Victoria Tunnel and Ouseburn Farm

As part of our topic on World War 2, we visited the Victoria Tunnel in Newcastle which was used as an air raid shelter during the war. When the air raid siren went off, we had to quickly get into the tunnel. It was very dark inside and we switched off our torches to see what it would have been like during the blackout. We were extremely brave!

After that, we met a man names Basil who lived during the war and used the Victoria Tunnel. He told us his experiences of being a child during the war and what it was like to use the tunnel and also what it was like to be evacuated.

In the afternoon, we visited Ouseburn Farm. Dorothy told us how the children who were evacuated during the war would have to help out on the farms. We helped feed all the animals. We then looked at the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign and created our own plant pots out of newspaper before planting our own peas.

We had lots of fun!

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