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Bolton School Historians are Published

Monday, 02 July 2012

Year 8 pupil George Blackwell is one of two Bolton School boys who have had their work published in the latest edition of Local History magazine. He and Alex Walmsley, from Year 13, wrote articles for The Historacle - the Boys' Division History magazine - which were then selected by the editor of Local History.

George's article described how a distant relative, Margaret Blackwell, was able to survive the outbreak of bubonic plague in  Eyam, Derbyshire, in 1665. Inspired by his Duke of Edinburgh Expedition to the Lake District, Alex chose to investigate the origins of the village of Buttermere.

Both articles have been entered for this year's national Young Historian Awards.

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George Blackwell

George Blackwell, a Year 8 pupil, has had an article published in Local History