"The Way We Were" depicts the bizarre and callous
side of wartime during the First and Second World Wars, yet it encapsulates
the camaraderie, hope and determination of an island's spirited people.
The birth of women's independence caused by the reversal of roles
during wartime. The hardships brought on by the blackout, and of
course the food, clothing, heating and travel rationing. All this
is stunningly presented with an astonishing array of original items,
collectables and clothing.
own a box or scrapbook in which they keep tokens and mementoes
of their family or lives. None are more poignant than old school
reports, wedding lists, faded cards, photographs, or even a child's
special drawing. Every cherished object unlocks a special memory,
some of the smallest items often long forgotten in dark attics,
strike a light in the memory of anyone who has lived during the
about some of the fascinating wartime sayings and how the government
promoted it's mend and make do campaign.
A selection of memorabilia from
the War time periods