Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Interview with an elder

Interview with Eddie

Colville Primary School got the chance to meet an elderly man that came to Colville Primary School himself when he was a student and his name is Eddie. In addition, Eddie’s dad also attended the Colville Primary School in 1910 and Eddie came to Colville in the 1940’s. They both went through serious conditions: World War 1 and World War 2. Eddie’s dad went through both World War 1 (July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918) and World War 2 (September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945) but Eddie just faced World War 2. When Eddie was a child, he used to play football and tennis on the side streets. A group of people campaigned for the play streets because they wanted to turn the play streets into roads and open it to the public so that people with cars can pass by. They also campaigned for Powis Square. Colville Primary School was then open to the public. The games that Eddie used to play at school were marbles, cigarette cards and hopscotch. In those times there were no adventure playgrounds so when it was their break time, they would go and play on the bomb sites. During World War 2, the houses near Colville got bombed and destroyed so they would have had great fun playing hide and seek in the bombed sites near Colville. 

By Mo

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