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Year 6 History Ambassadors visit Welcome In church group...see the photos below

 

On Wednesday 3rd October, six of us from Year 6 went to the church Welcome In.

We have been making a new remembrance wreath to share with the church and we presented it to them. We thought ahead what questions we would like to ask so that we had some idea what we would find out about. This first visit was just about having conversations about memories of the recent past.

 

 

We really enjoyed our time with people who could tell us so much.

Here are a few things that we learned...

One man showed us his father’s medals from World War One

Some of them had left school at just 14 years old

Philip only saw a banana for the first time when he was seven years old because when the war was on fruit like that couldn’t get to us from so far away

A lady had brought in a train set from the 1930s

Betty had photos on her phone of when she was a nurse in the 1950s

One man gave us a bag of jelly babies and said that with rationing (during and after the war) that was all a whole family got for a whole month!

Peter’s family only had two candles in the entire house to use during the black outs on World War Two.

Another lady told of seeing bombs falling when she was a child in Lincolnshire

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