Kitty's Story Comes to Birmingham
|The Fourth Session at Queensbridge. Conor, Richard, Rosie & Siobhan extend the story of Kitty as the young people listen|
|Highbury Hall, 2016. Photograph by Matt Hinks.|
However, he also recounted that there had been an amazing find at Highbury Hall, as some plumbers were fixing old radiators and behind one of the radiators under a floor board was a letter in an envelope hidden behind a skirting board in the library. It had been written by Kitty and deliberately concealed. The young people were asked why she hid the letter and did she forget about it? The young people were keen to read the letter and Richard read it out and passed the letter around the group, who handled it carefully and respectfully even though most of them were well aware that the letter was not a genuine historical record. The letter spoke of Kitty's despair at Highbury despite doing a job she knew she did well. She felt much older than her young years, she couldn't understand the need for the slaughter and the letter ended with 'ask the young what living means'.