Stories, information and resources about World War 1 in the Aintree & Melling area

About the Project

In 2016 the three primary schools in Aintree and Melling worked together on a local history project to learn about and to honour the lives of the local soldiers who fought and died in WW1. The project was financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund from its special ‘First World War – then and now’ pot.

The three schools worked in a collaborative partnership with HLF, local historians, Aintree Family Church and Aintree and Melling Parish Councils. This website is the result of that collaboration.



Our short video turns the spotlight on the range of events and activities that formed the WW1 Aintree and Melling project.

It includes pupils from our three partner schools – Aintree Davenhill, Holy Rosary and Melling Primary School – taking part in digital research workshops run by Sefton Libraries.

And, chefs from the Junior Chefs Academy visited the schools to share knowledge of the types of food ate during the Great War.

The video also features the exhibition and remembrance service, as well as listing the 81 soldiers from Aintree and Melling who gave their lives in the war.