Children across the county can step back in time with Gloucestershire Archives, with its next free virtual after school club taking place on Wednesday 6 April 2022, as part of its Passport to the Past series.
The event offers a thrilling opportunity for budding historians to find out exactly what it was like to grow up during the Second World War – gaining a real, first-hand insight from one of the special guests, who was a child at the time.
In this hour-long adventure, participants will learn all about rationing in the 1940s. With Gloucestershire being home to lots of farms, local children were somewhat luckier than those in towns, but life was still difficult – sugar wasn’t easy to come by, meaning no sweet treats like today; meat and cheese were a rarity; and clothes and toys were likely homemade ‘hand-me-downs’.
However, the interactive session aims to celebrate the wonderful ways that children have made their own fun throughout history, despite the hard times!
Participants must register for Passport to the Past online and will receive a free resources pack to print off and use in the session, alongside a Zoom link to access the virtual event on the day.
For more information, and to book tickets, visit gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives.