Evacuation away from home
(Photograph taken at the I.W.M. WW2 Touring Exhibition
Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, Cumbria, Summer 2005)
The items that can be seen in or next to the suitcase are what a young lad of perhaps 9 or 10 years old may have taken. Girls who were evacuated would probably take some personal items, such as dolls, teddy bears etc, as well as clothes and books.