The WW1 Lydiate project aimed to share knowledge of how the Great War had an impact on the town of Lydiate, Merseyside, and in particular on the dozens of families of those servicemen who were killed.

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, children learned about the Great War over several months, working alongside history experts.

Schools taking part were St Thomas’s CofE Primary School, St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, and Lydiate Primary School – all in Lydiate, Merseyside. Youngsters participated in WW1 drama workshops and attended digital research workshops with Sefton Libraries staff.

Children learnt about the life of a local farrier and the role of horses in the Great War. They researched the names of the soldiers appearing on the local memorials.

One of the highlights of the project was a Remembrance Service at St Gregory’s Church, Lydiate, when pupils united with the local community to remember those who died in WW1.

A film about our project is featured on this website, alongside stories and photos.

Members of the Project