Lottery grant will see Norfolk’s Gressenhall and Bridewell museums host second world war living history project for schools

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse - Credit: IAN BURT

Nine hundred youngsters from Norfolk high schools will be able to find out what life was like in this county during the second world war thanks to a £30,000 grant.

Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the money to theatre-in-education company Spring Board East to work in partnership with the area's museum service.

It will be used to stage a three year project, beginning this spring, called Hostilities Have Commenced.

Based at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham, and the recently refurbished Bridewell Museum, the scheme will see history brought to life for the visiting students.

Jim Carpmail, of Spring Board East, said: 'We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project will provide a unique insight for young people to find out what life was like for ordinary people on the home front in Norfolk during the second world war.'

For more, see tomorrow's paper.