PERMANENT information boards will be unveiled to the public at the site of some unique First World War buildings in the Lickey Hills this weekend.

A research project costing £10,000 in Heritage Lottery Fund cash has allowed the Lickey Hills Local History Society to research and record the historic buildings, which make up the Bilberry Hill Gun Proof Range.

Two gun butts used for testing field guns have now been cleared of overgrowth, and a partially-demolished munitions store and three brick buildings have been officially recorded - and will all be opened for school visits.

The grant has also allowed the society to train their volunteers and visit archives for further research.

Two open days this weekend will present the culmination of volunteers' efforts.

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A teachers' pack will be available as an education resource for school visits, and information will be made available online, with relevant museum and archive collections.

The first open day will start from 11am on Saturday, September 15, with an unveiling of information boards taking place at 11.30am. There will be guided walks of First and Second World War sites between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The Bell Tent historical performers will be on site on Sunday for another open day from 11am, with more guided walks between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The 'Hidden First World War Heritage of the Lickey Hills' project has been carried out in partnership with the Lickey Hills Society and the Birmingham Park Ranger Service, and is supported by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.

Open days are free to attend. For more information contact the Lickey Hills Local History Society at