They were surprised how cold and cramped the bunker was and were glad that they didn’t have to sleep there and use the outside washing facilities! Secondly, we had a visit from Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Smith was 8 when WWII began and she told the children about her experiences during the war. At first it was exciting, but it soon became less so as more men were called up and food and clothes were rationed. She wasn’t evacuated herself but had an evacuee come to stay with her family. The children were very curious and asked lots of questions.