As part of our study of the home front in history, we visited Beamish for a workshop on evacuation.
We met the land girl at the 1940s farm and she explained what it would be like to have been evacuated to the countryside during WW2. We learned that living on farms would have been hard work and that we would have been expected to help by mucking out stables, collecting eggs and feeding the animals.
We went inside an Anderson shelter, and prepared the cottage windows for the Blackout. We then practised some army drills and our marching.
After our workshop, we had the opportunity to sit the rest of the museum. We loved the new Coronation Park in the 1950s town and going down the mine in the Pit Village. A ride on the tram, playing with Victorian toys and visiting the town were also highlights of our day.