The time is 1945 in a place in Northern Germany called Bergan-Belsen. My Great Granddad, Harvey Jones was a Motorbike Outrider for the British Army.

My Great Granddad was sent to liberate Belsen Concentration Camp, this means to free the people from the enemy (the Nazi Germans). This would not have been a nice place to be, very dangerous and countless scary sights to have seen. My Great Granddad got this Sword from a German Officer at the Camp along with this Nazi Sash I have too. My Great Granddad Harvey died before I was born, even before my Dad was born. This story was said by him to be passed down through the family and the Sash and Sword to be given to the youngest member of each generation of our Family, which as of writing this today is exactly what I am doing, as to my Great Granddad’s wishes.

This whole story is to remind us of what the war was like and never forget what people did and suffered to give us all freedom today.

Dylan Jones 6MT. October 21st 2016.

12th December 2014

Today we held a special England V Germany Football match to remember the time when soldiers in the Great War stopped fighting and played football instead. We have made a video which explains the context and also shows some footage of our game - we hope you enjoy it!

You can see the video by clicking on the image to the right!

The format is Windows Movie File (WMV) 15.8Mb


10th December 2014

One of our pupils has been to see the poppies in London. Click to read about her visit.

11th November 2014

All the children at Woodlesford Primary made a poppy to plant in our field before we held an outdoor service with readings as part of our Armistice commemorations and with a rendition of the Last Post.

The Great War - thoughts and stories

On this page we hope to gather the thoughts, feelings and stories from Woodlesford about The Great War. If you have a contribution to make to this page we'd love to receive it.

Please send to marked 'Remembering the fallen'.