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As part of Heritage Open Days 2017, The Assembly House Trust supported a special event, encouraging young people to engage with the rich history of the building.

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During the Second World War, The Assembly House played its part in the war effort. In 1940 the building became the Eastern Command Camouflage Office and Camouflage factory, fronted by theatre designer and artist Oliver Messel.

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Families were invited to join Oliver Messel, set decorator extraordinaire on a top-secret mission to disguise buildings and landmarks.

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The event was organised by Roxanne Matthews and was very well attended with great feedback.