People’ website can be found at – http://historyofcastlebromwich.jimdo.com/.


About the Author

Bill Dargue has been ringing the bells of St Mary & St Margaret's church in Castle Bromwich for over 30 years. He's one of the Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration Project trustees (Registered Charity 1155131) aiming to celebrate the tercentenary of the bell installation by setting the bells in good order for the next 300 years.



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