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Reference HF/LEEWW
Covering dates 1998
Held by Second World War Experience Centre
Extent 440 sub-fonds
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Accumulation dates 1998 to 2005
Creators The Second World War Experience, board of trustees

Administrative history:
The Second World War Experience Centre was established to collect, document, preserve, exhibit and encourage access to the surviving material evidence and associated information of the men and women who participated in the war in whatever capacity, whether military, civilian or conscientious objector. The archive is international in scope, documenting both Allied and Axis experience. Whilst the key dates are 1939-45, the Centre also collects material documenting the build-up or aftermath of the Second World War. The centre focuses on original wartime letters, diaries, artwork, photographs, maps, newspapers, books, official papers and memorabilia and militaria evoking the period. It also includes manuscript and typescript memoirs, as well as recordings of oral history. An international network of volunteers tape-records individuals' war memories around the world. Invaluable as evidence, these interviews are also a fascinating supplement to documents and personal memorabilia, which they serve to illustrate. The concept for the centre grew from the work of Peter Liddle at the Liddle Collection, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds to gather the evidence of personal experience in the First World War.

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The men, women and children of Britain experienced great changes to their lives during the Second World War, including the absence from the family of key members, loss of loved ones, food shortages and rationing, bombing and mass movements from homes. Of course people at home were greatly involved in the war effort by way of farming, munitions, industry and mining, nursing, scientific research and weapon development as well as teaching, shop work and clerical jobs. A number of organisations also played an active role, including the WVS (Women's Voluntary Service), the AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service), ARP (Air Raid Precautions) and Local Defence Volunteers, or Home Guard. In these pages we feature examples of personal experiences of British civilians in the form of biographies, photographs and documents from the Centre's extensive collection.



Eric Choat log book and biographical details  HF/LEEWW: 2001.919  2001

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Log book kept by Eric Choat when serving as an Air Raid Warden at Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, plus biographical about her father and her own wartime memories by Mary Ridd.

Mary Ridd reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.919.1  2001

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Three pages of typewritten notes by Mary E Ridd (nee Choat) about her wartime experiences as a young girl in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey. She recalls her father Eric Choat's work as an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) warden during 1940 and also his work in a munitions factory. Mrs Ridd also recalls her own experiences of air raids, the Battle of Britain, evacuation to Norfolk and food rationing.

ARP log book  HF/LEEWW: 2001.919.2  2001

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Log book kept by Eric Choat when serving as an Air Raid Warden at Carshalton Beeches, Surrey, for the period September 1940 to May 1941.

Denbigh papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.968  2001

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Typed accounts outlining the wartime career of Professor Kenneth Denbigh, mainly touching on his work developing the plastic explosive RDX.

Professor Denbigh letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.968.1  2001

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Typewritten letter by Professor Keneth Denbigh outlining his wartime career and experiences working at the Royal Ordnance Factory near Bridgewater.

Denbigh wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.968.2  2001

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Two typewritten manuscripts by Professor Denbigh's wife, Kathleen Denbigh. They relate two wartime incidents of her husband's work devloping the plastic explosive RDX.

Edward James' story  HF/LEEWW: 1999.252  1999

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A nine page typewritten manuscript by Edward James describing a V1 bomb attack in 1944 on his grandmother's house in Kent.

'The Birthday Party'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.252  1999

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A nine page typewritten manuscript by Edward James describing a V1 bomb attack in 1944 on his grandmother's house in Kent. The story provides details of food rationing, the use of a Morrison shelter, the fear of bombing and an eyewitness account of the effects of a V1 bomb attack.

Booklet of wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.582  2000

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A privatley produced booklet entitled 'What we did in the War, Keighley women of Today Recall their Wartime Experiences'. 53 pages, illustrated with photographs, the booklet was produced about 2000 in support of Keighley charities.

'What we did in the war'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.582  2000

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A privatley produced booklet entitled 'What we did in the War, Keighley women of Today Recall their Wartime Experiences'. 53 pages, illustrated with photographs. The booklet was produced about 2000 in support of Keighley SHAPE (Senior Health Awareness Project). Interviews with local women provide details of life in Yorkshire and further afield during the war.Topics covered include; Essential work at munitions factories and mills; the Forces; hospitals; air raids and evacuees; at home; on the other side; end of war celebrations.

Doreen Abrahams letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1600  2001

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A typed letter and photocopy dated to about 2000 giving biographical details of Mrs Abrahams, her family and her work as a nurse during the during the Blitz in London during the Second World War.

Doreen Abrahams letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1600.1  2001

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A typed letter written about 2000 giving giving biographical details of Mrs Abrahams, her family and her work as a nurse during the war in London during the Blitz.

Doreen Abrahams manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1600.2  2001

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A photocopy made about 2000 of a typwritten description by Mrs Abrahams giving details of her work in a London hospital and how they had to improvise treatments for the wounded.

Mary Allan badge  HF/LEEWW: 2000.387  2000

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A small metal and enamel lapel badge awarded by the RAF Comforts Committee.

RAF Comforts Committee badge  HF/LEEWW: 2000.387  2000

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A small metal and enamel lapel badge awarded to Mrs Mary Allan of Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland for knitting comforts for RAF Comforts Committee.

Allot family letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400  2001

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A collection of family letters written during the Second World War together with a printed manuscript of edited extracts entitled 'The Allott Family of Sheffield in Wartime 1940-1945'.

'The Allott Family of Sheffield in Wartime 1940-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.2  2001

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A typed 20 page manuscript of edited extracts from family letters entitled 'The Allott Family of Sheffield in Wartime 1940-1945'. The letters were written during the war by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield and his daughter Angella boarding at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford, between September 1940 and June 1945.

Allot wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1  2001

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75 letters written between 1940 and 1945 by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, who was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.1  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 30 September 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.2  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 7 October 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.3  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 16 October 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.4  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 23 October 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.5  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 29 October 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.6  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 6 November 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.7  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 12 November 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.8  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 19 November 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.9  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 3 December 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.10  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 December 1940. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.11  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 27 January 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.12  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 4 February 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.13  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 14 February 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.14  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 18 February 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.15  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 24 February 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.16  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 6 March 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.17  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 12 March 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.18  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 20 March 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.19  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 13 May 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.20  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 20 May 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.21  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 28 May 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.22  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 3 June 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.23  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 June 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.24  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 19 July 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.25  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 24 June 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.26  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 1 July 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.27  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 8 July 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.28  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 16 July 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.29  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 21 July 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.30  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 30 September 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.31  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 7 October 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.32  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 13 October 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.33  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 21 October 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.34  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 28 October 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.35  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 11 November 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.36  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 20 November 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.37  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 2 December 1941. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.38  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 26 January 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.39  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 11 January 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.40  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 11 February 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.41  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 24 February 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.42  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 3 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.43  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.44  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.45  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 17 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.46  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 24 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.47  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 26 March 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.48  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 13 May 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.49  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 27 May 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.50  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 9 June 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.51  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 18 June 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.52  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 23 June 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.53  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 30 June 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.54  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 14 July 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.55  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 29 September 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.56  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 7 October 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.57  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 13 October 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.58  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 3 November 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.59  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 November 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.60  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 24 November 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.61  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 8 Decmeber 1942. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.62  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 26 January 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.63  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 2 February 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.64  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 8 February 1944. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.65  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 16 February 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.66  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 23 February 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.67  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 10 March 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.68  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 16 March 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.69  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 25 March 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.70  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 30 March 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.71  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 6 March 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.72  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 30 June 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.73  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 23 November 1943. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.74  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 7 March 1944. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1400.1.75  2001

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Letter written by Reginald William Allott of Sheffield to his daughter Angella, 13 June 1945. Angella was a boarder at Rye St Anthony School in Oxford.

Papers relating to Eric Anderson VC  HF/LEEWW: 1999.214  1999

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Photocopies made about 1999 of a letter and a newspaper article relating to Eric Anderson's death and to the award of his Victoria Cross.

Condolence letter to Eric Anderson's parents  HF/LEEWW: 1999.214.1  1999

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Photocopy made about 1999 of a letter writen 6 December 1943 from Eric Anderson's parents to Bradford garage owner Mr Heggs, The letter was written in response to Mr Hegg's letter of condolence.

Newspaper article about the death of Eric Anderson, VC  HF/LEEWW: 1999.214.2  1999

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A photocopy made about 1999 of a newspaper article from about 1943 detailing Eric Anderson's death in the North Africa campaign and his award of a Victoria Cross.

John Andrews wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1583  2001

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Two hand-written manuscripts from about 2002 in which John Andrews recollects his experiences during the Second World War in Plymouth.

John Andrews manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1583.1  2001

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Two hand-written manuscript produced
about 2002 in which John Andrews recalls his time during the Second World War. In the first document he recalls serving as an apprentice at HM Dockyard Devonport and as an Auxiliary Fireman (AFS) in Plymouth during the bombing. He also writes of his memories of food and entertainment during the war. In the second John Andrews recalls his carreer in naval engineering after the Second World War, plus brief information about his relatives' service during the war.

Marjorie Aplin papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967  2001

Contents:
Documents and photographs relating to Marjorie Aplin's work as a Land Girl in the Westcountry from 1943 to 1949.

Marjorie Alpin letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.1  2001

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Two letters written in 2001 relating to Marjorie Alpin's experiences as a Land Girl and rat-catcher working in Devon during the Second World War.

Letter from Marjorie Alpin  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.1.1  2001

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A handwritten letter from Marjorie Aplin dated 27 February 2001 giving further information about her time working as a Land Girl in Devon between 1943 and 1949.

Letters from Marjorie Alpin and Sadie Hall  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.1.2  2001

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A handwritten letter and card from Sadie Hall and Marjorie Aplin dated February 2001 naming the women in a 1947 photograph of potato pickers on Luppitt Common, Near Honiton, Devon.

Marjorie Alpin newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.2  2001

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Photocopy made in 2001 of a newspaper article from 'The Western Daily News' describing Marjorie Aplin's work as a Land Girl in the Westcountry between1943 to 1949. It provides details about her work as a rat-catcher on the farms near Exeter.

Photocopy of Land Girl newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.2.1  2001

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Photocopy made in 2001 of a newspaper article from 'The Western Daily News' describing Marjorie Aplin's work as a Land Girl in the Westcountry between1943 to 1949. It provides details about her work as a rat-catcher on the farms near Exeter.

Marjorie Alpin photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.3  2001

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Two photographs of Land Girls during the Second World War.

Photograph of Land Girls picking potatoes  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.3.1  2001

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A 2001 copy of an original 1947 black and white photograph of four Women's Land Army picking potatoes on Luppitt Common near Honiton, Devon. Marjorie Aplin is on the right in the photograph.

Photograph of Land Girls picking potatoes  HF/LEEWW: 2001.967.3.2  2001

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A 2001 copy of an original 1947 black and white photograph of four Land Girls picking potatoes on Luppitt Common near Honiton, Devon. Marjorie Aplin is on the right in the photograph.

Margaret Eliot papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1401  2001

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One typewritten sheet of the wartime recollections of Margaret Asher (nee Eliot) entitled 'The War, Music and Baby', written about 2001.

'The War, Music and Baby'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1401  2001

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One typewritten sheet of the wartime recollections of Margaret Asher (nee Eliot) entitled 'The War, Music and Baby', written about 2001. A professional oboist she performed around the country entertaining troops and giving concerts in factory canteens, often taking her new baby with her

Catherine Aston wartime memories and ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242  1999

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Handwritten manuscript of life in Leicester during the Second World War, plus material relating to her father's service as an Air Raid Warden and a small purse given to Catherine Aston's mother by a soldier evacuated from Dunkirk.

Catherine Aston' recollections of the Second World War in Leicester  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242.1  1999

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A two page handwitten manuscript by Catherine Aston produced in 1999 of her memories of the November 1940 bombing raid on Leicester. She recalls the destruction of her house in Highfields as she sheltered with her family in the Anderson shelter, then walking to stay with her grandparents in Groby. She also recollects the looting of possesions from the family's ruined house.

Catherine Aston family items  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242.2  1999

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A badge and identity card that belonged to Catherine Aston's father, an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Warden in Leicester during the Second World War. Plus a small purse given to Catherine Aston's mother by a soldier evacuated from Dunkirk.

Air Raid Warden identity card  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242.2.1  1999

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Air Raid Warden identity card issued to SC Aston of Leicester, father of Catherine Aston.

French purse  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242.2.3  1999

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Small cloth purse, brown with a draw-string neck. A souvenir from France it was given to Mrs Aston's mother by a soldier evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, who spent some time billeted with the family in Leicester.

Air Raid Warden's badge  HF/LEEWW: 1999.242.2.2  1999

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Small white metal Air Raid Warden's (ARP) badge, issued to Mr SC Aston of Leicester during the Second World War.

Dodd family details  HF/LEEWW: 2000.506  2000

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Website devoted to Dodd family history, produced by Gail Dodd between 1997 and 2000. Covers the First, Second and Korean Wars.

Dodd family history website  HF/LEEWW: 2000.506  2000

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Website devoted to Dodd family history, produced by Gail Dodd between 1997 and 2000, plus hardcopy print of each page of the Second World War sections of the website. Topics cover family members who fought during the Second World War in the WAAAF (Women's Australian Auxiliary Air Force) and AIF (Australian Imperial Force).

Anthony Avis' memories of wartime Norfolk  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760  2000

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Material written by Anthony Avis concerning his schooldays at King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn, Norfolk, between 1938 and 1945, together with a brief letter providing some additional biographical details.

Letter by Anthony Avis  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.1  2000

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A typed letter written by Anthony Avis, dated 26 November 2000. Sent as a covering letter with the material he donated it gives some biographical details about his schooldays in Norfolk during the Second World War.

Anthony Avis books and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.2  2000

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Material written by Anthony Avis concerning his schooldays at King Edward VII Grammar School, King's Lynn, Norfolk, between 1938 and 1945; 'A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk' by Anthony Avis, published privately in 1991; 'Supplement to A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk' by Anthony Avis, published privately in 1993; chapters 15 and 18 from Anthony Avis' autobiography, concerning his experiences as a schoolboy during the Second World War.

'A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk', by Anthony Avis  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.2.1  2000

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A book entitled 'A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk' by Anthony Avis. Published privately in 1991 it concerns the author's schooldays between 1938 and 1945.

'Supplement to A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk', by Anthony Avis  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.2.2  2000

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A book entitled 'Supplement to A Reminiscence of King Edward VII Grammar School, Kings Lynn, Norfolk' by Anthony Avis. Published privately in 1993 it adds further details to the author's schooldays between 1938 and 1945, including obituaries and extracts from the school magazine.

Manuscript by Anthony Avis  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.2.3  2000

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Copy of a typed manuscript, chapter 15, from a book by Anthony Avis, concerning his experiences as a schoolboy during the Second World War.

Manuscript by Anthony Avis  HF/LEEWW: 2000.760.2.4  2000

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Copy of a typed manuscript, chapter 18, from a book by Anthony Avis, concerning his experiences as a schoolboy during the Second World War.

Margaret Bailey wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.761  2000

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A single page typed account of Margaret Bailey's memories of working at the Potsdam Conference, written for her grandson in 2000.

Margaret Bailey manuscript of Potsdam Conference in 1945  HF/LEEWW: 2000.761  2000

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A single page typed account of Margaret Bailey's memories written for her grandson in 2000. Details of her attending the Potsdam conference in July 1945 as a junior member of Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden's staff. Details of accomodation at Potsdam, visit to Berlin and the Chancellory, attending the Peace Parade and meeting Stalin's interpretor, results of General Election in England and working with Labour Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

Manuscript and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790  2001

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A 62 page typed manuscript entitled 'A Lucky Evacuee' along with four pages of scanned colour photographs. Details of the author's wartime evacuation from Glasgow to Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and then to a farm at Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

'A Lucky Evacuee'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.1  2001

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A 62 page typed manuscript writen in 1993 detailing Scott Banister's memories of his evacuation during the Second World War. Some illustrations. Memories of growing up in Glasgow, then wartime evacuation to Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and then Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Life and work on a small farm, wartime education, and an encounter with a barrage balloon.

Series of scanned colour photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.2  2001

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Four pages of scanned colour photographs made about 2000 to accompany Scott Banister's wartime memories of evacuation from Glasgow to a farm in Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Colour scanned photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.2.1  2001

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One page of three colour scanned photographs produced about 2000 showing Scott Banister as a child, ranging in date from 1938 to 1949.

Colour scanned photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.2.2  2001

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One page of two colour scanned photographs taken in 1993 showing the farm in Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland that Scott Banister was evacuated to during the Second World War.

Colour scanned photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.2.3  2001

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One page of three colour scanned photographs taken in 1993 showing the farm in Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland that Scott Banister was evacuated to during the Second World War.

Colour scanned photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.790.2.4  2001

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One page of two colour scanned photographs taken in 1993 showing the area around the farm in Cairngarroch, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland that Scott Banister was evacuated to during the Second World War.

Papers relating to Mr PC Banyard  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215  1999

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Two pages of hand written notes by Kathleen Holway on the wartime experiences of Mr Cecil Percy Banyard, who worked in the City of London for Lloyd's Bank, along with four passes issued to him as a Civil Defence worker.

Notes on the wartime experiences of CP Banyard  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.1  1999

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Two pages of hand written notes by Kathleen Holway on the wartime experiences of Mr Cecil Percy Banyard, who worked for Lloyd's Bank during the Second World War and was a member of the local Civil Defence for the City of London.

CP Banyard identification cards  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.2  1999

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Four identification passes issued to Mr Percy Cecil Banyard during the Second World War.

Civic Guard pass  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.2.1  1999

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Pass issued to Mr Percy Cecil Banyard in 1942 identifying him as a Civic Guard for the Invasion Defence Organisation of the City of London.

Fire-fighter pass  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.2.2  1999

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Pass issued to Mr Percy Cecil Banyard in 1943 identifying him as an oficial member of a fire-fighting party authorised to operate in the London Borough of Beckenham.

Civil Defence enrolment card  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.2.3  1999

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Enrollment card issued to Mr Percy Cecil Banyard in 1943 by the Corporation of London authorising him to act as a Civl Defence officer with responsibility for fire prevention.

ARP Pass for Lloyd's Bank  HF/LEEWW: 1999.215.2.4  1999

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Pass issued during the Second World War to Mr Percy Cecil Banyard by Lloyd's Bank identifying him as an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) warden.

Barling interview and accompanying documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057  2001

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A collection of wartime documents and family photographs plus a taped interview and transcript with Mrs Madge Irene Barling.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.1  2001

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Handwritten letter giving further details of photographs, plus memories of civilian life in Briatin during the Second World War.

Barling documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.2  2001

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Wartime driving licence and identity card, plus wartime cookbook.

Driving licence  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.2.1  2001

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Wartime driving licence issued to Mrs Madge Irene Barling in 1935. Used until 1963.

National Registration Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.2.2  2001

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Wartime identity card issued to Robert L Barling in 1943.

'A Kitchen Goes To War'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.2.3  2001

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A wartime recipe book entitled 'A Kitchen Goes To War', written by John Miles in 1940. Contains 150 rationing recipes contributed by famous people.

Wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.3  2001

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Four black and white photographs of civilian life in Britain, taken between 1940 and 1945.

Issuing gas masks in Swindon  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.3.1  2001

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A black and white photograph by Swindon Press Ltd taken in 1940 of the issue of gas masks to civilans in Swindon. Mrs Barling was the first person in Swindon to receive a gas mask and is photographed here being told how to use it by a man sat at a table smoking a cigarette.

Home Guard soldiers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.3.2  2001

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A black and white photograph of three members of the Wiltshire Home Guard, taken in 1942.

Home Guard soldier  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.3.3  2001

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A black and white photograph of Robert L Barling taken in 1942. He stands in the family garden wearing his Home Guard uniform.

VJ Day Streeet Party  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.3.4  2001

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A black and white photograph of a street party in Swindon celebrating VJ Day in 1946 (sic?). Madge Barling stands on the right with her young son Roy. Seated just behind is Ann Barling (Allen) dressed in her dark school blazer with white trim.

Recording and transcript of interview with Madge Barling  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.4  2001

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A tape recording and 19 page typed transcription of an interview with Madge Barling, recording her memories of civilain life during the two World Wars.

Tape recording of interview with Madge Barling  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.4.1  2001

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A tape recording of an interview with Madge Barling in which she recalls her memories of growing up in London during the First World War, with memories of rationing and of a Zeppelin raid on London. Working in a bank between the wars. Memories of bombing raids during the Second World War, her husband's service in the Home Guard, rationing, growing vegetables and taking in an evacuee child. Her memories of civilian life, the blackout, meeting a black GI soldier for the first time and celebrating the end of the War.

Transcript of interview with Madge Barling  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1057.4.2  2001

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A nineteen page typed transcript of an interview with Madge Barling in which she recalls her memories of growing up in London during the First World War, with memories of rationing and of a Zeppelin raid on London. Working in a bank between the wars. Memories of bombing raids during the Second World War, her husband's service in the Home Guard, rationing, growing vegetables and taking in an evacuee child. Her memories of civilian life, the blackout, meeting a black GI soldier for the first time and celebrating the end of the War.

Russell Barrat papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.467  2000

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A typed manuscript and covering letter about code breaking activities at Betchley Park.

Letter with biographical details  HF/LEEWW: 2000.467.1  2000

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A one page typed letter realting to Russell Barratt's time at Bletchley Park as a code breaker.

'Breaking and Setting deChis'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.467.2  2000

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An eight page typewritten manuscript detailing the precise methods used by Russell Barratt at Bletchley Park to decode a specific German military cipher.

Civil Defence overcoat  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1533  2001

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A dark blue Civil Defence overcoat.

Wartime Civil Defence overcoat  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1533  2001

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A heavy woolen dark blue overcoat as worn by Civil Defence volunteers during the Second World War.

Book of wartime poems  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1231  2001

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A privately published collection of poems and essays by Harry Beresford (1886-1974).

John Beresford wartime poetry  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1231  2001

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A privately published collection of poems and essays by Harry Beresford (1886-1974). the poetry is generally of three types; sketches of fellow Rotarians; topical verses; and flipant comic verse. Many of the poems concern the Second World War.

Letters by William Betts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.827  2001

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Two handwritten accounts of civilian war experience during the Second World War.

Letters by William Betts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.827.1  2001

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One sheet of handwritten memories of working as a trainee projectionist at the Forum cinema in Ealiing, London. Whilst there Mr Betts worked as a Firewatcher, and he records the excitment he felt watching night bombing raids over London.

Letters by William Betts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.827.2  2001

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Four pages of handwritten recollections of growing up as a child in pre-war London. Memories of the day war was declared. Blackouts and the building of school air raid shelters. Mr Bett's two brothers join the army. Memories of unexploded incendiary bombs and other bombing raids on London. Details of his work as a trainee projectionist. His mother a nurse and his father a plumber, both kept busy by the bombing.

Blackwell papers and taped interview  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397  2000

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Typed manuscripts of Sir Basil Blackwell's recollections of his work in Anti-Submarine Warfare, 1942 to 1945, together with taped interview and transcript and a number of letters.

Manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.1  2000

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Two typewritten manuscripts detailing Sir Basil Blackwell's experimental work for the Royal Naval on anti-submarine warfare.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.1.1  2000

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Three page typed manuscript of Sir Basil Blackwell's time working for the Royal Navy between 1942 and 1945, working on anti-submarine warfare. Experimental work on aerial depth chargers. Secondment to America.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.1.2  2000

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Three page typed manuscript of Sir Basil Blackwell's time working for the Royal Navy between 1942 and 1945, working on anti-submarine warfare. Experimental work on aerial depth chargers and secondment to lecture in America.

Interview with Sir Basil Blackwell  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.2  2000

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Taped interview with Sir Basil Blackwell carried out by Peter Liddle, recalling Sir Basil's work for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Details of growing up in Leeds, school and evacuation, before entry to Cambridge University to read maths. Subsequent work for the Royal Navy on anti-submarine warfare. Experimental work on the Mark VII depth charge. Meeting engineer and author Neville Shute (1899-1961). Cooperation with American researchers and memories of touring American universities and scientific institutes.

Transcript of interview with Sir Basil Blackwell  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.2.1  2000

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A sixteen page typewritten transcript of a recorded interview with Sir Basil Blackwell recalling his work for the Royal Navay during the Second World War. It details his growing up in Leeds, school and evacuation, before entry to Cambridge University to read maths. Subsequent work for the Royal Navy on anti-submarine warfare. Experimental work on the Mark VII depth charge. Meeting engineer and author Neville Shute (1899-1961). Cooperation with American researchers and memories of touring American universities and scientific institutes.

Tape recorded interview with Sir Basil Blackwell  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.2.2  2000

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Cassette recorded interview and 16 page typewritten transcript with Sir Basil Blackwell, recalling his work for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Details of growing up in Leeds, school and evacuation, before entry to Cambridge University to read maths. Subsequent work for the Royal Navy on anti-submarine warfare. Experimental work on the Mark VII depth charge. Meeting engineer and author Neville Shute (1899-1961). Cooperation with American researchers and memories of touring American universities and scientific institutes.

Sir Basil Blackwell papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.3  2000

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Four photocopies of letters and papers sent to Sir Basil Blackwell by the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Photocopy of Admiralty letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.3.1  2000

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Photocopy of a letter dated July 11th 1942 sent to Sir Basil Blackwell by the British Admiralty appointing him as a Temporary Experimental Officer in the Admiralty Scientific and Technical Pool.

Photocopy of travel pass  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.3.2  2000

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A photocopy of a permit issued to Sir Basil Blackwell on January 17th 1945 by the Admiralty authorising him to travel to the United States.

Photocopy of letter to the Admiralty  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.3.3  2000

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A photocopy of a letter dated June 13th 1945 sent by Sir Basil Blackwell to the British Admiralty turning down a position at Brown University, Rhode Island, America.

Photocopy of Admiralty letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.397.3.4  2000

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Two pages of a photocopied letter sent to Sir Basil Blackwell by the Admirality, dated June 12th 1945, concerning his position within the Scientific Research and Experimental section.

Tape and transcript of interview with Mrs HG Blanchard  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1115  2001

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Taped interview and typed transcript with Mrs HG Blanchard, a young wife and mother during the Second World War.

Taped interview with Mrs HG Blanchard  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1115.1  2001

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Taped interview with Mrs HG Blanchard, recollecting her experiences as a teacher in Hounslow, Middlesex and Deptford before the War. Memories of the Jarrow Marchers. Her husband in the RAF was posted to the Far East and captured by Japanese, leaving her in Missenden, Buckinghamshire, to bring up two small children. Her memories of rationing, keeping ducks and geese and taking in refugees.Memories of VJ Day and the return home of her husband from captivity.

Transcript of interview with Mrs HG Blanchard  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1115.1.1  2001

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Typed eight page transcript of tape recorded interview with Mrs HG Blanchard, recollecting her experiences as a teacher in Hounslow, Middlesex and Deptford before the War. Memories of the Jarrow Marchers. Her husband in the RAF was posted to the Far East and captured by Japanese, leaving her in Missenden, Buckinghamshire, to bring up two small children. Her memories of rationing, keeping ducks and geese and taking in refugees.Memories of VJ Day and the return home of her husband from captivity.

Derek Bond manuscript and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834  2001

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A covering letter and typed manuscript of John D Bones Second World War experience, from teenager to joining the RAF, plus three black and white photographs.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.1  2001

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Typed letter from John D Bones dated January 11 2000 giving a brief account of his wartime experience, from teenager to joining the RAF.

'The War 1939-45'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.2  2001

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A ten page typed manuscript by John D Bones recalling his life as a teenager during the Second World War. It details his memories of the outbreak of war when attending Sunday School Summer Camp on Southwold Common, Suffolk and assisting with the evacuation of children from London. Details of bomber raids on London in 1940 and attacks on Colchester during his time as a fire watcher. He joined the ATC (Air Training Corps) in about 1943, eventually volunteering for the RAF. Details of his induction and training in the RAF, including glider school, where he became an instructor and was promoted to Warrent Officer. Recollections of German prisoners in Colchester and celebration of VE Day

Three wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.3  2001

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Three black and white photographs of John D Bones during his time in the RAF.

Portrait of John D Bones  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.3.1  2001

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A black and white portrait of John D Bones, a Flight Sergeant in 308 Squadron ATC, taken in about 1943.

Portrait of John D Bones  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.3.2  2001

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A black and white portrait of John D Bones, a Flight Sergeant in 308 Squadron ATC, taken in about 1943.

Photograph of glidding school  HF/LEEWW: 2001.834.3.3  2001

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A black and white photograph of a group of trainee cadets with a Slingsby Cadet glider. The photograph was taken at the 308 Squadron ATC gliding school at Shrub End, near Colchester,Essex in about 1943. John Bones is the third cadet from the left. the white top to the forage cap indicates acceptance in the RAF for aircrew training.

Manuscript, personal papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699  2000

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A typed manuscript of Muriel Booth's recollections of her schooldays and evacuation during the Second World War, plus supporting photographs and letters.

Four books of sheet music  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.3  2000

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Four books of sheet music published during the war.

'My Sister And I'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.3.1  2000

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A book of sheet music entitled 'My Sister And I', words and music by HY Zaret, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer.

'Russian Rose'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.3.2  2000

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A book of sheet music entitled 'Russian Rose', by Sonny Miller and Hugh Charles.

'Silver Wings in the Moonlight'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.3.3  2000

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A book of sheet music entitled 'Silver Wings in the Moonlight', by Hugh Charles, Leo Towers and Sony Miller.

'Yours'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.3.4  2000

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A book of sheet music entitled 'Yours', by Jack Sherr and Gonzalo Roig.

'Recollections of Schooldays and Evacuation in the Second World 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.1  2000

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A twelve page typed manuscript entitled 'Recollections of Schooldays and Evacuation in the Second World 1939-1945' written by Muriel booth. It details her memories of evacuation in September 1939 from Greys, Essex on the paddle steamer 'Crested Eagle' from Tilbury Docks to Suffolk. Terribly homesick she returned home to Greys in early 1940. Many details of domestic life, rationing, Anderson shelters and the Blitz, including the bombing of Bounds Green Tube Station. Eventually the family move to Bimingham and Muriel goes to school in Lichfield. Further details of domestic life including school life, rationing, holidays, meeting her brother's friends in the RAF, her reaction to the news of D-Day, V1 and V2 attacks, and seeing American soldiers.

Wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2  2000

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A series of original wartime letters and photocopies of letters exchanged between Muriel Booth and her mother.

Wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.1  2000

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A letter written by Muriel Booth to her mother on 5th September 1939 from the village of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated to the village shortly after the outbreak of war. Mentions nearby anti-aircraft guns and asks for some knitting.

Wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.2  2000

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A letter written by Muriel Booth to her father on 5th September 1939 from the village of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated to the village shortly after the outbreak of war. Mentions nearby anti-aircraft guns.

Wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.3  2000

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A letter written by Muriel Booth to her father and mother in 1939 from Reydon, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated shortly after the outbreak of war. She complains in the letter about feeling very homesick.

Photocopy of wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.4  2000

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Photocopy of a letter written by Muriel Booth to her mother on 5th September 1939 from the village of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated to the village shortly after the outbreak of war. Mentions nearby anti-aircraft guns and asks for some knitting.

Photocopy of wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.5  2000

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A photocopy of a wartime letter written by Muriel Booth to her father on 5th September 1939 from the village of Trimley St Mary, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated to the village shortly after the outbreak of war. Mentions nearby anti-aircraft guns.

Photocopy of wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.2.6  2000

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A photocopy of a wartime letter written by Muriel Booth to her father and mother in 1939 from Reydon, Suffolk. Schoolgirl Murial and her sister Kathleen had been evacuated shortly after the outbreak of war. She complains in the letter about feeling very homesick.

Collection of photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4  2000

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A collection of fifteen colour and black and white photographs.

'19, The Close'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.14  2000

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A colour photograph of Cathedral Close, Lichfield, taken in 1997.

'The pump in the Close - sketched by former pupils of KEGS'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.15  2000

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A colour photograph of the water pump in Cathedral Close, Lichfield, taken in 1997.

Photograph of Muriel Booth beside stood beside gate  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.1  2000

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Scanned image made about 2000 of an original black and white photograph of schoolgirl Muriel Booth taken in 1940 outside her house North London.

Photograph of Muriel Booth in grounds of Windsor Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.2  2000

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A modern print made about 2000 of an original black and white photograph showing a young Muriel Booth stood in the grounds of Windsor Castle about 1945.

Photograph of Palmer's College  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.3  2000

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A colour photograph of Palmer's College in Grays, Essex, taken in about 1996.

'Looking towards Christ Church and 3 Melbourne Villas, Leomansley, Lichfield'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.4  2000

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Colour photograph of a street in Lichfield taken about 1996.

'3 Melborne Villas, Leomansley, Lichfield'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.5  2000

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A colour photogrpah of a house in Leomansley, Lichfield, taken in 1997.

'Rear view of Christ Church, Leomansley, where Mrs Kent is buried'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.6  2000

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Colour photograph of Christ Church, Leomansley, taken in 1997.

'Interior of Christ Church'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.7  2000

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Colour photograph of the interior of Christ Church, Leomansley, taken in 1997

'Market Street, Lichfield'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.8  2000

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Colour photograph of Market Street, Lichfield, taken in 1997.

'The Old Friary School'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.9  2000

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Colour photograph of the Old Friary School, Lichfield, taken in 1997. The building was used in 1997 by Lichfield College and Records Office.

'19 Cathedral Close, Lichfield'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.10  2000

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A colour photograph of a row of houses on Cathedral Close, Lichfield, taken in 1997. This was the wartime home of King Edward's Grammar School for Girls, Camp Hill, Birmingham.

'View of 19 Cathedral Close'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.11  2000

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A colour photograph of 19 Cathedral Close, Lichfield, taken in 1997. This was the wartime home of King Edward's Grammar School for Girls, Camp Hill, Birmingham.

'View from Muriel's classroom window, 19 Cathedral Close'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.12  2000

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A colour photograph of Lichfield Cathedral taken in 1997.

'Former Chorister's School, where Muriel practiced piano'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.699.4.13  2000

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A colour photograph of the former Chorister's School in Lichfield, taken in 1997.

Bowen manuscripts and poems  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617  2001

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Hand written accounts by Professor Ken Bowen about his early life and family plus detailed accounts of his work for the Admiralty as a civilian radio transmission analyist between 1941 and 1946. Also brief accounts of his later career and copies of his poems written during the war.

Bowen biographical manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.1  2001

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Three hand written accounts by Professor Ken Bowen about his early life and family including a highly detailed account of his work for the Royal Navy at 'HMS Flowerdown' as a civilian radio transmission analyist between 1941 and 1946. Includes a brief account of his later career plus background information on his poetry.

Biographical manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.1.1  2001

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A twenty two page hand written accont by Professor Bowen of his experiences during the Second World War. Joining the Admiralty experimental radio unit in Winchester, Hampshire in 1941 he describes the long hours of work monitoring and analysing enemy radio traffic. Professor Bowen also describes his experience of air raids and V1 rocket attacks, plus details of his duties in fire watching and, briefly, his membership of the Home Guard. He includes descriptions of rail travel during the war and general day-to-day civilian life.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.1.2  2001

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A ten page had written manuscript providing further details of Professor Bowen's family background plus background details on his poetry.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.1.3  2001

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A two page hand written addenda to the two previous manuscripts, giving details of more poems and providing further biographical details including an explanation of his role as specialist analyist in RFP and TINA in 1942 and a brief discussion of his post war career.

Bowen collection of wartime poetry  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2  2001

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Parodic verse and poetry, many written on the backs of W/T Red forms used in the monitoring of enemy radio transmissions. Many were posted on the noticeboard of the Operations room at 'HMS Flowerdown', the wireless intercept station in Winchester, Hampshire.

A-Z poem  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.1  2001

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'Airmen beneath clouds diving...', a short poem by Ken Bowen written on a scrap of paper on January 2 1941. It was written when on fire-watching duty, each of the 26 words starting with a different letter of the alphabet from A to Z.

'A Classifiers Christmas Carol'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.2  2001

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A poem with illustrations by Ken Bowen entitled 'A Classifiers Christmas Carol', written on 22 December 1944. The poem is return on the back of an Admiralty form.

'La Nouvelle'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.3  2001

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A poem in French by Ken Bowen entitled 'La Nouvelle', written during the Second World War in the style of Paul Verlaine's (1844-1896) poem 'Chanson - La Lune Blanche'.

'If...'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.4  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'If..', written during the Second World War in the style of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). The poem is written on the back of an Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission form.

'The Rubaiyat...as Omar Khayyam might have written it had he been a Wren'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.5  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'The Rubaiyat...as Omar Khayyam might have written it had he been a Wren', written during the Second World War in the style of the Persian poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). The poem is written on the back of an Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission form.

'Soliloquy in a Developing-Room'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.6  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled' Soliloquy in a Developing-Room', written during the Second World War in the style of Robert Browning's (1812-1889) poem 'Soliloquy in a Spanish Cloister'.

'More of the Poets Come to Flowerdown'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.7  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'More of the Poets Come to Flowerdown', written during the Second World War in the styles of Rupert Brook (1887-1915) and John Keats (1795-1821).The poems are written on the back of an Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission form.

'It was a noble victory... or How the Good News Came From AY to Z'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.8  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'It was a noble victory... or How the Good News Came From AY to Z', written during the Second World War in the style of William Cory's (1845-1872) 'Heraclitus'.The poem is written on the back of an Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission form.

'The Mangler and the Classifier'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.9  2001

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A poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'The Mangler and the Classifier', written during the Second World War in the style of Lewis Carroll's (1832-1898) poem the Walrus and the Carpenter'. The poem is written on the back of an Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission form.

Two wartime poems  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.10  2001

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Two hand written poems, one a copy of 'Sonnet; from Conversation at Midnight' by Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950) and the other written by Ken Bowen entitled 'A topical variation', written in the style of Edna St Vincent Millay.

'The Classifier's Nightmare'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.11  2001

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A long poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'The Classifier's Nightmare', written during the Second World War.

'The Film And The Books'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1617.2.12  2001

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A long poem by Ken Bowen entitled 'The Film And The Books', written during the Second World War in the style of Robert Browning's (1812-1889) 'The Ring and the Book'.The poem is written on the back of three Admiralty W/T Red radio transmission forms.

Photographs of VE and VJ Day celebrations  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1491  2001

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Three prints from original wartime black and white photographs of VE and VJ Day parties, all held in Rothesay Road, Gosport, Hampshire in 1945.

Photograph of a VE Day street party  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1491.1  2001

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A black and white print taken from an original wartime photograph showing a street party in Rothesay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, held in celebration of VE Day during June 1945. Heather Brien sits in the front row, of chairs, fifth from the left. Her mother made all the hats.

Photograph of a VJ Day street party  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1491.2  2001

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A black and white print taken from an original wartime photograph showing a street party in Rothesay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, held in celebration of VJ Day during August 1945. The residents are all photographed in a street decked with bunting. Heather Brien stands wearing a dark cardigan, ninth form the right. Her brother stands behind her to the right.

Photograph of a VJ Day street party  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1491.3  2001

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A black and white print taken from an original wartime photograph showing a street party in Rothesay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, held in celebration of VJ Day during August 1945. People line the streets as children sit around tables in the road. Heather Brien sits half way along the nearest table wearing a dark coloured top.

Pisani letters  HF/LEEWW: 1999.111  1999

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Two handwritten letters by Mrs Camilla Pisani written in October and November 1999, in which she recalls her wartime memories of helping to organize the evacuation of children from London.

Pisani memories of evacuation  HF/LEEWW: 1999.111.1  1999

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Two handwritten letters by Mrs Camilla Pisani written in October and November 1999, in which she recalls her wartime memories of helping to organize the evacuation of children from London. The first letter tells of her work with the London County Council, first as a driver and then as Transport Officer. She recalls the typical routine of evacuation through Padington Station in the early hours of the morning. The second letter recalls her memories of a V1 rocket falling near Paddington Station during an evacuation.

Barbara Simon wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 1999.109  1999

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A twenty one page typewritten recollection of childhood in England and India during the Second World War by Barbara Simon.

'A Child's View of The War'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.109  1999

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A twenty one page typewritten recollection of childhood in England and India during the Second World War by Barbara Simon. She recalls watching evacuees from London arrive at Woking, Surrey at the outbreak of war, her memories of school, black outs and air raid shelters, the fear of invasion, the Battle of Britain and the beginings of the Blitz, together with her memories of food shortages and rationing. Latter in the war the family moved to the country and Barbara recalls her new school there, before an unhappy move to London to live in an orphanage before she finally moved to work and live in a children's nursery in South Ascot.

John Beswetherick letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1120  2001

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Two letters, one handwritten and the other typed, in which John Beswetherick outlines his memories of evacuation from Essex to Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1940 and his subsequent wartime service in the South African Air Force.

John Beswetherick's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1120.1  2001

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Two letters, one handwritten in 2000 the other typed in 2001. In the first letter John Beswetherick outlines his biography, recalling his evacuation to Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1940 and his subsequent wartime service in the South African Air Force. In the typewritten letter he provides more details of growing up before the war his memories of sailing from Liverpool aboard the SS 'Llanstephan Castle' in convoy down to South Africa, his service with the SAAF. He also recalls his decision to stay in South Africa and study pharmacy, his service in the SAAF Auxiliary and two journies to England in 1950 and 1980.

Dorreen Cook memoir  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1058  2001

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Photocopy of a twenty two page article by Elizabeth Doreen Glynn (nee Cook) entitled 'Five Years in the Life of a Sea Evacuee', describing her memories as an overseas evacuee as part of the Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) scheme between 1939 and 1945.

'Five Years in the Life of a Sea Evacuee'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1058  2001

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Photocopy of a twenty two page article by Elizabeth Doreen Glynn (nee Cook) entitled 'Five Years in the Life of a Sea Evacuee', describing her evacuation from England to South Africa aboard the SS 'Llanstephan Castle' as part of the Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) and her life in Brakpan in the Transvaal. It includes a detailed account of education and social life, her continued contact with CORB, her service with the South African WAAF as a meteorologist and her eventual return to her parents in England in late 1945.

Broach papers and map  HF/LEEWW: 2000.762  2000

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Handwritten account of childhood during the Second World War spent near Dover, together with a map of Dover showing damage to the town from bombing and shelling between 1940 and 1944.

Handwritten account of childhood in wartime Dover  HF/LEEWW: 2000.762.1  2000

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A seven page handwritten account by Denis Broach of his childhood in Dover during the Second World War. He has vivid memories of personally being bombed, shelled and straffed, but also recalls playing with munitions from a nearby firing range. He recounts details of seeing troops returning from Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, D Day and the noise made by MTBs (Motor Torpedo Boats) and MGBs (Motor Gunboats) leaving the port. He recalls general details of life in a garrison town where his parents ran a pub, along with memories of schooling and rationing, plus celebrations for D Day.

Map of Dover  HF/LEEWW: 2000.762.2  2000

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Photocopy of a map of Dover, Kent, showing the areas where shells and bombs fell on the port. Mr Broach has marked the location of his parent's pub, 'The Lord Nelson'.

Brocks papers and associated material  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316  2001

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Two handwritten accounts by Mrs Barbara Lindsay Brocks and her husband David Philip Brocks recounting their experiences during the Second World War, plus a map showing bombing in Croydon together with a pattern and sencilled embroidery tablecloth.

Barbara and David Brocks manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.1  2001

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Two handwritten manuscripts detailing the wartime experiences of Barbara and David Brocks.

David Brocks manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.1.1  2001

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A six page handwritten manuscript dictated to Barbara Lindsay recunting the wartime experinces of her husband David Philip Brocks. A child at the outbreak of war he recalls details of the blackout and the brick-built air raid shelter at their home in Bickley, Kent. He remembers delivering food to soldiers returning from Dunkirk and seeing the first daylight raid on Biggin Hill arifield. He also recalls the bombing of the family home that injured his brother and mother, plus memories of other raids on Bickley.

Barbara Brocks manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.1.2  2001

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A 43 page handwritten manuscript relating Barbara Brock's experiences of civilian life as a child during the Second World War. General observations on rationing and entertainment during the war. She recalls her father, a soldier, seriously wounded at Dunkirk and having an unexploded bomb removed from the next door garden. When the V1 raids started in 1944 the family evacuated to Heapbridge, near Bury, Lancashire, moving again to Bournemouth when the V2 raids began. Memories of victory celebrations.

Map showing bombing of Croydon  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.2  2001

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A map of Croydon showing where bombs fell during the Second World War. Reprinted from the 'Croydon Times' of 30th September 1944.

Pattern and embroidered tablecloth  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.3  2001

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Embroided tablecloth and pattern.

Pattern for embroidered tablecloth  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.3.1  2001

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Pattern for an embroidered tablecloth showing men and women in the national costumes of the United Nations. Featured in 'Needlewoman and Needlecraft' about 1943.

Embroidered tablecloth  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1316.3.2  2001

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An embroidered tablecloth showing men and women in the national costumes of the United Nations.

Colin Brown papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.802  2001

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Photocopies of a newspaper article and manuscript, both by Colin Brown, recording his memories of evacuation during the Second World War and of his service in the RAF with the British Commonwealth Occupation force in Japan between 1946 and 1947.

Colin Brown manuscript on occupation of Japan  HF/LEEWW: 2001.802.1  2001

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A twelve page typewritten manuscript by Colin Brown entitled 'One Year in Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces'. It covers his enlistment in the RAF in 1944, his posting to Japan between 1946 and 1947 and his memories of life there including a trip to Hiroshima, and finally his recollections of his return to England and demobilisation.

Newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2001.802.2  2001

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Photocopy made about 2001 of a newspaper article from the Rochford News dated Spring 1989 and entitled 'The story of two evacuees'. It details Colin Brown's memories of evacuation as a teenager from London to Ashingdon in Essex, recalling schooling, food and village life.

Letter recalling bombing raids on London  HF/LEEWW: 2000.257  2000

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A handwritten letter by Mrs PG Brown recalling some of her experiences from the Second World War.

Letter recalling bombing raids on London  HF/LEEWW: 2000.257  2000

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A five page handwritten letter by Mrs PG Brown recalling some of her experiences from the Second World War. Mrs Brown was evacuated from London to East Grinstead at the very start of the war as she was pregnant. She latter returned to help her husband run a pub in Camberwell, London. Her father also ran a pub, in Knighstbridge, where she used to take her children for shelter every night from the air raids. Her father was killed in a bombing raid.

Jeanne Bullard papers and interview  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265  2000

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A handwritten manuscript, two tape recorded interviews and typed transcripts, airmail letters, cookbooks and photographs.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.1  2000

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A ten page handwritten manuscript by Jeanne Bullard giving a general description of civilian life in London and Bath before and during the Second World War. Many details of food and clothing rationing, plus memories of bombing in London and Bath. Description of her work for the Royal Navy hydrographic mapping department. Daily letters to her husband in the Army until his capture in the desert. Imprisoned in Italy he escaped and made it back to England in 1944.

Recordings and transcripts of interview with Jeanne Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.2  2000

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Two tape recorded interviews with Jeanne Bullard carried out by Peter Liddle in 1999, together with their typewritten transcripts.

Tape recording of interview with Jeanne Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.2.1  2000

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Recording on a C90 cassette tape of an interview with Jeanne Bullard made in October 1999 in which she recalls meeting her husband-to-be Paul at art college before the war and then her evacuation from London to Bath with her parents. It includes her memories of the air raids on Bath, fire-watching duties and her work for the Admiralty Hydrographic mapping department, plus her reactions to the capture of her fiancee in the desert.

Tape recording of interview with Jeanne Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.2.2  2000

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Recording on a C90 cassette tape concluding an interview with Jeanne Bullard made in October 1999. In the interview she recalls marrying her fiancee Paul Bullard in 1944 after his escape from Italy, and their life together until the end of the war.

Transcript of interview with Jeanne Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.2.3  2000

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A six page typewritten transcript of an interview recorded with Jeanne Bullard made in October 1999. In the interview she recalls meeting her husband-to-be Paul at art college before the war and then her evacuation from London to Bath with her parents. It also includes her memories of the air raids on Bath, fire-watching duties and her work for the Admiralty Hydrographic mapping department, plus her reactions to the capture of her fiancee in the desert.

Transcript of interview with Jeanne Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.2.4  2000

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A three page typewritten transcript concluding an interview recorded with Jeanne Bullard made in October 1999 in which she recalls marrying her fiancee Paul Bullard in 1944 after his escape from Italy, and their life together until the end of the war.

Letters form Jeane Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.3  2000

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An airmail letter and a photgram form Jeane Bullard to her husband-to-be Paul.

Airmail letter form Jeane Bullard to her husband  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.3.1  2000

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An airmail letter from Jeane Bullard to her husband-to-be Paul written July 17th 1944. Paul Bullard, a Gunner in the British Army, was being held in No2 Allied POW Repatriation Camp in Italy.

Airmail letter form Jeane Bullard to her husband  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.3.2  2000

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An airgraph letter from Jeane Bullard to her husband-to-be Paul written July 18th 1944. Paul Bullard, a Gunner in the British Army, was being held in No2 Allied POW Repatriation Camp in Italy at the time. In the letter Jeane talks of trips to the theatre and of her work for the Navy drawing hydrographic charts.

Wartime recipes  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.4  2000

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A wartime recipe book and leaflet.

'The Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables Including Bottling and Jam Making'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.4.1  2000

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A small handbook, number 2 in the 'Home Front' series entitled 'The Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables Including Bottling and Jam Making', by DD Cottington Taylor. Published by Country Life Ltd in 1942.

'Valuable Recipes for Making Home-Made Marmalade'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.4.2  2000

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A leaflet entitled 'Valuable Recipes for Making Home-Made Marmalade', produced by Webb and Co in about 1942.

Photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.5  2000

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Four photographs featuring Jeane Bullard.

Portrait of Jeane Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.5.1  2000

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A black and white portrait photograph of Jeane Bullard taken in about 1945.

Photograph of Jeane Bullard and grandchildren  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.5.2  2000

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A colour photograph of Jeane Bullard and her grandchildren taken at Christmas 1995.

Photograph of Jeane Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.5.3  2000

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A colour photograph of Jeane Bullard taken in August 1994.

Photograph of Paul and Jeane Bullard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.265.5.4  2000

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A colour photograph of Jeane and Paul Bullard sat together in a garden, taken in August 1994.

Sir Montague Burton wartime letters and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875  2001

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A collection of wartime letters and photographs relating to Sir Montague Burton's family during the Second World War.

Sir Montague Burton wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1  2001

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A collection of letters sent by Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son, Raymond, serving in Ceylon and India with the Royal Artillery, plus a small number of letters written to and by other members of the Burton family. Written between 1943 and 1946 they are typed in diary form giving daily accounts of social, business and family activities as well as details of various wartime committees and Sir Montague's views on politics, literature and philosophy.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.1  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated 11th October 1943 it covers the first meeting of the Burton Branch of the League of Nations and tells how the sub-basement of the Burton's Leeds factory has been requisitioned by the Ministry of Supply. It also details Sir Montague's views on the political and economic state of India and its struggle for independence.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.2  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated 21st October 1943 it talks of a group of German officers, including the grandson of Bismark, who were organising a Free Germany movement form Moscow.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.3  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 4th of November 1943 and headed Bulletin No1 it mentions his seeing a demonstration of artificial limbs.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.4  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 27th of November 1943 and headed Bulletin No2 it talks of the death of family friend, Flying Officer Duke Abdelson, killed in a flying accident. The letter also mentions the speech given by Alfred Edwards (1888-1958), MP for Middlesborough, to the Montague Burton branch of the League of Nations Union.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.5  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 15th December 1943 and headed Bulletin No3 it speaks of how the large grocery firms in England have been organised together as the Allied Purchasing Company. Sir Montague also mentions how quite Bond Street, London, is with 75% of the shops to let.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.6  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 23rd December 1943 and headed Bulletin No4 it mentions the return of Barbara (Burton) and David from honeymoon in Ireland.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.7  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 11th January 1944 and headed Bulletin No5 it discusses how Sir Montague is not in favour of exacting vengeance on Germany, 'But the punishment should fit the crime'. He talks of the visit of the novelist Margaret Storm Jameson (1891-1986) to Leeds.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.8  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 5th February 1944 and headed Bulletin No6 it details family activities and the speech given by Selig Brodetsky (1888-1954), Professor of Mathematics at Leeds University and member of the British Zionist Federation, to the Montague Burton Branch of the League of Nations Union.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.9  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 27th February 1944 and headed Bulletin No7 it talks of the death of Harry Little, an ex-Burton's employee, in the RAF and also mentions a visit by Lord Hamar Greenwood (1870-1948).

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.10  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 29th February 1944 and headed Bulletin No8 Sir Montague talks of his sadness at the death in the war of two of his acquintances, Lt Colonel Lionel Wigram and Jack Ogden.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.11  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 27th March 1944 and headed Bulletin No9 it debates Raymond's views on India. Sir Montague expresses his opposition to the tactics of Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948) in seeking independence for India. Sir Montague speaks of the author Phyliss Bentley's (1894-1977) visit to Leeds.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.12  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 27th March 1944 and headed Bulletin No10 in which Sir Montague discusses his views on politics and philosophy with reference to the book 'The Middle Path'.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.13  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 21st April 1944 and headed Bulletin No11 it tells of litterary luncheons and various meetings attended by Sir Montague. It also includes a lengthy quote from 'The Manchester Guardian' that Sir Montague thinks illustrates the need for a free press, despite it being anti-Allied in tone.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.14  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 15th May 1944 and headed Bulletin No12 he mentions three of his acquintances who have recently died of old age.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.15  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 7th June 1944 and headed Bulletin No13 it discusses a meeting he attended in Leeds of the Ministry of Information and visits a YMCA hostel in Leeds run by volunteers. He also talks of the general air of excitement following the announcement of D-Day.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.16  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 30th June 1944 and headed Bulletin No14 the letter mentions the new V rockets and Sir Montague's idea that they will soon be adopted by the Americans for use against Japan.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.17  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 20th June 1944 and headed Bulletin No15 recomends Raymond to visit Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Jr while he is in Bombay, India. It also discusses Sir Montague's current reading and some of his political views on the future of the League of Nations.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.18  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 11th August 1944 and headed Bulletin No16 it laments the genocide and murder of POWs by the Nazis and the V rocket attacks on Southern England. He relays news from Raymond's brother Stanley, is based with the RAF in Oxford, and mentions that the Ministry of Supply have ordered a halt to the production of uniforms and a switch to producing demob suits.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.19  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 15th September 1944 and headed Bulletin No17 it discusses a well-attended meeting of the Burton Branch of the League of Nations Union.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.20  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 25th September 1944 and headed Bulletin No18 it tells of a concert given by the classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) in Leeds. He stays with the Burtons in Harrogate.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.21  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. In a letter dated the 19th October 1944 and headed Bulletin No19 Sir Montague talks of a holiday in Bournemouth, Dorset, comparing it with holidays he took there before the war.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.22  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. In a letter dated the 9th November 1944 Sir Montague talks of attending the graduation ceremnoy at Leeds University and attending a speech given by the Labour politician Emanuel Shinwell MP (1884-1984).

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.23  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. In a letter dated the 7th December 1944 and headed Bulletin No21 Sir Montague talks of business, various luncheons and attending meetings of the Airborne Forces Security Fund.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.24  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. In a letter dated the 10th January 1945 and headed Bulletin No22 Sir Montague talks of how impressed he has been by a visit to the Clothing Section at Leeds College of Technology. He also mentions a Ministry of Information meeting that discussed the provision of entertainment for troops overseas. Talk of a long journey by train to Newcastle and the news that Raymond's brother, Stanley, has been posted by the RAF to India.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.25  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 30th January 1945 and headed Bulletin No22 it talks of the dispute Sir Monatgue has had in the letter pages of 'The Times' with historian Professor Alfred Leslie Rowse (1903-1997) about contemporary architecture.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.26  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 26th February 1945 and headed Bulletin No24 it includes a copy of a letter by Stanley describing his reactions to his arrival in India.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.27  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 19th March 1945 and headed Bulletin No25 it records the birth of Sir Montague's grandson, Alexander James Montague.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.28  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 24th April 1945 and headed Bulletin No26 it discusses Sir Montague's reaction to the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945).

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.29  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 29th May 1945 and headed Bulletin No27 announces that Stanley, Raymond and Arnold have all been elected to the Burton board of directors. It also tells the news that Raymond's brother-in-law has been seriously wounded and is in hospital in Italy. Raymond's brother Arnold is now serving in Burma. Finally it gives Sir Montague's reaction to the surrender of Germany.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.30  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 14th June 1945 and headed Bulletin No28 it contains a copy of a letter sent to Sir Montague by Keith Quas-Cohen that relates his experiences of escaping from a POW camp, beaing recognised as a Jew and suffering a severe beating. Raymond's brother Arnold is now in India.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.31  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 7th July 1945 and headed Bulletin No29 it tells of Sir Montague meeting Keith Quas-Cohen. Meeting with Basil Sanderson, Liberal candiadate for Central Leeds in the up-coming General Election.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.32  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 7th July 1945 which discusses Sir Montague's thoughts on the future of Europe and whether too high a price was paid for the destruction of Hitler. End of work for local Red Cross depot. Also more thoughts on the political situation.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.33  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 20th August 1945 and headed Bulletin No31which describes Sir Montague's visits to Burtons shops in Midlands and South of England. Sir Montague also expresses his fears about the dominance of Europe by the Soviet Union and his feelings at the surrender of Japan, the end of the war and the use of the Atomic bomb.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.34  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 19th September 1945 and headed Bulletin No33 in which Sir Montague describes the damage to the South Coast of England he saw during his holiday there in August.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.35  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 26th September 1945 and headed Bulletin No33 describes the state of Britain gripped by supply and labour shortages.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.36  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 1st November 1945 and headed Bulletin No35 it describes the conferment of Honourary Degrees at Leeds University to (among others) politician Anthony Eden (1897-1977) and sculpter Henry Moore (1898-1986).

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.37  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 1st November 1945 and headed Bulletin No36 the letter tells of Sir Montague's attending the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.38  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 17th December 1945 and headed Bulletin No37 describes the 'Welcome Home' party for Raymond. Also mentions the desperate shortage of wool.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.39  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 10th January 1946 and headed Bulletin No38 the letter records the celebrations held to mark the return home of Arnold Burton. Sir Montague mentions taking tea with a Mrs Hertzeberg, a concentration camp survivor. Her husband and stepson were killed at Auschwitz.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.40  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 10th January 1946 and headed Bulletin No40 the letter records Sir Montague's search for new shop premises in the South of England.

Letter to Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.41  2001

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A typewritten letter from Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) to his son Raymond M Burton. Dated the 8th April 1946 and headed Bulletin No41 the letter mentions Raymond rejoining his regiment and unexpected arrival home of Stanley Burton from India. Barbara Burton is taken into hospital for an operation. Sir Montague, Stanley and Arnold attend a reception for the exhibition 'Victory at Sea' attended by Admiral Sir William James.

Letter to Sir Montague Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.42  2001

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A typewritten letter from Barbara Burton to her father Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) dated the 18th July 1943. It was forwarded to to his son Raymond M Burton on the 23rd July 1943. In the letter Barbara describes her work at the Queen Victoria Hospital helping to treat casualties from a bombing raid on East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Letter to Sir Montague Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.43  2001

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A typewritten copy of a letter from Raymond M Burton sent to his father Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) on 17th August 1944. In the letter Raymond describes a visit to Hydrabad and a cocktail party at the house of the Minister of Public Relations.

Letter to Sir Montague Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.44  2001

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A typewritten copy of a letter from Raymond M Burton sent to his father Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) sent to his father on 9th May 1945. The letter discusses architecture and praises the work of Mahatma Ghandi (1889-1948).

Letter to Sir Montague Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.45  2001

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A typewritten copy of a letter from Keith Quas-Cohen to Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) wishing him happy birthdday, sent on 14th August 1945, plus a reply from Sir Montague. Copies of both letters were forwarded to Raymond Burton.

Letter to Sir Montague Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.1.46  2001

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A typewritten copy of a letter from Howard to Sir Montague Burton (1885-1952) dated 5th October 1945. The letter describes Howard's travels to Delhi, India, to take up his post as a Radiologist.

Raymond Burton wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2  2001

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A series of black and white photographs relating to the wartime service of Montague Burton in India and Ceylon.

Royal Artillery gunners  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.1  2001

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A black and white photograph showing soldiers at the Royal Artillery Gunnery School in Karachi, taken in about 1943. Raymond Burton sits in the front row, bottom right.

Mount Kanchenjunga  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.2  2001

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A black and white photograph of Mount in the Himalayas.

Mountains in India  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.3  2001

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A black and white photograph taken from an airplane of mountains in India.

Skiing party  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.4  2001

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A black and white photograph of a skiing party in India.

Soldiers in India  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.5  2001

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A black and white photograph of a group of soldiers outside a hut in India. Raymond Burton stands on the right.

Stanley Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.6  2001

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A black and white photograph of Stanley Burton in RAF uniform.

Stanley and Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.7  2001

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A black and white photograph of Raymond and Stanley Burton in uniform.

Raymond Burton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.8  2001

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A black and white photograph of Raymond Burton stood in front of a group of army lorries in India.

Man playing acordion  HF/LEEWW: 2001.875.2.9  2001

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A black and white photograph of a man playing an acordion.

Butcher papers and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1024  2001

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Typed wartime recollections of David Butcher, together with a record of air raid warnings produced by his mother and a postcard from a prisoner of war in Germany.

Butcher mauscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1024.1  2001

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A four page typewrittten manuscript produced by David Butcher in about 1995 as notes for a talk given to a local school in Datchet, Berkshire. The manuscript gives details of his reactions to the oubreak of war, the number of air raids on the area and details of his work as an ARP warden responsible for manning the telephones relaying air raid warnings.

Air raid statistics for Datchet  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1024.2  2001

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Table produced by David Butcher's mother during the Second World War tabulating the number of air raid warnings in Datchet, Berkshire.

Postcard from prisoner of war  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1024.3  2001

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A postcard written on 10th September 1944 by a Private Frank Gurney, a British prisoner of war held at Stalag 344 in Germany, to his friend David Butcher. Both men had worked together at High Duty Alloys Ltd of Slough, Berkshire.

Mildred Butterworth papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840  2001

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Handwritten accounts of Mrs Butterworth's experience of the Second World War as a Land Army girl and RAF widow.

Butterworth letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1  2001

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A series of letters in which Mildred Butterworth outlines her experiences of the Second World War as a Land Army girl and RAF widow.

Butterworth letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1.1  2001

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A handwritten letter by Mildred Butterworth outlining her wartime experiences, joining the Women's Land Army and being widowed when her new husbands plan crashed in 1943. She talks of the hard work and constant hunger in the Land Army, details of her husband's service in the RAF as a Flight Engineer with the Australian 467 Squadron and of her feelings about becoming a young widow.

Butterworth letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1.2  2001

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A short handwritten letter by Mildred Butterworth mentioning her collection of wartime photographs.

Butterworth letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1.3  2001

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A handwritten letter by Mildred Butterworth giving information about her wartime photographs and details of her father, PB Hartley, who served in Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

Butterworth letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1.4  2001

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A handwritten letter by Mildred Butterworth in which she talks about the death of her first husband Jack Greenwood and the lack of information about the crash provided at the time.

Butterworth letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.1.5  2001

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A handwritten letter by Mildred Butterworth in which she discusses her photographs of the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) memorial to her first husband Flight Engineer Jack Greenwood and his crew, killed on July 13th 1943. She talks of finding bits of wreckage in the field where her husband's plane crashed.

Butterworth photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.2  2001

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Wartime photographs of Mildred Butterworth's time in the Women's Land Army plus colour photographs of the memorial to her first husband, Jack Greenwood.

'Land Girl. A Manual for Volunteers in the Women's Land Army'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.3  2001

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A pocket book entitled 'Land Girl. A Manual for Volunteers in the Women's Land Army' written by WE Shewell-Cooper in 1941, produced as a guide for women working in the Land Army.

'Memorials to air crews unveiled'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.840.4  2001

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A newspaper article and photograph of Mildred Butterworth from the 'Newark Advertiser' entitled 'Memorials to air crews unveiled', published 15th August 1999. The article covers the unveiling of a memorial at Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, to the crew who died in the crash of Lancaster bomber PO-LLM311. The plane was destroyed returning from a raid on Turin, Italy, July 12th 1943. Mildred's first husband, RAF flight engineer Jack Greenwood was killed in the crash.

Reverend Buxton papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227  2001

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Collection of letters, copies of diary entries for 1942 and a copy of his published autobiography 'Then and Now'.

Reverend Buxton letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.1  2001

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Series of handwritten letters from the Reverend Edmund Buxton about his wartime experiences as a clergyman in Peckham, London.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.1.1  2001

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A handwritten letter by the Reverend Edmund Buxton recounting his wartime experiences as a clergyman in Peckham, London. He recalls his church being destroyed by a German landmine on 21 September 1940, trapping himself and a number of other people in the crypt which was used as a public air raid shelter.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.1.2  2001

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A handwritten letter by the Reverend Edmund Buxton giving a brief summary of his life and work in the church.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.1.3  2001

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A handwritten letter by the Reverend Edmund Buxton sent to accompany his diary entries for 1942.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.1.4  2001

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A handwritten letter by the Reverend Edmund Buxton recalling a concert at Westminster he attended during an air raid.

Reverend Buxton diary entries for 1942  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.2  2001

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A handwritten copy of a diary kept by the Reverend Edmund Buxton throughout 1942, mixing details of everyday parish and ARP duties with news of the progress of the war.

'Then and Now'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1227.3  2001

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A copy of the autobiography 'Then and Now' by the Reverend Edmund Digby Buxton, published by Avon Books in 1997. The book gives details of his life in Peckham, London, druing the war.

Vera Calvin WVS uniform and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534  2001

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A WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003) and four black and white press photographs of Wartime Communal Feeding Centres in London.

Communal Feeding Centre Photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.1  2001

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Four black and white press photographs of Wartime Communal Feeding Centres operating in London.

Opening of a Communal Feeding Centre  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.1.1  2001

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A black and white photograph of the opening of the Diadema Restaurant, Southwark, a Wartime Communal Feeding Centre. Taken in about 1942 the photograph shows the Mayor and Mayoress of Southwark with the Argentinian ambassador. The restaurant was made possible by the gift of the Shell Mex Club of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Communal Feeding Centre in Southwark  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.1.2  2001

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A black and white photograph taken about 1942 of the Navillus Restaurant, a Wartime Communal Feeding Centre in Southwark, London. Kitchen staff and diners enjoy a meal for 6d (2 1/2 pence).

Wartime Communal Feeding Centre in West Norwood, London  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.1.3  2001

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A black and white photograph taken about 1942 of a Wartime Communal Feeding Centre in West Norwood, London. Children and pensioners enjoy a meal for 3d (1 pence).

Opening of a Communal Feeding Centre  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.1.4  2001

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A black and white photograph taken on 7th July 1943 of the Diadema Civic Restaurant, a Wartime Communal Feeding Centre in Southwark, London.

Vera Calvin WVS uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.2  2001

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A WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform consisting of a blouse, jacket, skirt and hat, designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003).

Vera Calvin WVS uniform blouse  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.2.1  2001

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A burgandy, short-sleeved cotton blouse. Designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003) as part of a WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform worn during the Second World War.

Vera Calvin WVS uniform skirt  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.2.2  2001

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A dark green woolen skirt. Designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003) as part of a WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform worn during the Second World War.

Vera Calvin WVS uniform jacket  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.2.3  2001

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A dark green woolen jacket. Designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003) as part of a WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform worn during the Second World War.

Vera Calvin WVS uniform hat  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1534.2.4  2001

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A dark green hat with a burgandy hat band. A silver WVS badge is pinned to the front of the hat. Designed by Hardy Amies (1909-2003) as part of a WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) uniform worn during the Second World War.

Len Camin papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.876  2001

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Two handwritten accounts of Len P Camin's experiences of living and working during the Second World War, plus photocopies of photographs.

Len Camin manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.876.1  2001

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Two handwritten manuscripts detailing Len Camin's wartime experiences.

Len Camin manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.876.1.1  2001

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A four page handwritten manuscript by Len Camin detailing his experiences during the Second World War. General details of his evacuation to Deal and experiences of working for Standard Telephones and Cables in North Woolwich, London. He records his involvement with a local football team and his experiences of the air raids on London. Joining the Army as an Air Despatcher in 1944 Len Camin describes in detail his journey to the Far East.

Camin manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.876.1.2  2001

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A further two pages of handwritten notes detailing the experiences of Len Camin during the Second World War, giving details of family life, rationing and the Blitz in London.

Photocopies of wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.876.2  2001

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Two photocopies made about 2001 of wartime black and white photographs. Both dated 1944 one shows Len Camin in his tropical uniform, the other in the uniform of 48 Air Despatch RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) HQ.

Peter Campbell manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2000.567  2000

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Three versions of a typewritten manuscript produced about 2000, each detailing the wartime experiences of Peter Nelson Campbell.

Peter Campbell manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2000.567  2000

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Three typed manuscripts written about 2000 giving the wartime experiences of Peter Nelson Campbell. There are two earlier drafts plus a final finished version. Each covers Peter Campbell's memories of pre-War life as a schoolboy and member of the (OTC) Ofiicer Training Corps, before going on to detail his student life in Bangor and Aberystwyth studying chemistry. He recalls Welsh attitudes to the war, his service in the Home Guard, general details of civilian life and air raids, plus his experience working on radar for Standard Telephones and Cables including details of factory life.

Leslie Cardew-Wood papers and ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117  2001

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Letters and other material plus the typewritten transcript of an interview with Leslie Cardew-Wood by Des Taylor. The material relates to his work as head of the SOE's 'Experimental Station 6WD' at Aston House, Hertfordshire, producing technical and explosive devices for the special forces.

Leslie Cardew-Wood correspondence  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1  2001

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Series of letters written in the 1980 exchanged between Leslie Cardew-Wood and William L Cassidy, director of the American Intelligence Studies Foundation, regarding Colonel Cardew-Wood's wartime service with the SOE (Special Operations Executive).

Letter from William Cassidy  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.1  2001

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Typewritten letter from William L Cassidy to Leslie Cardew-Wood regarding the SOE Special Training School and William Ewart Fairbairn (1885-1960), expert in armed and unarmed close combat.

Letter from William Cassidy  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.2  2001

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Typewritten letter from William L Cassidy to Leslie Cardew-Wood regarding Station XII, the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife and William Ewart Fairbairn (1885-1960) himself.

Photocopy of itinerary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.3  2001

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Two pages of a photocopied wartime document produced by Leslie Cardew-Wood in about 1980. It details the itinerary for the visit of William Ewart Fairbairn (1885-1960) to Station XII.

Letter to William Cassidy  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.4  2001

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A handwritten letter from Leslie Cardew-Wood to William Cassidy regarding Station XII, the development of Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife and William Ewart Fairbairn (1885-1960) himself.

Letter to William Cassidy  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.5  2001

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A four page handwritten letter from Leslie Cardew-Wood to William Cassidy his life and career.

Letter to William Cassidy  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.6  2001

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A handwritten letter from Leslie Cardew-Wood to William Cassidy discussing the loan of a manuscript.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.7  2001

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Copies of five handwritten letters from Leslie Cardew-Wood to William Cassidy.

Letter to MRD Foot  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.8  2001

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A handwritten letter by Leslie Cardew-Wood to Michael RD Foot regarding his corespondence with William Cassidy.

Letter to MRD Foot  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.9  2001

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A handwritten letter by Leslie Cardew-Wood to Michael RD Foot regarding his corespondence with William Cassidy, plus a reply from Foot warning Cardew-Wood about the dangers of disclosing sensitive information for publication in America.

Letter to MRD Foot  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.1.10  2001

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A handwritten letter by Leslie Cardew-Wood to Michael RD Foot regarding his corespondence with William Cassidy.

Leslie Cardew-Wood correspondence regarding escape maps  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.2  2001

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Correspondence dating from 1983 between Leslie Cardew-Wood and the Mapping and Charting Research Establishment, Royal Engineers regarding two escape and evasion maps.

Leslie Cardew-Wood correspondence regarding escape maps  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.2.1  2001

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Correspondence dating to 1983 between Leslie Cardew-Wood and the Mapping and Charting Research Establishment, Royal Engineers, regarding the two silk escape and evasion maps and Cardew-Wood's recollections of his wife who drove a munitions wagon during the war.

Leslie Cardew-Wood correspondence regarding escape maps  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.2.2  2001

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Letters dating to 1983 exchanged between Leslie Cardew-Wood and the Mapping and Charting Research Establishment, Royal Engineers, regarding the two silk escape and evasion maps.

Leslie Cardew-Wood notes on SOE  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.3  2001

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Extensive notes produced about 1980 by Leslie Cardew-Wood about his service with SOE (Special Operations Executive), covering the establishment of Station XII and the development of various explosive devices and booby traps.

Leslie Cardew-Wood letters relating to service in Royal Flying Corps  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.4  2001

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A letter and photocopies dating to 1986 of material relating to Leslie Cardew-Wood's service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

Leslie Cardew-Wood letter on Royal Flying Corps service  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.4.1  2001

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A three page handwritten letter dating to 1986 from Leslie Cardew-Wood, relating his experiences of serving in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War.

First World War aircraft recognition photocopies  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.4.2  2001

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Twenty one photocopies of First World War Allied aircraft data, supplied in 1986 by Leslie Carter-Wood along with his letter on his service in the Royal Flying Corps.

Corespondence relating to Cardew-Wood service in India  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.5  2001

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Letters relating to Leslie Cardew-Wood's detachment for war service in India during the Second World War.

Leslie Cardew-Wood medical letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.5.1  2001

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A typewritten letter from a Colonel Taylor to GSI (K) India in 1943 stating that Lt-Colonel L Wood should not serve on detached duties in India for longer than one year on medical grounds. The actual names of the correspondents were cut out of the letter at the time for security reasons. Between 1943 and 1944 Cardew-Wood was in India as Colonel 'Q' to Force 136 and Director of the Special Services Development Centre of SOE.

Copy of wartime medical letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.5.2  2001

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A handwritten copy made by Leslie Cardew-Wood in about 1985 of an original letter sent by a Colonel Taylor to GSI (K) India in 1943, stating that Lt-Colonel L Wood should not serve on detached duties in India for longer than one year on medical grounds. Between 1943 and 1944 Cardew-Wood was in India as Colonel 'Q' to Force 136 and Director of the Special Services Development Centre of SOE.

Leslie Cardew-Wood letter of commendation  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.5.3  2001

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A typewritten letter to Leslie Cardew-Wood, dated 9th November 1944, thanking him for his work in establishing a 'Q' branch in India. Between 1943 and 1944 he was in India as Colonel 'Q' to Force 136 and Director of the Special Services Development Centre of SOE.

Transcript of interview recorded with Leslie Cardew-Wood  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.6  2001

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A 68 page typewritten transcript of an interview recorded with Leslie Cardew-Wood by Des Turner in February 1985. It covers Mr Cardew-Wood's memories of his time serving in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and also his Second World War (SOE) Special Operations Executive work at Aston House, 'Station XII'.

Escape and evasion map  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.7  2001

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A silk escape and evasion map of Northern Europe, an item of equipment produced during the Second World War by Station XII.

Escape and evasion map  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.8  2001

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A silk escape and evasion map of Northern Europe, an item of equipment produced during the Second World War by Station XII.

Compass  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.9  2001

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A small concealable compass, an item of equipment produced by Station XII for use during the Second World War.

Concealed file  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1117.10  2001

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A black rubber ruler concealing a file, an item of equipment developed by Station XII for use during the Second World War.

Cartner wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 1999.199  1999

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A typewritten recollection of growing up in Northumberland during the Second World War by Edward Cartner.

Cartner manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 1999.199  1999

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A two page typewritten account by Edward Cartner of his child recollections of the Second World War in Morpeth and Whitley Bay. General recollections of civilian life, air raids and the anti-aircraft defences on the River Tyne, plus VE Day celebrations.

Jessie Hannay Cassels papers and medals  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023  2001

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Papers, journals and medals belonging to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975), Robert Montgomery's aunt, all relating to her service in the VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) in Scotland during the Second World War.

Letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1  2001

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Series of letters from Robert Montgomery about his late aunt, Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1.1  2001

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Handwritten letter from Robert Montgomery to Dr JSG Blair regarding the effects of his late aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1.2  2001

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Handwritten letter from Robert Montgomery to Peter Liddle regarding the effects of his late aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1.3  2001

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Handwritten letter from Robert Montgomery to Peter Liddle regarding the effects of his late aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1.4  2001

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Handwritten letter from Robert Montgomery to Peter Liddle regarding the effects of his late aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.1.5  2001

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Handwritten letter from Robert Montgomery to Peter Liddle regarding the effects of his late aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975).

Biography of Jessie Hannay Cassels  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.2  2001

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One side of handwritten notes by Robert Montgomery giving brief biographical details of his aunt, Jessie Hannay Cassels (1909-1975).

Travel Permit  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.3  2001

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Wartime Travel Permit Card issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) in 1945.

Red Cross certificates  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.4  2001

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Certificates issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society during the Second World War.

Red Cross certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.4.1  2001

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Certificate issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1942 marking three years service in the organisation.

Red Cross certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.4.2  2001

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Certificate issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1940 marking one years service in the organisation.

Red Cross certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.4.3  2001

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Certificate issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1941 marking two years service in the organisation.

Red Cross certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.4.4  2001

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Certificate issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1942 marking her years service in the organisation between 1941and 1942.

Red Cross proficiency vouchers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.5  2001

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Proficiency vouchers issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1939.

Red Cross proficiency voucher  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.5.1  2001

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Proficiency voucher in first aid issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1939.

Red Cross proficiency voucher  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.5.2  2001

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Proficiency voucher in home nursing issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1939.

Red Cross proficiency voucher  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.5.3  2001

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Proficiency voucher in anti-gas training issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1939.

Red Cross proficiency voucher  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.5.4  2001

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Membership certificate issued to Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) by the British Red Cross Society in 1939.

Jessie Cassels' journals  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.6  2001

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Two journals written by Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975), together with a typwritten transcript. The journals record Jessie Cassels' experiences as a VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) in Scotland between 1939 and 1942.

Jessie Cassels' journal  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.6.1  2001

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Handwritten journal by Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) recounting her training and work as a VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) nurse in Scotland between September 1939 and September 1940. The journal provides a detailed account of hospital work and civilian life in Scotland during the war.

Jessie Cassels' journals  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.6.2  2001

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Handwritten journal by Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) covering her service as a VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) nurse working in various Scotish hospitals between September 1940 and 1942. The journals provide a detailed account of hospital work and civilian life in Scotland during the war.

Transcript of Jessie Cassels' journals  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.6.3  2001

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Typewritten transcription by Robert Montgomery of his aunt Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) wartime journals recording her experiences as a VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) nurse in Scotland between 1939 and 1942.

Jessie Cassels' medals  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.7  2001

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Framed set of medals awarded to Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) aranged around a central black and white photograph of her in uniform. Five medals awarded by the Red Cross Society and three for her wartime service as a VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) nurse.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8  2001

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Colour photographs of Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) wartime medals plus a black and white photograph of her in nurses uniform during the Second World War.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8.1  2001

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A black and white photograph taken about 1940 of a group of nurses outside Kirklands Hospital, Glasgow. VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) nurse Jessie Hanay Cassels (1909-1975) stands in the centre of the group.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8.2  2001

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A colour photograph of Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) wartime service medals, taken about 2000.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8.3  2001

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A colour photograph of two of Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) Red Cross medals awarded her during the Second World War. They are mounted either side of a small balck and white portrait photograph of Jessie Cassels in uniform, taken about 1940.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8.4  2001

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A colour photograph of three of Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) Red Cross medals awarded her during the Second World War.

Jessie Cassels photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1023.8.5  2001

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A colour photograph of Jessie Hanay Cassels' (1909-1975) medals awarded her during the Second World War. They are mounted in a frame around a central black and white portrait of her in uniform, taken about 1940.

Barbara Castle interview and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658  2000

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Tapes and transcripts of an interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) along with a photocopy of a chapter covering her wartime experiences taken from her autobiography 'Fighting All The Way', published in 1993.

Manuscript of a chapter from 'Fighting All the Way'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.1  2000

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A photocopy of chapter five, 'War' from Barbara Castle's (1910-2002) autobiography 'Fighting All The Way', published in 1993. In the chapter she covers her work during the Second World War as a journalist and for the Ministry of Food and recalls her life living and working in London during the Blitz. She also adds details of her views on British politics and politicians during the war.

Interview with Barbara Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.2  2000

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Tapes and typed transcripts of an interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) made by Peter Liddle in September 2000.

Tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.2.1  2000

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Tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) made by Peter Liddle in September 2000. In the interview she gives biographical details of herself and her family, growing up in Bradford, West Yorkshire and her involvement in Socialism during the 1920s and 1930s.

Transcript of tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.2.2  2000

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Typewritten written transcript of a tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) made by Peter Liddle in September 2000. In the interview she gives biographical details of herself and her family, growing up in Bradford, West Yorkshire and her involvement in Socialism during the 1920s and 1930s.

Tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.2.3  2000

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Continuation of a tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) made by Peter Liddle in September 2000. In it she recalls her reactions to the outbreak of the Second World War, her work for the Fish Division in the Ministry of Food, Labour Party politics at the time and her election as an MP for Blackburn, Lancashire in 1945.

Transcript of tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle  HF/LEEWW: 2000.658.2.4  2000

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Typewritten transcript of the continuation of a tape recorded interview with Barbara Castle (1910-2002) made by Peter Liddle in September 2000. In it she recalls her reactions to the outbreak of the Second World War, her work for the Fish Division in the Ministry of Food, Labour Party politics at the time and her election as an MP for Blackburn, Lancashire in 1945.

Cavalier manuscript and letter  HF/LEEWW: 1999.191  1999

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Letter and typewritten manuscript of life and work in London during the Second World War by Miss P Cavalier.

Cavalier manuscript and letter  HF/LEEWW: 1999.191.1  1999

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Letter and typewritten manuscript of life and work in London during the Second World War by Miss P Cavalier.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 1999.191.1.1  1999

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A seven page typewritten manuscript of life and work in London during the Second World War by Miss P Cavalier. It vividly recounts bombing raids on London, the problems of finding somewhere to live after being bombed out, the devastation wrought on the City of London and general details of life, food, entertainment and work in London during the war.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 1999.191.1.2  1999

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A typewritten letter by Miss P Cavalier giving details of her work for the Civil Service in London during the Second World War. Her first job was filing lists of individuals, firms and groups suspected of trading with the Axis. Then she worked as a typist transcribing intercepted cables and captured mail for latter translation.

Barbara Chamberlain papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317  2001

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Letters, a copy of an illustrated book and newspaper clippings relating to Barbara Chamberlain's childhood memories of the Second World War.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.1  2001

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A two page typewritten letter by Barbara Chamberlain detailing her memories of childhood in London during the Second World War. She recalls her memories of bomb shelters, a near miss from a bomb on her street and the V bomb attacks on London.

'When I Was Five'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.2  2001

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A beautifully illustrated copy of a book entitled 'When I Was Five'. Written by Barbara Chamberlain for her grandchildren it tells of her childhood experiences growing up in London during the Second World War.

Newspaper clippings  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.3  2001

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Newspaper clippings relating to wartime food and recipes.

Newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.3.1  2001

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Photocopy of a newspaper article written by Barbara Azore Chamberlain for the Edmonton Journal. In it she recalls her family keeping chickens during the Second World War.

Newspaper clipping  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.3.2  2001

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A newspaper clipping from the Second World War issued by the Ministry of Food, giving a recipe for making pancakes from powdered eggs.

Photograph of Barbara Chamberlain  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1317.4  2001

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Scanned image of a black and white photograph of Barbara Chamberlain in 1940, wearing a tin hat and carrying a toy rifle.

'Recollections of Tank Armament Research'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.474  2000

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Typewritten recollections of service as an Experimental Officer in the Tank Armament Research Establishment.

'Recollections of Tank Armament Research'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.474  2000

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Six typewritten pages of reminiscences about his life before and during the Second Worl War by Robert Chambers. After outlining his early academic career Professor Chambers details his work as an Experimental Officer in the Tank Armament Research Establishment based at Porton, Wiltshire. Here he describes various trials on the effectivenes of British tanks including the experimental uses of radar and infra red. He also provides details of working and living during wartime, including a near miss from a V2 rocket.

Interview with Pat Chatfield  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1566  2001

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Recorded interview and transcript with Mrs Pat Chatfield made in 2001.

Interview with Pat Chatfield  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1566.1  2001

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Recorded interview and transcript with Mrs Pat Chatfield made in 2001 detailing her experiences in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War.

Recording of interview with Pat Chatfield  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1566.1.1  2001

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Recorded interview with Mrs Pat Chatfield made with David Talbot in August 2001. She details her experiences in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War. She recalls the intensive training she underwent in animal husbandry and farm work, and her role in the American-made film 'A Day in the Life of a Land Girl'. Mrs Chatfield gives details of her working life on two farms and the effect of a V2 rocket attack.

Transcript of interview with Pat Chatfield  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1566.1.2  2001

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Transcript of a recorded interview with Mrs Pat Chatfield made with David Talbot in August 2001. It details her experiences in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War. She recalls the intensive training she underwent in animal husbandry and farm work, and her role in the American-made film 'A Day in the Life of a Land Girl'. Mrs Chatfield gives details of her working life on two farms and the effect of a V2 rocket attack.

Chattfield book and timeline  HF/LEEWW: 2000.764  2000

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Book by Vivienne Chatfield describing her and her husband Tom's experiences during the Second World War, plus a photocopy of a timeline of her husband's captivity by the Japanese.

'Their's Not To Reason Why'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.764.1  2000

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'Their's Not To Reason Why' by Vivinne Chatfield, describing her life in England during the Second World War. She describes civilian life in Britain, her experience of rationing and bombing raids on Croydon Airfield. She also recounts V1 and V2 rocket raids on London. Her husband Tom Chatfield served in the RAF as a wireless operator and was captured by the Japanese in Malayia in 1942. As a prisoner of war he was forced to work building a railway in Java and the book also contains an account of his captivity.

Calendar  HF/LEEWW: 2000.764.2  2000

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Photocopy of a handwritten calendar by Tom Chatfield giving a timeline of his wartime service in the RAF and his captivity by the Japanese.

Professor Dermon Christopherson (1915-2000) books and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614  2000

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Collection of books and papers examining the effects of aerial bombing, featuring the research of Derman Christopherson (1915-2000) and others who followed on from his work.

Research material into effects of bombing  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1  2000

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Collection of research material examining the effects of and defences against aerial bombing, including three copies of 'Structural Defence 1945'; one copy 'Bomb Data Sheets'; one copy 'Understanding the Process of Operational Research'; one copy 'Psychological Effects of Weapons'; one copy 'History of the Research and Experiments Deptartment 1939-45'; one copy 'Mass Surrenders'.

'Structural Defence, 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.1  2000

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'Structural Defence, 1945' by Derman G Christopherson (1915-2000), produced by the Research and Experiements Department of the Ministry of Home Security in January 1946.

'Bomb Data Sheets'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.2  2000

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A copy of 'Bomb Data Sheets', a document produced by the British Government about 1946 and marked Secret.

'The Effects of The Atomic Bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Reinforced Concrete Structures'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.3  2000

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'The Effects of The Atomic Bombs at Nagasaki and Hiroshima on Reinforced Concrete Structures' by PA Badland, produced by the Chief Scientific Adviser's Division of the Ministry of Works in about 1946, and marked Secret.

'Structural Defence, 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.4  2000

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Pink folder containing a copy of 'Structural Defence, 1945' by Derman G Christopherson (1915-2000), produced by the Research and Experiements Department of the Ministry of Home Security in January 1946.

'Mass Surrenders'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.5  2000

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'Mass Surrenders' by Rowland Charles Goodman, published by YARD Ltd, 1989.

'Structural Defence, 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.6  2000

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A bound copy of 'Structural Defence, 1945' by DG Christopherson, produced by the Research and Experimental Department of the Ministry of Home Security.

'History of the Research and Experiments Department Ministry of Home Security'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.7  2000

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A bound photocopy made about 1972 of 'History of the Research and Experiments Department Ministry of Home Security', compiled by AR Astbury and produced by the Division of the Chief Scientific Advisor, Ministry of Works.

'Psychological Effects of Weapons: A Proposal on Modeling Methodology for Secondary Indirect Effects/Supression'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.1.8  2000

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A photocopy made about 1990 of 'Psychological Effects of Weapons: A Proposal on Modeling Methodology for Secondary Indirect Effects/Supression' by Ada WD Gilman of the USA Balistics Research Laboratory.

'Understanding the Process of Operational Research'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.614.2  2000

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Copy of book entitled 'Understanding the Process of Operational Research, Collected Readings'. Edited by Paul Keys it was published by John Wiley and Sons in 1995. Chapter 2 features a reprint of a talk given by Professor Derman Christopherson in 1993. In it he discusses his research during the Second World War into aerial warfare and its effects on civilian populations.

Interview with Sir Michael Clapham  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1002  2001

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Interview with Sir Michael Clapham by Peter Liddle, July 2000.

Interview with Sir Michael Clapham  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1002.1  2001

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Cassette recording and typed transcript of an interview with Sir Michael Clapham by Peter Liddle, July 2000, covering his early life and career and his involvement during the Second World War with the 'Manhattan Project'.

Recording of Clapham interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1002.1.1  2001

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Cassette recording of an interview with Sir Michael Clapham by Peter Liddle, July 2000. The interview covers Sir Michael's early life before the Second World War, studying Classics and travelling before starting a career in printing and joining ICI in Birmingham. There he helped to foil an attempted IRA bomb attack before becoming involved in his factory's war work and civil defence, recalling air raids on Birmingham. Sir Michael then talks about his work on improving photo-engraving techniques and isotope diffusion, his involvement with the 'Manhattan Project' and meeting Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988) and his opinions on the use of the Atomic Bomb.

Transcript of Clapham interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1002.1.2  2001

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A 19 page tpyewritten transcript of an interview with Sir Michael Clapham by Peter Liddle, July 2000. The transcript covers Sir Michael's early life before the Second World War, studying Classics and travelling before starting a career in printing and joining ICI in Birmingham. There he helped to foil an attempted IRA bomb attack before becoming involved in his factory's war work and civil defence, recalling air raids on Birmingham. Sir Michael then talks about his work on improving photo-engraving techniques and isotope diffusion, his involvement with the 'Manhattan Project' and meeting Klaus Fuchs (1911-1988) and his opinions on the use of the Atomic Bomb.

Dorothy Clarke WVS documents and uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266  2000

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Documents, letters and accounts relating to the activities of the Thatcham Women's Voluntary Service during the Second World War, plus uniform and medals belonging to the group's chairman, Dorothy Clarke.

Clarke letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.1  2000

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Leters from Major Michael Clarke regarding his mother Doroty Clarke's WVS service in Thatcham, Bekshire, during the Second World War.

Letter from Major Michael S Clarke  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.1.1  2000

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Letter from Major Michael S Clarke dated 19 August 1999, giving details about his mother's Defence Medal and his father's service as an ARP and member of the Home Guard.

Letter from Major Michael S Clarke  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.1.2  2000

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Letter from Major Michael S Clarke sent in 1999 accompanying a photocopy of three wartime black and white photographs showing a WVS scrap drive, one of which shows Dorothy Clarke.

Dorothy Clarke WVS letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.2  2000

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Letters relating to Thatcham, Berkshire, Women's Voluntary Service.

'Women's Voluntayr (sic) Services for Civil Defence'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.2.1  2000

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A two page typewritten letter headed 'Women's Voluntayr (sic) Services for Civil Defence' sent to a Mrs Beckett of London, dated 20 December 1941. The letter from the Chairman of the WVS thanks Mrs Beckett for her hard work and warns of further hardships to come.

Letter to Mrs Clarke  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.2.2  2000

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A handwritten letter form the Head Teacher at The Central School, Mitcham, Surrey, to Mrs Clarke, dated 14 December 1940, thanking the Thatcham WVS for their recent support and hospitality.

Thatcham WVS accounts and reports  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3  2000

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Accounts and reports relating to the Thatcham Women's Voluntary Service's activities during the Second World War.

'1941 Report on the Year's Work of the WVS in Thatcham Parish of the Newbury Rural District'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.1  2000

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A single page typewritten report headed '1941 Report on the Year's Work of the WVS in Thatcham Parish of the Newbury Rural District' produced by Dorothy Clarke as Chairman of the WVS committee. The report details the year's fund raising and salvage collection activities.

1942 Annual Report of Thatcham WVS  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.2  2000

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A single page typewritten annual report produced in 1942 by Dorothy Clarke as Chairman of the WVS committee. The report details the year's fund raising and salvage collection activities.

'Annual Report For the Thatcham Branch of the WVS'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.3  2000

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A two page typewritten report headed 'Annual Report For the Thatcham Branch of the WVS' produced in 1943 by Dorothy Clarke as Chairman of the WVS committee. The report details the year's fund raising and salvage collection activities.

'Thatcham WVS Annual Report'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.4  2000

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A single page typewritten report produced in 1944 by Dorothy Clarke as Chairman of the WVS committee. The report details the year's fund raising and salvage collection activities in the Thatcham WVS.

Thatcham WVS Minute Book  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.5  2000

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Minute book for the Thatcham WVS, kept by Dorothy Clarke from January 1944. As well as handwritten minutes of meetings recorded between 12 January 1944 and 27 July 1945 it contains black and white photographs of the Thatcham WVS, their headquarters, a list of members and various invites and programmes from commemorative services held for the WVS after the war.

WVS pamphlet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.6  2000

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A printed pamphlet produced by the WVS dated 4 May 1945 thanking all members for their work as the Second World War draws to a close.

'Report of Ten Year's Work For The Nation 1938-1948'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.3.7  2000

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A booklet printed by the WVS in 1948 entitled 'Report of Ten Year's Work For The Nation 1938-1948'. The booklet details all the different work the WVS was involved in during the Second World War.

Thatcham WVS accounts  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4  2000

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Accounts relating to the Tahcham Wome's Voluntary Service activities and fund raising during the Second World War.

'Summary of Account for Year ending May 10th 1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.1  2000

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A summary of the Thatcham WVS accounts for the year ending May 10th 1942, detailing monies raised through fund raising, collections and salvage drives.

'Summary of Accounts for the Year ending May 10th 1943'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.2  2000

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A summary of the Thatcham WVS accounts for the year ending May 10th 1943, detailing monies raised through fund raising, collections and salvage drives and which causes the money was donated to.

'Summary of Accounts for the Year ending May 10th 1944'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.3  2000

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A summary of the Thatcham WVS accounts for the year ending May 10th 1944, detailing monies raised through fund raising, collections and salvage drives and which causes the money was donated to.

'Summary of Accounts - May 10th 1944 to August 1st 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.4  2000

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A summary of the Thatcham WVS accounts for the period between May 10th 1944 and 1st August 1945, detailing monies raised through fund raising, collections and salvage drives and which causes the money was donated to.

'Thatcham WVS War Savings 1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.5  2000

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A handwritten single page summary of the money invested by the Thatcham WVS in War Savings during 1942.

'Thatcham WVS War Savings 1943'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.6  2000

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A handwritten single page summary of the money invested by the Thatcham WVS in War Savings during 1943.

WVS cigarette fund accounts  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.4.7  2000

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A note book recording the money invested and spent by the Thatcham WVS on the cigarette fund between July 1940 and June 1945.

WVS bulletins  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.5  2000

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A three journals produced by the Women's Voluntary Service in the late 1940s relating to the Second World War.

'WVS Bulletin'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.5.1  2000

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Two copies of a printed leaflet entitled 'WVS Bulletin', number 104 dated August 1948, produced by the WVS. Features a garden party at Buckingham Palace with a black and white photograph of the event on the front cover.

'The WVS Bulletin'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.5.2  2000

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Printed leaflet entitled 'The WVS Bulletin', number 107 dated December1948, produced by the WVS.

'The WVS Bulletin'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.5.3  2000

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Printed leaflet entitled 'The WVS Bulletin', number 120 and dated December1949, produced by the WVS.

WVS Calendar for 1946  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.6  2000

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WVS calendar for 1946 illustrated with black and white photographs of the activities of the WVS during the Second World War.

Woman's Journal June 1947  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.7  2000

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A copy of the Woman's Journal for June 1947. The front cover features a painting of Stella Charnaud, The Dowager Marchionesss Lady Reading (d1971), with an article inside about her work as Chairman of the WVS.

'Newbury Weekly News'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.8  2000

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A copy of the 'Newbury Weekly News' dated 25 June 1959.

WVS photograph and newspaper clipping  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.9  2000

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A black and white photograph and accompanying newspaper clipping relating to the Thatcham, Berkshire WVS during the Second World War.

Group photograph of Thatcham WVS  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.9.1  2000

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A black and white photograph taken about 1943 showing the members of the Thatcham WVS in Dorothy Clarke's garden. Mrs Clarke, the Chairman of the Thatcham WVS, sits in the centre of the front row.

Newspaper clipping  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.9.2  2000

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A newspaper clipping dating to about 1980, featuring a short article on the Thatcham WVS along with a reprint of a wartime group photogrpah of the Thatcham WVS members.

Dorothy Clarke's WVS uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.10  2000

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WVS uniform worn by Dorothy Clarke during the Second World War.

WVS uniform dress  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.10.1  2000

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Dark green dress worn as part of WVS uniform by Dorothy Clarke during the Second World War.

WVS uniform blouse  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.10.2  2000

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Pale green cotton blouse worn as part of WVS uniform by Dorothy Clarke during the Second World War.

WVS uniform scarf  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.10.3  2000

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Red, green and white stripped woolen scarf worn as part of WVS uniform by Dorothy Clarke during the Second World War.

WVS uniform beret  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.10.4  2000

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Dark green beret worn as part of WVS uniform by Dorothy Clarke during the Second World War.

Dorothy Clarke Defence Medal  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.11  2000

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Dorothy Clarke's Defence Medal awarded for her her work as Chairman of the Thatcham WVS. Includes citation and original box.

Defence Medal and ribbon  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.11.1  2000

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Defence Medal and ribbon awarded to Dorothy Clarke for her WVS work during the Second World War.

Defence medal citation  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.11.2  2000

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Citation for Defence Medal awarded to Dorothy Clarke for her WVS work during the Second World War.

Box  HF/LEEWW: 2000.266.11.3  2000

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Box in which Dorothy Clarke's Defence Medal was posted to her.

Clarke manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.480  2000

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Manuscript outlining Professor Patricia H Clarke's war work.

Clarke manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.480  2000

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A seven page typewritten manuscript by Professor Patricia H Clarke outling her war work in chemistry and biochemistry. Intially studying explosives at the Armaments Research Department in Swansea she moved to studying tetanus and gas gangrene at the Welcome Laboratories in London. She vivdly recalls bombing raids on Bristol and London and working as as a fire watcher tracking the V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London.

Clements papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490  2001

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Letter and photographs relating to Winnie Clements and her husband Arthur.

Winnie Clements' biography  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490.1  2001

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One side of handwritten biographical notes about Winnie Clements' service in the Women's Land Army.

Clements photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490.2  2001

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Wartime photographs of Winnie and Arthur Clements.

Portrait of Arthur Clements in RAF uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490.2.1  2001

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A black and white photograph portrait photograph of Arthur Clements in RAF uniform, taken in 1942.

Portrait of Winnie Clements  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490.2.2  2001

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A black and white studio portrait photograph of Winnie Clements wearing her Women's Land Army uniform, taken in about 1943.

Photograph of group in horse and cart  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1490.2.3  2001

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A black and white photograph of a group of Women's Land Army riding in the back of a horse-drawn cart, taken in about 1943. Winnie Clements is wearing overalls stood at the back of the cart.

Dr Clifford's wartime recollections of munitions work  HF/LEEWW: 2000.267  2000

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Fourteen pages of notes made for a speech by Dr A Clifford on munitions work during the Second World War.

'Some Women I Have Known'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.267  2000

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Fourteen pages of notes entitled 'Some Women I Have Known' made for a speech by Dr A Clifford on munitions work during the Second World War. He brings forward the importance of women in munitions work, highlighting the clothing, saftey conditions and practicalities of mass-producing explosives.

Anne Cloudsley-Thompson papers and effects  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763  2000

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Manuscript about Anne Cloudsly-Thompson's at Hatfield House and Wingfield Orthopaedic Hospital, interview with Anne adout her wartime experiences, wartime photographs of Hatfield House and Red Cross medal and buttons.

Cloudsley-Thompson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.1  2000

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Handwritten notes and two typed copies by Anne Cloudsley-Thompson dealing with the establishment of the Department of Physiotherapy in the Military Hospital Hatfield House, Hertfordshire along with her work at Wingfield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford.

'Establishment of the Department of Physiotherapy Hatfield House Military Hospital - and Afterwards'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.1.1  2000

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Five pages by Anne Cloudsley-Thompson about her part in the establishment of the Physiotherapy Department in the Military Hospital Hatfield House, Hertfordshire at the sart of the Second World War. She also goes on to talk of her work under Professor Seddon at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Centre, Wingfield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford.

'Establishment of the Department of Physiotherapy Hatfield House Military Hospital - and Afterwards'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.1.2  2000

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Two copies of typewritten notes by Anne Cloudsley-Thompson about her part in the establishment of the Physiotherapy Department in the Military Hospital Hatfield House, Hertfordshire at the sart of the Second World War. She also goes on to talk of her work under Professor Seddon at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Centre, Wingfield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford.

Interview with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.2  2000

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Interview with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson by Peter Liddle, October 2000.

Interview with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.2.1  2000

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Cassette tape recording of an interview with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson made by Peter Liddle in October 2000. The interview covers Anne Cloudsley-Thompson's early life and carrer in London as a physiotherapist, her political views, her part in the establishment of the Physiotherapy Department at Hatfield Military Hospital, Herfordshire and the various treatments used for patients there.

Interview with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.2.2  2000

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A fourteen page typewritten transcript of an interview recorded with Anne Cloudsley-Thompson in October 2000. The interview covers Anne Cloudsley-Thompson's early life and carrer in London as a physiotherapist, her political views, her part in the establishment of the Physiotherapy Department at Hatfield Military Hospital, Herfordshire and the various treatments used for patients there.

Wartime photographs of Hatfield House  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3  2000

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Twenty black and white photographs of Hatfield House Military Hospital, Hertfordshire taken between 1940 and 1940.

Hatfield Military Hospital  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.1  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in 1940. It shows the interior of a ward with patients and nurses.

'The Chapel. Hatfield House'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.2  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in about 1941. It shows the altar and interior of the chapel.

'Patients outside the courtyard gates'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.3  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in about 1941. It shows a number of patients relaxing playing bowls under the supervision of a nurse.

'One of the Wards at Hatfield House Military Hospital'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.4  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in about 1941. It shows a number of patients playing cards in front of a grand fireplace.

'In the Gardens of Hatfield House'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.5  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in about 1941. It shows Lady Salisbury with a group of patients and nurses in the gardens at Hatfield House.

'In the Armoury. Hatfield House'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.6  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by the London News Agency Photos Ltd in about 1941. It shows two nurses stood next to a suit of armour.

'The East Wing of Hatfield House'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.7  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in about 1941. It shows Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002) being escorted in front of the East Wing of Hatfield House, at the time a private residence and not a part of the Military Hospital.

'A visitation - Hatfield Military Hospital'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.8  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in about 1941. It shows Queen Elizabeth taking to patients in the grounds of the hospital. Lady Salisbury stands in the background.

Visit by Queen Elizabeth  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.9  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in about 1941. It shows Queen Elizabeth and Lord and Lady Salisbury being escorted into the grounds of Hatfield House by the Matron and the Commanding Officer of the hospital.

Visit by Queen Elizabeth  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.10  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in about 1941. It shows Queen Elizabeth and Lord and Lady Salisbury being escorted into the grounds of Hatfield House by the Matron and the Commanding Officer of the hospital.

'Outside the Old Palace, Hatfield House Military Hospital'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.11  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by Pictorial Press in about 1941. In a photograph posed for the press it shows 'Handle-bar Hanks' being pulled along in an invalid carriage and Anne Cloudsley pushing another patient in a wheelchair.

'Outside the Old Palace. 'Handle-bar Hanks' with another officer'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.12  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by Pictorial Press in about 1941. It shows two officers walking on crutches.

'An ENSA Concert at Hatfield House Old Palace'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.13  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by Pictorial Press in about 1941. It shows the audience of patients and nurses at an ENSA (Entertainments' National Service Association) concert held in the Old Palace at Hatfield House.

'ENSA Concert at Hatfield House Old Palace'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.14  2000

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A black and white photograph of Hatfield House Military Hospital taken by Pictorial Press in about 1941. It shows the audience laughing during an ENSA (Entertainments' National Service Association) concert held in the Old Palace at Hatfield House.

Three women in a car park  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.15  2000

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A black and white photograph of three members of staff from Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in the car park of The Comet in Hatfield, about 1941. Anne Cloudsley stands on the left, 'Minto' Newman on the right and an ATA (Air Transfer Auxiliary) friend centre.

Member of ATA  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.16  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1941 of an ATA (Air Transfer Auxiliary) friend of Anne Cloudsley who was visiting Hatfield House for physiotherapy.

Hatfield House patients  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.17  2000

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A black and white photograph of two patients at Hatfield House Military Hospital taken in about 1941.

Hatfield House patients  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.18  2000

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A black and white photograph of a group of patients at Hatfield House Military Hospital in a punt taken in about 1941.

Hatfield House patients  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.19  2000

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A black and white photograph of two patients at Hatfield House Military Hospital stood beneath a tree, taken in about 1941.

Portrait of Anne Cloudsley  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.3.20  2000

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A black and white portrait photograph of Anne Cloudsley taken in a studio in Oxford in January 1944.

Red Cross medal and uniform buttons and badges  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.4  2000

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Anne Cloudsley-thompson Red Cross medal and uniform buttons and badges.

Red Cross Medal  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.4.1  2000

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A medal award by the British Red Cross Society to Anne Cloudsley-Thompson during the Second World War to mark her profficiency in Massage.

Buttons and badges  HF/LEEWW: 2000.763.4.2  2000

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Ten black uniform buttons produced by the British Red Cross Society and moulded with their design. Two yellow metal shoulder badges 'Herts'. Small white metal and blue enamel identity bracellet engraved 'J Anne Cloudsley'.

Interview with Alan Colback  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1658  2001

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Recording of interview and typewritten transcript of interview with Alan Colback.

Colback recorded interview and transcript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1658.1  2001

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Recording of interview and typewritten transcript of interview with Alan Colback talking about his boyhood on Jersey during the German occupation.

Colback interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1658.1.1  2001

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Cassette recording of an interview with Alan Colback talking to Peter Liddle in November 2002. In the interview he talks about life on Jersey during the German occupation. He has memories of his father's garrage being requisitioned, deportations to labour camps, shortages and rationing, growing tobacco, making and selling hair cream and, finally, the liberation of the island by the British.

Colback transcript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1658.1.2  2001

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An eight page typewritten transcript of an an interview with Alan Colback talking to Peter Liddle in November 2002. In the interview Mr Colback talks about life on Jersey during the German occupation. He has memories of his father's garrage being requisitioned, deportations to labour camps, shortages and rationing, growing tobacco, making and selling hair cream and, finally, the liberation of the island by the British.

Colenso papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481  2000

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Collection of papers, diaries and certificates relating to Frank Colenso's service with the Home Guard in Falmouth, Cornwall, during the Second World War.

Colenso manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.1  2000

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Five pages of handwritten notes by Frank Colenso talking about his experiences in Falmouth, Cornwall during the Second World War. They cover the evacuation of troops from Dunkirik to Falmouth, the sinking of the SS Lancastria, the arrival of refugees from Holland and Belgium and the arrival in port of the Dutch Navy. They go on to cover the bombing of Falmouth in 1940, his joining the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers, latter the Home Guard), training and finally his volunteering for the RAF in 1942.

Frank Colenso diaries  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.2  2000

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Two diaries kept by Frank Colenso during the Second World War, plus photocopies and expanded notes relating to the diaries.

Frank Colenso 1940 diary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.2.1  2000

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Small 1940 pocket diary kept by Frank Colenso.

Frank Colenso 1941 diary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.2.2  2000

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Small 1941 pocket diary kept by Frank Colenso.

Photocopy of Frank Colenso 1942 diary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.2.3  2000

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Photocopy of 1942 pocket diary kept by Frank Colenso.

Frank Colenso notes on wartime diaries  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.2.4  2000

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Photocopy of 31 pages of notes by Frank Colenso on his wartime diaries detailing his service in the 7th (Falmouth) Battalion Home Guard. It includes information on the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk to Falmouth, air raids on the town and especially details of the training, equipment and duties in the Home Guard.

Leaflet and certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.3  2000

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A leaflet and certificate relating to Frank Colenso's wartime service in the Home Guard in Falmouth, Cornwall.

'People's War' leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.3.1  2000

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A leaflet entitled 'People's War' issued by the British government in 1940, calling for volunteers for the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers, later the Home Guard).

Service certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.3.2  2000

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Certificate issued to Frank Colenso in 1944 by the No1 (Falmouth) Company Home Guard recording his length of service between 20 December 1940 and 24 November 1942.

Photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.4  2000

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Two black and white photographs dating from the Second World War.

Portrait of Frank Colenso in RAF uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.4.1  2000

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A black and white studio photograph of Frank Colenso in RAF uniform, taken on Blackpool Pleasure Beach on 20 November 1942.

Photograph of Tom North  HF/LEEWW: 2000.481.4.2  2000

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Black and white photograph of Tom North holding a young boy, taken in Burma in 1945. He served with Frank Colenso in No 3 (Mobile) Repair and Salvage Unit RAF.

Commins papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1318  2001

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Tyepwritten letter and two photocopied photographs by Shelia Commins about her experiences as a nurse at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, during the Second World War.

Shelia Commins' wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1318  2001

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A two page tyepwritten letter by Shelia Commins about her work as a nurse at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire, during the Second World War. Also two photocopies of photographs of the hospital.

Cook letters and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605  2000

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Collection of letters, photocopies and a typewritten account by Mrs Ada Cook prepared for her grandaughter, all relating to life in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, during the Second World War.

Cook letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.1  2000

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Copies of letters and an extract from an article in a school magazine.

David Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.1.1  2000

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Letter form David Cook explaning the background to his mother, Ada Cook's, letters to his daughter, Katherine, and giving some biographical detail about his mother.

Ada Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.1.2  2000

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A four page typewritten copy of an original handwritten letter from Mrs Ada Cook to her grandaughter Katherine. It recounts her personal experiences of living in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, during the devastating bombing raids of December 1940.

