Leicester Schoolchildren Remember Passchendaele
Find out about the East Midlands Heritage Schools trail around important buildings from the First World War in Leicester.
150 pupils plus teachers met in anticipation at Leicester’s YMCA theatre. 100 years ago, hundreds of soldiers had slept in the hall as they passed through the city. The pupils watched a moving performance. A young man lay awake late at night on his way to basic training. He spoke about his hopes and fears for his uncertain future at the Front.
The group then split and walked to different sites around the city: