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Children learn family history on forces day

Display pride: Mosque leaders (from Left) Zamir Ahmed and Colonel Mohammad Fayum stand next to a 'One In Every Family' display set up at Dewsbury Railway Station.
Display pride: Mosque leaders (from Left) Zamir Ahmed and Colonel Mohammad Fayum stand next to a 'One In Every Family' display set up at Dewsbury Railway Station.

Mosque leaders and Muslim children across the towns of Dewsbury, Batley and Heckmondwike have been paying their tributes to the armed forces.

Local Muslim places of worship organised a number of special activities for their Maddrassah pupils to mark ‘Armed Forces Day’ by teaching them about the interesting and diverse colonial history of the British Army going back nearly 200 years.

Interest: Local residents visit the exhibition in Ravensthorpe.

Interest: Local residents visit the exhibition in Ravensthorpe.

The new “Our Shared History, Our Shared Heritage” exhibition showing archive photos of the old ‘British-Indian Army’ fighting alongside white English soldiers during the First World War, is one of the many different resources being used by Mosques to teach children as to why today’s Armed Forces are just as an important part of our society as they were a century ago.

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Family: Maddrassah children  find about their great grandparents.

Family: Maddrassah children find about their great grandparents.