Extract from King Edward VII school magazine  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.1.3  2000

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A typewritten copy of an extract from an article published in the King Edward VII School, Sheffield, school magazine. It was written on the occasion of the retriement of Deputy Head Master Sam Carter in 1958 and gives details of the school during the war, including bomb shelters and the use of school buildings as Rest Centres for those made homeless.

Cook family letters and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.2  2000

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A series of photocopied original family letters plus typewritten transcriptions regarding the Cook family's experiences during the Second World War.

David Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.2.1  2000

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Letter from David Cook giving background information about the family letters he has transcribed.

Ada Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.2.2  2000

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A three page typewritten copy of an original handwritten letter by Ada Cook to her husband, plus photocopies of the original letter written in about 1940.The letter gives family news and general information about civilian life during wartime.

Ada Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.2.3  2000

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A two page typewritten copy of an original handwritten letter by Ada Cook to her husband, plus photocopies of the original letter written in about 1940.The letter gives family news and general information about civilian life during wartime.

Ada Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.2.4  2000

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A two page typewritten copy of an original handwritten letter by Ada Cook to her husband Billie, plus photocopies of the original letter written in about 1940.The letter gives family news and general information about civilian life during wartime.

Cook family papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.3  2000

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Two colour digital copies of original Cook family documents plus a typewritten covering letter from David Cook.

David Cook letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.3.1  2000

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Letter from David Cook giving background information about the two family documents he has scanned.

Receipt for a ladder  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.3.2  2000

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Colour scanned image of an original handwritten receipt by Ada Cook regarding the joint purchase of a ladder. The ladder was to be used for firefighting purposes in the event of bombing on Old Retford Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Memorial Service leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.605.3.3  2000

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Colour scanned image of an original leaflet for the Memorial Service to Charles Knee, dated 1918. EC Cook is seated to the right of Mr Knee, the Assistant Scoutmaster in the Troop.

Florence Cooper memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.635  2000

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Typewritten account by Florence M Cooper of her war work in London during the Second World War.

Florence Cooper memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.635  2000

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A seven page typewritten account by Florence M Cooper of her war work in London during the Second World War. Her account covers attitudes to women working in a male environment, general civilian life plus she several tales of her work as a van-girl then van driver working out of Marylebone Station in London. She recalls the bombing of London, her helping of the YMCA and the mass celebrations at the war's conclusion.

'Some Early Memories of the War, 1939-1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1262  2001

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One page of typewritten recollections by John Cooper entitled 'Some Early Memories of the War 1939-1942'.

'Some Early Memories of the War, 1939-1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1262  2001

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A single page of typewritten recollections by John Cooper entitled 'Some Early Memories of the War 1939-1942'. He recalls ship sinkings off the Essex coast and a German bomber crash at Clacton before he and his family moved to a farm in Staffordshire. He also recalls a close encounter with a German bomber when on a Boy Scout camp outside Nottingham in 1942.

Corfield documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.569  2000

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A letter from John H Corfield and a copy of the booklet he wrote entitled 'World War II 1939-1945. London's Rest Centre Service'.

Corfield letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.569.1  2000

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A letter from John H Corfield giving a brief summary of his life and career, including some details of his work for the London Rest Centre Service.

'World War II 1939-1945. London's Rest Centres'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.569.2  2000

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A copy of 'World War II 1939-1945. London's Rest Centres' by John H Corfield published by the Streatham Youth Centre in about 1998. Illustrated with black and white photographs it recounts Mr Corfield's experiences of running various Rest Centres for those made homeless in London during the war. It gives a valuable insight into civilian life in London during the war, plus his personal experiences of bombing and the Blitz.

Philip Cowen collection of leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615  2000

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A collection of wartime information and propaganda leaflets, plus a booklet from the museum of Danish Resistance movement.

Leaflets and booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615.1  2000

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A collection of Second World War leaflets and a booklet from the Danish Resistance Museum.

'The Outbreak of War'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615.1.1  2000

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A pamphlet entitled 'The Outbreak of War' produced as number one in a series by the Ministry of Information in 1939. It contains key speeches and statements relating to the outbreak of the Second World War.

'Achtung'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615.1.2  2000

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A propaganda leaflet produced by the British. A German translation of a speech by Neville Chamberlain it was dropped over Germany in about 1940.

'Warnung! England an das deutsche Bolf'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615.1.3  2000

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A British propaganda leaflet in German entitled 'Warnung! England an das deutsche Bolf', dropped over Germany in about 1940.

'The Museum of The Danish Resistance Movement 1940-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.615.1.4  2000

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A small pamphlet entitled 'The Museum of The Danish Resistance Movement 1940-1945' by Aage Roussell, produced by the National Museum of Copenhagen in 1959. It contains a brief history of Danish opposition to the German occupation of their country during the Second World War.

Peter Cox papers  HR/LEEWW: 2000.564  2000

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Two typewritten manuscripts by Peter R Cox and a 'Fire Guard' armband.

Peter Cox wartime reminiscences  HR/LEEWW: 2000.564.1  2000

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Two typescripts by Peter R Cox entitled 'In the War' and 'Planning for After the War'.

'In the War'  HR/LEEWW: 2000.564.1.1  2000

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A five page typewritten manuscript by Peter R Cox entitled 'In The War', describing in general terms life in London about 1944. He covers general civilian living and working conditions including food, commuting, V bomb attacks and fire watching duties, plus he reflects on his job compiling goverment statistics and planning for post-war reconstruction.

'Planning For After the War'  HR/LEEWW: 2000.564.1.2  2000

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A single typewritten page by Peter R Cox entitled 'Planning For After The War' which talks briefly about his work in the Government Actuary's Department compiling statistics for use in framing the Beveridge Report and post-war reconstruction and social reform.

Fire Guard armband  HR/LEEWW: 2000.564.2  2000

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Blue armband with 'Fire Guard' in white, worn by Peter R Cox on fire watching duty in London during the Second World War.

Barbara Craig wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.548  2000

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Notes written by Barbara Craig regarding her work in the Civil Service during the Second World War.

Barbara Craig reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.548  2000

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Handwritten notes by Barbara Craig recalling her prewar education, evacuation from Germany at the start of the war, and her subsequent employment in the Civil Service, including work for the Ministry of Supply where she attended meetings with Ernset Bevin (1884-1951). She also tells of her time assisting the Professor of Greek at Aberdeen University and recalls how little impact rationing had on the city.

Izet Croad diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1330  2001

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Typed transcript and floppy discs containing extracts from the wartime diary of Miss Izett Croad, kept during the German occupation of Jersey.

Floppy discs containing Izet Croad diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1330.1  2001

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Two 3 1/2 inch floppy disc containing Word documents of extracts from the diaries of Izet Croad.

Floppy disc containing Izet Croad diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1330.1.1  2001

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A 3 1/2 inch floppy disc containing Word document of extracts from the diaries of Izet Croad.

Floppy disc containing Izet Croad diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1330.1.2  2001

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A 3 1/2 inch floppy disc containing Word document of extracts from the diaries of Izet Croad.

Transcript of Izet Croad diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1330.2  2001

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A 79 page transcript of extracts from the diary of Miss Izet Croad. The extracts, covering the period between 1 July 1940 and 9 May 1945 cover in detail civilian life on Jersey during the German occupation of Jersey, especially shortages of food and rationing, but also collaboration between locals and Germans and the celebrations on the liberation of the island.

Sir Bernard Crossland extracts from autobiography  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1094  2001

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Three chapters from the autobiography of Sir Bernard Crossland, entitled 'The Anatomy of an Engineer - An Autobiography'.

'The Anatomy of an Engineer - An Autobiography'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1094  2001

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37 typewritten pages of the first three chapters of the autobiography of Sir Bernard Crossland entitled 'The Anatomy of an Engineer - An Autobiography'. They cover his family history back to the 1830s, and his own wartime work as an apprentice at Rolls Royce and studying engineering at Nottingham University. At Rolls Royce he worked on engines, including the Derwent jet engine, and the reduction gears on destroyers.

'Window' Radar reflective material  HF/LEEWW: 2000.482  2000

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Examples of Radar-reflective 'Window'.

Three examples of 'Window' Radar refelctive material  HF/LEEWW: 2000.482.1  2000

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Three examples of Radar-reflective 'Window'.

Second World War 'Window'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.482.1.1  2000

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Example of Radar-reflective 'window' dating from the Second World War. Long strip of silvery metal foil mounted on card thrown from aircraft to confuse enemy radar.

Post-war 'window'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.482.1.2  2000

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Example of radar-reflective 'window' dating from after the Second World War. Thin strip of silvery metal foil thrown from aircraft to confuse enemy radar.

Post-war 'window'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.482.1.3  2000

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Example of radar-reflective 'window' dating from the after the Second World War. Shreds of silvery metal foil deployed from aircraft to confuse enemy radar.

Brooke Crutchley documents and interview  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634  2000

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Photocopy of an extract from Brooke Crutchley's autobiography along with an interview with Mr Crutchley and a collection of Civil Defence leaflets issued by the British Government during the Second World War.

Extract from Brooke Crutchley autobiography  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.1  2000

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Photocopy made about 2000 of an extract from Brook Crutchley's autobiography 'To Be A Printer', published by Bodley Head in 1980. the extract covers Mr Crutchley's reactions to the outbreak of war in 1939, his involvement in organising an exhibition on printing at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, work at the Admiralty, the bombing of his house in Cambridge and his wife Diana's work in the RAF as a radar operator.

Interview with Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003)  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.2  2000

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Interview by Peter Liddle with Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003) in November 2000.

Tape recorded interview with Booke Crutchley  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.2.1  2000

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Tape recorded interview by Peter Liddle with Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003) in November 2000. Mr Crutchley discusses his pre-war career and his work in the Admiralty secretariat, life in war time Cambridge and the destruction caused by V rockets on London.

Transcript of interview with Brooke Crutchley  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.2.2  2000

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A seven page typewritten transcript of an interview by Peter Liddle with Brooke Crutchley (1907-2003) in November 2000. Mr Crutchley discusses his pre-war career and his work in the Admiralty secretariat, life in war time Cambridge and the destruction caused by V rockets on London.

Crutchley Civil Defence documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3  2000

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Series of Civil Defence leaflets and evacuation tickets issued by the British government during the Second World War.

'If The Invader Comes'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.1  2000

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Civil Defence leaflet entitled 'If The Invader Comes', issued by the Ministry of Information in about 1940.

'Some Things You Should Know If War Should Come'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.2  2000

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Civil Defence Public Information leaflet No1entitled 'Some Things You Should Know If War Should Come', issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office in July 1939.

'Your Gas Mask How to keep it and How to Use it'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.3  2000

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Civil Defence Public Information leaflet No2 entitled 'Your Gas Mask How to keep it and How to Use it', issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office in July 1939.

'Evacuation Why and How?'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.4  2000

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Civil Defence Public Information leaflet No3 entitled 'Evacuation Why and How?' issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office in July 1939.

'Your Food in War-time'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.5  2000

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Civil Defence Public Information leaflet No4 entitled 'Your Food in War-time', issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office in July 1939.

'Fire Precautions in War Time'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.6  2000

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Civil Defence Public Information leaflet No5 entitled 'Fire Precautions in War Time', issued by the Lord Privy Seal's Office in August 1939.

'War Emergency Information and Instructions'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.7  2000

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Two copies of a Civil Defence leaflet entitled 'War Emergency Information and Instructions', issued by the British Government in about 1939.

'After The Raid'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.8  2000

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Civil Defence leaflet entitled 'After The Raid', issued by the Ministry of Home Security in December 1940.

Hand baggage ticket  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.9  2000

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A hand baggage ticket issued by the British government for use by evacuees. Made out to ESA Baynes in about 1940.

Evacuee ticket  HF/LEEWW: 2000.634.3.10  2000

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A small card ticket issued to evacuees, made out for use by Miss ES Baynes for travel from St Pancras station on 7 May 1940.

Eric Cullingford papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.613  2000

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Manuscript entitled 'Some recollections of the later 1930's and 1940's' and letter to the BBC.

'Some Recollections of the Latter Nineteen Thirties and 'Forties'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.613.1  2000

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Seven typewritten pages by Eric Cullingford entitled 'Some Recollections of the Latter Nineteen Thirties and 'Forties' which describes his work for the Ministry of Labour's 'Headquarters Inspectorate' (known as 'SE1') managing labour for shipyards. He also discusses the bombing and V rocket attacks on London and travelling by train in Yorkshire and across to Newcastle.

Cullingford letter to the BBC  HF/LEEWW: 2000.613.2  2000

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Single page typewritten letter to the BBC by Eric Cullingford 9 July 1995 regarding the programme 'Myths and Memories. The letter outlines his personal experience of shipyards during the Second World War and general civilian morale.

Michael Cullis manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.653  2000

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Photocopy made about 2000 of a chapter written about 1980 by Michael Cullis for 'Sonderdruck aus Geschichte Zwischen Freiheit und Ordnung' by the Austrian historian Gerald Stourzh.

'Austria 1945-1950 The Desk-level View of a British Diplomat'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.653  2000

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A ten page photocopy made about 2000 of the personal reminsicences of Michael Cullis, responsible for the British post-war negotiations with Russia over the future of the Austrian state.

Yvonne Dalton's childhood wartime memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 1999.241  1999

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Three pages of typewritten recollections of her childhood in Kent during the Second World War by Yvonne Dalton.

'War Memoirs'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.241  1999

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Three pages of typewritten recollections of her childhood by Yvonne Dalton, in which she describes seeing the Battle of Britain and the Blitz over London during 1940. She recalls air raid shelters, the bombing of her grandparent's house, her reactions to German prisoners of war and her attendance at a VE Day party.

Kathleen Daniels papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.317  2000

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Two pages of typewritten recollections by Kathleen Daniels of her experiences as a child during the Second World War.

Childhood memoirs of Kathleen Daniels  HF/LEEWW: 2000.317  2000

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Two pages of typewritten recollections by Kathleen Daniels of her experiences as a child in Welling, Kent, during the Second World War. She describes her terrified reactions as a child to the bombings and fear of bombings.

Mary Dann interview and teacher training coursework  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1129  2001

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Interview with Mary E Dann (nee French) along with coursework produced by her on a teacher training course in London during the Second World War.

Mary Dann interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1129.1  2001

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Tape recording and typewritten transcript of interview with Mary Dann made by Peter Liddle in March 2001. In the interview Mary Dunn recalls her wartime experiences growing up in London, studying to be a teacher and working in a canteen for the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS). She describes surviving a bomb attack, general life and morale in London, and touches on the morality of teenagers during the war. She also describes her friendships with pilots at Biggin Hill (her two brothers were pilots in the RAF) and tells something of her husband's expereinces of being a prisoner of war in Changi.

'Food Rationing'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1129.2  2001

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Coursework report on food rationing bound into a folder. Produced by Mary Dann whilst studying as a teacher during the Second World War at Batersea Domestic Science College in 1942. The report contains typewritten pages, information leaflets and articles and recipes cut from contemporary newspapers.

Barbara Davies documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.921  2001

Contents:
Barbara Davies' acount of living and working as a 'dilutee' in Coventry during the war, along with photocopies of wartime photographs and documents.

Barbara Davies letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.921.1  2001

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Typewritten letter by Barbara Davies outlining some of her memories of the Second World War.

'Dilutees from 1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.921.2  2001

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Four typewritten pages by Barbara Davies entitled 'Dilutees from 1942' in which she describes her wartime experiences as a young woman working in the Armstrong Whitworth aricraft factory in Coventry. She recalls pay and living conditions and the affects of bombing on the city.

Photocopies of wartime photographs and other documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.921.3  2001

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Five pages of photocopied wartime black and white photographs and an employee's record card of wages, made by Barbara Davies in 2001.

Wartime recollections of Mrs BE Dean  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1441  2001

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Three copies of manuscript descibing the wartime experiences of Mrs BE Dean as a schoolgirl evacuee.

Wartime recollections of Mrs BE Dean  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1441.1  2001

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Three copies, two hand wrtitten and one typed, of Mrs BE Dean's description of her life as a schoolgirl evacuee during the war. Detailed description of the evacuation of a school, plus personal memories of tradgedies and a bombing attack on the nearby de Haviland aircraft factory.

Patrick Denby papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969  2001

Contents:
Typed draft of an article describing work at Bletchley Park on the decyphening of the Hagelin machine supplied to the Italian navy and also working in Algeria and Malta in 1943, including interpreting in the negotiations for the surrender of the Italian fleet

Patrick Denby manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969.1  2001

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Photocopies of typewritten manuscripts by Patrick Denby, entitled 'A Window on the Italian Navy', 'To the Home Fleet 1942', 'Secret Weapons and the War at Sea' and 'when the Italian Fleet Came In'. They detail his work at Bletchley Park with the Hagelin cypher machine used by the Italian Navy, his postings on attachment to Scapa Floe, Algeria and Malta, where he was interpreter at the surrender of the Italian Fleet.

Photocopies of Oxford University Labour Club documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969.2  2001

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Eight pages of photocopies made about 2000 of original wartime documents and black and white photographs relating to Patrick Denby's time at Oxford University and his membership of the Oxford University Labour Club.

Photocopies of German and Polish documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969.3  2001

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Six photocopies made about 2000 of wartime documents in German and Polish relating to Patrick Denby's work at Bletchley Park.

Photocopies of Patrick Denby wartime travel documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969.4  2001

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Eleven pages of photocopies made about 2000 of wartime travel documents, passes and orders relating to Patrick Denby's work as a translator in North Africa and Malta in 1943.

Photocopies of photographs and newspapers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.969.5  2001

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6 pages of photocopies of photographs and newspapers relating to the surrender of the Italian Fleet at Malta in September 1943.

Ellen Dolan papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.612  2000

Contents:
Letters and manuscript by Ellen Dolan (nee Muir) detailing her wartime experiences and work at Miles Aircraft, along with modern copies of her wartime photographs and documents relating to the war service of her brothers'.

Ellen Dolan letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.612.1  2000

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Two letters by Ellen Dolan written in 2000 giving some of her memories of the Second World War, including memories of her work for Miles Aircraft Ltd and the story of her accidentally shooting her brother whilst he was home on leave from the Army in 1940.

Ellen Dolan memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.612.2  2000

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A ten page typewitten manuscript produced by Ellen Dolan in 2000 outlining her life in the village of Warfield, Berkshire before and during the war. She recalls her domestic life and family details, schooling, her first jobs and working for Miles Aircraft Ltd.

Photocopied papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.612.3  2000

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Photocopies made about 2000 by Ellen Dolan of documents relating to her brothers' war service and a copy of a village magazine featuring a letter by her about working at the Miles Aricraft Factory.

Ellen Dolan photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.612.4  2000

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Modern copies made about 2000 of wartime black and white photographs featuring Ellen Dolan and her family.

Barbara Dorf papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1054  2001

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Wartime recollections handwritten by Barbara Dorf in 2001 describing her childhood living in London during the Second World War.

Barbara Dorf wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1054  2001

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Five pages of wartime recollections, handwritten by Barbara Dorf in 2001 describing her childhood living in London during the Second World War. She covers such topics as evacuation, children, the Blitz, rationing, education and entertainment.

Frances Douglas interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1683  2001

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Interview with Miss Frances Douglas about her memories of the German occupation of Jersey.

Frances Douglas interview, recording and transcript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1683.1  2001

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Tape recording and transcript of interview with Miss Frances Douglas, made by Peter Liddle in November 2001, tape number 1165. The interview details Miss Douglas' memories of life on Jersey during the German occupation of the island, including food, domestic arrangements and her attitude to the German soldiers and Organisation Torch (OT).

William Downey memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.828  2001

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Typewritten account by William Downey of his childhood memories of an air raid on Glasgow during the Second World War.

Willam Downey wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.828  2001

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A single typewritten page by William Downey produced in 2001 detailing his experiences of an air raid on Glasgow during the Second World War.

John Downs documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924  2001

Contents:
Collection of documents explaining the Evacuation Scheme in Essex in May 1939, lists of Old Boys from a school killed during the Second World War and French, German and Italian military-issue banknotes.

John Downs letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924.1  2001

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A letter from John Downs written 10 March 2000, providing further information on the material donated plus information about his own experiences of being evacuated as a schoolboy and life in London during the Blitz.

Letter outlining evacuation plans for school  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924.2  2001

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A typewritten leter sent out by the County High School For Boys in Ilford, Essex on 10 May 1939, outlining arrangements for evacuation of schoolchildren.

List of Old Boys killed during Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924.3  2001

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A two page typewritten list of Old Boys from the County High School for Boys, Ilford, killed during the Second World War and sent out by the Headmaster in 1945.

Article from Belgian Magazine  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924.4  2001

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Article in French from a Belgian magazine about Operation Market Garden entitled '3 Septembre Le Rush Britannique', produced about 1995

Occupation currency  HF/LEEWW: 2001.924.5  2001

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Nine banknotes issued by the Allied Powers for use in occupied France, Italy and Germany.

Bill Drinkwater letters and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1710  2001

Contents:
Wartime recollections of an AVRO test crew member plus photocopies, newspaper clippings and documents relating to the AV Roe Aircraft Co at Ringway Airport, Manchester.

Drinkwater letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1710.1  2001

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A short typewritten letter by Bill Drinkwater outlining his wartime career as a member of the aircraft testing crew at AV Roe Aircraft Co, Ringway Airport, Manchester.

AVRO photocopies  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1710.2  2001

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Photocopied black and white photographs and a newspaper cutting relating to the AV Roe Aircraft Factory at Ringway Airport, Manchester.

Mrs V Duchenne reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.268  2000

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Photocopied wartime recollections of France and London by Mrs V Duchenne.

Mrs V Duchenne papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.268  2000

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Photocopies of notes made by Mrs V Duchenne regarding her wartime experiences with her husband in France, her escape to England in 1940 and some details of her and her husband's subsequent war work in London.

Dunbar wartime diaries and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.375  2000

Contents:
Corespondence with Jean Dunbar, her wartime diaries and three black and white photographs.

Dunbar corespondence  HF/LEEWW: 2000.375.1  2000

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Corespondence from Jean Dunbar in which she provides biographical details of her life in London during the Second World War.

Jean Dunbar wartime diaries  HF/LEEWW: 2000.375.2  2000

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Four diaries written by Jean Dunbar between 1942 and 1945. Her personal diaries are evocative of civilian life in wartime Britain and detail her worries about air raids, shortages of basic goods, prices, work and her concerns about the saftey of her husband in Burma, as well as hoildays, meals out and other entertainments.

Jean Dunbar photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.375.3  2000

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A negative, black and white print and later copy of Mr and Mrs Dunbar walking on a street in London. The photograph was originally taken by a London street photographer in 1940.

Gwen Dunne letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.566  2000

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Letters relating to Gwen Dunne's work in the WVS during the Second World War.

Gwen Dunne letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.566.1  2000

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Letter from Gwen Dunne written 12 July 2000 outlining her WVS work with the Manchester Fire Brigade.

Wartime letters to Gwen Dunne  HF/LEEWW: 2000.566.2  2000

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Photocopies made in 2000 of two letters to Gwen Dunne; one from the Chief Constable of Manchester thanking her for her work as a voluntary telephonist with the Manchester Fire Brigade; the second from the American Red Cross thanking her for her voluntary work.

Bernard Dunstan papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1442  2001

Contents:
Typed description of his life during the war, as an art student and later as a plotter with the Royal Observer Corps in Oxford, painting when off duty

Bernard Dunstan brief biography  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1442.1  2001

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A typewritten brief biography of Bernard Dunstan.

Robert Dunstan wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1442.2  2001

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Three pages of typewritten notes produced by Bernard Dunstan in 2001 in which he describes his life during the Second World War, first as an art student at the Slade School of Art (evacuated to Oxford) and then, after failing his medical for the RAF, as a plotter with the Royal Observer Corps based in the New Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Bill Dye letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1602  2001

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Typwritten copy by Professor John Mathews of a letter by Bill Dye in which he outlines his life and experiences during the Second World War.

Bill Dye letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1602  2001

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Typwritten copy by Professor John Mathews of a letter by Bill Dye in which he outlines his life and experiences during the Second World War. He recalls building air raid shelters, German planes and bombing raids, air raid duty in Thetford Town Hall, flying in a training plane and, when in the RAF, being responsible for a group of POWs who made three attempts to kill him.

Martyn Dyer letter and extract from memoir  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1711  2001

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Letter and extract from memoir by Martyn Dyer recalling his schooldays during the Second World War.

Martyn Dyer letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1711.1  2001

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Handwritten letter by Martyn Dyer dated 11 January 2001 outlining the contents of his 98,000 word memoir. He recalls life in Coulsdon, Surrey, as a schoolboy during the war, his recollections of the Battle of Britain, air raid shelters in the family garden and his sightings of V1 rockets.

Martyn Dyer extract from memoir  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1711.2  2001

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Seven typewritten pages of a memoir by Martyn Dyer entitled 'An Ordinary Life: The First Twenty One Years', produced about 2001. In it Martyn Dyer recalls his time as a schoolboy at Coulsdon, Surrey, between 1927 and 1945, in particular his memories of the first day of the Battle of Britain and German raids on Croydon aerodrome, V1 and V2 rocket attacks and domestic details of food and rationing.

Lawrence Edison papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.793  2001

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Letters and typewritten memories of Lawrence Edison covering his experiences of wartime Stoke Newington, London and his evacuation.

Lawrence Edison letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.793.1  2001

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Two typewritten letters from Lawrence Edison giving brief biographical details about himself and his parents.

Lawrence Edison wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.793.2  2001

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Nine typewritten pages by Lawrence Edison recalling his life growing up in Stoke Newington during the Second World War. He recalls surviving a direct hit on a communal air raid shelter in Stoke Newington, evacuation to Lincolnshire and then Warwickshire, domestic details, his membership of the ATC (Air Training Corps) and his experience of anti-semitism in London towards the end of the war.

Lawrence Edison photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.793.3  2001

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Two copies made about 2000 of photographs showing Lawrence Edison meeting Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The first shows Lawrence as a child in 1940, the second shows him at a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral in 1999.

Ted Edmonson interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1289  2001

Contents:
Interview with Ted Edmonson carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2001.

Ted Edmonson interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1289.1  2001

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Interview with Ted Edmonson carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2001. Cassette recording of the interview plus typewritten transcript,tape number 1006, detailing Ted's wartime experience in a Home Guard 'Auxilliary Unit', specially trained and equiped to resist a possible German invasion.

John Eldridge book  HF/LEEWW: 2000.747  2000

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Booklet by John Eldridge entitled 'Growing up in Wartime Mayfield 1939-1945', published in 1997.

'Growing up in Wartime Mayfield 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.747  2000

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Booklet by John Eldridge entitled 'Growing up in Wartime Mayfield 1939-1945'. Published in 1997 it covers wartime rationing and food production, the local Home Guard and Observer Corps, evacuees to the village, schooling and the use of POWs as farm labour.

Brenda Elliott interview and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.804  2001

Contents:
Interview with Brenda Elliott plus photocopies of newspaper articles and letters relating to her evacuation in 1940 to Andover, USA.

Interview with Brenda Elliott  HF/LEEWW: 2001.804.1  2001

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Tape recorded interview with Brenda Elliot by David Talbot, tape number 680, made in 2000. The initerview covers Brenda Elliott's experiences as an evacuee to the USA.

Brenda Elliott correspondence  HF/LEEWW: 2001.804.2  2001

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Photocopies made about 2000 of letters written during the Second World War by Brenda Elliott's parents and by her evacuee hosts in America.

Photocopied wartime newspapers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.804.3  2001

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Photocopies made about 2000 of articles from wartime American and English newspapers featuring Brenda Elliott's evacuation to the USA. The articles feature photographs of and interviews with Brenda Elliott.

Harry Elliot papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1263  2001

Contents:
Two typewritten manuscripts by Professor Harry Elliot covering his early life, career and war service.

Harry Elliot manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1263.1  2001

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Two typewritten manuscripts by Professor Harry Elliot entitled 'Notes on the Life and Times of H Elliot' and 'War Service in Retrospect - Sixty Years On', extracts from a longer autobiography produced between 1990 and 2001. The manuscripts cover his family background and childhood before the war, his student days at Manchester University at the begining of the war and briefly his service in the RAF.

Charles Eshborn Cheshire Home Guard documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270  2000

Contents:
Second World War documents, letters and photographs relating to Charles Eshborn and the 35th Battalion Cheshire Home Guard.

Charles Eshborn letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.1  2000

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A letter and circular sent to Charles Eshborn during the Second World War, relating to Reserved Occupations and provision for the evacuation of patients from a nearby Manchester hospital.

Charles Eshborn firearm correspondence  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.2  2000

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Three letters written in 1939 relating to Charles Eshborn's illegal possesion of a pistol acquired during his service in the Army during the First World War.

Charles Eshborn Home Guard documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.3  2000

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Three documents relating to Charles Eshborn's membership of the Cheshire Home Guard; two enrollment forms and service record.

Cheshire Home Guard petrol coupons  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.4  2000

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A receipt and two petrol coupons issued to the Cheshire Home Guard during the Second World War.

Eshborn documents relating to Home Guard photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.5  2000

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Seven documents relating to a series of photographs taken by Charles Eshborn of the 35th Battalion Cheshire Home Guard, dated between 1944 and 1945. The documents include orders for the photographs and lists of sitters.

Wartime information leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.6  2000

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Information leaflet produced during the Second World War warning 'Caution. Chance Words may convey much to the Enemy'.

Wartime propaganda leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.7  2000

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Four wartime propaganda leaflets produced during the Second World War, one in Polish, one in Russian and two in German.

German Red Cross pass  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.8  2000

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A linen German Red Cross pass issued to Pioneer (Engineer) August Minnich on 1st December 1939.

Charles Eshborn 35th Cheshire Battalion Home Guard photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.270.9  2000

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Collection of 102 black white photographs, glass plate and film negatives taken by Charles Eshborn during the Second World War of the 35th Cheshire Battalion Home Guard photographs.

Susan Evetts interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1684  2001

Contents:
Interview with Mrs Susan Evertts carried out by Peter Liddle in April 2001. Tape recording and typed transcript of tape number1416.

Susan Evetts interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1684.1  2001

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Interview with Mrs Susan Evertts carried out by Peter Liddle in April 2001. Tape recording and typed transcript of tape number1416. The interview recalls Susan Evetts' experiences in the Second World War working for the Scandinavian Section of MI6.

Farrand papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.460  2000

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Typewritten manuscript of Margaret Farrand's recollections of her life in Birmingham during the Second World War.

Margaret Farrand manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.460  2000

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A five page typewritten manuscript detailing Margaret Farrand's recollections of life in Birmingham during the Second World War. In it she recalls her time as a schoolgirl, air raid precautions, gas maks and plans for evacuation at the start of the war. She then recounts her work for the GPO (General Post Office) as a teleprinter operator, giving details of pay and working conditions, as well as recalling general aspects of civilian life such as air raids on Birmingham and Coventry, rationing and entertainment.

Farrelll papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.483  2000

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Typewriten recollections of Thomas Farrell's wartime memories plus a photocopy of a cadet force proficiency cetificate.

Farrell manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.483.1  2000

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Four typewriten pages of the recollections of Thomas Farrell in which he recalls life as a schoolboy in Manchester, covering his recollections of school air raid precautions, Youth clubs and dancing. He also recalls an incident from his service with the Royal Engineers in 1945 when he was found to be too young to serve abroad.

Photocopy of Thomas Farrell's wartime Army Cadet Force documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.483.2  2000

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A photocopy made about 2000 of a wartime Army Cadet Force membership card and Proficiency Certificate. The membership card for the 2nd Cadet Battalion The Manchester Regiment was origianlly issued to Thomas Farrell 2 September 1942, the Proficiency Certificate 25 October 1945.

Faxon papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.701  2000

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Three letters from Dennis Faxton detailing his wartime experiences in South Yorkshire plus a photocopy of his Home Guard Proficiency Certificate.

Faxon letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.701.1  2000

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Three handwriten letters detailing Dennis Faxton's service in the Home Guard in Penistone, South Yorkshire. Along with a brief biography he recounts episodes involving the guarding of a crashed plan, fire watching duties and the billeting of American soldiers around the town.

Photocopy of Dennis Faxton's Home Guard Proficiency Certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2000.701.2  2000

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Two photocopied pages of a Home Guard Proficiency Certificate, front and back. The certificate was originally issued to Private D Faxton of 70 West Riding Home Guard on 10 October 1943.

Harry Fensom papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.336  2000

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Manuscript and letters relating to Harry Fensom's wartime work in telecommunications and on computer design at Bletchley Park.

Harry Fensom letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.336.1  2000

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Two typewritten letters from Harry Fensom outlining his work as an engineer at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. They include biographical details and refer to his involvement with the Colossos and Heath Robinson Projects, aimed at rebuilding these early computers.

Harry Fensom autobiography  HF/LEEWW: 2000.336.2  2000

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Eighteen typewritten pages by Harry Fensom forming the basis of his proposed autobiography. The manuscript covers his early life and details of his pre-war work for the Post Office. It goes into great detail about his work at Dollis Hill and Bletchley Park, giving technical details on both the Heath Robinson and Colossus computers. He also covers his memories of the outbreak of war, the London Blitz and general living conditions in London during and immediately after the Second World War.

Wartime diary of Irene Fern Smith  HF/LEEWW: 2000.570  2000

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Spiral bound diary of Irene Fern Smith, written in Wolverhampton between January and June 1941.

Diary of Irene Fern Smith  HF/LEEWW: 2000.570  2000

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102 page spiral bound diary by Irene Fern Smith, written whilst living in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, between January and June 1941. The diary gives a unique insight into domestic and civilian life in Britain during the Second World War.

Joan Field wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.970  2001

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Six pages of the typewritten recollections of her evacuation from Leeds to Lincoln in 1939 by Joan Field.

'The evacuation of Leeds schoolchildren 1939'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.970  2001

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Six pages of the typewritten recollections of her evacuation from Leeds to Lincoln in 1939 by Joan Field. They detail her experiences of leaving Leeds by train, her reactions to her new family and general details of domestic life during wartime.

Booklet of collected stories of wartime evacuation  HF/LEEWW: 2001.795  2001

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A forty four page booklet produced by the Witton Reunion Group.

'We'll Meet Again. Evacuation. Village Life in Feckenham and War Time Stories 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.795  2001

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A forty four page booklet produced privately by the Witton Reunion Group, detailing the wartime memories and varied experiences of about 20 Birmingham school children evacuated to the rural village of Feckenham, Worcestershire.

Joyce Forbes' wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1264  2001

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One page of typewritten recollections by Joyce Forbes entitled 'Memories of the Orthopaedic'.

'Memories of the Orthopaedic'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1264  2001

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A single page of typewritten recollections by Joyce Forbes entitled 'Memories of the Orthopaedic'. She recalls the difficulties of train transport, nursing wounded German pilots and various entertainments.

Janet Frost papers and evacuation documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923  2001

Contents:
Documents relating to the Oversea Evacuation Scheme including advance information, information to parents once children were accepted and family letters.

'We Were Never Bored! A Wartime Childhood'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923.1  2001

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A twenty four page typewritten manuscript by Janet Frost entitled 'We Were Never Bored! A Wartime Childhood'. Illustrated with colour scans of documents, letters and photographs. The document outlines her family history up to the outbreak of the Second World War. During the war she recalls being issued with a gas mask, the family building an air raid shelter and general domestic details such as food, rationing, shortages and schooling, recalling refugees attending her school. Janet Frost also discusses in great detail the planned evacuation of her and her brothers and sisters to South Africa which was cancelled at the last minute. Returning to Sheffield she describes the bombing of the city in December 1940 and her subsequent evacuation to Royton.

Overseas evacuation documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923.2  2001

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Seven documents, letters and forms relating to the evacuation of British children overseas during the Second World War.

Oveseas evacuation leaflets and information sheets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923.3  2001

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Eleven leaflets and information sheets relating to the evacuation of British children overseas during the Second World War.

Copies of wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923.4  2001

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Modern copies made about 2000 of wartime letters, telegrams and photographs relating to the planned evacuation of Janet Frost and her brothers and sisters to South Africa.

Copies of wartime documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.923.5  2001

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Modern copies made about 2001 of letters and receipts relating to Janet Frost's evacuation to Royton, Lancashire in 1939 and 1941.

Wartime recollections of Brian Fuller  HF/LEEWW: 2000.319  2000

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Recollections of Brian Fuller's pre-war and wartime childhood, originally written for East Farleigh Parish Magazine.

'Recollections of a Child in Pre and Wartime East Farleigh', Parts 1 to 6  HF/LEEWW: 2000.319  2000

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Three pages of Brian Fuller's childhood recollections, originally printed in the East Farleigh Parish magazine. He recalls his father's war work in the Home Guard and producing paper for the government, his memories of food rationing, watching fighters engage V rockets, bombing and bomb damage to the area, attacks on his local school and his buying cigarettes for the German Prisoners of War held in the area.

Letter from John Lewis  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1419  2001

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Photocopy made about 2000 of a letter written in October 1940 sent out to the customers of John Lewis after their premises in Oxford Street, London was bombed.

