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Bootle in the Blitz

Our City, Our Stories display

gas mask, sand bag and food rations

The Museum of Liverpool team worked with a group of Bootle residents together with the Brunswick Youth Club and Safe Productions to produce this display about Bootle during the Second World War.

A group of residents visited the museum's collections store to choose objects for this display that reminded them of their experiences of Bootle during the war. Their memories are used as object labels to tell visitors about the reality of wartime life.

The display also features a piece of artwork created by the same group, which incorporates existing materials from a project about Marsh Lane into the design.

Memories of Bootle in the Blitz

Read about peoples' experiences of Bootle during the Blitz on our message board