This exhibition tells the compelling story of the 300 Jewish children, survivors of the Holocaust, who touched down on Crosby-on-Eden airfield near Carlisle in August 1945. They had been transported to the UK for recuperation and were to stay in hostel accommodation provided for them on the now 'lost' wartime village of Calgarth Estate which stood near Windermere. These children later found homes around the country but many of them came to Manchester and settled into the Jewish community here.
The Museum has worked in association with The Lake District Holocaust Project, based in Windermere Library to produce an exhibition that explores the connections between Manchester, the Lake District and the Holocaust including newly unearthed photographs, documents and interviews with 'The Boys'. The exhibition will also feature the work of a number of artists who have interpreted 'The Boys' story through music, video, photographs and paintings.
The exhibition opens to the Public from
Sunday 29th January 2012 until 31st May 2012.
(NOTE: Exhibition will be closed between 10am-1pm on Sunday 26 February. It will re-open at 1pm. Apologies for any inconveniance caused)
Exhibition Funded by Arts Council England.
'Boys on Bikes © Denise Neild/Another Space 2006-2012'