Monday, May 13, 2013

Library LC Hosts Hamilton's Own "Rosie the Riveter"

Grade 10 history students were able to hear first-hand accounts of life during World War Two this week at Garth Webb SS.  Vi Connelly, known as Hamilton's own "Rosie the Riveter" shared her story of waiting for news of her husband, Bill Connelly, after his ship, the HMCS Athabaskan was torpedoed in the English Channel.  Mrs. Connelly also told the students about working at a variety of factories in the Hamilton area that supplied parts for the war effort.

Mr. Keith Wood spoke about his childhood in war-time England and what life was like on the home front during that time.  Mr. Wood went on to serve in the Navy as an adult, but never forgot the effects of those days in the Second World War.

Also highlighted, by Mr. Bill Green of "Remembering Canada's Heroes", was the enormous contribution of the Canadian Navy in the Allied effort during the war.  Garth Webb SS is fortunate to have the opportunity to hear history come to life through our speakers!

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