Alnwick District in the Great War

Lesson 2

Life in Alnwick on the Eve of War



The objective of these lesson/s is to examine life in Alnwick at the time the casualties listed on the memorial lived. This is an attempt to re-create the life they would have known.


Where did they do their shopping and what were the shops like?


What were the schools like?


What were their homes like?


What are the similarities and differences with life in the town today?




Internal Links:

Going Shopping

Home Sweet Home

Mr Squeer's Classroom

Kelly's Trade Directory



Lesson 2 Plan - PDF

School Days Activities - PDF

Alnwick Map - 1897 - PDF

Alnwick Map - 1827 - PDF

Kelly's Trade Directory 1910 - PDF

Trade Directory Related Activities - PDF