The display is designed to be interactive and we happy for people to handle many of the items. Obviously we have to restrict this where items are sharp or fragile.
With hundreds of items to see, not just medical, the display attracts interest from all age groups.
Our resident patient 'Fred' is a favourite with the younger children. They always want to know who what happened to him, many of them return during the day to see if he's any better !
Every effort is made to ensure all clothing and display items are genuine or look authentic to the 1940's period.
Our display is not fancy dress and we always endeavour to remain 'in character' to add to the atmosphere and make it a truly ‘living history’ event.
Display items ranges in size and variety from surgical sewing needles to a bicycle and our vintage ‘wind up’ gramophone adds a touch of ambience, playing well known songs of the period.
I have over twenty years experience of working with children of all ages and abilities. I am CRB checked and fully covered by 'public liabilities insurance' for schools, events and WW2 reenactment.
Although it is not possible to setup the tented display inside schools, I am able to setup a very similar display using hospital medical screens (as used in ‘Call the Midwife’ TV series), this helps create the medical environment for young people to experience life during the 1940’s.