MEMBERS of Skelmersdale Heritage Society visited St Edmund’s RC Primary school in Skelmersdale last week to talk to Year 1 & 2 pupils about the history and heritage of the town.
Pictures and artefacts depicting life in the old and new town brought history to life for the children and led to some interesting discussions about life in Skelmersdale then and now.
Topics ranged from what Skelmersdale was like in Viking times, farming, the railway and the town’s mining history to the development of the new town and what life is like for today’s children in the town.
Asked what they would put in a new town if they had to plan one, most children opted for the same things Skelmersdale Development Corporation proposed back in the 1960s.
Shops, churches, schools, swimming pool and play spaces were first choices with the addition of fast food restaurants such as KFC and McDonalds!