The Archive visit at the start of December was memorable, with Dawn Hurton organising a fantastic day of events. It was a day of two parts! We took ourselves back to the 1940s, studying War World 2 and evacuation.
We were able to look at original documents from this era and the rules and regulations regarding this whole process. We made evacuee dolls, attaching identification labels, a ration book, an identification card and a gas mask.
We learned how little evacuees could take with them and how they informed their parents by post as to where they were. During this session we role played leaving our homes, catching trains and eventually being placed with foster parents. It was a very reflective session.
The Royal British Legion sent several volunteers who made presentations. The members of the Royal British Legion: Mr Tony Parrini, evacuees, Lieutenant Colonel M.R Rowney MBE, Queen’s Guards, Mr Robbie Reid Sinclair, founder member of the Aviation museum at Carlisle Museum and Mr Reid Sinclair, Arctic Convoy experiences of his father during World War 2. Between them, these brave men gave us a great insight into their differing experiences during World War 2.
They particularly made us aware of the sacrifices so many people made, especially the children who were not able to live at home with their loved ones. Thanks you to all - we had a marvellous day.
WW2 Archives Visit (Dec 2012)
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set
by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some
functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this.
The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and a 'crfstoken' token is
used to prevent cross site request forgery.
An 'alertDismissed' token is used to prevent certain alerts from re-appearing if they have
An 'awsUploads' object is used to facilitate file uploads.
to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device
types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.
Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional
functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to
enable them below: