Birmingham was heavily bombed during the Second World War. The German Air Force, called the ‘Luftwaffe’ dropped bombs on Birmingham to try and destroy factories that were making ammunition or planes, and they also tried to destroy the railways to stop goods from being moved around. However, lots of houses were destroyed and many people were killed. Balsall Heath was badly hit as there were lots of targets in nearby Small Heath and Tyseley. Moseley Road Baths was a First Aid post during the war to try and treat people who had been injured. A doctor and volunteer nurses slept every night in the building and would work through the night to look after people. At the end of Pool 2 you can still see two doors that were put in for ambulances to get in and out.
Lily Bullen was one of the volunteer nurses. Listen to her story.