Al­bum project paints a pic­ture of the fallen

Pupils and res­i­dents com­mem­o­rate First World War

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett

TJG1ST GIFTED stu­dents and a res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion found a novel way to re­mem­ber fallen war he­roes from Ruis­lip.

Ruis­lip Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion ( RRA) were look­ing for a spe­cial project to mark the cen­te­nary of the out­break of the First World War and Susan Mid­g­ley, a for­mer teacher and RRA mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for ed­u­ca­tion, de­cided to call on the help of some in­ter­ested school chil­dren.

Stu­dents who make up a gifted and tal­ented group in Year 7 at Bishop Ram­sey C of E School in Hume Way, Ruis­lip, with the help of Mrs Mid­g­ley, his­tory teacher Andy Jef­fries and school li­brar­ian Elaine Neal, used photographs to re­mem­ber some of the men from RRuis­lip who lost their lives we were look­ing into – a few fight­ing for their coun­try. of the men are buried in St

Mrs Mid­g­ley, who lives in Martin’s Church yard across Howletts Lane, Ruis­lip, the road from the memo­rial,” ex­plained: “We have taken Mrs Mid­g­ley said. the names of the lo­cal men “I think the chil­dren found who lost their lives from the it fas­ci­nat­ing. One young girl Ruis­lip War Memo­rial and loved it and worked so hard have put to­gether a track­ing down photographs pho­to­graphic memo­rial of dif­fer­ent war graves and al­bum con­tain­ing pic­tures of memo­ri­als across Europe. their head­stones from “It also helps you to learn Com­mon­wealth War Graves a lit­tle about all of the men Ceme­ter­ies and Memo­ri­als. and you get to re­alise they

“For those who are are real peo­ple and you start ‘miss­ing with no known to feel things for them. grave’ we have pur­chased “One of the men was the memo­rial scrolls from Forces son of the sta­tion master in War Records.”

Ruis­lipR hat that– Rtit’s link lit­tle them thingsto like the The RRA put £500 for­ward for Mrs Mid­g­ley to area.” com­plete her project – not The photo al­bum will be all of which was used. on dis­play at Manor Farm

The names were taken li­brary in Bury Street for a from two pan­els on the war cou­ple of months and after memo­rial in Eastcote Road, that it will go on dis­play at Ruis­lip. the Manor Farm House

“We had about 30 names mu­seum.

n RE­MEM­BER: Mem­bers of Ruis­lip Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion and stu­dents from Bishop Ram­sey with the photo al­bum

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