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In the Dormitory so named because it became one in September 1939 as World War II was declared in order to house five evacuee boys from Bethnal Green

In the chest that stands there still, each boy kept the small suitcase of clothes which he brought in his own drawer marked with his own name.  Check out their washing places and the beautifully housed lead basin down which they emptied their chamber pots!

Displays show a little of the Bethnal Green bombing and the greatest civilian disaster of the war there that they escaped and the stories of the boys' future lives - influenced by the Gayer-Anderson tales of exciting foreign travel, perhaps, three of the five boys emigrated.

A brief period in Little Hall's 700 year history - but a very different one.