Album project paints a picture of the fallen
Pupils and residents commemorate First World War
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