Our learning sessions are fully booked until Christmas. We are now taking bookings for dates in 2023.

The World War Two Loan Box includes the following items.

ARP and air raids

  • ARP officer’s helmet and armbands (replica)
  • ARP officer’s gas rattle (replica)
  • ‘The Protection of your Home Against Air Raids’ booklet (genuine plus replica copy)
  • ‘What to do about Gas’ leaflet
  • ‘Essex County Constabulary: Air Raid Wardens’ Service’ leaflet
  • ‘Personal Protection Against Gas’ handbook
  • Hurricane lamp (replica)
  • Metal chamber pot (replica)
  • Selection of items from an ARP home first aid kit (including bandages and dressings)

Rationing

  • Motor fuel ration book
  • Darning mushroom
  • ‘Make Do and Mend’ booklet (replica)
  • Four ration books and ID cards (replica)
  • One week’s rations of lard, butter, eggs, bacon and red meat (replica)
  • ‘Mixed Grill of Wartime Recipes’ booklet (replica)

Children's entertainment

  • Monopoly wartime edition
  • Boy’s Own Paper (November 1941)
  • Boy’s Own Paper (April 1942)
  • Children’s book ‘Puffin, Twink and Waggle at Home’
  • Airplane spotter playing cards (replica)
  • Wooden toy tank and battleship (replica)

Medals (1939 to 1945)

  • War medal
  • Defence medal
  • Star
  • Africa Star

Other

  • A3 reproduction of front page of Daily Express 13 August 1940
  • ‘At Home in WW2 Evacuation’ book
  • ‘World War 2 Children’ book
  • WW2 Sound Effects CD
  • Children’s Wartime Favourites CD
WW2 items
Last updated: 23 September 2022