A group of Year 9 students from Alder Community High School have been working with the Hyde War Memorial Trust on a local history project as part of their Key Skills lessons. With the help of local history enthusiast and archivist, Lauren Gradwell, the students have carried out research into the 710 men from Hyde and Gee Cross who lost their lives in the First World War. They have studied details of their lives, the role they played in WW1, their death and their last known address.
The students used the funds raised from a school cake sale to design and print postcards that will be delivered to the last addresses of these men in an effort to show how our histories remain connected over 100 years on.
Their teacher, Emma Skeldon said “This project would not have been possible without the help of Lauren, whose archives and extra work has fascinated students and enabled them to see their project to fruition.”
All archives are available at Werneth Low Visitors Centre and online on the Hyde War Memorial Trust website.