Group with Nancy Chambers at the Girls Dormitory in Cherbourg c1930
By the early 1930s, two out of three of all Cherbourg children live in the dormitories. Dormitory life is a strict routine of bells, cleaning duties and inspections. Those of us in the dormitory are kept away from other residents on the settlement; we even have to get special permission to visit our own families in the Camp. The dormitory friends become our family – we become mates for life.