John Lewis letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1419  2001

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Photocopy made about 2000 of a letter written in October 1940 sent out to the customers of John Lewis after their premises in Oxford Street, London was bombed. The letter gives some details of the raid, explains the extent of the damage and describes how the store intends to carry on business.

Robin Gray letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1229  2001

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Robin Gray letter recalling briefly oulining his wartime work in the Air Warfare Analysis Section (AWAS).

Robin Gray letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1229  2001

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A two page handwritten letter by Robin Gray in which he briefly outlines his wartime career with the Air Warfare Analysis Section (AWAS), rising from tea-boy to Scientific Officer. He notes that he was prevented form joining the Forces because of his knowledge about the existence of the Enigma code breaking machine. He also provides some brief anecdotes about the colleagues he worked with.

Gibbins papers and illustrations  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803  2001

Contents:
Two letters recalling Jean Gibbins' memories of her childhood during the Second World War, a typewritten manuscript of her father's memories of the war, copies of artwork, a newspaper article relating to evacuation and copies of Jean Gibbins' wartime photographs.

Jean Gibbins letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.1  2001

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Two handwritten letters by Jean Gibbins in which she outlines her memories of evacuation from Dagenham during the Second World War, her feelings of loneliness, an encounter with antisemitism and her subsequent work with the Dagenham Girl Pipers and ENSA (Entertainment's National Service Association). She also touches on her husband's wartime experiences, who was evacuated as a boy from Shoreditch, London to Melksham, Wiltshire. During his evacuation his father and two older brothers were killed during an air raid.

'The Evacuation - and After'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.2  2001

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Five page typewritten extract from the memoirs of Jean Gibbins' father, recalling his memories of the Second World War. He recalls the run up to the war during a family holiday to Canvey Island, Essex and the sudden arrival of soldiers on the beach. He also recalls building an Anderson shelter, and goes into great detail about the evacuation of his three youngest children (including Jean) from Dagenham Dock. Finally he recalls the actual moment he heard about the declaration of war.

Jean Gibbins artwork and newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.3  2001

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Photocopies made about 2001 of; a cartoon drawn during the war featuring Jean Gibbins; a piece of art produced by Jean Gibbins realting to her wartime memories; a copy made about 2001 of a newspaper article dated 1 September 1989 showing a picture of the Thames pleasure boat 'The Golden Eagle'.

Jean Gibbins wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4  2001

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Copies of eleven pages of photographs of or relating to Jean Gibbins' experiences as an evacuee during the Second World War.

'Douglas Vale, evacuee, with the son of a family he lived with in Cheadle'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.1  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph. It shows Douglas Vale, Jean Gibbins' brother, together with the son of a family he was billeted with in RAF uniform.

''Douglas, John, and Jean Vale at Cheadle. John was visiting us with our mother'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.2  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean with her brothers at Cheadle.

Jean Gibbins and her brothers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.3  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean with her brothers.

In the Cloisters at the Pleasuance 1939  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.4  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean Gibbins' mother and relatives in 1939.

...with the family I lived with at Cheadle'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.5  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean and her brother together with three children of the family Jean lived with in Cheadle.

On Overstrand beach  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.6  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean Gibbins and a group of her sisters and friends on the beach at Overstrand.

'Mrs Janetta Vale, John Vale anf Jean Vale on the beach at Overstrand, nr Cromwer, Norfolk'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.7  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph showing Jean, her mother and brother stood by a fishing boat on the beach at Overstrand near Cromer in Norfolk.

'Overstrand Beach'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.8  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph of a group of evacuee Jean Gribbins' friends and family on the beach at Overstrand near Cromer, Norfolk.

'Hubert and Janetta Vale, my parents, in the gardens of the Pleasaunce, Overstrand'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.9  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime photograph of Hubert and Janetta Vale, Jean Gibbins' parents, in the garden of the Pleasaunce, Overstrand, near Cromer in Norfolk.

Postcard of Overstrand  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.10  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a wartime postcard of Overstrand near Cromer, Norfolk.

'The Pleasaunce'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.803.4.11  2001

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Copy made about 2001 of a colour photograph of the Pleasaunce and its cloisters at Overstrand, near Cromer, Norfolk.

Wartime letter to POW  HF/LEEWW: 2000.274  2000

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Letter written 6 January 1944 to SM Gibbons, a Prisoner of War held in Stammlager XVIIIA, Wolfsburg, Austria, by his wife in Newcastle.

Letter to POW  HF/LEEWW: 2000.274  2000

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Letter written 6 January 1944 to SM Gibbons, a Prisoner of War held in Stammlager XVIIIA, Wolfsburg, Austria. The letter is from his wife, describing her unhappiness and asking for a divorce.

Gilbert papers and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829  2001

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A letter, manuscript, propaganda leaflets and postcards relating to Mr DJD Gilbert's experiences of the Second World War.

DJD Gilbert letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.1  2001

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Typewritten letter by DJD Gilbert giving background information about his wartime memorabilia.

DJD Gilbert wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.2  2001

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Five typewritten pages by DJD Gilbert outlining his memories as a schoolboy during the Second World War. He recalls the outbreak of war, watching warships in Plymouth Sound. Mr Gilbert recalls asspects of civilian and school life in Bromley, Kent plus his experiences of evacuation. He goes on to detail German bombing raids on London and Plymouth, his seeing troops returning from Dunkirk and finally his memories of the V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London and his memories of VE Day.

French POW postcards  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.3  2001

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Three postcards written by French prisoner of war Rene Botte from Stalag XIB between 1943 and 1944 to schoolboy DJD Gilbert in England. Gilbert's French teacher, himself a refugee at a Grammar school in Bromley, Kent, encouraged the boys to write to French prisoners of war who had noone to write to, with the secondary aim of improving the boys' French.

Forged German ration coupons  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.4  2001

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Two sheets of forged German ration coupons, dropped over Germany by the RAF to disrupt their economy.

Sheet of forged German ration coupons  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.4.1  2001

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A sheet of forged German ration coupons for Kase (cheese), dropped over Germany by the RAF to disrupt their economy.

Sheet of forged German ration coupons  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.4.2  2001

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A sheet of forged German ration coupons for Nahrmittel (foodstuffs), dropped over Germany by the RAF to disrupt their economy.

Wartime Armed Forces currency  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.5  2001

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Two vouchers issued as currency for use by the British Armed Forces during the Second World War.

Propaganda leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.829.6  2001

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Four propaganda leaflets produced during the Second World War, two in German and two in French.

Ken Giles memoirs and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.918  2001

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Typewritten memoirs and copies of letters and photographs relating to Ken Giles' evacuation before and during the Second World War.

Geoffrey Godber papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.765  2000

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Documents and papers relating to Geoffrey Godber's wartime experiences.

Christopher Godber letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.765.1  2000

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Letter from Christopher Godber, son of Geoffrey Godber, written 9 February 2001 in which he oultines his father's career and wartime experiences.

Geoffrey Godber articles for The Chichester Observer  HF/LEEWW: 2000.765.2  2000

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Photocopies of articles written by Geoffrey Godber in the 1970s and 1980s for the Chichester Observer, recalling his memories of the Second World War in Northampton. He writes of his time in Civil Defence at the time of the bombing of Coventry, episodes form his service in the Home Guard and his time in Local Government.

Newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2000.765.3  2000

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Photocopies of four newspaper clippings from the Chichester Observer. One gives notice of the retirement of Geoffrey Godber, the other three are by Geoffrey Godber relating his reflections on the Second World War.

Geoffrey Godber medical papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.765.4  2000

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Six documents and forms produced by the British Government Ministry of Labour and National Service between 1940 and 1948, relating to Geoffrey Godber's medical exemption from joining the Armed Services.

Joan Goodger papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1585  2001

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Two letters and a typewritten manuscript in which Joan Goodger recalls some of her memories of the Second World War.

Joan Goodger letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1585.1  2001

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Two handwritten letters in which Joan Goodger recalls some of her additional war work packing motorcycle parts for D-Day.

Joan Goodger wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1585.2  2001

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Two typewritten pages of recollections written by Joan Goodger in which she recalls some incidents from the Second World War. She remembers a wartime train journey with her baby to Plymouth at the height of a bombing raid, evacuation to Hertfordshire and working for the BBC.

Len Goodwin papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1226  2001

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A letter and book covering Len Goodwin's wartime work in pharmaceuticals for the Wellcome Trust.

Len Goodwin letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1226.1  2001

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A typewritten letter from Len Goodwin in which he outliines his background and his work during the Second World War for the Wellcome Research Institution, helping to train Army doctors to treat tropical diseases and develop vaccines and treatments.

'Wellcome's Legacies'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1226.2  2001

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'Wellcome's Legacies' includes an article by LG Goodwin and E Beveridge entitled 'Sir Henry Wellcome and Tropical Medicine', published in 1998 by the Welcome Trust. It includes details of the Wellcome's medical research during the Second World War into tropical medicine and synthetic chemistry.

Interview with Sidonie Goossens  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1225  2001

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Interview with Sidonie Goossens carried out by Peter Liddle in February 1990.

Recording and transcript of interview with Sidonie Goossens  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1225.1  2001

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Cassette recording and typewritten transcript of interview with Sidonie Goossens carried out by Peter Liddle in 1990. The interview mainly covers her memories of the First World War and the Inter-War period, but she also recalls some anecdotes from her life in music during the Second World War.

Dennis Goy papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.698  2000

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Dennis Goy's handwritten reminiscences about the Second World War together with a German propaganda leaflet dropped on Scarborough.

Dennis Goy manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2000.698.1  2000

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A thirteen page handwritten manuscript in which Dennis Goy recalls anecdotes from his time in the Post Office Home guard in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He recalls the importance of maintaining this East coast telephone and telegraph link for the Observer Corps, Coastguard, Army and Navy, and also the Home Guard plans for protecting the Yorkshire coast from German invasion and his duties should the telephone exchange be attacked. He describes German bombing raids on the coast and an invasion scare in 1940.

German propaganda leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.698.2  2000

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A german propaganda leaflet entitled 'From the Fuhrer's Speech' dropped by a German plane over Scarborough in 1940.

Low wartime cartoons  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1265  2001

Contents:
Three books of cartoons by David Low (1891-1963); 'Europe Since Versailles', 'Europe at War' and 'The World at War', owned by Mr JH Gracey during the Second World War.

Three books of wartime cartoons by Low  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1265.1  2001

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Three books of cartoons by David Low (1891-1963); 'Europe Since Versailles. A History in One Hundred Cartoons with a Narative Text', first published by Penguin Books in 1940; 'Europe at War. A History in Sixty Cartoons with a Narative Text', first published by Penguin Books in 1941; 'The World at War. A History in Sixty Cartoons with a Narative Text', first published by Penguin Books in 1942.

Interview with Mrs Barbara Gray  HF/LEEWW: 2000.716  2000

Contents:
Interview with Barbara Gray recorded by Peter Liddle February 1990, tape number 12.

Interview with Mrs Barbara Gray  HF/LEEWW: 2000.716.1  2000

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Tape recording and 17 page typewritten transcript of an interview with Barbara Gray in which she recalls her life before the war, her wartime experiences of working in London during the Blitz, joining the War Office in 1944 and going out to work for the administration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, with various adventures in India along the way. She finally describes her experiences of the post-war situation in Malaya.

Allan Gregory manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1427  2001

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A typewritten manuscript by Allan Gregory recalling his time as a Bevin Boy mining coal in Nottinghamshire.

Allan Gregory reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1427  2001

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A 23 page typewriten manuscript writen by Allan Gregory in 1999, giving details of his life growing up in London from 1925 until 1944 and thereafter his conscription as a Bevin Boy to work at Cossall Colliery, Nottinghamshire. Allan Gregory provides a comprehensive and detailed description of his work underground and his attitude to his conscription. He then goes on to outline his carrer after the war in the Civil Service and with BP (British Petroleum).

Daphne Hackett papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.836  2001

Daphne Hackett letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.836.1  2001

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Handwritten letter by Mrs Daphne Hackett explaining background details about the copies of her three wartime photographs.

Daphne Hackett manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.836.2  2001

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Seven handwritten pages of reminiscences by Daphne Hackett, recalling her childhood during the Second World War living opposite a Prisoner of War Camp in Thames Ditton, Surrey. She recalls anecdotes about making friends with the Italian prisoners, and the change of attitude with the arrival of German prisoners.

Daphne Hackett photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.836.3  2001

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Three copies made about 2001 of wartime black and white photgraphs. One shows three of her schoolfriends, two of whom were killed in an air raid in 1940. The second is of herself in 1945 and the third is of an Italian wedding on Elba, sent to her by a friend she made in the POW camp.

Mrs Hall wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.343  2000

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Handwritten wartime reminiscences of Mrs P Hall.

Mrs Hall wartime memories of evacuation  HF/LEEWW: 2000.343  2000

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Three handwritten pages of Mrs P Hall's wartime recollections as an evacuee from Tonbridge, Kent, Leeds, West Yorkshire. She recounts details of travelling North by train from London during an air raid, school life in Leeds and wartime life in Tonbridge before evacuation.

Articles by Dr Eve Hammer  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1266  2001

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Two versions of an article entitiled 'To Hunter Street by The Long Route', written by Dr Eve Hammer and published in the Journal of the Retired Fellows in 2001. In the article Dr Hammer describes her evacuation as a child to Canada during the Second World War.

'To Hunter Street by The Long Route'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1266.1  2001

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Two versions of an article entitiled 'To Hunter Street by The Long Route', written by Dr Eve Hammer and published in the Journal of the Retired Fellows in 2001. In the article Dr Hammer describes her evacuation as a child to Canada in 1940, her return to England and medical school in 1943 and her general impressions of life in waritme Canada and London.

Bryan Hart papers and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2001.839  2001

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Typewritten manuscript by Bryan Hart recalling his evacuation as a child from Croydon to Lewes in East Sussex, along with a copy of a wartime photograph and a supporting document.

'The Lewes Lads (A Memoir of War-time Evacuation)'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.839.1  2001

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A 22 page typewritten manuscript by Bryan Hart recalling his evacuation as a child from Croydon in London to Lewes in East Sussex. It details life in a rural town during the Second World War and describes his experiences as an evacuee with five different families.

Wartime photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2001.839.2  2001

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A scanned copy made about 2000 of a black and white photograph taken about 1940. It shows Bryan Hart and his brothers Maurice and Ronald in the garden of a house in Lewes, East Sussex, where they were evacuated in 1939.

List of evacuee billets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.839.3  2001

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Handwritten list of families with whom Bryan Hart and his brothers stayed when evacuated to Lewes, East Sussex during the Second World War.

Mrs Margaret Haskey interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1128  2001

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Interview with Mrs Margaret Haskey, carried out by Peter Liddle in March 2000. In the interview Mrs Haskey discusses her early life and wartime experiences in the ATS EFI (Auxiliary Territorial Service Expeditionary Forces Institute - the overseas equivalent of the NAAFI, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes).

Interview with Mrs Margaret Haskey  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1128.1  2001

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Tape recording and typed transcript of an interview with Mrs Margaret Haskey, carried out by Peter Liddle in March 2000. In the interview Mrs Heskey discusses her memories of school life and working in Leeds, before she joined the ATS EFI (Auxiliary Territorial Service Expeditionary Forces Institute - the overseas equivalent of the NAAFI, Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) in 1944. She then recalls her training and postings to Germany and Singapore at the end of the war.

Hay family papers, ephemera and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271  2000

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Papers, documents, books and objects relating to Ewen Hay, his service in the RNVR during the First World War and his service during the Second World War in St Mary Bourne Platoon of the Hampshire Home Guard.

Ewen Hay biography and obituary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.1  2000

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A brief biography of Ewen James Mackenzie Hay (1891-1961) handwritten by Dr David Hay, plus a typewritten obituary.

Articles relating to St Mary Bourne in the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.2  2000

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Four documents relating to the history of the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire; a four page typewritten document by Betina Hay about her memories of evacuees and the Home Guard; an article entitled 'The Origin of the Stoke Village Fund' by David Hay concerning wartime fundraising; an article by David Hay on Dr WD Keyworth who was the doctor in the village of St Mary Bourne during the Second World War; a 10 page article on the St Mary Bourne Home Guard.

St Mary Bourne Home Guard documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.3  2000

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Twelve original Second World War documents and one photocopy of a watime document, all relating to Ewen Hay and the St Mary Bourne Home Guard. The documents include a photocopy of the Home Guard Volunteer Register; an original St Mary Bourne Invasion Committee inventory form; a letter from Queen Elizabeth; a letter from King George VI thanking Ewen Hay for his Home Guard service; Royal Air Force Comfort Committee certificate; 'Form of Enrollment in the Local Defence Volunteers'; Local Defence Committe minutes; list of St Mary Bourne Home Guard members; muster roll for No 3 Platoon 5 Company Hampshire Home Guard; handwritten guard duty rosta; leaflet of instructions to Local Defence Committees; leaflet of guidance for Local Defence Committees in villages.

St Mary Bourne leaflets and newspaper clippings  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.4  2000

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Six leaflets and newspaper clippings relating to the Home Guard in St Mary Bourne, Hampshire; a leaflet entitled 'The King Broadcasts to the Home Guard'; newspaper article entitled 'Debt to Home Guard'; newspaper article entitled 'Home Guard Stands Down'; newspaper article entitled 'Last Parade of Home Guard'; newspaper article entitled 'Last Parade of Home Guard'; photograph from The Times entitled 'Stand Down Parade of the Home Guard'.

Documents, booklets and ephemera relating to Ewan Hay and the St Mary Bourne Home Guard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.5  2000

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Nine documents and booklets relating to Ewen Hay and the St Mary Bourne Home Guard during the Second World War, including; civilian Identity Card; Home Guard rifle target; Ewen Hay's Local Defence Volunteer identity card; one copy of the booklet 'National Service'; one copy of the booklet 'The Protection of Your Home Against Air Raids'; Ewen Hay's clothing ration book; one copy of the booklet 'Consolidated Instructions to Invasion Committees in England and Wales'.

Hay photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.6  2000

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Two modern photographs relating to Ewen Hay and the St Mary Bourne Home Guard. One is a digital copy made about 2000 of a wartime black and white photograph of the St Mary Bourne Platoon, the other a colour photograph of an exhibition staged in St Mary Bourne in 1989 showing a civilian's weekly food ration during the Second World War.

Home Guard cap and badges  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.7  2000

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A forage cap, shoulder flashes, insignia for the 2nd Hampshire Home Guard, Lieutenant's rank shoulder pips, buttons and First World War decorations worn by Ewen Hay during the Second World War.

Material relating to Ewen Hay's naval service in the First World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.8  2000

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One copy of the book 'Hush or The Hydrophone Service' by HW Wilson, published by Mills and Boon Ltd in 1920; one copy of 'History of the Hydrophone Service 1915-1918'; Ewen Hay's RNVR service record and RNVR discharge certificate.

Cotton bag  HF/LEEWW: 2000.271.9  2000

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Small cotton sack used for sending tinned food and socks to Lieutenant H Blaauw of the 20th Royal Fusiliers whilst he was serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940.

John Heathcote documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.808  2001

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A seven page document prepared by John Heathcote in which he discusses his memories of childhood in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, during the Second World War. Hard copy and Microsoft Word document on floppy disc.

John Heathcote memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.808.1  2001

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A seven page document by John Heathcote recalling his childhood during the Second World War. He recalls details of his schooling, air raid shelters both at home and at school, salvage drives, entertainment and food, plus his memories of bombing, the V1 and V2 rocket attacks and the crashing of an American Liberator bomber near his house.

Facsimile of ration book  HF/LEEWW: 2000.700  2000

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A facsimile of a Second World War British Supplementary Ration Book, produced as part of the magazine series entitled 'Images of War', published by Marshall Cavendish as a fortnightly partwork in 1993.

Facsimile of a wartime ration book  HF/LEEWW: 2000.700  2000

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A facsimile of a Second World War British Supplementary Ration Book, produced as part of the magazine series entitled 'Images of War', published by Marshall Cavendish as a fortnightly partwork in 1993.

Hickley Family ration books  HF/LEEWW: 2000.276  2000

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An oilskin purse and two ration books issued to the Hickley family after the Second World War.

Hickley postwar ration books  HF/LEEWW: 2000.276.1  2000

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An oilskin purse and two ration books issued in the names of David and E Hickley family for the period 1953 to 1954.

Mrs PM Hoath memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.546  2000

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Handwritten manuscript of wartime recollections by Mrs PM Hoath, entitled 'The Second World War - Memories'.

'The Second World War Memories'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.546  2000

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Three page handwritten recolloctions of the Second World War by Mrs PM Hoath. A schoolgirl living in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, at the outbreak of the war she describes attending to the blackout, knitting comforts for the Forces, and having two Engineers billeted on the family. Mrs Hoath then goes on to describe the Army commandering a neighbouring house as headquarters for General Montgomery and the disruption the added security caused before D-Day. She also describes bombing raids, V1 and V2 rocket attacks, the defusing of an unexploded bomb, the food grown and raised on the Estate and her puzzlement at her father burying cans of petrol in the grounds.

Sheelagh Hoblyn papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794  2001

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Typewritten recollections of the Second World War by Sheelagh Hoblyn, together with three copies of wartime photographs, a copy of a letter sent by Edward Hale from France and Sheelagh Hoblyn's pocket diary for 1944.

Sheelagh Hoblyn wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794.1  2001

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Seven typewritten pages of reminiscences of the Second World War by Sheelagh Hoblyn. It covers her early life growing up before the war, her memories of the day war was declared and moving to Plymouth, Devon, to stay with her grandparents. She recalls that her uncle, a member of the Plymouth Breteheren, was a Concientious Objector but served as an ARP (Air Raid Precautions) warden. Sheelagh Hoblyn also recalls the war work carried out by her mother, who worked for the Fire Service, and her father, a Sergeant in the Kent Home Guard, as well as her own involvement in fund raising and membership of the GTC (Girl's Training Corps). Sheelagh Hoblyn also recalls the bombing and V1 attacks on Kent and London, where she worked in publishing from 1942 to 1945 before joining the Foreign Office. Finally she reflects on the friends she knew killed during the war, including her boyfriend Teddy Hale killed in France.

Edward Hale letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794.2  2001

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Copy made about 2000 of a letter written by Lt Edward Hale of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry to Sheelagh Hoblyn, 28 June 1944. The letter, the last she recieved from her boyfriend Edward, discusses his arrival in France after D-Day, the prices of food and drink and the bad weather. Edward was posted missing in action shortly afterwards.

Sheelagh Hoblyn's 1944 pocket diary  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794.3  2001

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Small blue pocket diary for 1944 owned by Sheelagh Bodle (later Hoblyn). In the diary she recounts her day -to-day domestic and working life, travelling to London and working in Fleet Street, bombing and bomb damage, lectures and meetings organised by the GTC (Girl's Training Corps) and her reaction to the news of her boyfriend being posted wounded and missing in France.

Sheelagh Hoblyn wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794.4  2001

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Three copies of wartime black and white photographs made about 2000. One is a portrait of Edward Hale in Army uniform, one a portrait of Sheelagh Holbyn taken just before the war and the third is taken from a newspaper dated 15 October 1942 showing members of the GTC (Girl's Training Corps) marching; Sheelagh Hoblyn is in the centre front rank.

'1940s House' newspaper clippings  HF/LEEWW: 2001.794.5  2001

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Three newspaper cuttings dating from 2000 regarding the Channel Four Television series 'The 1940s House'. The house used by the programme in West Wickham, Kent, was next door to where Sheelagh Hoblyn lived during the Second World War.

Trevor Hodgskin papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1467  2001

Contents:
Letters and typewritten recollections byTrevor Hodgskin's of the German Occupation of Jersey and his life in Zimbabwe after the war, along with photocopies of the wartime letters of his mother describing the German Occupation.

Trevor Hodgskin letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1467.1  2001

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A three page typewritten letter by Trevor Hodgskin describing his father Thomas' engineering work during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands, detailing the various improvisations needed to make carbide gas to use for welding.

Trevor Hodgskin reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1467.2  2001

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Four typewritten pages of biographical details and wartime memories by Trevor Hodgskin, in which he recalls his memories of the German Occupation of Jersey. He recalls shortages of food, his mother refusing to evacuate from the island and details of his father's work as a panel beater. Trevor Hodgskin also provides details of his life and work in Zimbabwe after the war.

Photocopy of Ellen Hodgskin wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1467.3  2001

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A 23 page photocopy made about 2001 of a letter written 18 May 1945 by Ellen Hodgskin (nee Norton), mother of Trevor Hodgskin. The letter looks back on the family's experiences of five years of war living on Jersey during the German Occupation. It recounts Tom Hodgskin's fears for his family's saftey, Ellen Hodgskin's decesion to stay and not evacuate to England. Ellen recalls the panic of the actual German invasion in 1940, people clearing the shops and the shortages of food and goods. Ellen's letter also recounts her husband's dificulties working with the Germans, his encounters with the Gestapo over the sabotage of a car and how the the family were nearly deportated to Germany in 1942, before going on to describe general conditions on the island with shortages of food, fuel and clothes, the presence of foreign workers, schooling arangements for the children. Ellen also recalls the night a German plane crashed near the family home plus other bombing incidents aloong with her recollections of German troops fleeing Normanday afetr D-Day.

Margaret Hofman wartime memories and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.806  2001

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Four typewritten pages by Margaret Hofman of her memories as a child of the Second World War, plus two photographs of her as a little girl.

'London War Child - 1940'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.806.1  2001

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Four typewritten pages by Margaret Hofman of her memories as a child of the Second World War entitled 'London War Child - 1940'. Margret recalls stories of her parent's flat in East London being destoryed while they were out, the Blitz, sheltering in her grandfather's garden air raid shelter for three days and near misses from bombs and a V1 rocket. She also recalls her memories of wartime food and rationing.

Margaret Hofman wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.806.2  2001

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Two prints made about 2001 of black and white photographs dating from about 1944, showing a young Margaret Hofman in the garden.

Interview with Mrs Ellen Holroyd  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1571  2001

Contents:
Recording and transcript of interview with Mrs Ellen Holroyd carried out by Pat Clarke in May 2001 regarding her experiences during the Second World War.

Recording and transcript of interview with Mrs Ellen Holroyd  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1571.1  2001

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Interview with Mrs Ellen Holroyd carried out by Pat Clarke in May 2001. A fifteen page typed transcript of tape recording 922. Ellen Holroyd describes her experiences as a young Land Girl working on three different farms in Yorkshire. She describes different working conditions and her atitudes to working with Conscientious Objectors and Italian and German Prisoners of War.

Rose Holyoak papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061  2001

Contents:
Typed draft of an account of working in the Women's Land Army, with a very detailed description of the range of work undertaken around Leicester. Supplementary material: letter, official documents, WLA magazine, certificate and photographs, August 2001

Rose Holyoak letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.1  2001

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Two letters from Rose Holyoak in which she explains the background to her manuscript and work during the Second World War in the Women's Land Army.

Rose Holyoak manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.2  2001

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A 43 page typewritten draft of Rose Holyoak's memories of working in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War, with additional handwritten notes adding further detail. Rose gives a very detailed account of farm working in the 1940s and 1950s, plus she details her memories of seeing aricraft from the Leicestershire airfields, a practice drop of paratroopers, and memories of VE Day.

Women's Land Army Letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.3  2001

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Nineteen letters and documents relating to Rose Holyoak's time working for the Women's Land Army in Leicestershire. Includes official letters and documents issued by the Leicestershire War Agricultural Executive Committee between 1942 and 1945, plus two personal handwritten letters.

Women's Land Army booklets and information sheets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.4  2001

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Six booklets and information leaflets related to Rose Holyoak's service with the Women's Land Army, including three copies of 'The Land Girl', membership leaflet for the Women's Land Army, the information booklet 'A Good Job of Ploughing...' and a program for the County Championship Contests in Tractor Ploughing, Hedging and Ditching.

Wartime certificates  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.5  2001

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Two Second Prize certificates in tractor ploughing won at the Leicestershire County Championships in 1944 and 1945, plus Rose Holyoak's Women's Land Army Proficiency Certificate in tractor driving.

Women's Land Army photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1061.6  2001

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Three photographs taken about 2000 of pages from a wartime photograph album, showing black and white photographs of Rose Holyoak and others working on farms in Leicestershire.

Ken Hooker memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.766  2000

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Typewritten account of Ken Hooker's childhood during the Second World War, produced originally for a talk given at a local Primary School in 1997.

'Memories of my Boyhood (1939-1945)'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.766  2000

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A four page typewritten account by Ken Hooker entitled 'Memories of my Boyhood (1939-1945)', used as the basis of a talk given in 1997 to a local Primary School. It recalls Ken Hooker's memories of air raids on the suburbs of London, inlcuding the death of his schoolfriend in a bombing raid, as well as general details about school and rationing during the war, plus his watching the masses of Allied planes heading for France on D-Day.

M Howard documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.272  2000

Contents:
Letters and certificates relating to Mr Maurice Howard's service as an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden in Willesden, London, between 1939 and 1945.

Letters relating to Mr Maurice Howard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.272.1  2000

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Five letters relating to Mr Maurice Howard and his service during the Second World War as an ARP (Air Raid Precaustions) warden in London. Two letters testify to Mr Howard's good service in the Army during the First World War written in 1939, two more writen in 1939 refer to his succesfully joining the ARP and the third dated 1945 cryptically refers to 'Howard' as a 'problem child'.

Civil Defence certificates relating to Mr Maurice Howard  HF/LEEWW: 2000.272.2  2000

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Three certificates issued to a Mr Maurice Howard during the Second World War; Anti-Gas Training certificate dated September 1939; First Aid certificate issued by the British Red Cross Society in August 1942; certificate of ARP service, 1939 to 1945, issued by the London Civil Defence Region.

Hughes telegrams and newspapers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1601  2001

Contents:
Nine Red Cross telegrams sent during the Second World War between the Hughes family and friends on occupied Jersey, the Channel Islands, and England, plus newspaper cuttings and propaganda leaflets from Jersey.

Hughes family Red Cross telegrams  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1601.1  2001

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Nine Red Cross telegrams exchanged between members of the Hughes family on German-occupied Jersey, The Channel Islands, and England. Includes four telegrams between Mrs E Una Hughes and Crawford Hughes dated between 29 October 1941 and 25 February 1942 and five telegrams between Mrs E Una Hughes and Miss Grace Picot dated between 17 May 1941 and 1st April 1942.

Wartime newspaper clippings relating to the Channel Islands  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1601.2  2001

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Five wartime newspapers and newspaper clippings relating to the German Occupation of the Channel Islands; article about air raids on the Channel Islands from the Evening Post, 29 June 1940; table of weekly food rations for Channel Islanders dated July 1940; newspaper article on occupation of the Channel Islands written 1945; article from The Daily Mail about expected liberation of the Channel Islands, 1945; copy of 'L'Amerique en Guerre' dated 1 December 1943.

Tim Ingham wartime material  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1653  2001

Contents:
Tim Ingham's wartime recollections of life on a farm in Cumbria during the Second World War, together with a 'Home Can' canning machine used by his mother.

Tim Ingham's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1653.1  2001

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Four page typewritten biography by Tim Ingham, recalling his schooldays before and during the war and giving details of his father's hill farm in Coniston, Cumbria.

Tim Ingham letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1653.2  2001

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Two typewritten letters by Tim Ingham recalling details of life on his parent's farm in Cumbria during the Second World War. One letter describes his mother's use of a home canning machine during the war, the other concerns the failed attempt to harvest perch in the lakes of the Lake District.

Ingham home canning machine  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1653.3  2001

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A 'Home Can' canning machine made by the Home Canning Equipment Co Ltd during the Second World War. The canning machine itself along with a smaller box is in a reinforced crate. Also a seperate pair of tongs and two boxes each of 24 empty cans. All items are in the original packaging.

London fire brigade booklet  HF/LEEWW: 2000.568  2000

Contents:
A copy of of the booklet 'Fire over London. The story of The London Fire Service 1940-41', by William Samson (d1971), produced by the London County Council in 1941.

'Fire Over London'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.568  2000

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A copy of the booklet 'Fire Over London. The Story of The London Fire Service 1940-41', by William Samson (d1971) and produced by the London County Council in 1941. Illustrated with photographs it describes the heroism of the London fire brigade during the Blitz.

Isaac wartime poems  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1063  2001

Contents:
Thirteen pages of typewritten poems entitled 'Canzone Della Guerra' produced during the Second World War.

'Canzone Della Guerra'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1063  2001

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Thirteen pages of typewritten poems entitled 'Canzone Della Guerra' (Song of the War) produced during the Second World War.

Douglas Isherwood papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1428  2001

Contents:
Documents and photogrpahs relating to the Red Cross Ship 'SS Vega' and the Channel Islands, together with a copy of a book giving details of the Red Cross parcels and a number of wartime Allied propaganda leaflets in English, French and German.

Wartime propaganda leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1428.1  2001

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Twelve Allied wartime leaflets and propaganda material relating to Jersey, produced during the Second World War; leaflet entitled 'A Catalogue of German Captured Ground Material'; 1941 copy of 'Le Courier de l'Air'; 1940 copy of 'News from England'; 1944 copy of 'Le Courier de l'Air'; a copy of a badly damaged propaganda leaflet in French; 1944 copy of 'Le Courier de l'Air'; 1943 copy of 'L'Amerique en Guerre'; a leaflet in French entitled Entente Cordiale; 1941 copy of 'Le Courier de l'Air'; a newsletter in German entitled 'Nachrichten'; 1943 copy of 'L'Amerique en Guerre'.

Photographs of wartime Jersey and Red Cross ship 'SS Vega'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1428.2  2001

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Five sheets of digital copies made about 2001 of wartime black and white photographs taken of or relating to the Red Cross ship 'SS Vega' delivering supplies to Jersey in 1945, plus one black and white photograph taken about 1940 of the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

Photographs and papers relating to Red Cross ship 'SS Vega'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1428.3  2001

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A 3 1/2' floppy disc containing digital copies of a record of Red Cross suplies delivered to Jersey in 1945. The disc also contains a covering letter giving some biographical details about Douglas Isherwood, and explanatory text for photographs of the Red Cross ship 'SS Vega' and photographs of the German occupation of Jersey.

Ruth Ive papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.441  2000

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A manuscript, photocopies of two War Cabinet memos and a newspaper article from The Times all relating to Ruth Ive's work as a censor on the Transatlantic Telephone link during the Second World War.

'The Transatlantic Telephone Link, 1941-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.441.1  2000

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A two page typed document entitled 'The Transatlantic Telephone Link, 1941-1945' by Ruth Ives. In it she recalls her work as a telephone censor for the British War Cabinet, also discussing the German's successful effeorts to evesdrop on the line and her memories of censoring a telephone call made by Winston Churchill.

Photocopies of wartime Cabinet Office memos  HF/LEEWW: 2000.441.2  2000

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Two photocopies made about 2000 of memos relating to the censorship of the Transatlantic Telephone Service, originally dating to 1942.

Times article on Cabinet War Rooms  HF/LEEWW: 2000.441.3  2000

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A newspaper article from The Times dated 22 November 2001. The article discusses the opening of the Cabinet War Rooms beneath London and features an article on Ruth Ives's work there as a censor during the Second World War.

Jenkins papers and equipment  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1056  2001

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Typed recollections of life as a child in Taunton, Somerset during the Second World War, plus a stirrup pump.

'World War II in Somerset'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1056.1  2001

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Twelve pages of typewritten recollections of a childhood spent in Taunton, Somerset, during the Second World War by Harding M Jenkins. Entitled 'World War II in Somerset' it covers domestic and school life, food rationing and the family keeping rabbits, evacuees to the area and school, local holidays and camping, coastal defences and air raid precautions including details of his family's shelter. Mr Jenkins describes the only air raid on Taunton and recalls a visit to his school by fighter pilot Guy Gibson. He also recalls knitting a balaclava for seamen on the Arctic Convoys. Finally he recalls the build up of American forces in a camp near Taunton prior to D-Day.

Stirrup pump  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1056.2  2001

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Stirrup pump and length of rubber hose.

GI kit bag  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1056.3  2001

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Kitbag not located 3 March 2005.

Marjorie Johnson wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 1999.226  1999

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Three page typewritten account of wartime experiencs by Marjorie Johnson.

Marjorie Johnson wartime experiences  HF/LEEWW: 1999.226  1999

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Three page typewritten account of wartime experiences by Marjorie Johnson, providing an insight into her work for the Information and Records Branch of the Admiralty's Postal and Telegraph Censorship department. She also describes her experiences of the work of a London hospital during the war where she visited during her mother's recovery from a heart attack. Finally she recalls her work with a concerrt party visiting troops on the South Coast of England.

Pamela Johnson papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1472  2001

Contents:
Two typewritten manuscripts by Pamela Johnson briefly describing her life before and during the war, plus two black and white photographs of Pamela Johnson taken during the war.

Pamela Johnson wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1472.1  2001

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Two typewritten manuscripts by Pamela Johnson, one briefly describing her life before and during the war, the other describing a V1 rocket attack on Kingston Hospital in Surrey in 1944 where Pamela Johnson was working as a trainee nurse.

