We’re honoured to have been invited to represent the City of Birmingham on a visit to celebrate the relationship with the town of Albert, France.
After the First World War, the City adopted Albert and acted as a ‘War Godmother’ sending supplies and money to help rebuild the town.
To commemorate WW1 and to celebrate this relationship, CBBB will perform at the Theatre de Jeu de Paume on the 20th September in Albert for a historical event.
The town of Albert was almost totally destroyed during the First World War as it was only a couple of miles from the front line and the Somme.
After the First World War many British towns and cities became involved in ‘adoption’ schemes to provide help for the devastated battlefield. Many of the places adopted were on the Somme and Birmingham adopted Albert in 1920. Today Albert still has a ‘Rue de Birmingham’ and the almhouses paid for by the citizens of Birmingham still exist although with a different use.
Read more about the relationship here.