Memories made history come to life for children

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A class of 33 eight to nine year old pupils from Wheelwright Lane Primary School in Ash Green, Coventry, visited residents at Richmond Coventry retirement village in Bedworth recently to learn first hand about their experiences of what life was like during World War II. Fifteen residents of the retirement village were interviewed by the children who had been asked to do a project on the war. The pupils had the opportunity to try on a variety of war-time clothing including helmets, gas masks and uniforms, as well as seeing just how little people had to survive upon each week when food was rationed. Resident May Perkins (84) worked at the GEC factory soldering radios for aircraft. “We lived in the same street as the factory where I worked,” said Mrs Perkins. “It actually got bombed and the force of the explosion blew in the windows of our house. Luckily we were hiding under the stairs and didn’t get hurt, but it was very scary. As the factory was too badly damaged to continue working there, I then had t

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