Living history of wartime life

Andrew Spooner showing the year nine students the Vickers Machine Gun.  (Lin) EMN-150129-131531001
Andrew Spooner showing the year nine students the Vickers Machine Gun. (Lin) EMN-150129-131531001

Year nine students at Caistor Grammar School were given an interesting and emotional history of the daily life of an infantryman in WW1 by Andrew Spooner of Skylark Living History.

Andrew showed the students many original artefacts used in everyday life in the trenches, explaining the personal deprivation experienced by soldiers during their tour of duty and the hardships endured on the front line.

He also spoke about diseases suffered by the soldiers and how many thousands died during the conflict.

The students were able to handle and examine the various artefacts, including barbed wire and artillery shells, as well as personal equipment.