THE EVACUEE PLAY TROVE

The ‘Evacuee Play Trove’ is the online home of an archive of memories, games and pictures gathered and produced during the course of the project.

It includes a short film (below), a book full of memories, games and photos past and present. It is the result of a year-long Heritage Lottery funded project which saw London Play collecting the memories of people who were evacuated from London as youngsters during World War II. All can be downloaded below.

 

Cobblestones to cornfields


The book

Evacuee memory trove


Recollections

Access to nature
Spring 2012: A two year project which aims to encourage more children and families to reconnect with the outdoors through play is outgrowing its original brief. The sight of major new nature playgrounds emerging in four parks across north and east London as part of London Play's Access to Nature project has inspired several community
Dora explorers
Today it is cars and digital devices getting in the way of children's play. But in 1914 it was DORA (aka the Defence of the Realm Act), which prevented playful activites including kite flying, whistling and feeding the birds...

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