Past and Present Pupils Bring History to Life

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Mr John Pinfold to King’s. John is the son of one of our alum, Lieutenant Leslie Arthur Pinfold (OKS 1936). He was visiting to donate some wonderful items to our archives that had belonged to his father. The artefacts are linked to both the School and the important role Leslie played in WW2,  serving as part of the Cheshire Regiment, at the time of the evacuation from Dunkirk.

Before he passed away Lt. Pinfold was kind enough to share the memories of his time in the armed forces in this crucial period in our history, with the Cheshire Military Museum. His son John has also donated some further fascinating items to the Museum, which really bring Lt. Pinfold’s personal accounts to life.

The Museum are transferring Lt. Pinfold’s fascinating oral history collection onto CD and our Head of History and Politics hopes that we can use the materials in our teaching at King’s. It will be a hugely powerful and poignant means by which to bring the history of one old King’s pupil into full perspective, for some of our current pupils.

The personal items  and stories are now a part of a temporary display at the Museum which will be exhibited until the end of the summer.  Click here for more information about the Cheshire Military Museum’s exhibits and visiting times, and scroll through our gallery to see some of the wonderful items, the Pinfold family have shared.