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Once more the Society hopes to assist Year 6 with their World War 2 project.  This year the event will take place in the Spring term..


Right: A German gun, a trophy from the First World War, which stood outside the Guild House between the wars.  At the outbreak of World War 2 it was taken away, much to the disappointment of local children, who had enjoyed playing on it.  It was melted down and used to make British guns - and fired back at the Germans.  

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Knowle C of E Primary Academy World War 2 Project

The Society’s two projects for 2017 will be The Farms of Knowle  in the Spring and The White Swan & The Red Lion in the autumn.  There will be a talk and an exhibition for both and as time permits we hope to produce booklets.

Right: The White Swan and the Red Lion beyond in 1891  At this time both inns were rendered.  The rendering on the Swan was removed in the early 20th century; that on the Red Lion a few years later.  When the Swan was demolished in 1939 its beautiful wrought iron sign was transferred to the Red Lion, where it still hangs today.

Society Projects for 2017