Recently I paid a visit to Rainham Hall in Havering to see the current exhibition about the period that the house was used as a nursery during the Second World War.
I learnt a lot and enjoyed the creative and playful ways the exhibition team used the space in the old stately home. As well as interesting visual materials you could hear the voices of people who were children at the nursery, and a recording of local children singing nursery rhymes, which brought the empty rooms to life.
The curators had taken an interesting approach to the relative lack of information about this period in the house’s history, by highlighting their questions on a ‘Things we don’t know’ board, adding a feeling of mystery and concealed stories.
Find out more about the exhibition and the manor in this article in the Romford Recorder.