Rationing, Lindy Hop and wartime pics!

Today we are sharing some of the Royal British Legion’s resources for learning more about VE Day. You can find it all on their website here but below are a few things we’ve selected that you can do. We’ve also got a story from our very own Haden Hill House!

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Transport yourself back in time and write a VE Day diary entry. Imagine what it would have been like to take part in a VE day street parade or party. Thing about what you did to celebrate, how it felt knowing that the war in Europe was over, who joined in the celebrations with you and why there might have been a feeling of sadness too. You might like to read a story about VE Day or WW2 to learn more about what it was like. Print this template or design your own!

Plan a VE Day Party menu! What special party dishes might people have made? Food was rationed during wartime so you will need to find out what food would have been available. Scroll down to watch Mrs Martin tell you about it!

Here is Mrs Martin to tell us more about rationing. She’s at Haden Hill House museum, Cradley Heath which was used to support the war effort and discover some of the basics of wartime rationing.

Learn some 1940s dance moves to celebrate VE Day.

Film yourself performing some of the dance moves or even create a tutorial for your family so they can learn too!

Do your family have any pictures from the war at home? We’d love to see what you’ve got! It may be grandparents getting married or relatives in uniform. These are a few from the museums’ collections! 

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