These resource packs are crammed full of facts, images, maps and activities to find out more about Crewe’s heritage. Take a look to discover:
These packs are for everyone!
Packs labelled "EYFS and KS1" are easy to read and have easier activities, while packs labelled "KS2 and beyond" have more information and more complex activities. We have also included curriculum links at the bottom of the page for teachers who use the resources.
We hope you enjoy learning about Crewe's past!
Sarah Maddocks & the Railway Cottages (EYFS and KS1)
Sarah Maddocks & the Railway Cottages (KS2 and beyond)
VIDEO: Sarah Maddocks & the Railway Cottages
The Crewe Factory Girl (EYFS and KS1)
The Crewe Factory Girl (KS2 and beyond)
The Crewe Factory Girl's Letters Transcript
Crewe Women at War (EYFS and KS1)
Crewe Women at War (KS2 and beyond)
Crewe's Shadow Factory (EYFS and KS1)
Crewe's Shadow Factory (KS2 and beyond)
VIDEO: How Crewe helped win World War 2
Find out more about Remembrance in Crewe and why it is important. Have a go at writing a Remembrance poem and making your own poppy badge and wreath.
Armistice Service: Remembrance in Crewe (EYFS and KS1)
(Please note that the Armistice Service for schools referenced in this resource is to be attended by invitation only).
We celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by looking back at how Crewe has celebrated royal events.
Royal Celebrations in Crewe (EYFS and KS1)
Royal Celebrations in Crewe (KS2 and beyond)
Princess Mary visits Crewe Memorial Hospital (1928) - British Pathe
King and Queen visit Crewe (1940) - British Pathe
Princess Margaret Visits Rolls Royce Factory at Crewe (1962) - British Pathe
From cars and trains to Queen’s Park, Crewe has given some unusual gifts to mark royal occasions. Explore how these gifts came about and the unusual features hidden inside them.
Royal Gifts from Crewe (EYFS and KS1)
Royal Gifts from Crewe (KS2 and beyond)
Royal Gifts from Crewe - AP Archive