Welcome to the Home Front

The Second World War brought with it the concept of the Home Front – the civilian contribution to the war effort at home. In this way, it touched the lives of everyone in Britain. The people of Thirsk and its neighbouring villages in North Yorkshire were no exception.

Home Front: Thirsk recalls these wartime experiences through a unique collection of objects, photographs and documents. Choose one of the categories below to begin your journey through time.

Welcome to the Home Front

The Second World War brought with it the concept of the Home Front – the civilian contribution to the war effort at home. In this way, it touched the lives of everyone in Britain. The people of Thirsk and its neighbouring villages in North Yorkshire were no exception.

Home Front: Thirsk recalls these wartime experiences through a unique collection of objects, photographs and documents. Choose one of the categories on the right to begin your journey through time.