Wakefield Grammar School Foundation have recently announced a major new project to commemorate the First World War with the aid of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, QEGS Wakefield and Wakefield Girls’ High School will be holding a series of free, educational lectures about life in Wakefield during 1914-19, sharing information from their school archives to the general public for the very first time.
The series will consist of six lectures in total over the next seven months and will be held in venues around Wakefield. They will cover a wide variety of subject matter with the schools, the city of Wakefield and the First World War the main points of focus.
They believe this in depth examination of Wakefield and West Yorkshire at such a turbulent time in history could be of particular interest to people in the village.
Their archives are packed with interesting, unique and, until now, never publically released stories and they can’t wait to share them for the first time ever. If you are interested in this project and wish to find out more information, please contact Andrew Beales on 01924 663 733, firstname.lastname@example.org.