Pamela Johnson photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1472.2  2001

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Two black and white photographs taken about 1944. One is a portrait photograph taken in Shoreham-by-Sea of Pamela Johnson in her nurses uniform, the other of a group of nurses including Pamela Johnson relaxing outside Southlands Hospital near Brighton.

Peggy Jones leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.281  2000

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Three leaflets from the Second World War including a wartime information leaflet, a German propaganda leaflet and a declaration issued to British Forces in Germany at the end of the war.

Wartime leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.281.1  2000

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Three leafelts from the Second World War; German propaganda leafelt 'Life is Short - Death is Quicker!'; Ministry of Information leaflet on invasion preparations entitled 'What to do if the Invader Comes'; 'Personal Message From C-in-C 21 Army Group' issued in Germany in May 1945 on the end of the war.

Phyl Jones papers and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2000.320  2000

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Eight pages of typewritten recollections detailing the life of a wartime evacuee in Lyme Regis by Phylis Jones, plus a photograph of her taken during the Second World War.

Phyl Jones' wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.320.1  2000

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Eight pages of typewritten recollections by Phylis Jones, recalling her childhood as an evacuee from London to Lyme Regis in Dorset. They detail her memories of domestic life, food and rationing plus her recollections of American soldiers being stationed in the area.

Wartime photograph of Phyl Jones  HF/LEEWW: 2000.320.2  2000

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A black and white photograph of Phyl Jones sat outside her home in Lyme Regis, Devon, taken about 1941.

June Jones papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1468  2001

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Three typed manuscripts, all illlustrated with copies of photographs, by June Jones (nee Stoddart), recalling her own memories of the Second World War plus those of her husband, Peter William Jones, and of her mother, Frances Jack Isbill.

Jones family wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1468.1  2001

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Three typewritten and illustrated manuscripts by June Jones each recounting the experiences of three members of the Jones and Stoddart families during the Second World War. The first manuscript is a biography of June Jones' mother, Frances Jack Isbill detailing her life growing up before the First World War and domestic life before and during the Second World War.The second is a biography of June Jones' husband, Peter William Jones, who was evacuated as a schoolboy at the start of the war, later working in the MG Aircraft Production factory before being called up into the RAF in 1944. He was serving at RAF Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire, when the ammunition dump there exploded in November 1944. He then trained as an electrician and was posted to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where he served until the end of the war, latter posted to Gibralter where he took part in some blackmarket currency exchanges before finally being demobilised in December 1947.The third manuscript recalls June Jones' (nee Stoddart) memories as a schoolgirl, living through the memories of having her home destroyed by a German bomb, the trauma of finding somewhere to live, domestic and school life, preparations for D-Day at nearby Northolt Aeorodrome, the presence of American servicemen, VE and VJ Day celebrations and finally the problems of getting back their house in Chadwell Heath from people who had been rehoused there but refused to move.

Michael Jones papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1055  2001

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Six pages of typewritten memories of his childhood during the Second World War by Michael Jones, plus six pages of copies of family photographs.

Michael Jones wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1055.1  2001

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A six page typewritten account by Michael Jones of his childhood memories of the Second World War. He recalls his childhood in Caversham, Berkshire and his time living with his grandparents in Maidenhead, Kent. He then recalls travelling to Uganda in March 1945 where his father was working as an accountant.

Michael Jones family photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1055.2  2001

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Six pages of copies made about 2000 of wartime black and white photographs of Michael Jones, his family and relatives in England and Uganda.

Felix Martin Jorsyz wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 1999.145  1999

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Bound copy of the autobiography of Felix Martin Jorsyz, illustrated with copies of documents and photographs, entitled 'A Charmed Life, The Random Reminiscences and Reflections of a Refugee', written in 1996 for his grandchildren.

'A Charmed Life. The Random Reminiscences and Reflections of a Refugee'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.145  1999

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A bound copy of the autobiography of Felix Martin Jorsyz, illustrated with copies of documents and photographs, entitled 'A Charmed Life, The Random Reminiscences and Reflections of a Refugee', written in 1996 for his grandchildren. The autobiography covers his early years growing up in a prosperous Jewish family in Germany in Breslau, Silesia (now Wroclow, Poland) before the Nazis expelled him and his family to England in 1938. Felix Jorsyz describes the journey from Germany to their new life in Armley, Leeds where they worked for a distant relative, Harry Davis, in the Merit Chair Frame Manufacturers Company. In 1940 he was arrested and interned, ending up in a camp in Douglas, the Isle of Man until 1941. He describes life as an internee before his release in 1941 and retraining and work as a lathe turner. Finally Felix Martin describes his life after the war up until 1957.

Miss Florence Jouane memories of Occupied Jersey  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1443  2001

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A photocopy of eleven pages of handwritten notes by Miss Florence Jouane describing her life on Jersey during the Second World War.

Florence Jouane wartime memories of Jersey  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1443  2001

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Photocopy of eleven pages of handwritten notes by Miss Florence Jouane describing her life on Jersey during the Second World War. She provides a vivid description of civilian life on the island during the German occupation, working as a nurse with the St John's Ambulance and assisting in the General Hospital.

Maude Kerr's Second World War reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.633  2000

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Photocopy of an extract from Maude Kerr's book 'More Than Wishful Thinking', giving her personal account of the London Blitz and her memories of working as secretary to the Director of Radar.

'More Than Wishful Thinking'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.633  2000

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Photocopies of Chapters 8 and 9 from Maude Kerr's autobiography 'More Than Wishful Thinking', published about 1990. It gives her personal account of the London Blitz and latter V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London, her Fire Watching duties in Kensington, London, plus details of her work as Secretary to the Director of Radar Production, Sir Robert Watson Watt (1892-1973), at the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

Myfanwy Khan interview and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1059  2001

Contents:
Interview with Mrs Myfanwy Khan by David Talbot, May 2001, together with three black and white photographs of the ruins of her family's house destroyed in the Exeter Blitz of May 1942.

Myfanwy Khan interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1059.1  2001

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Interview with Mrs Myfanwy Khan carried out by David Talbot in May 2001.Tape recording and typed transcript of tape number 909. In the interview Mrs Khan describes surviving the destruction of her family house in Exeter during an air raid in May 1942. She also describes the family's ari raid shelter provisions, other raids on Exeter, the work of her father as an ARP medic, the horror of the raid itself and the dificulties afterwards of finding accomodation and clothing.

Myfanwy Khan photographs of bombed house  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1059.2  2001

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Three black and white copies made about 2000 of photographs taken about 1943. They show the ruins of Myfanwy Khan's family house in Exeter, Devon, destroyed in a bombing raid on the night of 2 May 1942.

Jean King wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.321  2000

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Three typewritten pages by Jean King entitled 'My War and Afterwards' in which she recalls her childhood in Romford, Essex, during the Second World War.

'My War and Afterwards'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.321  2000

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Three typewritten pages by Jean King entitled 'My War and Afterwards' in which she recalls her childhood in Romford, Essex, during the Second World War. She recalls family life and domestic details such as food and cooking, building an air raid shelter and collecting shrapnell. Mrs King also recalls the continued shortages after the war which prompted the family to start a smallholding at Little Warley near Brentwood, Essex.

Kirkland papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1619  2001

Contents:
Ministry of Information leaflet entitled 'Beating the Invader' plus two documents from a press release issued in 1944 giving statistics on German air attacks on Scotland between 1939 and 1944.

'Scotland Under Fire, Note of Enemy Air Attacks from October 16 1939 to February 29 1944'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1619.1  2001

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Two press releases issued during the Second World War. One a government press release prepared 14 October 1944 entitled 'Scotland Under Fire, Note of Enemy Air Attacks from October 16 1939 to February 29 1944' providing statistics and details of German bombing raids on Scotland during the Second World War. The other a shorter note sumarising the longer document prepared for a press conference held 13th October 1944.

'Beating the Invader'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1619.2  2001

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Leaflet produced during the Second World War by the British Goverment entitled 'Beating the Invader' issued in about 1941 giving advice on what to do in the event of a German invasion.

Wartime knitting pattern  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1694  2001

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Knitting pattern for a Man's Service Pull-Over, published by Patton and Baldwins during the Second World War.

Knitting pattern for Man's Service Pullover  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1694  2001

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Knitting pattern for a Man's Service Pull-Over, published by Patton and Baldwins during the Second World War.

Dorothy Knopp wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.841  2001

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Twenty two pages of typewritten reminiscences by Dorothy Knopp, recalling her childhood experiences of the Second World War in London and Bath.

Dorothy Knopp memories of childhood during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.841  2001

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Twenty two pages of typewritten reminiscences by Dorothy Knopp of her childhood experiences during the Second World War. Split into eight sections the account covers her memories of the outbreak of war, gas masks, evacuation practice, the bombing of Bath and destruction of the family home in 1942, her reactions to American soldiers, her memories of communal deep shelters in London, her nervousness brought on by the bombings, her memories of V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London, memories of VE Day and VJ Day and finally her detailed recollections of attending the Victory Parade Celebrations in London in June 1946.

Philip Knowles papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.388  2000

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Typewritten recollections of Philip Knowles' childhood in Kent during the Second World War plus copies of documents and photographs relating to the Knowles family.

'1939 1945 War Memories of Philip Knowles'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.388  2000

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Typewritten recollections of Philip Knowles' childhood in Kent during the Second World War. He recalls German attacks on Bromley including a parachute mine destroying part of his road and the death of a schoolfriend in a straffing attack, together with his early memories of home life, school and VE Day celebrations. Also included are two photocopies of wartime documents realting to his father's ARP (Air Raid Precautions) work and four copies of photographs realting to the family home, Philip Knowles, his mother and father and awards recieved by his parents for their war work.

Arabella Kurdi papers and badges  HF/LEEWW: 2000.277  2000

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Two certificates, two badges and an airgraph and envelope from the Second World War all relating to the Pallister family of Middleton Tyas near Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Airgraph and envelope  HF/LEEWW: 2000.277.1  2000

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Airgraph and envelope sent by Gordon Fraser to the Pallister family in Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire on 20 February 1942. Gordon Fraser was an Army Intelligence Officer with 10 Corps Headquarters. When 10 Corps occupied the hotel at Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire Gordon Fraser was billeted on the Pallister family.

Wartime certificates  HF/LEEWW: 2000.277.2  2000

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An Anti Gas Training certificate issued by the Borough of Twickenham ARP (Air Raid Precautions) to Miss Arabella Pallister on 22 November 1939. Also an American Red Cross Certificate of Loyal Service issued to Miss Arabella Pallister June 11 1945.

Second World War Red Cross and YMCA badges  HF/LEEWW: 2000.277.3  2000

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Two Second World War lapel badges. One round enamelled service badge issued by the Women's Auxiliary YMCA. The other an enamelled service badge issued by the American Red Cross to Miss Arabella Palister (latter Kurdi).

Joan Lafferty documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.832  2001

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Typewritten recollections of Joan Lafferty's life and work with the St John's Ambulance Brigade during the Second World War. Plus a book of wartime cartoons drawn by Mr H Potten depicting his work in the East Ham, London, First Aid Post.

Joan Lafferty wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.832.1  2001

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Six typewritten pages of Joan Lafferty's recollections of service with the St John's Ambulance Brigade during the Second World War. She describes working in First Aid Posts in East Ham, London, and Plymouth, Devon, during the German bombing attacks on those two cities. She also provides recalls details of everyday life as a wife and mother duirng the war, and the hardships resulting from the destruction of her house during an air raid.

Potten book of cartoons  HF/LEEWW: 2001.832.2  2001

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Cartoon book drawn by Mr H Potten during the Second World War. Eighteen pen and ink cartoons depicting aspects of life in a London First Aid Post, including a reflection of the unpopularity of the Civil Defence forces with members of the public at the time.Together with two typewritten pages commmenting on the cartoon book by Joan Lafferty. Mr Potten was a member of the East Ham First Aid Post where Joan Lafferty's mother served. Some of the cartoons feature Joan and her family.

Nora Law Women's Land Army documents, photographs and interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805  2001

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Documents, photographs and interview with Nora Law regarding her wartime service in the Women's Land Army between 1942 and 1946.

Nora Law reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805.1  2001

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Five handwritten pages by Nora Law describe her service with the Women's Land Army as a rat catcher during the Seocnd World War in Devon and Yorkshire. Together with photocopies of an eight page letter written to Nora Law in about 1988 by a fellow Land Girl who served with her in Devon, recalling incedents from their time there.

Women's Land Army letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805.2  2001

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Four typewritten letters sent to Nora Law in 1946 regarding her release from the Women's Land Army.

Women's Land Army documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805.3  2001

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Various Women's Land Army documents and certificates belonging to Nora Law dating between 1940 and 1946, including; Women's Land Army benvolent fund information leaflet; Women's Land Army Proficiency Certificate in Pest Destruction issued to Nora Carter in March 1944; official letter of thanks marking Nora Carter's service with the Women's Land Army between 1942 and 1946; Air Raid Precautions certificate issued to Nora Carter by the St John's Ambulance Brigade in 1940; Women's Land Army membership card issued March 1942; Women's Land Army release certificate issued December 1946; envelope addressed to Nora Carter in Honiton, Devon, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, dated 10 December 1946.

Interview with Nora Law  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805.4  2001

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Tape recording and 11 page typewritten transcript of an interview with Nora Law carried out by Peter Liddle in April 2001. In the interview Nora describes her life in Leeds, volunteering for the Women's Land Army and working and living conditions on the various farms, including details of uniform and her social life.

Nora Law Women's Land Army photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.805.5  2001

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Nineteen black and white photographs, either wartime or copies of wartime photographs, featuring Nora Law during her service as a member of the Women's Land Army in Devon and Yorkshire.

Cynthia Moir wartime papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278  2000

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Booklets, books, diary, letters and an ashtray relating to Cynthia Moir and her experiences during the Second World War.

Wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.1  2000

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Two letters written during the Second World War to Mrs Cynthia Moir. One handwritten eight page letter from her husband John dated 12 April 1942. One handwitten two page letter and envelope from W Glover on board HMS Juno dated 12 May 1940. HMS Juno was latter sunk off Greece.

Cynthia Moir diary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.2  2000

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A school-girl's pocket diary kept by Cynthia Moir during 1940.

Cynthia Moir wartime books  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.3  2000

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Two wartime books owned by Cynthia Moir, including a copy of the book 'Everyman to his Post' by Allan Michie published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd in 1943 and a copy of 'Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations' published by HMSO in 1939.

'ARP Home Storage of Food Supplies'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.4  2000

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A copy of the leaflet 'ARP Home Storage of Food Supplies' issued by the Canned Food Advisory Bureau.

'The Hitler Menace'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.5  2000

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Copy of the propaganda leaflet 'The Hitler Menace' printed in 1938.

'Everyday Silence Thoughts, Exercises in Right-Thinkning'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.6  2000

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A copy of the booklet 'Everyday Silence Thoughts, Exercises in Right-Thinkning' by Dr Hopewell-Ash published by Hodgson and Sons.

VE Day ashtray  HF/LEEWW: 2000.278.7  2000

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Heart-shaped white metal ashtray embossed with a 'V'. Made for Cynthia Moir by her husband from the metal used in a Hurricane fighter as a present to mark VE Day.

Le Feuvre wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1486  2001

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Two typewritten pages by Emma Le Feuvre entitled 'Memories of the St John's Ambulance Brigade during the Occupation of Jersey, 1940-1945'.

'Memories of the St John's Ambulance Brigade during the Occupation of Jersey, 1940-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1486  2001

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Two typewritten pages by Emma Le Feuvre entitled 'Memories of the St John's Ambulance Brigade during the Occupation of Jersey, 1940-1945' in whch she briefly describes her work as a member of the St John's Ambulance on Jersey during the German Occupation, giving her impressions of the occupation, the evacuation of Dunkirk, bombing raids, the deportation of civilians in 1942, food shortages, the arrival of the Red Cross ship 'Vega' and the liberation of the Channel Islands in 1945.

Joyce Le Ruez papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1471  2001

Contents:
Two typewritten documents by Joyce M Le Ruez describing her life during the German Occupation of Jersey during the Second World War, a short document entitled 'General Observations' and a second longer document entitled 'Memories of the German Occupation of Jersey, 1940-1945.'

Joyce Le Ruez recollections of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1471  2001

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Two typewritten documents by Joyce M Le Ruez describing her life during the German Occupation of Jersey during the Second World War, a short document entitled 'General Observations' and a second longer document entitled 'Memories of the German Occupation of Jersey, 1940-1945.' She reflects in general on the German Occupation of Jersey, describing in detail the confusion and fear leading up to the German occupation of the Channel Islands, the acute shortages as the war went on, the German use of prisoners for labour projects on Jersey and the locals fear of them, the deportation of Channel Islanders and finally her recollections of the liberation of the island.

Leake Home Guard papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1062  2001

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Photocopies made about 2000 of a typed account of service with the Darlington, County Durham, Home Guard written in 1945, containing a detailed description of its organisation, deployment and equipment, together with a report produced in 1940 on the Home Guard Railway Companies. Also a digital copy made about 2000 of Major Arthur Brian Leake's Military Identity Card.

'A Tribute to the 20th Durham (Darlington) Battalion Home Guard'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1062.1  2001

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Eleven page photocopy made about 2000 of an article entitled 'A Tribute to the 20th Durham (Darlington) Battalion Home Guard' written in 1945, which details the unit's history from its formation, detailing its organisation and equipment.

Report on Home Guard Railway Companies LNER, Northumbrian Area  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1062.2  2001

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Fourteen page photocopy made about 2000 of a report produced 19 September 1940 on the Home Guard Railway Companies LNER - Northumbrian Area. The report details the numbers, organisation, lack of equipment and commmand shortcomings of the Home Guard, plus recomendations for improving their effectiveness.

Military Identity Card for Major Arthur Brian Leake  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1062.3  2001

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Copy made about 2000 of the Military Identity Card for Major Arthur Brian Leake, Assistant Battalion Commander 20th Durham (Darlington) Battalion Home Guard issued during the Second World War.

Dr Edward Lee papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.279  2000

Contents:
A two page typewritten letter from Dr Edward Lee giving brief biographical details together with a BBC Home Service radio script broadcast Friday April 14th.

Dr Edward Lee letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.279.1  2000

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A two page typewritten letter from Dr Edward Lee giving brief biographical details and listing some of the fellow sceintists he worked with at the Admiralty Research Laboratories.

BBC broadcast script  HF/LEEWW: 2000.279.2  2000

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A three page typewritten script for a BBC Home Service radio talk entitled 'Sihouette' by 'Rear Ranker', broadcast Friday April 14th. Together with a typewritten covering letter from the BBC dated 20 April 1944. The radio talk concerns the important wartime scientific reasearch carried out by the Director of Scientific Research (Sir Charles Seymour Wright (1887-1975)) in developing weapons and materials, including the Navy's work on developing counter-measures to German magnetic mines.

Lee papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1648  2001

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A six page typewrittten account of the Blitz on Bath in April 1942 by Michael Lee entitled 'The day the war came home', together with a photograph of Mr Lee and eight sheets of colour photographs showing the sites of bomb damage in Bath in 2001.

'The day the war came home'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1648.1  2001

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A six page typewrittten account of the Blitz on Bath in April 1942 by Michael Lee entitled 'The day the war came home'. In it he discusses his memories of the day war was declared and anti-invasion precautions taken around the city, but mainly concerns his memories of the bombing raids that destroyed the family house and the extent of destruction in the surrounding area. He concludes with a brief account of his post-war National Service.

Photographs of Bath  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1648.2  2001

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A colour photograph of Michael Lee taken about 2000, plus eight colour sheets of photographs taken in about 2000 showing buildings or areas of Bath damaged or destroyed in the bombing of 1942 alongside copies of black and white photographs from the Bath Chronicle showing wartime damage.

Iain Leggatt papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 1999.189  1999

Contents:
Letters and other papers written by Iain Leggatt recalling his family history and his own memories of growing up during the Second World War. Plus eight black and white photographs.

Leggatt letters  HF/LEEWW: 1999.189.1  1999

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Three typewritten letters by Iain Leggatt providing names and further details about the photographs and papers he has donated.

Leggatt wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 1999.189.2  1999

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Three typewritten documents produced by Iain Leggatt; 'A Brief History of My Family's Military Service', a one-page summary of his father Hubert Leggatt's wartime service in the RASC (Royal Army Service Corps); brief notes on Thames Ditton Prisoner of War Camp, Surrey, built opposite the Leggatt family house on the site of four houses destroyed in a bombing raid in October 1940; 'Iain Leggatt's War 1939-45. A chronicle of childhood memories of the Second World War in the County of Angus' which records his impressions as an evacuee growing up in Arbroath.

Leggatt wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 1999.189.3  1999

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Prints made about 2000 of 8 wartime black and white photographs, four featuring Iain Leggatt's father Hubert in the Royal Army Service Corps, two photographs of German Prisoners Of War at Thames Ditton Prisoner of War Camp, Surrey, a colour polaroid photograph of a wartime laundry box belonging to the Leggatt family in 1939, and a photograph of a young Iain Leggatt playing soldiers in a garden in Arbroath, Angus.

Dorothy Leslie wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1709  2001

Contents:
Photocopy made in 2002 of an extract from a privately published collection of reminisences entitled 'Still Smilling Through'. The article, entitled 'Teaching at Tanbridge - a recorded conversation' covers Dorothy Leslie's recollections of the outbreak of the Second World War.

'Teaching at Tanbridge - a recorded conversation'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1709  2001

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Photocopy made in 2002 of an extract from a privately published collection of reminisences entitled 'Still Smilling Through'. In the article, entitled 'Teaching at Tanbridge - a recorded conversation', Dorothy Leslie recalls her memories of the outbreak of the Second World War, her work at an evacuee reception station, her work as a teacher, knitting clothing in her spare time for servicemen, her memories of Polish and Canadian servicemen stationed in the village and her recollections of an air raid on the school in 1943.

Ivan and Katherine Levey papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.748  2000

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Letters, photographs, photocopies of articles and wartime reminisences of Katherine and Ivan Levey, chiefly relating to the evacuation of British children to South Africa.

Levey letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.748.1  2000

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Six letters from Ivan and Kitty Levey written between 2001 and 2002 giving additional biographical information and detail about the material and photographs donated.

Ivan and Katherine Levey's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2000.748.2  2000

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Four typewritten documents by Ivan and Katherine Levey recording their various wartime memories. One letter outlines the respective experiences of Ivan and Katherine Levey as teenagers during the Second World War; 'Memories of an evacuee to South Africa during the Second World War for my grandchildren by Katherine Levey describes her experiences of being evacuated overseas to South Africa on the SS 'Llanstephan Castle' in 1940 and her subsequent happy memories of her time in Durban. Two copies of 'A Personal Experience of the 1930s and 1940s' by Ivan Levey describes his memories of life before the war, school in King's Lynn and subsequent career in the RAF and at university.

Photocopies of magazine and newsapaper articles relating to Katherine and Ivan Levey  HF/LEEWW: 2000.748.3  2000

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Twenty five photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles relating to overseas evacuation during the Second World War; typewritten copy of an article from Cape Times 1940 featuring Margaret and Kitty Mather (Levey); photocopy of article in Lynn News published about 1993 featuring Ivan Levey; photocopy from 'Field and Falcon' magazine by Ivan Levey on air training; photocopy of article from 'The Natal Mercury' 1990 on British evacuees to South Africa; photocopy from SAGA magazine February 2001 on a reunion of British evacuees to South Africa; photocopy of article from 'Cape Times' September 1940 about British evacuees; photocopy from 'The Liverpool Echo' August 2000 on a reunion of overseas evacuees; photocopy of article from 'The Sunday Times' September 2000 on Britsh children evacuated overseas; photocopy of 1940 souvenir menu from SS 'Llanstephan Castle'; photocopy of 1940 article from 'Cape Argus' on arrival of British evacuees; photocopy of 1940 article in 'Cape Argus' of Dutch refugee arriving in South Africa; photocopy of 1940 article from 'Cape Argus'; photocopy of 1940 photograph from 'Cape Argus' of British evacuees; photocopy of 1940 article from 'The Cape Times'; photocopy of 1981 article from 'Cape Newspaper' on British evacuees; photocopy of extract from book 'Where The Saints Have Trod' by Albert and Julie Stringfellow, 1985, featuring diary of John Mather (Kitty Levey's father); photocpy of 1985 article from 'The Sunday Post' on overseas evacuees; photocopy of article on SS'Llanstephan Castle'; photocopy of 1990 newspaper article on British overseas evacuees; photocopy of 1990 newspaper article on reunion of overseas evacuees; photocopy of 1990 article from South African 'Weekend Argus' on overseas evacuation; photocopy of 1990 article from 'Yorkshire Evening Press' on evacuees reunion; photocopy of 1999 listings from 'The Times' about radio broadcast on overseas evacuation; photocopy of 2000 letter from SAGA Magazine on CORB.

Katherine Levey photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.748.4  2000

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Eleven photographs relating to Kitty Levey and wartime overseas evacuation; one black and white photograph featuring Katherine Leavy as a WREN taken in about 1945; nine copies of wartime black and white photographs featuring Katherine Levey in South Africa; three colour photgraphs of Katherine Levey and an overseas evacuee reunion in Liverpool, taken in 2000.

Lesley Lewis wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.522  2000

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A fifteen page typescript entitled 'A Home Counties War' by Lesley Lewis, describing her recollections of life in Essex and London during the Second World War.

'A Home Counties War'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.522  2000

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A fifeteen page typescript entitled 'A Home Counties War' by Lesley Lewis, describing her recollections of life in Essex and London during the Second World War. She covers her work with evacuees to Brentwood from London at the start of the war, her memories of the London Blitz and later V1 and V2 rocket attacks describing vividly the death and destruction she witnessed. Finally she recalls her marriage in 1944, the bombing of her family home and her experiences of her trip out to the Sudan by boat in 1944.

Wartime copies of 'The Life-Boat' journal  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1650  2001

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Three copies of the journal 'The Life-Boat' published during the Second World War by the Royal National Life-Boat Institutution.

Wartime copies of 'The Life-Boat' journal  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1650.1  2001

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Three copies of 'The Life-Boat', the journal of the Royal National Life-boat Institutution, published in June 1939, December 1939 and April 1940.

'Library History' articles on London's libraries during the Seocnd World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.572  2000

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Two photocopied articles taken from the journal 'Library History' by Dale C Russell, covering the role of the Library Association and the promotion of London libraries and books during the Second World War.

Papers on London's libraries during the Seocnd World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.572.1  2000

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Two photocopied articles taken from the journal 'Library History' by Dale C Russell; 'Promotion of Public Libraries in the Second World War' published 1999; ''Our Special Province'; Providing a Library Service for London's Public Shelters, 1940-1942' published in about 1999. The articles cover the role of the Library Association and the work of London libraries during the Second World War.

Wartime fundraising certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2000.280  2000

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A certificate issued on Empire Day 24th May 1940 to schoolboy James Lotz to mark his efforts in raising 2 pence in aid of Commonwealth servicemen.

Empire Day fundraising certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.280  2001

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A certificate issued on Empire Day 24th May 1940 to schoolboy James Lotz to mark his efforts in raising 2 pence in aid of Commonwealth servicemen.

Maby papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1445  2001

Contents:
Interview with Muriel Maby by Joan Whately in October 2001 in which she recalls her work in Bristol for the Ministry of Information Censorship Department during the Second World War. Together with a photocopy of an article in The Malvern Gazette, May 1995, about a series of broadcasts made on British Forces Radio by Miss Maby on the wartime experiences of her cousin Roy Maby, who served throughout the war as an officer in the Pembroke and Cardiganshire Yeomanry.

Interview with Muriel Maby  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1445.1  2001

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Tape recording and typewritten transcript of an interview with Muriel Maby, carried out by Joan Whately in October 2001, tape number 1166. Muriel Maby recalls her work in Bristol for the Ministry of Information Censorship Department during the Second World War. She outlines her life growing up before the war, her work as a teacher, recollects the bombing raids on Bristol in 1940 and gives some details of some details of the people she met and worked with during the war.

Newspaper article about Muriel and Roy Maby  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1445.2  2001

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Photocopy of an article in The Malvern Gazette published in May 1995 about a series of broadcasts made on British Forces Radio by Miss Maby concerning the wartime experiences of her cousin Roy Maby, who served throughout the war as an officer in the Pembroke and Cardiganshire Yeomanry.

Mrs Marten wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 1999.192  1999

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A three page handwritten letter by Mrs MBS Marten recalling her life as a young girl in Barnsley, South Yorkshire during the Second World War.

'My WW2 Memories'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.192  1999

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A three page handwritten letter by Mrs MBS Marten in which she recallls her life as a schoolgirl in Barnsley, South Yorkshire during the Second World War. She remebers sharing her school with evacuee children from Hull, details of the family ari raid shelter, the bombing of Sheffield that left her aunt homeless, and celebrating VE Day in Barnsley.

Matthews family letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301  2000

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Wartime Christmas cards and letters together with their envelopes sent to Gladys Matthews and famliy by Signalman RL Lee during the Second World War.

Letters from Servicemen to Matthews family  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.1  2000

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Thirty letters sent to Gladys Matthews and her family during the Second World War by famliy friend RL Lee, serving overseas with the Royal Corps of Signals between 1940 and 1945.

Christmas greetings cards  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2  2000

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Nine Christmas cards sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War between 1940 and 1945.

Christmas card 1940  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.1  2000

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Christmas card sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in 1940.

Christmas card 1941  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.2  2000

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Christmas card sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in Africa in 1941.

New Years greetings card 1942  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.3  2000

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New Years greetings card sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in January 1942.

Christmas card 1944  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.4  2000

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Christmas card sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in 1944.

Christmas greetings from East Africa 1944  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.5  2000

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Christmas greetings letter sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1944.

Christmas airgraph 1943  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.6  2000

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Christmas airgraph sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1943.

Christmas card from Somalia  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.7  2000

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Christmas greetings letter sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in Mogadishu, Somalia during the Second World War.

Christmas card 1945  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.8  2000

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Christmas greetings letter sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals in the Rhineland, Germany in 1945.

New Years greetings card 1945  HF/LEEWW: 2000.301.2.9  2000

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New Years greetings card sent to Miss Gladys Matthews and family by RL Lee of the Royal Corps of Signals during the Second World War.

Ron McGill papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.745  2000

Contents:
Photocopies of five articles by Ron McGill covering his recollections of growing up during the Second World War.

Ron McGill's wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.745.1  2000

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Photocopies of five articles by Ron McGill covering his recollections of growing up during the Second World War, covering his recollections of seeing planes carrying paratroopers heading to fight in Arnhem in Holland, his recollections of a V2 rocket attack on Chiswick, London, in 1944, his memories of air raid shelters, his work as a teenage Boy Messenger for the Post Office in 1944 and his memories of delivering a 'war casualty' telegram.

Alan Mead papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.484  2000

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Two typewritten pages giving a brief summary of the life of Alan P Mead together with six copies made about 2000 of photographs of Alan Mead.

Biography of Alan Mead  HF/LEEWW: 2000.484.1  2000

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Two typewritten pages by Albert Smith giving a brief summary of the life of Alan P Mead, from his childhood in Twickenham through his service in the First World War, his interest in body-building between the wars and his service in the Greenwich Home Guard during the Second World War.

Photographs of Alan Mead  HF/LEEWW: 2000.484.2  2000

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Six copies made about 2000 of photographs of Alan Mead; one shows Alan in uniform mounted on a horse during the First World War, four taken between 1923 and 1925 show him in body-building poses, and the last shows him on a beach in 1946.

Dorren Merriman's wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1447  2001

Contents:
Nine page photocopy of a typed reminisence by Doreen Merriman entitled '1943-1945 Years to Remember - From the Fields of Memory', together with photocopies of original letters and photographs.

'1943-1945 Years to Remember - From the Fields of Memory'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1447  2001

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Nine page photocopy of a typed reminisence by Doreen Merriman entitled '1943-1945 Years to Remember - From the Fields of Memory', together with photocopies of original letters and photographs. Dorren Merriman recalls her contact with the RAF (Royal Air Force) personal undertaking Pre-Air Crew Training (PACT) at Knight's Hill Technical College, West Norwood between1943 and 1944, and remembers dances and Christmas celebrations. She also recalls joining the Women's Land Army in 1945 and the death of a friend, Charlie Gillet in an aircrash during Easter 1945.

Dr Harris Miller papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.413  2000

Contents:
Research work by Dr Harris Miller on the naming of Halifax in Nova Scotia's streets after Canadian war heroes, plus newspaper articles on aspects of Canada and the Second World War.

Research on Halifax Nova Scotia street names  HF/LEEWW: 2000.413.1  2000

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Research work by Dr Harris Miller on the naming of Halifax in Nova Scotia's streets after Canadian war heroes.

Newspaper articles  HF/LEEWW: 2000.413.2  2000

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Four newspaper articles on Canadian war veterans, including; a newspaper article by Roy Hattersley on Sir Conrad Black from 'The Globe and Mail' dated 8 November 1999; 'Jan Wong's Last Word' on the recognition of Canadian veterans from 'The Globe and Mail' dated 6 November 1999; a photocopy of programme notes from the 1999 Nova Scotia International Tattoo entitled 'Remembering Halifax's War Dead'; photocopy from the letters page of Canadian magazine 'The Beaver'.

Diana Mitchener wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2000.767  2000

Contents:
Typewritten and bound autobiography by Diana Mitchener entitled 'Despatches', illustrated with photographs. It includes material on her four years of evacuation as child with three sets of foster parents during the Second World War.

'Despatches'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.767  2000

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Typewritten and bound autobiography by Diana Mitchener entitled 'Despatches', illustrated with photographs. It includes material on her four years of evacuation during the Second World War, living with three different families on farms in Shropshire.

Mary Moore wartime experiences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.359  2000

Contents:
Typewritten recollections by Mary Moore of her memories of the Second World War, plus photocopies relating to the Turing Bombe code-breaking machine and interview with Mrs Moore detailing her work with Bombes between 1943 and 1945.

Mary Moore biographical details  HF/LEEWW: 2000.359.1  2000

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Single typewritten page by Mary Moore briefly describing her wartime memories from her enlistment in the WRNS in 1943, her basic training and outlining her work operating a Turing Bombe code-breaking machine.

Details on Turing Bombe  HF/LEEWW: 2000.359.2  2000

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Two photocopies, one entitled 'The Turing Bombe' by AE Sale providing background details on the basic workings of the code-breaking machine, the other entitled 'The Turing Bombe Rebuild Project' outlining the British Computer Society's project to rebuild a Turing Bombe.

Interview with Mary Moore  HF/LEEWW: 2000.359.3  2000

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Interview with Mrs Mary Moore carried out by Peter Liddle in February 2000. Tape recording number 436, plus typewritten transcript of interview. Mrs Moore outlines her memories of school during the Second World War, her joining the WRNS (Women's Royal Naval Service), details of induction and basic training and details of her work in decryption and code-breaking with the Turing Bombe.

David Morley wartime diary  HF/LEEWW: 2000.632  2000

Contents:
Forty two page photocopy made about 2000 of David Morley's diary for1943.

David Morley diary for 1943  HF/LEEWW: 2000.632  2000

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Forty two page photocopy made about 2000 of David Morley's diary for1943. The diary provides an insight into the day-to-day life and concerns of a Yorkshire farmer during the Second World War, mixing details of planting and ploughing, crop yields and Home Guard service with comments on the progress of the war.

Mowbray papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.830  2001

Contents:
Booklet entitled 'War Time Dover It's Post Office and Staff' privatley published in about 1998, written by Mrs NAL Wheeler and her late father AWB Mowbray, together with a handwritten letter from Mrs Wheeler providing some of her own wartime memories.

Mrs Wheeler letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.830.1  2001

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Two page handwritten letter by Mrs NAL Wheeler written in 2001, outlining some of her memories of wartime life in Dover, including her recollections of a cottage bought by the English Speaking Union of America to provide girl's groups a few quiet nights away from the bombing in Dover.

'War Time Dover It's Post Office and Staff'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.830.2  2001

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Booklet entitled 'War Time Dover It's Post Office and Staff' privatley published in about 1998. It draws on a diary of events by AWB Mowbray, Head Postmaster in Dover, Kent, between 1940 and 1944.

Moffatt wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1119  2001

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A nine page handwritten account by Mr A Moffatt of the Birmingham Blitz of 1940 and 1941.

'A personal memoir Birmnigham in the Blitz 1940-41'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1119  2001

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A nine page handwritten account by Mr A Moffatt of the Birmingham Blitz of 1940 and 1941. Mr Moffatt, himself a member of the local Civil Defence, describes the various precautions taken against air raids, the sequence of attacks from August 1940 onwards and aspects of daily civilian life such as food supplies and rationing.

Nora Neale wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1333  2001

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Four page typewritten account by Nora Neale of her time serving with the NAAFI during the Second World War.

