Step back in time and experience one of Redditch’s most famous and significant organisations (From Redditch Advertiser)
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Step back in time and experience one of Redditch’s most famous and significant organisations
8:50am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Local
RESIDENTS are being invited to step back in time and experience one of Redditch’s most famous and significant organisations.
Remembering the ‘alloys, organised by the Redditch History and Heritage Group, will be a special multi-media event about vital wartime factory High Duty Alloys, which opened in 1939.
The Redditch site took responsibility for the majority of Britain’s aero-engine pistons throughout the duration of the war, producing more than 10million components.
One part of historical note was that it manufactured the V-shaped spars that held the bouncing bombs on the Lancaster bombers during the Dambusters raid.
By the end of 1941 the site covered nearly 26 acres and employed more than 1,500 people.
The event features a packed programme of activities including an exhibition of archive material, an illustrated talk by aviation historian Tony Butler and the 1941 film Forging The Hiduminium, showing life in the factory during the height of war production.
It is on Saturday, October 12 at St Philip’s Church in Webheath and costs just £2 to enter.
Apart from this special event the Redditch History and Heritage Group is involved in a number of campaigns to resist changes to the town’s infrastructure.
Operating informally for a number of years through a core group of local historians and archivists, it is now expanding and inviting anyone with an interest in Redditch’s past to join.
Meetings currently take place every other Wednesday afternoon at 2pm at the Heritage Art Gallery in Millsborough House.
For more information about Remembering the ‘alloys, or joining the group, visit rhhg.org.uk or call 01527 63039.
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