A Wartime Christmas

A Wartime Christmas

Yesterday we learnt about wartime Christmas with Angela from Pegasus WW2 re-enactment group.

Six years of war meant that a Christmas celebrated during WW2 was quite different to the ones we know today. Basic foods were scarce, so luxuries where hard to come by. Gifts where often handmade and children’s toys frequently made of recycled materials. Christmas cards and decorations were made of very flimsy paper.

But the hardest thing for most was spending this special time of year away from your loved ones. Many men were fighting abroad, some were POW’s, mothers were carrying out war work and many children found themselves living in strange parts of the country as evacuees.

It was fascinating to learn about how the great British spirit carried on regardless. Make do and mend!

Posted on 14 December 2023 under General news, Museum

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