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It’s a decade after the start of the war and Edward’s father has died.  At a church memorial service, Edward contemplates the role of memorial in our society in all its aspects. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many of us remember the fallen from the Great Wars and other conflicts by wearing a poppy.  Edward’s mother and Grandmother talk about the Poppy campaign, and Edward remembers seeing the Scottish troops in London. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Memorials for the fallen come in many shapes and sizes.  This is mainly due to there not being any rules about what form a war memorial should take but also because different people and communities want to remember and commemorate in different ways.  Edward and Sid take a walk down memory lane. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Military cemeteries were designed to be peaceful and to be a fair way to remember both rich and poor alike.  Edward visits Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, whilst Sid and his mother argue about John’s place in a cemetery in France.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the aftermath of the war, Britain needed a way to remember their fallen.  The Cenotaph and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier would become the focus for the nation to remember, particularly on the anniversary of the Armistice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After the war, the Government said it would look after the returning soldiers, with houses and jobs fit for the heroes they were. The reality was quite different ...  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the early hours of 11th November 1918, an Armistice Agreement was signed between Germany and the Allies.  This meant that at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month there would be a truce and an end to the fighting – but peace would be a little way off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Spanish Flu was a terrible illness that spread across Europe and was brought to Britain by returning soldiers and ships bringing food to feed the starving nation.  It was a pandemic that gripped the country and would end up killing more people across the world than the war itself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Until 1918 only some men had the right to vote in elections.  Groups of women, called Suffragettes had protested for many years for women to be able to vote too – sometimes the protests were peaceful but some were violent, causing damage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Edward describes the difficulty of life in 1918.  Shortages are making it hard to find vegetables and material for clothing, with news of more losses in battle adding to their worries. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex think about working children in other parts of the world and how we can help to change things for the better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex find out that even after schools became compulsory – and free – not everyone was happy to attend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that making clothes was a common way for children to help their families earn extra pennies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, take a trip to a Victorian pottery and find children hard at work See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find out that it’s not just coal that’s mined – clay, slate and other minerals all involved child workers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, learn about apprenticeships – where children were sold to learn a trade. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, learn what life was like for child workers in Victorian factories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex find out about the jobs kids did on the transport networks – canals, roads and railways – with help from Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex explore what jobs children undertook on the grimy streets of Victorian cities as they take a trip into Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dan and Bex, with the help of Lord Shaftesbury’s Journal, find that Victorian children frequently had work around home – once they had got home from school. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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