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War Memorials

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A ceremony was held in school on Monday 27th June to mark the opening of a restored war memorial display which suffered severe damage during the Carlisle floods in 2015.Local City Councillors, School Governors, those who were involved in the restoration work and those who took part in rescuing the original documents from the floods were invited to attend. Peter Naylor, ex Deputy Head, worked in conjunction with Carlisle Archives to restore the documents so they were fit for display. We are very grateful to Councillor Lucy Patrick for providing the funding for the display. The display was originally housed at the entrance of the old Newman school site at Lismore Place in Carlisle and exhibited rolls of honour, medals and other historical documents. Sadly, these were significantly damaged during Storm Desmond. Work was carried out to restore some of the documents at the Carlisle Archive Centre, and a permanent exhibition using the restored documents and some new items has now been displayed in the main hall of our wonderful new school on Scalegate Rd. Thank you to Fergus Y8 and Bethan Y9 who wrote short biographies of some soldiers for the display. Over time, St John Henry Newman Catholic School have actively remembered the contribution of our pupils during both world wars, and as a school we have visited the war cemeteries in France and participated in Remembrance activities and ceremonies. It is so important that our pupils remember the sacrifices which were made for the freedoms they experience today. 

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