Day 3 – Marching and Drill

Day 3 – Marching and Drill

On Wednesday afternoon, following their arduous battle training for the trenches, the Rowlands Gill Pals Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry were drilled by Sgt Chapman.  Their parade ground performance was excellent. With a little practice they were ‘right and...
Day 1 – Researching our Soldiers

Day 1 – Researching our Soldiers

Edwardian photographs show the miners from Lilley Drift in their flat caps and the bosses in their bowlers. We tried them for size, but decided it was unfair to be judged by your hat ! Following up on our visit to the War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Strathmore...
Day 1: A Ramble through Rowlands Gill

Day 1: A Ramble through Rowlands Gill

How and why did World War 1 begin? Neil organised us into the various European alliances and explained the beginnings of the Great War. Then, it was time to go out of school and explore our village. We pretended to be Edwardian detectives, looking for clues to its...