A School At War

The events of the First World War make an impact in the log books of Rowlands Gill School.

Perhaps the most poignant is Miss Hodgson hurrying on 17th December to Hartlepool to confirm the death of a friend in the German bombardment. Sadly this echoes another local connection to the attack, the deaths of DLI soldiers, Privates Turner and Minks, commemorated on the War Memorial.

1903 - The Department Opens

1914 - Teachers Join Up

1914 - Hartlepool Bombardment

1915 - St George's Day

1915 - Empire Day

1916 - Empire Day

1917 - Gardening (Rationing) and Army Leave

1917 - Mrs Watt Absent for Son's Army Leave

1918 - Food Registration Cards

1918 - Blackberry Picking (Rationing)

1918 - More Blackberry Picking (Rationing)

1918 - Victory

1919 - Victory Teas