LHS Archives group contribute to Great War Project 05.11.15


The LHS Archive Prefects Group inspected their contribution to the community display cabinet which is part of the Charnwood Great War Centenary Project. During their visit  Margaret Bates, part of a local quilting group, described the process of the group creating the community quilt with the hand stitched names of the fallen from the memorial. Local archivist Penny Wilson shared her experience of researching the names of the fallen for the project.
The Archives Team have been supported in their research by former pupils and key mebers of the project, Janet Grant and Madeleine Coburn. Their objective was to find material about the school and it’s pupils during World War I. Artifacts included records, photos, books and letters of the time and interesting research about a former head girl Isobel Thornley. The display also contained a beautiful WW1 themed hanging created by LHS textile artist Emily Notman with the support of the craft club pupils.

Other locally sourced artifacts are also on display with the LHS exhibits.

The exhibition  is in Charnwood Museum in Queen’s Park and runs through November and December.