On Friday, Prep VI stepped back in time to experience life as it would have been in WW2 by visiting Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Opened in 1939, the shelters were the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country.
They were originally designed to provide shelter for up to 3,850 people but due to demand they were extended to accommodate as many as 6,500 during the second world war.
This labyrinth of tunnels, nearly a mile long, were carved out of the red sandstone hills on which Stockport stands. During the dark days of the Blitz they provided shelter and a way of life for families from in and around Stockport.
The children dressed in authentic clothing, tried WW2 hobbies, saw the value of Make Do and Mend, and tried their hand at 1940s household tasks, including making (seperately!) carrot and sugar sandwiches. The day finished with a tour of the shelters, singing (and dancing) along the way to keep our spirits up!