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SRAFIngham19410620v020001-Audio.mp3
Memoirs related by Arthur.

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AEllisS-U211116.mp3
Sidney and Una both experienced the effect of the war in Sheffield as a child. When Dunkirk survivors arrived at the nearby Reception Centre Sidney collected many souvenirs such as cap badges and his aunt also took two soldiers in to her home while…

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City fire guard certificate made out for JJ Bartram on 1 December 1943. Letter and enclosed defence medal.

YvanRielHXXXX1213v1.pdf
Daily diary from 28 December 1944 to December 25 1945. Mentions air raid warnings, daily what food available from central kitchen, holiday days. visit from relations and other daily activities. Also comments on weather, seeing V-1's fly over and…

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Maurice's father with a ewe and lamb and a land girl. On the reverse 'Harry teaching land girls Parkfield'.
Parkfield Lodge is at Headstone Lane and the entrance to the lane that ran down to the house is just opposite the Headstone Lane…

MTitmanN19180602-190817-03.pdf
Political news-sheet from the Conservative party covering issues: the national effort a warning to grumblers, information for farmers, parliamentary commentary, local conservative party meetings, life in Germany concentrating on food shortages and…

MTitmanN19180602-190817-02.pdf
Advice on what to do if the Germans invade and how to do it. Advice includes: stay put, do not believe or spread rumours, keep watch and report anything suspicious to the police, do not give anything or any information to invading Germans, be ready…

BBradleyGBradleyGv2.pdf
Discusses life on the home front, the bombing of Hull, and her training and service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Driffield.

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Three women on top of a hay cart playing with the hay. On the reverse '1947 Vera Wilde W.L.A.'

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Eight women arranged in two rows in front of a hay stack. On the reverse 'W.L.A. 1947 2nd (Left) front Gladys Marston (nee Monks)'.

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Seven women sitting on the ground by a gate. On the reverse 'Jean Raven Betty Render Gladys Monk Dolly Kay Booth Kay Jean Approx 1947 Land Army'.

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A portrait of Gladys in a cardboard mount, annotated 'Me in Land Army 1946'. Aged 19.

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BPayneTPPayneTPv1.pdf
An autobiography of Tom Payne, mainly pre-war in Hemel Hempstead. At the start of the war he became a fire watcher. His cousin, Vivian Gunning, died in June 1940 whilst flying in a Blenheim. He recalls bombing and low flying German bombers. He joined…

Relates how they met and courted and continues with description of work and life in wartime while in Deptford in London. Mentions being bombed out and going to shelters. Continues with their marriage in Sidcup and details of life and family after the…

BMannAMannAv3.pdf
Reminisces about pre-war and early war days as a schoolboy in Lewisham. Recalls events at the beginning of the war. Includes photographs of aircraft and naval ships. Continues with history of events through the war's early years including…

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Reports on arrival of mail from home. Mention spending leave on a farm in Cornwall. Catches up on news from home. Writes that he hates the sight of London and describes why.

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Completed for 30 Utility Furniture units , 1 of curtain material, 1 of floor covering, 1 mattress , this one not used, 2 blankets and 3 sheets. Issued to Lilian Grundy.

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Not issued, for motor car 10 -13 HP.

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Writes that everyone was issued with identity cards, ration books and gas masks. Comments on necessity to carry gas masks and possible fifth columns. Continues with description of black out, bomb shelters, call up, an aircraft crash and taking in…

YLayneAJ[Ser#-DoB]v1.pdf
Starts with a letter to him after she finds out he is a prisoner telling how she felt when he was missing and how happy she was with the news that he was a prisoner. After a day by day diary of her feelings, activities, news of friends and…

MRennisonJ[Ser#-Dob]-160224-03.pdf
An album to contain a series of cigarette cards of national importance. Shows pictures of some of the things that the government and local authorities are working out for the protection of the general public. Includes: window protection, splinter…

MRennisonJ[Ser#-Dob]-160224-02.pdf
Covers first aid, care of stirrup pump, war gases, organisation, duties, equipment, team drills and actions and types of bombs including incendiaries. Concludes with miscellaneous notes.

MMossH3041799-181030-04.pdf
Pages with stamps and some months crossed off.

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