Resources for older people and care settings

1940s fashion and styling – This loans box explores men’s and women’s fashion with a focus on hats, headwear, makeup and beauty hacks during the 1940s.Real 1940s objects including fragrance, wartime magazines and homemade beauty substitutes are also included.  For some 1940s hair and make up inspiration watch Bodmin hair and make up artist Carolyn Maddox’s video:

Rationing and Dig for Victory – Explore the importance of rationing and Victory Gardens with replica food, finding out about the Women’s Land Army in Cornwall with books and their distinctive uniform, reading unusual wartime recipes and planting vegetable seeds.  


For additional information please contact Leah Mason, Learning Manager on 01208 72810 or 

1940s Rationing and Dig for Victory Basket

1940s Styling Suitcase