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King Edwards's School Birmingham

Remembrance Sunday..

Last night I attended the opening of the King Edwards's School First World War exhibition.

Invited because I, with young Tom Oakes (my apprentice for the next year) have built Oak display cabinets for the exhibition held in their beautiful Pugin chapel.

The initial phase of the exhibition focuses on the early stages of the conflict and the raising of the Birmingham City Battalions. Over the next four years the literature and artifacts will be refreshed to reflect on the anniversaries of landmark events and more personal stories of the 1,411 who served in the war.
So the cabinets will only be opened and 'set' occasionally, and the top 'Crest' rail is removable in order to slide in new panels. And simple, so that when you are viewing the artifacts, there are no distractions for the viewer.

Here are a few pictures from the opening night...

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Firstly, one of the three Oak cabinets designed by myself and Simon Meddings. …