WW2 artefacts for pupils to handle

Bring your Second World war topic to life with ALL these authentic

items for pupils to experience and handle

General items

 

Infant gas mask

Mickey mouse gas mask

Adult gas mask

Civilian duty (i.e. an air raid warden's) gas mask

Air raid warden's rattle

Air raid warden's bell

Royal engineers badge

Various medals

Black out lamp - green army issue

Blackout lamp - black ARP issue

ARP First aid box containing 16 items such as:

Shell dressings (open and sealed)

Roll bandages

Triangular bandages

Shell dressings

Anti-gas ointment

Working telegraph set

Firebomb shell (hollow and completely safe)

German WW2 bomb fuse

WW2 evacuee suitcase and contents, including:

children's toys,

boys and girls books

evacuee clothing items (reproduction)

Documents

 

Identity cards

Ration book

ARP cigarette card collector's album (full)

Letter from the King to the school children

Receipt for an air raid shelter signed by a householder

Letters for claims for war damage (a pair of curtains among them!)

A letter from a school headteacher about closing to build air raid shelters,

asking parents to help

Handwriting book from a German school boy

Boy's own comic

Various posters

+ many more being added all the time

 

Secret items

We also bring along a range of secret items that the pupils have to guess themselves, ranging from bigger domestic home front items to a tiny RAF pilot's escape compass the sixe of a button!

A primary school WW2 Blitz history workshop for key stage 1 and key stage 2 .in the North West of England in the following areas:  Manchester, Oldham, Wigan, Trafford, Rochdale, St Helens, Warrington, Stockport, Bury, Tameside, Bolton, Salford, (parts of) Cheshire, (parts of) Derbyshire and Lancashire

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"A perfect alternative to an out of WW2 school history trip or visit and less hassle to organise!" year 5 teacher, Salford