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Tom Wharmby was born at Walkden, North Manchester. Mentions hobbies, schooling at St Johns School, Bolton Commercial and Worsley Technical School, his wedding and an accounting job at Cooper and Cooper.
Details his military career with the Home…

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Full length portrait of a corporal wearing battledress and a tin helmet. He has a gas mask holder on his chest and a rifle slung on his shoulder. In the background a two storey house with windows and part of door. On the reverse 'A H Home Guard'.

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Full length portrait of a man wearing battledress with corporal stripes, also with side cap and sword. In the background a house with windows and part of door. On the reverse 'A Hollis, Home Guard'.

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A view of Harry and Jessie's bungalow 'Redwood' in Southend.

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A letter to Malcolm from his Grandparents. A lot of domestic news but also congratulates Malcolm on his promotion.

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1. Photograph titled 'Greetings from Coleby V.A.C'. A wide pathway runs from bottom right to top left with prefabricated one story buildings either side. To the right trees. A group of people are standing in the foreground on the edge of the…

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Ration book 1953-54 issued in Lincoln serial no BB873619 to Stanley Howard, address in Coleby, Lincolnshire. Contains stamps for Charles Marshall Ltd, Navenby.

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Ration book 1953-54 issued in Lincoln serial no BB873620 to Irene Howard address in Coleby, Lincolnshire. Contains stamps for Charles Marshall Ltd, Navenby.

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Made out for Mrs S Green on 27 April 1946 and contains 30 utility furniture unit stamps. Instructions for use on the reverse.

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German ration stamps for 50 grams meat expiry 30 September 1943, and 50 grams bread expiry 6 February 1944.

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Top - view of dining room with dining table in the centre, welsh dresser to the left and window to the right. Captioned 'The dining room at Stevensons Farm'. Bottom view of wooden beamed room with dressing table in centre and part of bed on right.…

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Top - sitting room with door on left and large cabinet behind sofa. Captioned 'Entry port into sitting room Stevensons farm'. Middle - view of part of room with wall clock on right, doorway and cabinet on left. In the foreground a sofa with side cap…

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Top - a room with welsh dresser against far wall and sideboard to the right and chair to the left. In the foreground a folding table. Bottom - a room with bookcase and standard lamp in the centre. There is a fireplace to the right and part of an…

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Title 'Keith Dexter's home near Stradishall Suffolk, found for his mother to avoid Blitz on their home in London 41/42'. Top left thatched house with hedge in front captioned ' Stevenson Farm, Con's home 1940-47'. Top right side view of thatched…

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Bernabè Angelo bombing survivor card issued after the 15 August 1943 Milan bombing. ' Angelo and his dependents have been evacuated to Sant'Angelo Lodigiano and have received 75 lire as cash benefit.

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Propaganda leaflet directed at Germany concerning food rationing.

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Propaganda leaflet aimed at German-speaking population
Page 1 outlines further reductions in civilian food rations in Germany and lists the causes. The second page compares the rationing experienced in World War 1 with that in World War 2.

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Photograph 1 is of non-commissioned officers supervising children at a Christmas Party, captioned 'Christmas Party for the children of Vitroy [sic] en Artois and surrounding villages, in the village hall, Vitroy [sic] en Artois, given by R.A.F. 137…

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Wife's ration card for clothing and textiles.

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Unused child's ration card for clothing and textiles.

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Groom's ration card for clothing and textiles

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Sergeant Ron Jones in Royal Air Force uniform, standing beside his bride, Elizabeth. She is wearing a bride's dress and is carrying a floral bouquet. 26/1/44 is handwritten on the top right corner.

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Ron is dressed in his airman's uniform standing beside his mother. She is wearing a dress and a coat. They are standing in a garden in front of bushes. Behind is a house. On the reverse 'Ron & his mother 1938'

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An extract of the Marriage Register, dated 26 January 1944.

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Mary Brophy, in summer dress, is sitting on a brick wall; behind the wall is a hedge and tree in full foliage and in front of the wall a grass verge. Mary Brophy remained in the village after the war to go to grammar school. Captioned 'Mary Brophy.…
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