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STATION VISIT - The Railways in Wartime

This Station Visit session is perfect for when there are no trains running and will enable further understanding for your group about what life was like during WW2 with a choice of hands-on activities.

The session will include:

  • The opportunity to explore a restored period station
  • Education activities lead by the Watercress Line Education Department 
  • The opportunity to come to the Watercress Line dressed as evacuees
  • Your groupís own Billeting Officer to greet group
  • The issue of Identity Cards to all members

 A choice of educational activities including:

  • Make Do & Mend. During this practical activity, your group will learn about the repair and reuse of clothing and household items in WW2.
  • What was it like to be an evacuee? Your group have a unique chance to learn about childhood and home life during the war from a primary source. 
  • Wartime Railways. During a tour of our Loco Yard, your group will discover the role railways played during the war and the challenges they faced. 
  • Ethel and George take part in Operation Pied Piper. This activity gives your group the chance to pack a suitcase to used during Operation Pied Piper and time to reflect on what it meant to be evacuated from home.
  • Rationing and pre-decimal money. Maths skills are vital during this activity when your group are introduced to how rationing worked during the war and the use of pre-decimal money. 
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£2.50 per child (minimum charge £45), please book your session early to avoid disappointment.

For more information or to book please email education@watercressline.co.uk

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