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  • Experience life duringWorld War II, with a day of

    fun family activities atCoventry Cathedral,Coventry Transport

    Museum and the HerbertArt Gallery & Museum.

    Experience life during World War II at this very

    special event commemorating the anniversary of

    the Coventry Blitz.

    On Saturday 17th November, well be turning back

    the clock at three of Coventrys most iconic sites, to

    offer a variety of family activities aimed at giving

    children a glimpse into the past, to see what their

    lives might have been like during the 1940s.

    With different activities at each location, you can

    spend the whole day enjoying make do and

    mend, wartime cooking, codebreaking and

    first aid, collecting stamps on this sheet for

    each activity you complete or simply drop in

    and have a go at one or two.

    Everyone who collects three or more

    stamps will receive a special Blitz Family

    Day badge, and can enter a prize draw to

    win a Blitz Goody Bag!

    GettiNG HeReActivities take place at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Transport Museum and the

    Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. All three locations are situated in Coventry City

    Centre, just a few minutes walk from each other.

    Transport Museum

    Herbert

    Cathedral

    Junc 1of the Coventry

    Ring Road

    Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

    Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP

    t: 024 7683 2386e: info@theherbert.orgw: www.theherbert.org

    Coventry Cathedral

    1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB

    t:: 024 7652 1210w: www.coventrycathedral.org.uk

    Coventry Transport Museum

    Millennium Place, Hales Street,

    Coventry CV1 1JD

    t: 024 7623 4270e: enquiries@transport-museum.comw: www.transport-museum.com

    By Car: There are a number of City

    Centre car parks that are conveniently

    situated for all three locations.

    These include: Cox Street (CV1 5GA),

    Lower Ford Street (CV1 5PA), Barracks

    (CV1 1DD), Silver Street (CV1 1NN).

    By Bus: All three locations are within a

    few minutes walk of Pool Meadow Bus

    Station in Coventry City Centre. For full

    details of bus services into Coventry, call

    Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit

    www.nxcoventry.co.uk

    By Rail: All three locations are in walking

    distance of Coventry Railway Station,

    follow the signs from the station.

    M i N i S t R y O f C O v e N t R y

    Date ................................................................................Saturday 17th November 2012, 10am 4pm

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    Date ................................................................................Saturday 17th November 2012, 10am 4pm

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  • Date ................................................................................Saturday 17th November 2012, 10am 4pm

    WHAtS ON WHeRe?

    Ministry of Health

    Ready Steady Rations10.30am to 3.30pm

    (every half hour, except 1pm)

    Led by a volunteer from the Ministry

    of Health, get some great advice on

    how to get the most out of your rations.

    Vote on which is your favourite!

    Lord Woolaton Pie10am to 4pm (drop in any time)The Lord Woolaton Pie was an

    essential recipe to keep the nation

    healthy whilst rationing was in place

    now is your chance to invent your

    own pie for the war effort!

    Ministry of Safety

    Air Raid Training10.30am to 3.30pm

    (every half hour, except 1pm)

    Be prepared and ensure you know

    exactly what to do during an air raid.

    For training purposes, you will be

    handling real wartime objects and

    have a visit to the medieval undercroft.

    St Johns Ambulance10am to 4pm (drop in any time)Visit the Casualty Clearing Station,

    where members of the St John

    Ambulance will be preparing for

    casualties. Do your bit for the war

    effort by being trained in bandaging

    in case of air raids.

    Ministry of fun

    Cork Companions10am to 4pm (drop in any time)A fantastic example of how to make

    do and mend, and make the most of

    your everyday items.

    Activities at the Herbert:

    Ministry of Arts

    10am to 3pm (hourly, on the hour)

    Find out about the war artists, and have a go at creatingyour own wartime masterpiece.

    10.30am to 3.30pm (hourly, on the half hour)

    Learn about the frontline in Stalingrad, through the artworkof a soldier and recreate his charcoal Mother & Child.

    Activities in the New Cathedral:

    Activities in the Old Cathedral:

    Ministry of information

    10am to 3pm (hourly, on the hour)Discover what was needed for a night

    in an Anderson Shelter.

    10.30am to 3.30pm (hourly, on the half hour)Meet an eye witness and discover what happened

    to Coventry Cathedral on the night of the Blitz.

    10am to 3.30pm

    Wander through the Cathedral Blitz Museum, and discover some amazing

    artefacts from World War II.

    Ministry ofAgriculture10am to 12 noon &

    1pm to 4pm (drop in any time)

    Dig For Victory do your bit for thewar effort by sowing bean seeds to

    take home and grow

    Activities at CoventryTransport Museum:

    Ministry of Safety10am to 4pm

    (drop in any time)

    Watch the birdy come and haveyour photograph taken in an

    Anderson Shelter.

    Ministry ofinformation10am to 12 noon &

    2pm to 4pm (drop in any time)

    Code breaking help to defeat theenemy by making a code-breaker to

    decipher the secret messages.

    Ministry ofPersonnel10am to 12 noon &

    1pm to 4pm (drop in any time)

    Who do you think you are? Make a wartime ID card to

    take home.

    Ministry of Aircraft10am to 4pm

    (collect a sheet from the

    Museum entrance)

    Look to the skies have a go at anaeroplane spotting trail around the

    Museum

    Ministry of Supply10am to 12 noon &

    2pm to 4pm (drop in any time)

    A womans world experiencewhat life was like for women working

    in Coventrys factories during World

    War II.

    Name .......................................................................................................... Age .....................

    Parent/Guardian name .............................................................................................................

    Parent/Guardian email address .............................................................................................

    Address ........................................................................................................................................

    ......................................................................................... Postcode .......................................

    Please cut along line !

    Yes, please keep me informed by email about forthcoming events at the Herbert, Coventry Transport Museum & Coventry Cathedral. You can unsubscribe at any time and your details will not be given to anyone except the three venues mentioned above.

    ATTENTION WIN A BLITZ GOODY BAG!When you have completed your training by collecting at least 3 stamps,

    you will receive a badge to commemorate your achievements.

    You can also enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning a

    Blitz Goody Bag simply fill in your details opposite and hand in at any

    Blitz Family Day venue.

    Collect a stamp for

    each activity you do!

    Collect a stamp for

    each activity you do!

    Collect a stamp for

    each activity you do!

    Don't forget to drop into the History Centre and discover our

    records of how the Blitz affected the city.

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