Back to the 40s

March 2013

Last term Ben and Norman went back in time to experience life in wartime Norwich. Based at the old corner shop and The Bridewell Museum in Norwich, the boys spent a day experiencing air raid drills, rationing, dealing with evacuees, military drill, fire watching and singing war time songs to keep up spirits.

In costume, and working with a historian from Norwich Museums Service, this was a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of how the people of Norwich were affected by the war, and what it must have been like to have lived through those times.

The day was arranged to launch the upcoming World War 2 Battlefields trip later this year, and is part of wider WW2 history programme the boys will take part in this year.