Today we were very fortunate to have local historian Shaun Corkerry come into school and give a talk about how he studies the past and what Galgate was like during World War 1 and 2. We started the visit with a fascinating presentation of lots of photographs as Galgate was and some of the people who went off to fight and what happened to them. Then we had an interesting Question and Answer session with children asking lots of questions. Lots of the children were struck by how many children worked at the silk mill part time instead of being in school full time. Finally Shaun showed us lots of artefacts from World War 1 and 2 including a real cross from Ypres of one of the soldiers from Galgate, a shell top, a memorial plaque and attendance registers from the school. Thank you very much to Shaun for giving up his time to tell us about Galgate. If you have stories about Galgate or have medals or photographs that you would like further information about then Shaun is very happy to have a look at your artefacts. If you would like to get in touch with Shaun please let me know and I can pass on his details. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.
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