We’ve been doing some research into the Second World War. We were surprised to find that not everyone used the shelters at their home or street during the Blitz. Some people ‘trekked’ to nearby fields and spent the night there to avoid the bombing. Then they returned in the morning to go to work or school. We’ve asked our relatives who were alive at the time and none of them have heard of ‘trekking’. But they thought it sounded a good idea. The Government at the time were not pleased about the ‘trekking’. They said that these people were weak and lacked moral fibre. In other words, they were cowards. We’re not so sure. At least these people were alive and safe even if their houses had been destroyed while they were away. And it can’t have been comfortable. Can you imagine sleeping in a field on a wet and freezing December night?