Fleetwood Grammar School was opened in 1921. There are no school magazines for the 1920s or 30s. The School Logbook shows an interest in the League of Nations from the mid 1920s, when Mr Whelen of the League of Nations Union (LNU) gave a lecture on the League to the whole school. Unfortunately, by its very nature the Logbook is brief, so details are lacking. The next lecture recorded in the Logbook was given by Mr Wilson of the LNU in 1929 and that was followed by Commander Catterall.
Further lectures were given in 1930-31, 1933-34, 1936 and 1938, sometimes with two per year. Mr Whelen returned in 1930 and Mr Archer of the LNU lectured on the League in 1931, 1934 and 1936. The school also welcomed Mr Maddison of the International Arbitration League on two occasions, the last being in 1936 when he spoke on ‘Sanctions.’ In 1938, Professor Newall of the USA spoke on ‘International Relations’.
Fleetwood Grammar School Logbook. Archive ref: SMFL 1/1, Lancashire Archives.