A new video has been added to the High Weald video library. Dora relates stories of life as a WW2 evacuee to her daughter, Jen, on a visit to Ashdown Forest at the end of the 1960's. She talks about being billeted with Mrs Ferris and her son Bob, at a farm in Withyham; rationing and 'Dig for Victory'; exploring the countryside and visits to the seaside; bombs, doodlebugs, Spitfires and Anderson's shelters; military training on the area's heaths; and features such as 'pill-boxes' and 'dragon's-teeth' which can still be seen in the landscape today.
Ashdown Forest and Broadwater Forest both have archaeology-themed, self-guided walks which include military features.
The video has been produced as part of the JAC's primary school outreach programme - High Weald Heroes - with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is suitable for KS2 pupils.
Visit our Video Library and find other historical characters.