Stowmarket: Visitors to the Museum of East Anglian Life look back at life during the Second World War

The Countryside at War event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. L-R: Derek Estlea, Ch

The Countryside at War event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. L-R: Derek Estlea, Charlie McBride (8), Henry McBride (5) and John Berry. - Credit: Archant

The lives of people living through the Second World War were remembered at the Museum of East Anglian Life yesterday.

The Countryside at War event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Jean Estlea (left) an

The Countryside at War event at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. Jean Estlea (left) and Yvette Robinson. - Credit: Archant

Visitors came to the heritage attraction, in Stowmarket, for its Countryside at War event.

From the Home Guard to 1940s schooling, a variety of aspects of life during the period were examined.

Lisa Harris, senior curator, said the event had been a success. “We have had all sorts of World War Two-related activities going on – we have a number of vehicles from the Military Vehicle Trust and they had all sorts of displays in the field,” she said.

“Each year more people dress up in costume which adds to the event which seems to be growing year-on-year.”

As well as Home Guard and air raid precautions drills, visitors had to run for cover whenever the air raid siren went off.

It was the third time the event has been held.