A 1950s Christmas at Rainham Hall

Inspired by our previous exhibition about the wartime nursery which operated at Rainham Hall from 1943-1954, in December 2018 we decorated for a 1950s Christmas.

In December 2018 visitors could come to Rainham Hall to see the building decorated for a 1950s Christmas.  We looked back to the era when the Hall operated as a state-run wartime nursery for local children between 1943-1954, and took inspiration from festive celebrations during this era. As a local newspaper reported in 1954:

" The old house is particularly bright at Christmas, when the children have their annual party and former toddlers help with the festivities"
- Frank Lewis

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Please note the Hall is now closed and will reopen in May 2019.