75 years ago this month war broke out and thousands of children were evacuated from Birmingham to villages in the countryside. Here are a few memories of former Ladywood children about the events of August and September 1939.
In April 1943 an American bomber crashed landed near Clonakilty on the south west coast of Ireland. The crew and their mascot were saved. The mascot was a monkey and it became a local celebrity. Now a statue has been unveiled to remember the events of 70 years ago.