WW2 at Lotherton Hall
The Evacuation role play day at Lotherton Hall
The role play day at Lotherton Hall offers a unique insight into the life of wartime evacuees, often billeted to country houses such as Lotherton Hall.
The role play days are co-ordinated by the Education Officers who take the roles of Housekeeper and Billeting officer. On some dates we are able to provide an additional member of staff who take the role of Nurse and Wounded Soldier.
What will happen on the day?
On arrival you will be greeted by the Billeting Officer who will take you to Lotherton Hall. The 'not so friendly' Housekeeper is not expecting evacuees. The lady of the house Mrs.Gascoigne has gone to London to attend a funeral and the Housekeeper does not feel she has the authority to welcome the evacuees into Lotheton Hall. After a heated discussion the Housekeeper reluctantly lets the evacuees in. To make matters worse a nurse from Garforth Surgery arrives and announces that the house needs to be used as a military hospital as there are 200 wounded soldiers on their way. The housekeeper becomes very distressed at this confusion. The Billeting officer comes up with an idea!
Why not train the evacuees in Morse code, first aid and reconnoiter of the building?
To find out more details or receive a Teachers Pack please ring the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 281 3259