'NAAFI Experiences 1941-45'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1333  2001

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Four page typewritten account by Nora Neale of her time with the NAAFI during the Second World War. She details the pay and conditions of the service, the general attitude of other forces to the NAAFI and recalls details of her time at Trumpington Prisoner Of War camp in Cambrideshire, and in particular details of her work in a canteen near Brentwood, Essex, serving troops assemling in camps prior to D-Day.

Iris Newbould interviews and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1776  2001

Contents:
Interview with Mrs Iris Newbould carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2002, together with copies of two wartime photographs of her in the Women's Land Army.

Iris Newbould interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1776.1  2001

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Interview with Mrs Iris Newbould carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2002, interview recorded on cassette tape number 1539 together with a 14 page typed transcript of the interview. Mrs Newbould recalls her wartime experiences as a young women in Hull, vividly describing the destruction of the family house during a bombing raid in 1941, her recollections of being in a public air raid shelter at the time, and the problems of finding accomodation afterwards. She also recalls her memories of service with the Women's Land Army around Malton, North Yorkshire, decribing the attitudes of locals to the WLA, daily work on a farm and the social life around Malton.

Iris Newbould photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1776.2  2001

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Copies made about 2001 of two wartime black and white photographs, one showing Iris Newbould in her Women's Land Army uniform, the other of Iris and Edna Scott.

WR Newrick's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.344  2000

Contents:
Five typewritten pages of recollections by Mr WR Newrick in which he describes episodes from his childhood growing up in Lowestoft, Suffolk and East Anglia during the Second World War.

WR Newrick's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.344  2000

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Five typewritten pages of recollections by Mr WR Newrick in which he describes episodes from his childhood growing up in Lowestoft, Suffolk and East Anglia during the Second World War. He recalls 'tip and run' bombing raids on Lowestoft, sheltering from bombing in an air raid shelter and in the street, and getting lost in the black out.

Roy Newton memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 1999.256  1999

Contents:
Chapter Seven from Professor Roy Newton's unpublished autobiography covering his experiences during the Second World War.

Roy Newton autobiography  HF/LEEWW: 1999.256  1999

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Chapter Seven from Professor Roy Newton's unpublished autobiography covering his experiences during the Second World War. The fourteen typewritten pages cover his work in research into the military applications and production of synthetic rubber, including a description of a trip to Germany in 1945 to study the German Wesche anti-radar rubber matting system. Roy Newton also served in the Hove (14th Battalion) Royal Sussex Home Guard where he was responsible for obtaining weapons and training his men in realistic battlefield exercises. He also provides some details of air and latter V rocket attacks on Hove and Croydon.

Catherine Niblock letter  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1620  2001

Contents:
Photocopy of a letter written in 1984 by Mrs Catherine Niblock in which she describes her work as a brass finisher and fitter in the Women's Industrial National Service during the Second World War.

Catherine Niblock reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1620  2001

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Photocopy of a letter written in 1984 by Mrs Catherine Niblock in which she describes her work as a brass finisher and fitter in the Women's Industrial National Service during the Second World War. Working at Cockburn's of Cardonald, Glasgow she produced saftey valves for ships and describes her working conditions, pay and uniform, contrasting it with her previous job in a grocers.

Margaret Norgan papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.925  2001

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Typewritten memoirs by Margaret Norgan, illustrated with photographs and photocopies, describing her wartime experiences as an evacuee to Barley, Hertfordshire, along with booklets on the Battle of Britain the German Military Hospital on Jersey, a book of sheetmusic and a colour photogrpah of Mr and Mrs Norgan taken in 1999.

''Our Childhood Prepares Us For Life', 1939-1945, For me.. A War of Two Halves'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.925.1  2001

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Typewritten account by Margaret Norgan of her memories as an evacuee during the Second World War, illustrated with photocopies, colour and black and white photographs. Margret recalls going to live with her grandparents in the village of Barley, Hertfordshire, and describes domestic and school life in the village during wartime. She returned to live with her parents in London in 1943, where she recalls sheltering from V rocket attacks.

Booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.925.2  2001

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Two booklets and a songbook; 'The German Military Underground Hospital', a guidebook to the site at St Lawrence on Jersey, produced about 1960; 'The Battle of Britain August-October 1940' produced by the Air Ministry in 1941; sheet music for 'When I Grow Too Old To Dream' produced about 1935.

Photograph of Mr and Mrs Norgan  HF/LEEWW: 2001.925.3  2001

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Colour photograph of Mr and Mrs Norgan taken on the steps of Westminster Abbey, London, 3 September 1999, following a service held to mark the 60th anniversary of the start of evacuation.

Jean O'Donnell wartime memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1712  2001

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Five typewritten pages of the wartime recollection of schoolgirl evacuee Jean O'Donnell between 1939 and 1940.

'Memoirs as an evacuee'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1712  2001

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Five typewritten pages of the wartime recollection of schoolgirl evacuee Jean O'Donnell between 1939 and 1940. She recalls the outbreak of war, her evacuation from Southampton to Bournemouth, her memories of living as an evacuee especially the food, and her recollections of bombing raids on Bournemouth and Southampton.

Mollie Oldham interview and other wartime items  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415  2000

Contents:
Interview with Mollie Oldham together with photographs and a publication entitled 'Leeds Babies' Welcome Association. A Memoir' relating to baby care in Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War. Together with a handbag owned by Mollie Oldham and a WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) booklet giving advice on nutrition during a possible nuclear war.

'Leeds Babies' Welcome Association. A Memoir'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415.1  2000

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A photocopy of 'Leeds Babies' Welcome Association. A Memoir' by Isobel Baylis, published in 1991, which outlines the history of the Welcome Association in Leeds between 1870 and 1974.

Interview with Mollie Oldham  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415.2  2000

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Interview with Mrs Mollie Oldham carried out by Peter Liddle in March 2000.Tape recording and typed transcript of tape number 472. In the interview Mrs Oldham describes her memories of Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War, especially her work at the Burley Park Day Nursery.

Civil Defence leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415.3  2000

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Two information leaflets and an envelope issued by the WVS (Women's Voluntary Service) advising on the supplies of food and water needed during a possible nuclear war.

Photograph of babies  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415.4  2000

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A black and white negative and print of a group of babies sat on a lawn at the Burley Park Day Nursery in Leeds, between 1942 and 1945.

Handbag  HF/LEEWW: 2000.415.5  2000

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A small black leather handbag dating form the Second World War.

Fred Overton papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655  2000

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Typewritten recollections by Fred Overton of the Second World War in Birmingham, entitled 'The 'Blitz' Birches Green 1940 - 1943'. Together with his impressions of a visit to Hiroshima during his service with the Royal Navy in 1946 and eleven photographs of Japan and the ruined town taken in 1946.

'The 'Blitz' Birches Green 1940 - 1943'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.1  2000

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Seven pages of the typewritten recollections of Fred Overton entitled 'The 'Blitz' Birches Green 1940 - 1943' in which he recalls his family and domestic life in Birmingham during the Second World War. He also recalls in detail his memories of the bombing of Birmingham between 1940 and 1941, including his recollections of a near miss on the family home, plus his memories of local air raid defences and precautions.

'Hiroshima - My Impression'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.2  2000

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One typewritten page by Fred Overton outlining his impressions and feelings on visiting the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1946, whilst serving with HMS Glenearn in the Far East. Together with a photocopy of the Japanese surrender document.

Postwar photographs of Japan  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3  2000

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Eleven black and white photographs taken in Japan in 1946, showing the devestation of Hiroshima, HMS Glenearn and her crew and a wrecked Japanese submarine base at Kure, plus two copies made about 1995 of wartime photographs showing Scotish and Australian troops in Japan.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.1  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing the ruins of Hiroshima. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.2  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing a street in the ruins of Hiroshima. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.3  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing civilians in the ruins of Hiroshima. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.4  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing civilians and traffic in the ruins of Hiroshima. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.5  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing the ruins at Ground Zero in Hiroshima. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

'Hiroshima'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.6  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing the ruins of Hiroshima and the distant hills. Copies of the photograph given to crew members of HMS Glenearn in February 1946 during their first visit to the town when based at nearby Kure.

Crew of HMS Glenearn  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.7  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in the Pacific on 2 February 1946 onboard HMS Glenearn by a journalist from the Midlands. It shows crew members originally from Birmingham, West Midlands. Fred Overton is thrid from the left on the rear row.

'Abandoned Japanese Two Man Subs in Dry Dock'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.8  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in 1946 of abandoned Japanese two man submarines rusting in a dry dock at Kure, Japan.

'HMS Gleanearn'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.9  2000

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A black and white photograph taken in January 1946 of HMS Glenearn at Kure, Japan.

Band of the Cameron Highlanders  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.10  2000

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Copy print made about 1998 of a black and white photograph taken in January 1946 showing the pipe band of the Cameron Highlanders 'Beating the Retreat' on the jetty at Kure, Japan, alongside HMS Glenearn.

Troops disembarking from HMS Glenearn  HF/LEEWW: 2000.655.3.11  2000

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Copy print made about 1998 of a black and white photograph taken in February 1946 showing the first contingent of Australian troops disembarking from HMS Glenearn at Kure Japan.

Marguerite Patten interview and recipe books  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1351  2001

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Interview with Marguerite Patten OBE carried out by David and Linda Talbot, 25 September 2001, together with three of her books on wartime and post-war recipes, 'We'll Eat Again', 'The Victory Cookbook' and 'Post-War Kitchen'.

Marguerite Patten recipe books  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1351.1  2001

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Copies of three recipe books produced by Marguerite Patten in association with the Imperial War Museum; 'We'll Eat Again', 'The Victory Cookbook' and the 'Post-War Kitchen', all published by Hamlyn between 1985 and 1998.

Marguerite Patten interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1351.2  2001

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Interview with Marguerite Patten OBE carried out by David and Linda Talbot, 25 September 2001. Interview recorded on cassette Tape Number 1113, together with a 20 page typed transcript of the interview. In the interview Marguerite Patten discusses her childhood in Bath, schooling and first job as a Home Economist and cookery demonstartor before the war. She also recalls food rationing and cookery demonstrations for the Ministry of Food around East Anglia and London. Finally she discusses wartime food, rationing and cookery techniques in great detail.

Susan Paul's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.296  2000

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A 31 page typewritten account by Mrs Susan Paul entitled 'That Strange Summer' in which she recalls her experiences as a child during 1940.

'That Strange Summer'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.296  2000

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A 31 page typewritten account by Mrs Susan Paul entitled 'That Strange Summer' in which she recalls her experiences as a child during 1940, living with her Aunt in a large house in Hampshire together with a number of other evacuee children and refugees from Europe.

Paxton papers and interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1649  2001

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Typewritten account by Mr RJ Paxton entitled 'My Second World War' plus an interview carried out by Peter Liddle, both recalling Mr Paxton's wartime experiences as an engineer and civilian rescue worker in Coventry.

'My Second World War'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1649.1  2001

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Five typewritten pages by Mr RJ Paxton entitled 'My Second World War'. Written in 2001 Mr Paxton recalls his engineering aprenticeship before the war and his work for the Coventry Gauge and Tool Company, producing Merlin aircraft engines. A volunteer fire fighter and rescue worker he recalls incidents during the Coventry Blitz and his service in the Home Guard and RAF Airfield Defence.

Interview with Mr RJ Paxton  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1649.2  2001

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Interview with Mr RJ Paxton carried out by Peter Liddle in May 2002. Cassette Tape Number 1420 together with a 14 page typewritten transcript of the interview. In the interview Mr Paxton recalls his pre-war engineering apprenticeship and his work for Coventry Gauging Tools during the Second World War installing and maintaining machine tools used to make Merlin aircraft engines. He also recounts incidents from his work in Rescue and Fire Fighting during the destruction of Coventry. Finally he discusses his time in the Home Guard defending RAF airfields.

Anita Peacock Red Cross material  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1096  2001

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Collection of original letters, documents, photographs, uniform and medals relating to Anita Peacock's service with the Red Cross as a nurse, between 1944 and 1945 at a Convalescent Home for Service patients at Burley on the Hill, Leicestershire.

Anita Peacock items of nurse's uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1096.4  2001

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Items relating to Anita Peacock's wartime nursing career; blue peaked cap with yellow metal and enamel Red Cross badge on the front; plastic uniform button stamped 'British Red Cross Society'; yellow metal and enamel British Red Cross Society medal with white and red ribbon; patch of coloured embroidery 'To Anita'.

Newspaper cuttings relating to Anita Peacock's wartime nursing service  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1096.2  2001

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Newspaper article entitled 'Re-union of wartime Burley nusing staff' dated 29 June 1974; three newspaper cuttings relating to the purchase of Burley on Hill, Oakham, Rutland by Asil Nadir in 1991; article entitled 'The house that Asil bought; is this nadir?' from Country Life 19 September 1991; photograph of Burley on Hill entitled 'Best laid plans. The tangled affairs of a troubled tycoon extend to his Rutland mansion, finds Tom Rowland' from Country Life 19 September 1991; 'Tycoon's golden image hid deceit and illusion' published about 1991.

Anita Peacock Red Cross certificates, letters and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1096.1  2001

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Collection of thirteen documents relating to Anita Peacock's wartime service as a Red Cross nurse; letter from Red Cross and St John Convalescent Home at Burley on Hill, Oakham, Rutland, to Anita Glover dated 18 April 1944; letter from Red Cross and St John Convalescent Home at Burley on Hill, Oakham, Rutland, to Anita Glover dated 22 April 1944; Red Cross War Service Certificate issued to Anita Glover for service between 1944 and 1945; two pages of typewritten Red Cross Society Rules dated about 1944; pocket book issued to Anita Glover entitled 'British Red Cross Society Member's Hospital Attendance Register', 1943 to 1944; Discharge Certificate issued to Anita Glover dated 31 December 1949; pen sketch by Anita Glover of her room at Burley on Hill drawn about 1944; two page handwritten poem entitled 'Just One of Many' by N Markwell dated 10 June 1944; Fire-Fighting Party member pass issued to Anita Glover by the City of Leeds, 26 May 1942; unemployment stamp book issued to Anita Glover for the period 1945 to 1946; invitation to a dance at the Sergeant's Mess, RAF North Luffenham; Christmas wishes for 1946 addressed to Nurse Glover; letter inviting Anita Peacock to a Reunion of Burley on Hill wartime staff, 1974.

Photograph's relating to Anita Peacock's wartime nursing service  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1096.3  2001

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Five photographs relating to Anita Peacock and her wartime nursing career at Burley on Hill, Oakham, Rutland; black and white portrait photograph of Anita Peacock taken about 1944 whilst on leave from Burley on the Hill; modern copy made about 2001 of a wartime black and white portrait photograph of Anita Peacock taken whilst on leave from Burley on the Hill; black and white portrait photograph taken about 1944 of Anita Glover in her nurse's uniform; postcard featuring five black and white photographs of rooms at Burley on the Hill; aerial colour photograph of Burley on the Hill taken about 2000.

Bob Peat's wartime memories of Tyneside  HF/LEEWW: 1999.237  1999

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Three typewritten pages by Bob Peat of his recollections as a Post Office Messenger in Newscastle during the Second World War. Written originally for his grandson.

'Post Office Messenger Boy of World War 2'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.237  1999

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Three typewritten pages by Bob Peat of his recollections as a Post Office Messenger in Newscastle during the Second World War. Leaving school in 1941 he started as a Boy Messenger at the Head Post Office in Newcastle. He describes his uniform and working conditions plus his feelings on delivering bad news to so many who had had family members killed or woulnded.

Professor Pippard papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.611  2000

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Typewritten manuscript by Professor Sir Brian Pippard entitled 'Reminiscences of Wartime Radar Research 1941-1945', together with three papers published in The Journal of The Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1946.

'Reminiscences of Wartime Radar Research, 1941-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.611.1  2000

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A thirteen page typewritten memoir by Professor Brian Pippard entitled 'Reminiscences of Wartime Radar Research, 1941-1945'. Written in June 2000 the memoir covers his early life and schooldays before the Second World War, his memories of studying at Cambridge University and his joining the scientific civil service in 1941. A member of ADRDE (latter RRDE) he recalls life and work at Christchurch and latter Malvern where he researched radiolocation and radar.

Reprints from The Journal of The Institution of Electrical Engineers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.611.2  2000

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Three copies of the journal of The Institution of Electrical Engineers; 'The Use of Spherical Reflectors as Micro-wave Scanning Aerials', by J Ashmead and B Pippard, vol 93, Part IIIA, No4, 1946; 'The Elimination of Standing Waves in Aerials Employing Parabolic Reflectors' by AP Pippard and N Elson, vol 93, Part IIIA, No10, 1946; 'The Hoghorn - An Elctromagnetic Horn Radiator of Medium-Sized Apperture' by AB Pippard, vol93, Part IIIA, No10, 1946.

John Pluck's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.768  2000

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A four page typewritten account of his childhood memories of troops evacuated from Dunkirk to Bolford Camp near Salisbury, produced by John Pluck in about 2000.

'My Dunkirk'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.768  2000

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A four page typewritten account of his childhood memories of troops evacuated from Dunkirk to Bolford Camp near Salisbury in Wiltshire, produced by John Pluck in about 2000. Mr Pluck recalls trains arriving at the camp for five days carrying British, French and Belgian troops. He gives an impression of the chaos and discarded equipment, the mood of the returning troops and recalls his mounting feelings of concern about the fate of his father, who finally returned safely on the fifth day.

Dolores Powell booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.878  2001

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Three privately produced booklets by Dolores Powell in which she recalls her childhood growing up on the Hillfields Park Estate in Bristol in the 1930s and 1940s.

Dolores Powell's wartime memories of Bristol  HF/LEEWW: 2001.878  2001

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Three privately produced booklets by Dolores Powell in which she recalls her childhood growing up on the Hillfields Park Estate in Bristol in the 1930s and 1940s; 'Rough Hewn and Tender Pride, Early Recollections of Family Life on Highfields Park Council Estate in the 1930s and 1940s'; 'Clipped Wings, 1939, A Child's Acclimatisation to War'; 'Lest We Forget, Childhood Memories of the Begining and End of World War II'. All illustrated with drawings by Dolores Powell and copies of family photographs.

Brenda Pritchett papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1172  2001

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Papers, photocopies and photographs relating to the wartime singing career of Bredna Pritchett (Logie). Includes a wartime colour poster for a wartime dance at the Cranbury Ballroom, photocopies and adverts for dances and concerts, newspaper reports and black and white photographs of Brenda Pritchett.

Wartime danceband poster  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1172.1  2001

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Wartime handcoloured poster advertising Eddie Guildford and His Orchestra with guest artiste Brenda Logie, appearing at the Cranbury Ballroom.

Photocopies of Brenda Pritchett wartime material and newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1172.2  2001

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Four photocopies made about 2001 of; ticket for the Victory Theatre at Portsmouth, 2 December 2000 featuring The Al James Swing Quartet with Brenda Logie; series of newspaper cuttings advertising appearances by singer Brenda Logie; newspaper article entitled 'Sweetheart Brenda to make a come-back', published in the Southern Evening Echo, 13 January 1984; newspaper article entitled 'South's Sweetheart Still Sounds Sweet!', published in the Mature Times Spetember 1994.

Photographs of Brenda Pritchett  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1172.3  2001

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Two copies made about 2000 of wartime black and white photographs. One is a portrait photograph of Brenda Logie, the other shows her in a Flamenco costume. Also one photocopy made about 2000 of a photograph of Brenda Pritchett taken in about 2000.

AE Ralph air raid log and biographical details  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1487  2001

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Two letters by Mrs Daphne Eatwell giving a brief biographical outline of her grandfather AE Ralph together with his handwritten log recording the air raids on London between 15th August 1940 and September 29th 1940.

Eatwell letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1487.1  2001

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One handwritten letter and one email both from Daphne Eatwell giving brief biographical details about her grandfather Mr AE Ralph who lived in Tulse Hill, London, during the Second World War.

'Air Raids on London Since August Fifteenth 1940'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1487.2  2001

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An exercise book containing a handwritten log of air raids on London between 15 August and 28 September 1940 by AE Ralph, listing the time the alarm sounded and the time the all clear sounded.

Margaret Randall papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1040  2001

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Two pages of typewritten recollections of life in the Women's Land Army by Margaret Randall (nee Evans), together with photocopies of Land Army certificates, wartime photographs and the Queen's message.

Margaret Randall's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1040.1  2001

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Two typewritten documents, one entitled 'The Land Army 9.5.40 to 27.12.45', the other 'The Home Guard', written by Margaret Randall about 1995. They cover her memories of working in the Women's Land Army on a dairy farm near Bristol and latter on a market garden. She recalls the day-to-day of farming together with some of her recollections of her fiance who was based nearby. Margaret Randall also briefly covers her memories of members of the local Home Guard.

Margaret Randall photocopies of documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1040.2  2001

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Three photocopies made about 1995; one of three wartime black and white photographs featuring Margaret Randall in her Land Girl uniform and working on the farm; one of Margaret Randall's Women's Land Army enrollement and discharge certificates; one of her certificate of thanks from the Queen.

Dorothy Ratcliffe's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.341  2000

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Copy of 'A Ragbag of Memories' written and privately published by Dorothy Ratcliffe in 1992. Illustrated with wartime photographs.

'A Ragbag of Memories'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.341  2000

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Copy of 'A Ragbag of Memories and Recollections of a Service wife' written and privately published by Dorothy Ratcliffe in 1992. Illustrated with wartime photographs. In the book Mrs Ratcliffe recalls life as an Army Wife, and she recalls the postings in various countries during the 1930s, and her life in India during the Second World War.

Reobert Redwood wartime recollections and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2001.972  2001

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Six pages of typewritten recollections by Robert Redwood detailing his wartime experiences working as an engineering apprentice in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, together with a colour photograph of Mr Redwood taken in 2001.

'World War Two Experiences'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.972  2001

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Six pages of typewritten recollections by Robert Redwood detailing his wartime experiences working as an engineering apprentice in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, together with his reflections on food rationing, clothing shortages and the ingenuity of 'Make do and Mend', travel and entertainment, plus his memories of the Coventry bombing, the destruction of houses near his home in 1940 and his reactions to collecting the dead after an air raid on his factory.

Portrait photograph of Robert Redwood  HF/LEEWW: 2001.972  2001

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A colour photograph of Robert Redwood taken 29 March 2001.

Report to Jersey government during Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1319  2001

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Typewritten report produced in 1944 by Ernest T Remon, Special Administrator on Jersey during the German Occupation of the island.

'Special Administrator's Report 1941-1943  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1319  2001

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Typewritten report produced in 1944 by Ernest T Remon, Special Administrator on Jersey during the German Occupation of the island. The report, presented to the Jersey Assembly, covers the recquisiton of furniture and other materials by the Occupying German forces between1941 and 1943.

Copy of Coastguard report  HF/LEEWW: 1999.250  1999

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Two page typewritten copy made by Roger Banks in 1999 of a Coastguard's Report covering an attempt to rescue the crew of a downed RAF aircraft, 28 August 1941, off Anglesey.

Copy of Coastguard report on wartime rescue attempt  HF/LEEWW: 1999.250  1999

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Two page typewritten copy made by Roger Banks in 1999 of a Coastguard's Report on the gallant attempts to rescue the crew of an RAF aircraft that crashed in the sea off Anglesey on 28 August 1941. Two of the rescuers received George Medals for their efforts.

Grace Richardson's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 1999.222  1999

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Handwritten letter by Grace Richardson recalling her life in Kent during the Second World War.

Grace Richardson letter  HF/LEEWW: 1999.222  1999

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Handwritten letter by Grace Richardson recalling her life in Gillingham, Kent during the Second World War. She recalls air raids on Gillingham, work at Chatahm Town Hall in the Telephone Exchange, anti-gas precautions and the return of troops from Dunkirk on trains through the Medway Towns.

Patricia Rigby papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1329  2001

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Extracts from Patricia Rigby's autobiography, together with an interview with her regarding her wartime experiences, a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and photogrraphs.

Patricia Rigby's memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1329.1  2001

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A twenty one page extract from Patricia Rigby's memoirs, covering her life before and during the Second World War, together with two short extracts on 'Sparky' a USAAF pilot killed in 1943 and the Whiteleaf Cross near Risborough, a landmark refered to in German radio broadcasts. In her memoirs Patricia Rigby recalls the outbreak of war, travelling from Colwyn Bay to attend ballet school in Chester, courting her fiance Albert Rigby who joined the Royal Navy in 1941, and her work as a typist for the Ministry of Food. She then recalls her marriage to Albert in 1943, her work fire watching and fund raising selling savings stamps and war bonds and her memories of American, Australian and Canadian servicemen stationed in the area. Finally she recalls the end of the war and her husband's demobilisation in 1946. Patricia Rigby also reflects on wartime food and clothes rationing, entertainment

Interview with Patricia Rigby  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1329.2  2001

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Recording and transcript of interview with Mrs Patricia carried out by Peter Liddle in November 2002, tape number 1685. In the interview Mrs Rigby recalls her pre-war schooling and training as a ballet dancer, travel on wartime trains, Dunkirk evacuees billeted in Colwyn Bay and her work for the Civil Service as a typist with the Ministry of Food.

Patricia Rigby wartime scrapbook  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1329.3  2001

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A wartime scrapbook put together by Patrcia Rigby containing newspaper cuttings dated between 1939 and 1945, photocopies made about 2001 of wartime savings certificates and 'Active Service' envelopes used to post letters to her husband in the Royal Navy.

Patricia Rigby photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1329.4  2001

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Two black and white photographs taken in 1944, sold to Albert Rigby in Genoa, showing the execution of Mussolini and his mistress Carla Petacci; a colour photograph taken about 2001 of a wartime 'Voices of the Forces' gramophone record; three colour photographs taken about 2001 of the memorial errected to USAAF airman Cylde 'Sparky' Cosper at Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

Brian Riley's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 1999.223  1999

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A four page typewritten account by Brian Riley of his childhood in Liverpool during the Second World War.

'Childhood in Liverpool During World War II'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.223  1999

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A four page typewritten account by Brian Riley of his childhood in Liverpool during the Second World War. He recalls air raids, air raid shelters, collecting shrapnel and playing on bomb sites, seeing German POWs clearing rubble in Liverpool and celebrations for VE Day and VJ Day

Interview with Mrs J Rivett  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1393  2001

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Interview with Mrs J Rivett carried out by John Larder November 2001. Tape recording and six page typewritten transcript of tape number1156.

Mrs J Rivett's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1393.1  2001

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Interview with Mrs J Rivett carried out by John Larder November 2001. Tape recording and six page typewritten transcript of tape number1156. In the interview Mrs Rivett recalls her wartime experiences working in a munitions factory at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Mike Rogers' wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.293  2000

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Two typewritten accounts by Mike Rogers. One, entitled 'Wartime Experiences of a Civilian Teenager' describes his memories of life in Barnet. The other, entitled 'Bombing of the De Havillland Aircraft Factory in WW2', describes an attack on an aircraft factory in 1940.

'Wartime Experiences of a Civilian Teenager'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.293  2000

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Two typewritten accounts by Mike Rogers. 'Wartime Experiences of a Civilian Teenager' describes his memories of life in Barnet, watching the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz. Mike then recalls being seriously injured in an air raid in 1943 that killed his sister and cost him a leg. He goes on to recall his time in hospital, a meeting with Air Vice Marshal Sir Charles Burnett (1882-1945), training at the De Havilland Technical School, Hatfield, as an aircraft engineer,his memories of V rocket attacks and driving in the blackout. A short piece entitled 'Bombing of the De Havillland Aircraft Factory in WW2', describes an attack on the aircraft factory in 1940.

Mrs Roles papers  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254  1999

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Typewritten memories by Mrs Gladys Roles of her life in South London during the Second World War, together with newspaper cuttings, BBC radio script and two photographs of Mrs Roles.

'Wartime Memories 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.1  1999

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Five pages of typewritten recollections of life in South London during the Second World War by Mrs Gladys M Roles. Mrs Roles recalls the outbreak of war, working as a barmaid in Deptford, the bombing of London, the evacuation of part of her family to Yorkshire, her marriage in 1942 and her work as an electric arc welder for Johnson and Philips, about which she was interviewed on BBC radio.

Wartime newspaper clippings  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.2  1999

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Four wartime newspaper clippings relating to Mrs Gladys Roles' appearance on the BBC radio braodcast 'Bridge Builders', about women welders in London and America, broadcast 10 May 1944.

BBC Radio script for 'Bridgebuilders'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.3  1999

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Four page script and cover note for 'Bridgebuilders', a radio programme broadcast on the BBC 20 April 1944. The programme interviewed women welders in London and America, including Mrs Gladys Roles who also sang at the end of the programme.

Photographs of Gladys Roles  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.4  1999

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Two black and white photographs of Gladys Roles copied about 1999 from originals taken in 1944. One shows Mrs Roles in a BBC studio during the recording of the 'Bridgebuilding' programme, the other shows her at work with an electric arc-welder.

Recording the BBC radio 'Bridgebuilding' programme  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.4.1  1999

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Black and white photogrpahs of Gladys Roles copied about 1999 from originals taken in 1944, showing Mrs Roles in a BBC studio during the recording of the 'Bridgebuilding' programme.

Mrs Roles at work arc-welding  HF/LEEWW: 1999.254.4.2  1999

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Black and white photograph of Gladys Roles copied about 1999 from originals taken in 1944, showing Mrs Roles at work with an electric arc-welder.

Wartime photograph of Mr JBA Rouse  HF/LEEWW: 2000.475  2000

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Wartime black and white photograph of a young JBA Rouse in his Home Guard uniform.

Photograph of JBA Rouse in Home Guard uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2000.475  2000

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Black and white photograph taken 20 September 1942 of a young JBA Rouse in his Home Guard uniform.

Interview with Mrs Betty Ruttledge  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1790  2001

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Interview with Betty Ruttledge carried out by Peter Liddle July 2002, tape number 1495.

Betty Ruttledge's memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1790.1  2001

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Interview with Betty Ruttledge carried out by Peter Liddle July 2002, tape number 1495, recorded on casssette tape together with a three page typewritten transcript of the interview. Mrs Ruttledge recalls her wartime work as an architect based in Cirencester and her subsequent work for the military as a civilian Sapper (engineer) engaged in surveying and designing military camps and ammunition storage facilities in the South of England.

Miss Muriel Salter papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.610  2000

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Manuscript by Muriel Slater relating her career as a nurse during the Second World War, together with letters relating to her discharge from the Queen Alexander's Imperial Military Nursing Service in 1946-1947, two newspaper clippings relating to RAF pilots and a negative and photograph of Miss Slater.

Miss KM Salter's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.610.1  2000

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A 165 page typewritten manuscript (plus a three page synopsis) by Miss KM Salter in which she recalls her wartime service as a nurse. Miss Slater trained at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, treating soldiers rescued form Dunkirk, pilots wounded in the Battle of Britain and civilians injured during the bombing of London. Qualifying in 1941 she joined the Army Queen Alexander's Imperial Military Nursing Service and served in India, Sri Lanka and Burma.

Miss Salter nursing documents  HF/LEEWW: 2000.610.2  2000

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Four letters relating to Miss Musriel Slater's discharge from the Queen Alexander's Imperial Military Nursing Service; letter dated 20 November 1946 as a reference to Miss Salter's nursing abilities; letter to Sister MK Salter from War Office 20 March 1947 releasing her from active duty as a Queen Alexander Nurse; Release Certificate issued to Sister MK Salter 8 March 1947; letter from War Office to Miss Slater dated 4 July 1947 regarding references.

Newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2000.610.3  2000

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Two wartime newspaper cuttings commemorating RAF pilots killed during the war; 'My Only Son' and 'A Tribute to my Winged Son'.

Miss Salter portrait photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2000.610.4  2000

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Black and white portrait photograph of MK Salter. Negative produced about 1943 and print made about 2000.

Peter Sanford papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.833  2001

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Two page typewritten account by Peter Sanford of his memories of his childhood in London during the Second World War.

Peter Sanford's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.833  2001

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Two page typewritten account by Peter Sanford of his memories of his childhood in London during the Second World War. He recalls his school days, air raid shelters, bombings and dog fights, time spent in hospital and seeing a V1.

Sephton papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.485  2000

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Eric Sephton's childhood memories of the Second World War together with three poems about the war and gambling.

Eric Sephton's wartime reminiscences and poetry  HF/LEEWW: 2000.485.1  2000

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Three handwritten pages and a poem by Eric Sephton of his childhood memories of the Second World War as a very young evacuee. Togther with two poems by Mr Sephton in which he reflects on his love of gambling, horse and dog racing.

Shallcross papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.842  2001

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Original wartime letters, documents, memos and receipts, newspaper cuttings and a black and white photograph, all relating to Mrs Evelyn Shallcross and the Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, Women's Voulntary Service (WVS).

Wartime leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.842.2  2001

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Four wartime leaflets; cartoon from the Daily Express 9 March 1943 entitled 'Round the clock problems'; poem by Evelyn Shallcross entitled 'Mine Sweeper Gloves'; Labout Party leaflet entitled 'Deeds Not Words Open The Second Front Now'; information leaflet entitled 'First Aid in Brief' issued by the Ministry of Health.

Shallcross WVS letters and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2001.842.1  2001

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336 wartime letters, documents and receipts relating to Mrs Evelyn Shallcross and the Mablethorpe Women's Voluntary Service (WVS), comprising; 38 undated documents; 26 documents dated 1940; 31 documents 1941; 43 documents dated to 1942; 90 documents dated to 1943; 72 documents dated to 1944; 36 documents dated to 1945.

Shallcross newspaper clippings  HF/LEEWW: 2001.842.3  2001

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Seventy three wartime newspaper clippings relating to Mrs Shallcross and the activities of the Mablethorpe Women's Voluntary Service (WVS).

Photograph of WVS  HF/LEEWW: 2001.842.4  2001

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A black and white photograph of the Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) taken during the Second World War. Mrs E Shallcross stands second on the left in the second row.

Syvia Shimmin papers and fire-fighting equipment  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1267  2001

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Sylvia Shimmin's wartime recollections of Cambridge, together with two information leaflets and a letter issued by Leed's Girls High School and a bucket and stirrup pump.

Sylvia Shimmin's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1267.1  2001

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Two typewritten pages by Sylvia Shimmin in which she describes her memories of attending Bedford College for Women (University of London, but evacuated to Cambridge) between 1943 and 1945. She recalls lodging with a family in Cambridge and describes shortages of food, clothing as well as science equipment in the university laboratories.

Wartime information leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1267.2  2001

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Three wartime information leaflets; booklet entitled 'The Outbreak of War', produced by the Ministry of Information in 1939; 'Clothing Coupon Quiz' issued by the Board of Trade in August 1941; letter issued October 1941 by Leeds Girl's High School calling for volunteer fire-watchers.

Alfreda Stepnkova letters  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1267.3  2001

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Two page typewritten copy of two letters from Alfreda Stepnkova in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to Mrs AN Shimmin (Sylvia's mother) in 1946. Afreda had been a domestic help with the Shimmin family before the war and had met and married a Czech airmen during her wartime service the ATS. The letters describe their journey across Belgium and Germany to Czechoslovakia in 1946.

Incendiary shovel and firefighting bucket  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1267.4  2001

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White metal bucket (with sand) and incendiary shovel used by Sylvia Shimmin at Leeds Girl's High School during the Second World War.

Extract from Stanley Shoop's biography  HF/LEEWW: 2000.744  2000

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Six page photocopied extract from Stanley Shoop's biography entitled 'Highlights in the Life of Stanley Shoop' dealing with his recollections of life in London before and during the Second World War.

Stanley Shoop's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2000.744  2000

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Six page photocopied extract from Stanley Shoop's biography entitled 'Highlights in the Life of Stanley Shoop' dealing with his recollections of life in London before and during the Second World War. In the extract he recalls episodes from his childhood in the East End of London, including his evacuation to Brighton in 1939 and subsequent evacuation with his school to Camberley in 1941, his memories of the London Blitz, attending an Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdorey in Wales, V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London that killed a friend and his memories of the loss of life in an accident at Bethnal Green tube station in 1945.

Mrs Shoulder's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.361  2000

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Eight page typescript of Mrs VJ Shoulder's recollections of her wartime childhood as an evacuee in Herefordshire.

'Childhood Days in Wartime Years'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.361  2000

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Eight page typescript of Mrs VJ Shoulder's recollections of her wartime childhood as an evacuee in Herefordshire. She recalls her evacuation from London and recalls everdya life in a village on the Welsh border. She also recalls her return to London later in the war, where her parents had seperated.

Victory certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1446  2001

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Message sent by the King George VI to all British school children, 8th June 1946, to commmorate the end of the Second World War.

Certificate sent to schoolchildren by King George VI  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1446  2001

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Message sent by the King George VI to all British school children, 8th June 1946, to commmorate the end of the Second World War.

Joan Snelling papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.604  2000

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Typewritten account of life in the Women's Land Army in Norfolk by Joan Snelling, together with a letter providing further biographical details and three pages of copies of wartime photographs.

Joan Snelling letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.604.1  2000

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One page typewritten letter by Joan Snelling giving brief biographical details.

