You might have taken a 'staycation' this year, but in World War II people were positively encouraged to do the same.
All over the country local committees were set up to promote local attractions and activities. This little booklet "See Your Countryside 'Holidays from Home' Portsmouth" was kept by a local Portsmouth family who used it during the war.
Inside is information about local cycle routes and walks, a programme of activities organised by local groups and it even includes a reading list of books available in the Portsmouth libraries about the countryside.
Among the holidays it suggests are working holidays on the land to help farmers.
Did you know that some large firms offered organised holidays for their workers during the war? Lyons ran a holiday camp in Sudbury, near London for their staff.
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