Make Do and Mend

Start date: October 26, 2021

End date: October 30, 2021

Time: 10am - 4:30pm

Location: Bodmin Keep

Demonstrations | Family Friendly | Multi generational | October Half Term | WWII

26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 September 

New clothes were rationed from June 1941 until 1949. Make Do and Mend was part of the government’s campaign urging people to repair, reuse and reimagine their existing clothes during the Second World War.

Explore how those on the Home Front did Make Do and Mend in this short family friendly demonstration!


BOY SCOUTS PICK FRUIT FOR JAM: LIFE ON A FRUIT-PICKING CAMP NEAR CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943 (D 16202) A small group of Boy Scouts patch and mend their clothes, assisted by the Scout Master (left), at a fruit-picking camp near Cambridge. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: