Home Fires

Home Fires

Historical Huzzahs

Last year’s winner of the Top Hat Competition brings Home Fires: the stories of women and children during WW2 Home Front to this
year’s festival.

It’s history brought to life with a cup of tea!

Home Fires tells the stories of local men, women and children that history forgot. Based on VE Day in a Woman’s Voluntary Institute
Mobile Canteen, discover personal accounts, artefacts and hands-on history for all ages.

Find out how to be resourceful on rations with a 1940s housewife, make a house Home Front ready with an ARP Warden and what it would have been like to have been an evacuee from the booming Blitz.

This performance is the first stage in the Home Fires project.

Volunteers have worked as historians uncovering stories about life in the region, the lives of women and children in Hampshire during WW2 and the role Theatre Royal Winchester played in the community at the time. Stage two involves working with a local primary school to look at a selection of stories collected and reflect and compare between today’s ‘throw-away society’ and the ‘make do and mend’ 1940’s Britain.

If you would like to share your story or get involved contact katrina@hatfair.co.uk.

Supported by
Heritage Fund

Show Times

Sat
06
Jul
12:00
Duration: 20mins
Sat
06
Jul
13:30
Duration: 20mins
Sat
06
Jul
14:30
Duration: 20mins
Sat
06
Jul
16:00
Duration: 20mins


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