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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
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