Project: Research Workshops

Pupils from St Thomas’s and St Gregory’s Primary Schools went to Crosby Library in October and November 2015 to attend Heritage Workshops. The workshops had been planned by Gillian Morgan, from Sefton Library Service, in conjunction with the WW1Lydiate Planning Team. The purpose of the visits was to give all the children and supporting adults the opportunity to research the story of William Hodge during WW1 and the area in which he lived. William Hodge is one of the names listed on the War Memorial at St Thomas Church of England Church, Lydiate.

During the visit the children were split into 8 groups, each supervised by and adult, and carried out a carousel of tasks which involved:

  • watching a short film, detailing the experiences of local WW1 Veteran Ted Rimmer (see ¬†below)
  • viewing historical artefacts from this era
  • exploring historical and current maps of Lydiate
  • researching newspapers published during WW1 on microfilm
  • finding photographs of Lydiate on Sefton’s digital archives
  • researching online resources relating to William Hodge
  • researching book publications relating to Lydiate

The visits were extremely well received by both adults and children and our thanks go to Sefton Library Service for their extensive input into this part of the project.