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Primrose Hill primary school pupils on quest to uncover WW1 war memorial secrets

PUBLISHED: 14:21 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:21 08 October 2018

The war memorial in St Mary's, Primrose Hill, has been restored several times. Picture: Natasha Delliston

The war memorial in St Mary's, Primrose Hill, has been restored several times. Picture: Natasha Delliston

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Primrose Hill schoolchildren are desperate for help uncovering the secrets of their local war memorial.

Pupils at St Paul’s Primary School are working on a project to find out more about the names on the memorial at neighbouring St Mary’s Church.

The memorial has been damaged by the elements so as to make the names almost imperceptible, but the church are currently fundraising to install a replacement on Remembrance Day.

Meanwhile, the schoolchildren are to work with a local historian to find out more about the 38 names on the memorial.

The majority – 35 – relate to the First World War – but two are from the Second World War and one from the Falklands War.

School headteacher Clive Hale said: “The children’s research into the church war memorial will give something very special back to the community, as well as building their understanding of both local history and the human stories of war...”

If you can help the pupils, get in touch Clive Hale at head@stpauls.camden.sch.uk

To donate to the fund for the new memorial, visit justgiving.com/campaign/warmemorial


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