The children visit Suffolk Archives to find the source material for the Archive All-Stars—and more, besides.
From press cuttings to microfilm, by way of old maps and photographs, the children used different types of documents to discover details about the All-Stars, and illustrated their findings in their Extra Time worksheets—displayed on the facing page.
They also looked for things they thought the residents would like—such as pictures of spitfires and the footballing legend, Terry Butcher.
Finding out about the Trawler Boys
Discovering that her street used to be a field
Using microfilm to research stories about Terry Butcher
Writing about the highlights from the 1983 WFA
Discovering the school is on the site of an old brick works
Reading the original story of Ethel the Bell
“It made me think of my family, if they have any history here.”
“My visit to the Archives has inspired me to keep a diary.”
Here is a selection of the children’s ‘From the Touchlines’ worksheets, that they completed during their visit to Suffolk Archives.
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