During WWII, buildings of a certain size were required to have firewatchers on duty during the night, watching out for incendiary devices. We girls, having reached the Upper VI, were considered to be capable and sensible enough to carry out such night time duties in our school. The library was soon equipped with six camp […]
Being a mother has its difficulties, no matter how peaceful and comfortable the environment -but what was life like for mothers during the Second World War? In 1941, Minister of Labour Ernest Bevin called for 100,000 women to take over all kinds of jobs to free men for active service. Married women with children were […]
We kept all the letters we wrote during the last war – but ironically there wasn’t a date on one of them! His were rarely more than one page written on one side of the paper, but they were very sweet. Mine were endless, many written during the slack night dudes – six to eight […]
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