"They came from a variety of backgrounds, and each had their own reasons to be leaving home to start a new life . . . The fact that they had the wherewithall at some point in the day, to write down their feelings and observations in letters and diaries, is an amazing feat, considering what could only be considered the day to day drudgery of trying to survive . . ."
The beds offer intimate pages on which to record these documents signifying in themselves; birth, death and love.