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Brackley pupils enjoy fascinating visit from war veterans

Second World War veterans George Langton Kendall and Edward Winnington-Ingram with Russell Barrie, chairman of the Brackley branch of the Royal British Legion. They are pictured with Winchester House pupils. NNL-140515-171041001

Second World War veterans George Langton Kendall and Edward Winnington-Ingram with Russell Barrie, chairman of the Brackley branch of the Royal British Legion. They are pictured with Winchester House pupils. NNL-140515-171041001

Two Second World War veterans visited Winchester House School in Brackley to share their experiences of life as schoolboys during the war.

George Langton Kendall and Edward John Winnington-Ingram were both pupils at the school on the High Street between 1938-40 and 1935-39 respectively. They visited on April 24 to tell children stories and memories from their years at the school.

Russell Barrie, chairman of the Brackley branch of the Royal British Legion and vice-chairman of Northamptonshire also spoke to the children. He served on three tours in Northern Ireland as well as Cyprus and Malaya.

The visit was arranged as part of the school’s approach to teaching history, and head of ICT Chris Leach has been working with pupils in Years Five and Eight to write blogs with biographies of old pupils from the school who died in the First World War and Second World War.

 

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