Things to do in a blackout

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Things to do during a blackout

During WW2 crime rose by a reported 57%. A rise in fraud, gang culture, looting and a fractured relationship with Europe impacted on people’s everyday life. Along with poverty, hunger, illness, fear and exceptional pressure – what was home really like?

Young people across Kingston will collaborate in an innovative project researching and documenting reasons for rising crime. Their research will be curated into an exhibition and performance at the National Archives for VE Day 2020.

Made with Anstee Bridge, students from Coombe Boys School, Chessington College and young people from across the Commonwealth at Kingston Keep

Project Partners National Archives and the Imperial War Museum.

Funded by The Heritage Fund

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