Leader, June 19 2020

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United in isolation

Tonight will be strange with no quarantine quiz to keep us entertained.

Quiz queen Helen Gilchrist has well and truly earned her break, however, after organising 11 quizzes featuring more than 500 questions – not an easy task, I’m sure.

She came up with fun and varying rounds for all the family, organised different outfits, delivered shout-outs and birthday messages, and kept everyone entertained with jokes and banter week on week.

She really did bring light to what has been a dark time for the area – something which is sure to be appreciated by all.

Not only did she bring people ‘together’ during a time of isolation but the money raised will go a long way in helping many local charities.

Helen’s quizzes have become an iconic part of the lockdown experience – thank you, Helen.

Learning our own history

The recent coverage of the 80th anniversary of the battle of St Valéry has been a learning curve for the Courier’s reporter.

Each week has featured stories relevant to this area which are both fascinating and heart-breaking.

Although the world wars are still extensively taught in schools, it would be good if there was more focus on local war history as younger people may be losing touch a bit.

As each new generation takes one step further away from these events, we risk losing stories of times which shaped the world in which we live today.