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Evacuee Experience

This session is designed enhances your groupís learning about childrenís lives during WW2 with a choice of hands-on activities.

The session will include:

  • A return journey behind one of our heritage engines 
  • 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 and see you safely on the train
  • The issue of Identity Cards to all members

A choice of educational activities including:

  • Make Do & Mend. A chance for your group to learn how clothing and household items were repaired and reused during WW2.
  • Talk to an Evacuee. This is a unique opportunity for your group to listen to a primary source discussing what childhood was like during the war.
  • 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.  Your group have the opportunity to pack a suitcase in time for Operation Pied Piper; will they do a practical job or forget something vital?
  • Rationing and pre-decimal money. This activity will introduce your group to the importance of rationing during the war and will test their maths skills with the use of pre-decimal money. 
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Children £9, Adults £14 but 1 adult free for every 10 fare paying children, please book your session early to avoid disappointment.

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


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