How did World War II impact upon the people and industries of Lincolnshire (in particular the children)? During the war Lincolnshire hosted evacuees from major cities e.g. Leeds and Sheffield. The sessions explore various aspects of the war upon civilians, for example rationing, evacuation and preparing for the Blitz.
The activities focus upon life in Lincolnshire on the Home Front and gives an insight into the challenges they faced
This workshop includes all of the following:
Evacuation: Explore life as an Evacuee – assembling in a period school learn how to don gas masks, what to pack and what life was like as an evacuee.
Home Guard: Be recruited into the Home Guard and practise drills like a real Local Defence Volunteer and other activities taken from the Home Guard manual
Rationing: Explore life on the home front and the challenges this posed including rationing and campaigns such as ‘Make do and Mend’ ‘Dig for Victory. See what portions of food you would have had to survive during the war
Air raid: Engage with activities based upon the Blitz bombing raids, including an Air Raid drill (with real siren), use the stirrup pump to put out fires and shelter in the Anderson shelter until you hear the all clear.