The Doings of the George Dixon Girls

#GeorgeDixonGirlsSchool helps the #war effort in #TheGreatWar…..I went to #GeorgeDixonGrammarSchool in the 1970’s and would have been proud of the GD Girls’ efforts……#BrumIsBrill #GeorgeDixonAcademy

Birmingham Children of War

Slightly hidden away within the Birmingham Collection are many examples of school magazines (search the Local Studies Index by name of school to find them) which are an often overlooked source. Fiona Tait has trawled through one series to see what they reveal about how girls at one Birmingham secondary school supported the war effort. This complements other information that can be found in items such as school log books and contemporary newspapers. 

Here is some information from The Mag-Pie: The doings of The George Dixon Girls’ Secondary School, Rotton Park, Birmingham, Spring Term, 1916.


These activities of various classes in the school were mentioned on pp. 35-37:

‘During last term and this the School has been busy in various ways in connection with the War. About 500 worn garments – all mended – have so far been despatched by the secretary to the Lady Mayoress’ Depot…

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