SOME OTHER AND WIDER DESTINY Wakefield Grammar School Foundation and the Great War


The archives of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation are a rich source of information for those interested in the First World War and in the individuals who experienced it. This study uses much of this material, including photographs, documents, minutes of meetings and school magazines in an attempt to bring the period to life. The schools’ magazines, ‘The Savilian’ and ‘The Wakefield High School Review’, are especially important and core chapters covering the years 1914-18 end with material from both. Here can be found eyewitness reports on such events as the arrival of the Royal Flying Corps in France in 1914 and the bombardment of Scarborough alongside accounts of school life in extraordinary times.

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