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Stibbington Trip A

Day 1

After arriving at Wansford station, we were met by Miss Smith, our billeting officer.  She walked us to Stibbington Village and showed us the houses in which we would be living until the war ended. We had lunch in the school hall and then we went into the classroom. We practised putting on our gas masks and then began to learn our spellings.  Suddenly, overhead, came the sound of aeroplanes. We thought they were allied planes until the air raid siren went off.  Quickly, we walked to the shelter and waited for the ‘all clear’ sound. It  was a very scary time and it felt as though we were waiting for ages... it was only about five minutes. It helped us to understand what life was like for a child in 1939.

Tonight we toasted marshmallows over a campfire and sang some songs.