Bristol Children Discover the Extraordinary Story of Three Brothers from Two Mile Hill
Using a photograph taken by the brothers’ father, children in several schools in the West explored the remarkable story of the Whiteford brothers from Bristol.
Each brother made a different choice when faced with conscription. One chose to serve in the Gloucestershire regiment, one to drive ambulances as a non-combatant and one to be a conscientious objector.
In a short performance directed and written by Angie-Athay Hunt, a group of actors recreated their story. The children then had the opportunity to interview the brothers and discuss which choice they would’ve made had they been in the Whiteford brothers’ shoes 100 years ago.
Historic England would like to thank the Bristol Radical History Group for letting us use the image and their interest and support in the project.
This workshop was part of a whole range of activities and projects by Heritage Schools in the South West to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. These ranged from children applying to list their local memorial in Cinderford, to children researching the names of men from plaques in their schools to creating ‘merit’ cards to be delivered to local homes where the soldiers lived.
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