The Refugee Children of Wintershill Hall
A fascinating talk about Wintershill Hall and the children it housed.
Following the end of the Second World War Britain sought to take in 1,000 children rescued from the concentration camps, but only 732 were brought to Britain. Wintershill Hall in Hampshire was one of the two reception sites for these children.
Today its role as a home to over one hundred children is known to only a few. This talk will explore the relationship these children had with the Hampshire countryside and its nearby cities, the interactions between the children and locals. How this site and their experience helped to foster rehabilitation, both physical and emotional. This talk will also look at the day to day life of these children, the friendships they formed and how their time in Hampshire remained with them, even though for many of the children it was only a brief stay.
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