Joan Snelling wartime memories of the Women's Land Army  HF/LEEWW: 2000.604.2  2000

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A twelve page typewritten account entitled 'My Years in the Women's Land Army' written in 1998 by Joan ('Pop') Snelling. Together with three pages of photographs copied in 1998 from wartime originals taken by the Eastern Daily Press showing Joan Snelling and other Land Army women working at Hoveton Fruit Farm, near Wroxham, in 1941. In her account Joan Snelling describes farming and country life, her experiences driving tractors, local entertainment, wartime funding raising activities, her friends at the local RAF base and working with Italian Prisoners of War and criminals from Norwich jail.

Donald Snow's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.904  2001

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Four typewritten pages of Donald Snow's recollections of his work as an engineer and his service during the Second World War in the Home Guard.

Donald Snow's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2001.904  2001

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Four typewritten pages by Donald Snow in which he recalls his work as an engineer for Miles Aircraft, where he worked testing aircraft in wind tunnels and designing a glidder torpedo. He also recalls his service in the Home Guard.

Soar papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363  2000

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Peggy Soar papers relating to her experiences in Southampton during the Second World War, together with copies of photographs and a menu relating to the Girl's Training Corps (GTC).

Soar biographical letter  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363.1  2000

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Handwritten letter from Peggy Soar in which she outlines her memories of life in Southampton during the Second World War, working in a shipping office and doing voulntary work and serving as Adjutant with the Gilr's Training Corps (GTC).

Peggy Soar's memories of wartime Southampton  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363.2  2000

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Three page typewritten account by Peggy Soar in which she details her wartime service as Adjutant with the Girl's Training Corp (GTC) in Southampton, along with her memories of air raids on the city.

Photocopy of menu  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363.3  2000

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Two page photocopy made about 2000 of a signed menu for the National Association of Training Corps for Girls dated 1 April 1946.

Newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363.4  2000

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Two newspaper articles from The Daily Echo dated 13 May 2000 on the wartime activities of the Girl's Training Corps.

Copies of photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2000.363.5  2000

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Three pages of photocopies made about 2000 of wartime black and white photographs relating to Peggy Soar and her service with the Southampton Girl's Training Corps (GTC). Together with prints of two colour photographs taken in 2000 of a GTC reunion.

Jacqueline Spencer letters  HF/LEEWW: 2000.702  2000

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Two typewritten letters by Mrs Jacqueline Spencer (nee Melville) in which she outlines her memories of her life as a child growing up in Scotland during the Second World War.

Jacqueline Spencer's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2000.702  2000

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Two typewritten letters by Mrs Jacqueline Spencer (nee Melville) in which she outlines her memories of her life growing up in Glasgow during the Second World War. She recalls bombing raids on Glasgow, her unhappy evacuation to a mining village in Ayrshire and her memories of living in Edinburgh after 1943.

Sheet music  HF/LEEWW: 2000.299  2000

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Three pieces of sheet music produced between about 1944 and 1955.

Wartime sheet music  HF/LEEWW: 2000.299.1  2000

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Three pieces of sheet music produced between about 1944 and 1955; 'The First Book of ITMA Rhymes' published 1945 by Victory Music Publishing; There's A Boy Coming Home on Leave' words and music by Jimmny Kenedy, published by the Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd; 'The Dam Busters March' by Eric Coates published by Chapel and Co Ltd in 1955;

Stevens papers  HF/LEEWW: 2000.770  2000

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Three short typewritten accounts by Rosemary Stevens of her childhood memories of the Second World War.

Rosemary Steven's recollections of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2000.770  2000

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Three short typewritten accounts by Rosemary Stevens of her childhood memories of the Second World War, including her memories of the crash of a Wellington bomber, activities in nearby military camps and her recall of seeing a training exercise in advance of Operation Market Garden.

Agnes Venables papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906  2001

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Typewritten recollections by Agnes Venables of working for the Ministry of Food between 1941 and 1951.

'Food Advice, 1941 to 1951'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.1  2001

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Fifteen page typewritten manuscript by Agnes Venables entitled 'Food Advice, 1941 to 1951'. In it she details her work with the Ministry of Food giving demonstrations in cookery throughout Lancashire and Cheshire, discussing different food, recipes and dietery requirements. She also recalls her memories of the bombing of Liverpool, 'The May Blitz' in 1941, when she worked in an emergency canteen feeding Liverpool dock workers. She recalls attending the Ideal Home Exhibition in Olympia, London for several years. In 1947 she became engaged to be married and moved to London to work at the Food Advice kitchens devising recipes.

Ministry of Food information leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.2  2001

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42 information leaflets and booklets produced by the Ministry of Food between 1943 and 1950; 'How to Plan Meals for Children from 12 to 17 years', 'Suggested Menus For Holidays at Home', 'Extras Needed by Mother and Child in Wartime and how you can get them', 'War Cookery Leaflet 1 - Oatmeal', 'War Cookery Leaflet 19 - Making the Fat Ration go Further', 'War Cookery Leaflet 21 - How to Preserve Tomatoes', 'Cooking White Fish', 'How to use Bitter Oranges', 'Xmas Recipes', 'Easy to Make Soups and Broths', 'Jam Making', 'Jam Making', 'Making the Most of the Sugar', 'Meals Without Meat', 'High Teas and Suppers', 'Fruit Bottling without Sugar', 'Oats and Barley', 'Making The Most of the Meat', 'Extras for the Expectant Mother and For Children Under 5', 'What's Left in the Larder', 'How To Fry', 'Cookery Calendar Aug Sep 1947', 'Cookery Calendar Aug Sep 1947', 'Cookery Calendar Jan Feb 1949', 'Cookery Calendar Mar April 1950', 'Cookery Calendar Dec Jan 1950-51', 'Food and Nutrition July 4th 1947', 'Food and Nutrition September 26th 1947', 'Food and Nutrition July 1st 1949', 'Cookery Calendar April May', 'Cookery Calendar Oct Nov', 'Cookery Calendar Nov Dec', 'How to Plan MealsFor Children Diet For Child From 1 to 2 Years', 'How to Plan MealsFor Children Diet For Child From 12 to 17 Years', 'War Cookery Leaflet 6 - Green Vegetables', 'How To Use Yeast', 'Puddings Without Eggs', 'Kitchens Weights and Measures', 'Making the Most of The Meat', 'Bottling Fruit Without Sugar', 'Making The Most Of Sugar', 'How To Boil, Stew and Steam', 'How To Make Short Pastry'.

Venables Ministry of Food photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3  2001

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Nine black and white photographs featuring Agnes Venables in her work for the Ministry of Food between about 1947 and 1950.

'Food advice staff at Ideal Home Exhibition'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.1  2001

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A black and photograph taken in about 1947 of Ministry of Food advice staff at the Ideal Home Exhibition, Olympia, London. Mrs Venables stands in the back row on the right.

Mrs Venables working in a Ministry of Food kitchen  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.2  2001

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A black and photograph taken in about 1947 in a Ministry of Food kitchen. Mrs Venables stands on the left explaining a recipe to a colleague.

Mrs Venables working in a Ministry of Food kitchen  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.3  2001

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A black and photograph taken in about 1947 of Mrs Venables working in a Ministry of Food kitchen.

'Scene in Experimental Kitchen'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.4  2001

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A black and photograph taken 14 September 1948 of Mrs Venables and a group of visitors to the Ministry of Food Experimental Kitchen in London.The caption on the reverse reads 'Scene in Experimental Kitchen. A demonstration of the latest in pressure cookers.'

'Tessie O'Shea with Ness Venables at Ideal Home Exhibition'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.5  2001

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1947 of Mrs Venables talking to comediene Tessie O'Shea (1913-1995) at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Olympia, London.

'Margaret Lockwood with Ness Venables at Ideal Home Exhibition'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.6  2001

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1947 of Mrs Venables with actress Margaret Lockwood (1916-1990) at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Olympia, London.

'Margaret Lockwood with Ness Venables at Ideal Home Exhibition'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.7  2001

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1947 of Mrs Venables with actress Margaret Lockwood (1916-1990) at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Olympia, London.

'Foreign Office official visits the Ministry of Food's experimental kitchens...'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.8  2001

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A black and white photograph taken 18 May 1950 of Mrs Venables in the Ministry of Food Experimental Kitchens in London. The caption on the reverse of the photograph reads 'Foreign Office official visits the Ministry of Food's Experimental Kitchens at Portman Court, Portman Square, London W1. In the Ministry of Food's Experimental Kitchens at Portman Court (centre) Mrs I Harding, a Foreign Office official, and (right) Miss MD Huxley (Minisrty of Food) taste chips prepared (left) by Mrs Venables (Ministry of Food). The chips were cooked in differnt kinds of fat and were carefully examined for differences in taste, crispness and appearance.'

'Foreign Office official visits the Ministry of Food's experimental kitchens...'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.906.3.9  2001

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A black and white photograph taken 18 May 1950 of Mrs Venables in the Ministry of Food Experimental Kitchens in London. The caption on the reverse of the photograph reads 'Foreign Office official visits the Ministry of Food's Experimental Kitchens at Portman Court, Portman Square, London W1. In the Ministry of Food's Experimental Kitchens at Portman Court (right) Mrs Venables (Ministry of Food) cooks chips using two kinds of fat. (Left) Mrs I Harding, a Foreign Office official asks Mrs Venables the results of the experiment.'

Madge Wear papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1331  2001

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Autobiographical notes, interview, photocopies of original documents and eight photographs all relating to Madge Wear's wartime experience acting as an escort to children evacuated on the SS 'Llanstephan Castle' to South Africa under the government Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) scheme in 1940.

Madge Wear interview  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1331.2  2001

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Interview with Madge Wear conducted by Peter Liddle October 2001. The interview is recorded on two cassette tapes, No1116 and No1139 together with two typewritten transcripts of the interview, five and eleven pages respectively. In the interview Madge Wear recalls her memories working for the publishing firm Harrops in London in the 1920s and 1930s, her memories of the politics of the time, meeting Churchill and her work as an escort for fifteen children as part of the Children's Overseas Reception Board (CORB) scheme, accompanying them as they were evacuated to South Africa in September 1940 on the SS 'Llanstephan Castle'. She describes meeting the children in Liverpool, the hazardous journey out to South Africa, her return to London during the Blitz and her subsequent work as a welfare officer helping to rehouse people made homeless in the bombing.

'1940-1990'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1331.1  2001

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Eight typewritten pages of autobiographical notes by Madge Wear entitled '1940-1990' written shortly after a reunion at York University in 1990 for participants in the CORB scheme. It outlines her memories of the trip on the SS 'Llanstephan Castle' from Liverpool to South Africa in September 1940 acting as escort to fourteen young evacuees, together with her reflections on meeting some of them again at the reunion 50 years latter. Together with a single typewritten page entitled 'Happy Memories of a Lovely Lady Who Became a Part-time Mother to Fourteen Young Boys in August/September 1940', a short tribute to Madge Wear by Ken Humphrey, one of the children she escorted overseas.

Madge Wear ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1331.3  2001

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Handwritten list by Madge Wear listing the names of the fourteen boys in her charge during their evacuation to South Africa in September 1940; photocopy made about 2001 of a 'crossing the line' certificate and menu for a meal aboard the SS 'Llanstephan Castle'; newspaper cutting of obituary for actress Molly Weir.

Madge Wear photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.1331.4  2001

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Copies made about 2000 of eight black and white wartime photgraphs taken on board the SS 'Llanstephan Castle'.

W McCormick wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2000.406  2000

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A one page handwritten account by Mr W McCormick in which he recalls his memories of the bombing of Manchester.

W McCormick wartime memories of the bombing of Manchester  HF/LEEWW: 2000.406  2000

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A one page handwritten account by Mr W McCormick in which he recalls his memories of the bombing of Manchester in 1940, and the raids passing over to Liverpool.

Bill Finlay's wartime memories of Glasgow  HF/LEEWW: 1999.186  1999

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An illustrated booklet by Bill Finlay entitled 'Auchinairn and Bishopbriggs at War', published in 1995. An account of life in two Scottish villages during the Second World War.

'Auchinairn and Bishopbriggs at War'  HF/LEEWW: 1999.186  1999

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An illustrated booklet by Bill Finlay entitled 'Auchinairn and Bishopbriggs at War', published in 1995. An account of life in two Scottish villages during the Second World War it gives details of life in two villages near Glasgow, including preparations for war, how war affected the local schools, the bombing of Glasgow, 'Lanarkshire Ship Week', shortages and rationing, the building of new houses and local war heroes.

Elizabeth Aynsley manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 1999.194  1999

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A five page typed manuscript by Elizabeth Aynsley written in 1999 of her childhood experiences living through the Blitz in London as a schoolgirl and as an evacuee.

Elizabeth Aynsley manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 1999.194  1999

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A five page typed manuscript by Elizabeth Aynsley written in 1999 in which she describes her childhood, living through the Blitz in London and then as a schoolgirl evacuee. Evacuated with her brother first to the Lake District (where she was unhappy) and then to a cottage in Northumberland. It includes her memories of being bombed including the death of her school friend Irene in the bombing and Elizabeth Aynsley's latter membership of the Girls' Training Corps.

Marian Short papers  HF/LEEWW: 2001.837  2001

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Typewritten account by Marian Short of her memories of working in the Women's Land Army catching rats in Devon during the Second World War, a copy of the Yorkshire Evening Post supplement about Leeds during the war and five copies of wartime black and white photographs featuing Marian Short and other members of the WLA.

Marian Short's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2001.837.1  2001

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Thirteen page typewritten account by Marian Short of her memories of catching rats in Devon during the Second World War.

'Old Leeds 1939-1945 Part 8 The City Goes To War'  HF/LEEWW: 2001.837.2  2001

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Copy of newspaper supplement 'Old Leeds 1939-1945 Part 8 The City Goes To War' produced by the Yorkshire Eveing Post 1 September 1987.

Marian Short wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2001.837.3  2001

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Five copies made about 2001 of black and white photographs taken during the Second World War, featuring Marian Short and other members of the Women's Land Army in Devon.

Miss McFadyen papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2172  2003

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Letter from Miss Marjorie McFadyen together with a copy of a fold-out map of the Rhine between Mainz and Cologne, printed in Cologne about 1920.

Miss McFadyen letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2172.1  2003

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Two page handwritten letter from Miss Marjory McFadyen providing background information about her father Ian McFadyen, his service with the Canadian Army during the First World War, and the story behind his sending the map of the Rhine to the British Admiralty during the Second World War.

'Rhinlauf von Mainz bis Koln'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2172.2  2003

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A bound, fold-out map of the Rhine between Mainz and Cologne, printed in Cologne about 1920. Inside the back cover is a note from the British Admiralty dated 23 January 1943, thanking Ian McFadyen for the loan of the map. During the Second World War civilians were asked for maps of Germany and Occupied Europe that might prove useful to the military.

Eileen Alexander letter and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2400  2003

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A hand-writen letter by Eileen Alexander detailing her childhood experiences of the London during the war together with a photograph of her being rescued from her bombed house.

Photograph of rescue of Eileen Alexander  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2400.1  2003

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Black and white photograph of people being helped to saftey from a bombed-out street in the East End of London. Eileen Alexander is one of the little girls being carried to saftey by the firemen.

Letter by Eileen Alexander  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2400.2  2003

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A two page hand-written letter by Eileen Alexander dated 2003 detailing her experiences of being bombed out of her house in the East End of London on 23 July 1944, and with reference to the photograph of her being rescued. Also details of other childhood memories of the Blitz in London.

Ella Anderson wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2552  2004

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Illustrated manuscript entitled 'Nothing really happened!' detailing Mrs Anderson's wartime experiences in Glasgow.

'Nothing Really Happened!'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2552  2004

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A 15 page typewritten personal account of the memories of Ella Anderson by her son-in-law Iain Leggitt. Includes digital photographs. Entitled 'Nothing really happened!' it details her memories of growing up in Glasgow, her work at the Co-operative Society sewing machine factory and meeting and marrying her husband, who served as a soldier during the war. Details of family life during wartime in Glasgow.

Roy Anderson manuscript, papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1876  2002

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Manuscript of book entitled 'A Child's War. Being a Social History of Britain During the Second World War' by Roy Anderson, two copies of a wedding photograph and a photocopy of a marriage certificate.

Photographs of wartime wedding party  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1876.2  2002

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Two reproductions made about 2002 of an original black and white photograph taken 16 November 1940, showing the wedding party of Jack and Lily Kilbey outside Hammersmith Registry Office. All the party are named on the reverse. Roy Anderson stands on the right wearing his school uniform.

Marriage certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1876.3  2002

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One photocopy made about 2002 of the marriage certificate of Jack Killbey and Lily Elizabeth Anderson, formerly Eveleigh, dated 16 November 1940 at Hammersmith Registry Office.

'A Child's War. Being a Social History of Britain During the Second World War'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1876.1  2002

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Manuscript for the book 'A Child's War. Being a Social History of Britain During the Second World War' by Roy Anderson. 482 pages giving details of life growing up in the London area, covering his memories of evacuation and rationing.

Wartime notebook kept by member of Home Guard  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1796  2002

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Pocket notebook belonging to an unknown member of the Home Guard during the Second World War.

Home Guard notebook  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1796  2002

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A notebook belonging to an unknown Home Guard member, containing hand-written notes made about 1942.

Wartime fuel ration books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2051  2003

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Two books of unused coupons for fuel ration issued about 1945.

Motor fuel ration books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2051.1  2003

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Two books of unused coupons for fuel rationing issued either during or just after the Second World War.

Mrs Kathleen Ashcroft papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442  2003

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Copy of 'The Blitz on Merseyside; Evacuation to North Wales - January 1941 to Easter 1942', a seven page typewritten manuscript of the wartime memories of Kathleen Ashcroft, together with seven images scanned in 2003 from original colour and black and white photographs.

'The Blitz on Merseyside; Evacuation to North Wales - January 1941 to Easter 1942'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.1  2003

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Seven page typewritten manuscript by Mrs Kathleen Ashcroft entitled 'The Blitz on Merseyside; Evacuation to North Wales - January 1941 to Easter 1942', in which she recalls her childhood during the Second World War. She recalls her life in Wallasey, Cheshire, and the heavy bombing of the area in 1940 including the bombing of her school, Wallasey High School and damage to her house. In January 1941 she and her brother were evacuated to Talybont in North Wales. She describes domestic life and her feelings of homesickness, and remembers hearing of the destruction of her home in Wallasey. Her family survived, but she recalls looting and the problems of finding a house to live in when she returned home in November 1942.

Kathleen Ashcroft photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2  2003

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Seven images scanned 2003 from original photographs. Two are colour photographs originally taken about 2000 of Talybont, North Wales. The other five are black and white photographs taken origianlly in about 1940.

School house and school, Talybont  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.1  2003

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A digital copy made about 2002 of a colour photograph taken 2003, showing the school and adjoining school house in Talybont, Ceredigon, North Wales.

Talybont village  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.2  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a colour photograph taken in 2002, showing a street in Talybont, Ceredigon, North Wales. Kathleen Ashcroft lived as an evacuee in the cottage pictured on the far side of the Post Office.

Kathleen Ashcroft in costume  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.3  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1939. It shows Kathleen Ashcroft in fancy dress costume before attending Wallasey Village fete.

Father and son in garden  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.4  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1939. It shows Kathleen Ashcroft's brother Peter with their father in the garden of their home in Wallasey, Cheshire.

Kathleen Ashcroft and her mother  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.5  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1939. It shows Kathleen Ashcroft and her mother in the garden of their house in Wallasey, Cheshire.

Family in garden  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.6  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1939. It shows Kathleen Ashcroft, her brother Peter and their mother in the garden of their home in Wallasey, Cheshire.

Class photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2442.2.7  2003

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A digital copy made 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1939 or 1940. It shows Miss Miller's Class at the St George's Road Primary School in Wallasey, Cheshire. Kathleen Ashcroft is on the back row, fifth from the right.

Tom Ashton film collection  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244  2003

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Four rolls of 8mm cine film, together with a video copy, featuring life in the West Yorkshire village of Silsden during the Second World War, along with explanatory notes and biographical details and a copy of a photograph showing Tom Ashton recieving an award.

Tom Ashton photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.3  2003

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A 2003 copy of a photograph showing a young Tom Ashton at an award ceremony at Keighley Cine Club in about 1944. Tom won the award for the animated film 'Our Forces'.

Tom Ashton notes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.1  2003

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A single typed sheet giving brief biographical details of Tom Ashton and his father Richard, together with a short description of the 8mm amateur cine films copied onto video.

Tom Ashton film record of Silsden  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2  2003

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Four rolls of 8mm cine film produced between 1941 and 1947. The films cover scenes of family and village life ('Scrapbook 1940'), local farms ('War Crops'), scenes of the aftermath of a crash ('After the Crash'), 'War Weapons Week 1941', 'Warship Week 1942', 'Wings For Victory Week 1943', views of 'Yorkshire' showing snows of January 1941 and January to March 1947 with flooding afterwards, and a film called 'Our Forces', shot by Richard and Tom Ashton using Dinky toys that won an award from the Keighley Cine Club during the war.Together with a video copy of the above films made by Tom Ashton in 2003.

Compilation video of original wartime film  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2.5  2003

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An E90 BASF video cassette made by Tom Ashton in about 2003. It features a compilation of three of the four 8mm cine films originally shot by Tom and his father Richard in Silsden, West Yorkshire during the Second World War. Running time 35 minutes.The original film 'Salute the Soldier' was not copied onto the tape due to technical problems. The films cover scenes of family and village life ('Scrapbook 1940'), local farms ('War Crops'), scenes of the aftermath of a crash ('After the Crash'), 'War Weapons Week 1941', 'Warship Week 1942', 'Wings For Victory Week 1943', views of 'Yorkshire' showing snows of January 1941 and January to March 1947 with flooding afterwards, and an animated film using Dinky toys called 'Our Forces' that won an award from the Keighley Cine Club during the war.

8mm cine film 'Warship Week'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2.1  2003

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A roll of 8mm Kodak Saftey Film entitled 'Warship Week', shot by Richard and Tom Ashton in Silsden, West Yorkshire in 1942. On original metal reel.

8mm cine film 'War Weapons'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2.2  2003

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A roll of 8mm Kodak Saftey Film entitled 'War Weapons Week', shot by Richard and Tom Ashton in Silsden, West Yorkshire in 1941. On a modern plastic reel.

8mm cine film 'Wings For Victory' and 'Scrapbook 1943'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2.3  2003

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A roll of 8mm Kodak Saftey Film in original box shot by Richard and Tom Ashton in Silsden, West Yorkshire in 1943, entitled 'Wings For Victory' and 'Scrapbook 1943'.

8mm cine film 'Salute The Soldier Week Procession'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2244.2.4  2003

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A roll of 8mm Kodak Saftey Film in original box shot by Richard and Tom Ashton in Silsden, West Yorkshire in 1944, entitled 'Salute The Soldier Week Procession'.

Bettina Astle papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052  2003

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Collection of photographs and newspaper articles relating to Bettina Astle's service in the Women's Timber Corps, plus photocopies made in 2003 of newspaper articles about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Buxton, Derbyshire, in 1944.

Betty Astle papers and newspaper articles  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1  2003

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Photocopies made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of wartime newspaper articles about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire, in 1944.

Flyer for talk by Bettina Astle on the Women's Timber Corps  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.1  2003

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Advertising flyer for a talk by Bettina Astle on the Women's Timber Corps at Swadlincote Library, Derbyshire, in 2002.

Photocopy from book on Women's Timber Corps  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.2  2003

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A photocopy of a page from a book about the work of the Women's Timber Corps, made by Bettina Astle in about 2003. On the same sheet are handwritten notes by Bettina Astle about her work, uniform and training as a ganger and measurer.

Photocopy of newspaper article about June Head  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.3  2003

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A photocopy made by Bettina Astle in about 2003 of an article from 'The Daily Mail' newspaper about June Head who served in the Women's Timber Corps during the Second World War.

Photocopy of wartime 'Derby Evening Telegraph' article  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.4  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of the front page of the 'Derby Evening Telegraph' dated 28 November 1944. The article is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime newspaper article 'Many Killed and Buried'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.5  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of a newspaper article dated November 1944. The article entitled 'Many Killed and Buried' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime 'Derby Evening Telegraph' articles  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.6  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of newspaper articles from the 'Derby Evening Telegraph' dated 28 November 1944. The article entitled 'Ammunition Dump Explosion Rocks Burton and Villages' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime newspaper article about Fauld explosion  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.7  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of two photographs from a newspaper article relating to the November 1944 ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime newspaper article 'Lived Above Dump, But Did Not Know'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.8  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of a newspaper article dated November 1944. The article entitled 'Lived Above Dump, But Did Not Know' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime newspaper article 'Burrowing at Bomb Dump, But Little Hope'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.9  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of a newspaper article dated November 1944. The article entitled 'Burrowing at Bomb Dump, But Little Hope' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of wartime newspaper article 'Tragic Procession to Identify Bodies'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.10  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of a newspaper article dated November 1944. The article entitled 'Tragic Procession to Identify Bodies' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire.

Photocopy of newspaper article 'Uncovering the truth - was there a big cover-up at Fauld?'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.1.11  2003

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Photocopy made by Bettina Astle in 2003 of a newspaper article from about 2000. The article entitled 'Uncovering the truth - was there a big cover-up at Fauld?' is about an ammuntion dump explosion at Fauld near Burton, Derbyshire that occured in November 1944.

Bettina Astlle photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2052.2  2003

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Five copies made about 2003 of wartime black and white photographs showing Bettina Astle and her fellow workers in the Women's Timber Corps. Together with three colour photograph of Betty Astle taken between 2002 and 2004 showing her giving a talk on the women's Timber Corps and of her with a doll dressed in the WTC uniform.

Atkinson collection of papers and cookery books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199  2003

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A collection of eleven recipe books, cookery books and household hints used by Bryan Atkinson's mother about the time of the Second World War. Also a two page typewriten letter by Mr Atkinson giving very brief information about his father's and grandfather's police service during the war.

Atkinson letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.1  2003

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Typed two page letter from Bryan Atkinson giving brief information about his father's and grandfather's service during the Second World War. His grandfather served as a policeman at Kennington Oval, London. The letter contains a description of him saving a downed German airman from a mob and of his finding a body killed in the bombing. Bryan Atkinson's father also served as a police officer in West End Central and the letter also has a brief description of his rescuing people from the bombed Cafe de Paris and arresting a drunken American soldier. Bryan Atkinson's own recolection of a V1 attack on the Guards Chapel in 1941 are also recorded.

Collection of wartime recipe books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2  2003

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Collection of ten cookery books together with a typed note on how to remove scorch marks from clothing, all owned by Bryan Atkinson's mother and many of them dating from the Second World War.

Cookery Book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.1  2003

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A wartime cookery book containing 130 recipes. Dating from about 1940 it was given with the compliments of the Gas Light and Coke Company.

'Icing Art. How to Ice and Decorate Cakes'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.2  2003

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A cookery book entitled 'Icing Art. How to Ice and Decorate Cakes', produced by 'Tala' and published in 1932.

'60 Recipes for Flavouring with Lyons' Coffee and Chicory Extract'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.3  2003

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A cookery book entitled '60 Recipes for Flavouring with Lyons' Coffee and Chicory Extract', produced in about 1935 by J Lyons and Co Ltd.

'How to Decorate a Cake'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.4  2003

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A cookery book entitled 'How to Decorate a Cake', writen by Anne Anson and produced for 'Tala' icing products in about 1938.

'Hard Time Cookery'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.5  2003

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A wartime cookery book entitled 'Hard Time Cookery', produced by The Association of Teachers of Domestic Subjects in 1940.

'Stork Margarine Cookery Service Cakes and Pastry'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.6  2003

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A cookery book entitled 'Stork Margarine Cookery Service Cakes and Pastry', produced by Stork Margarine in 1950.

'Good Housekeeping Book of Thrifty War-Time Recipes'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.7  2003

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A wartime cookery book entitled the 'Good Housekeeping Book of Thrifty War-Time Recipes', produced with the approval of the Ministry of Food in about 1942.

McDougall's Flour cook book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.8  2003

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A cookery book produced by McDougall's Flour produced in about 1950.

'The Recipe Book of Hugon's 'Atora''  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.9  2003

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A recipe book produced by Hugon's 'Atora' in about 1950.

Notebook with recipes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.10  2003

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A handwritten notebook containing recipes dating from the Second World War.

Typed instructions for removing scorch marks from clothing  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2199.2.11  2003

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A small sheet of paper with instructions typed in red ink for removing scorch marks from clothing.

Esmie Bailey manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1930  2003

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Handwritten manuscript by Mrs Esmie Bailey produced in 2002, detailing her time in the Women's Land Army.

Esmie Bailey manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1930  2003

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Twelve pages of handwritten recollections plus a covering letter by Mrs Esmie Bailey, detailing her time in the Women's Land Army in Dorset during the Second World War. She trained on a farm near Corfe Castle run by Miss Graves (sister of Robert Graves the poet and author). Details of uniform, living conditions and training milking cows. Then worked for three years on a farm one mile from her home near Weymouth. Memories of D-Day and of seeing Lord Lovatt's commandos training on the farm.

Irene Bain manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2415  2003

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A 15 page typed manuscript entitled 'I Remember Childhood Memories of Wartime Mitcham', written by Irene Bain in 1993 and published by the Merton Historical Society.

'I Remember Childhood Memories of Wartime Mitchum' by Irene Bain  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2415  2003

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A 15 page typed manuscript entitled 'I Remember Childhood Memories of Wartime Mitcham', written by Irene Bain in 1993 and published by the Merton Historical Society. It details her memories of war as a nine year old, being issued with gas masks, digging air raid shelters, life at school, radio entertainment, aerial dog fights, shopping and rationing, working in London as a shop girl in Oxford Street.

Barker manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2225  2003

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Two typed manuscripts recounting Jean Barker's experiences of civilian life as a child in Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War, entitled 'Childhood as I Remember it' and 'Grandma's Story'.

'Childhood As I Remember It'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2225.1  2003

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A typed eight page manuscript recounting Jean Barker's memories of growing up in Leeds before the war. Details of civlian life in Leeds, illnesses and rationing and the bombing of Leeds in 1941. Death of her elder brother, Allan, killed on a bombing raid over Berlin and the death of her brother Arthur, killed in Burma, both in 1944. Memories of VE-Day.

'Grandma's Story'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2225.2  2003

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A sixteen page manuscript illustrated with scanned photographs and photocopies of original documents, citations and service records. Details of working class life growing up in Leeds, West Yorkshire both before and during the Second Worlld War. Memories of rationing and bombing in Leeds. Death of her brother Allan in the Arakarn in Burma in 1944 and the death of her brother Allan, an air gunner on a Lancaster bomber in 209 Squadron killed over Berlin.

Barton manuscript and letter  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1892  2002

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A twenty one page type manuscript entitled 'Flame Over Britain and Other Animals' with covering letter.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1892.1  2002

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A handwrtten covering letter explaining some of the background to the accompanying manuscript 'Flame Over Britain and Other Animals'.

'Flame Over Britain and Other Animals'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1892.2  2002

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A twenty one page typed manuscript that details the work of the Petroleum Warfare Department. This secret department was established in 1940 to help defend against German invasion. The manuscript covers the development of flame weapons intended to defend the British coastline, leading to the latter devlopment of flamethrowing tanks and napalm. Also details of FIDO (Fog Investigation Dispersal Operation), a system intended to 'burn off' fog from aircraft runways.

Samuel Sabin manuscript and Bates personal papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2529  2004

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A three page typed account of the German air attack on Clydebank, Scotland of March 1941 by Samuel Sabin, plus printouts from the Commonwealth War Graves Commision and british-forces.com relating to his death. Identity cards for Edna Noreen and Charles F Bates.

Samuel Sabin manuscript and brief war record  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2529.1  2004

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A three page typed account of the German air attack on Clydebank, Scotland of March 1941 writen by Samuel Sabin. Accompanying this are three pages printed from the internet regarding Samuel Sabin's service record and Commonwealth War Grave.

Identity cards  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2529.2  2004

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Identity Cards issued to the Bates family during the Second World War.

Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2529.2.1  2004

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Child's Identity Card issued to Charles F Bates in 1945.

Travel Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2529.2.2  2004

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Travel Identity Card issued to Edna Noreen Bates in 1948.

Typed memoirs and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2050  2003

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Typed memoirs of childhood before and during the war, plus two photocopies of Peter Bates as a child.

Memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2050.1  2003

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Two chapters of Peter Bates' memoirs entitled 'Childhood, Portsmouth' and 'The War, 1939-1945'. Illustrated with copies of contemporary photographs. Details of growing up in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Father a Special constable. Memories of air raids, the bombing of Portsmouth and the bombing of the family's house in Farnham. Disruption to Peter's schooling caused by the war and subsequent move to Chester when V1 and V2 attacks started on Portsmouth. Memories of build up and preperations for D-Day and celebrations in Portsmouth for VE Day.

Two photocopies of wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2050.2  2003

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Two photocopies of a black and white photograph of Peter Bates taken about 1939.

Photocopy of wartime photograph of Peter Bates  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2050.2.1  2003

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Photocopy of a black and white photograph taken about 1939 showing a young Peter Bates guarding his mother's sweet shop in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Photocopy of wartime photograph of Peter Bates  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2050.2.2  2003

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Photocopy of a black and white photograph taken about 1939 showing a young Peter Bates guarding his mother's sweet shop in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Personal memoirs of David J Beedell  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2200  2003

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A handwritten memoir entitled 'My War Time Memories' by David J Beedell, plus a photocopy of a poem by May Keane.

Personal memoirs of David J Beedell  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2200.1  2003

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A fifteen page handwritten memoir entitled 'My War Time Memories' by David J Beedell, in which he recalls his memories of seeing troops returning from Dunkirk being billeted in Eastville Park, Bristol. He also recalls the heavy German air raids on Bristol in March 1941 that resulted in the destruction of his home and the death of his father. David Beedell was then evacuated to Par, Cornwall. His mother and two sisters were badly injured in another bombing raid on Bristol in 1942. He recalls memories of schooling and rationing and the billeting of American troops nearby in the build up to D-Day. His reaction to the end of the war.

Wartime poem  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2200.2  2003

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A photocopy of a poem written By May Keane in September 1944. May Keane took in the young David Beedell when he was evacuated to Par, Cornwall.

Joyce Belding papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1963  2003

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An eight page handwritten memoir by Joyce Aylward Belding describing her wartime expereiences as an evacuee and a nurse.

Joyce Belding's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1963  2003

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An eight page handwritten memoir by Joyce Aylward Belding in which she recalls being evacuated to Bideford, Cornwall. She recalls training as a Nursery Nurse and then as an SRN (State Registered Nurse) in London. She details her time living and working in London during air raids and dealing with casualties. Memories of celebrating the end of the war in London.

Wartime bookmark  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1990  2003

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A bookmark produced during the Second World War to encourage people to volunteer for Civil Defence duties in Glamorgan, Wales.

Civil Defence bookmark  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1990  2003

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A bookmark produced during the Second World War to encourage people to volunteer for Civil Defence duties in Glamorgan, Wales.

'Stolen Childhood: 1940-1945 The account of a boy evacuee's war years in the UK'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2099  2003

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One copy of a book entitled 'Stolen Childhood: 1940-1945 The account of a boy evacuee's war years in the UK', by Tony C Bougourd.

'Stolen Childhood: 1940-1945 The account of a boy evacuee's war years in the UK'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2099  2003

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One copy of a book entitled 'Stolen Childhood: 1940-1945 The account of a boy evacuee's war years in the UK', by Tony C Bougourd. After detailing his family history the author recalls his evacuation from St Martin's, Guernsey to St Helens, Lancashire in 1940, which proved a traumatic and unhappy experience. He records in some detail his memories of domestic life, rationing, clothes, schooling, public transport and air raids during the Second World War, plus his memories of American soldiers, VE Day and his eventual return to Guernsey.

Recollections of a schoolgirl evacuee  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1950  2003

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A handwritten mauscript detailing the war time experiences of a child evacuee from London.

Recollections of a schoolgirl evacuee  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1950  2003

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A handwritten manuscript by Cleone Branwhite recalling her experiences as a schoolgirl evacuated form London to Halstead, Essex. She was evacuated on 2 September 1939, and recalls details of domestic life during the war. Specific memories of bombing and the Blitz on London, the Battle of Britain, nearby American airbases and German and Italian prisoners of war working in the area.

Lydia Briggs material  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2319  2003

Contents:
Parcel sent to Lydia Briggs (later Haigh) from America during the Second World War, plus her registration form for her milk ration.

Airmail parcel box  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2319.1  2003

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Box designed for sending oversees during the Second World War. This parcel contained food and was sent to Lydia Briggs (latter Haigh) in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, from The First Church of Christ Scientist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, America during the Second World War. It contained tea, rice, tuna, meat paste, milk, pudding, soup and ham.

Milk ration registration form  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2319.2  2003

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Registration form for receiving milk ration during the Second World War, made out to Lydia Briggs.

Pip Brimson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2202  2003

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Copies of two letters sent by Frank Brimson to his wife Pip from his RAF base in France, together with 12 letters written between 1946 and 1952 to the Brimsons by ex-German Prisoners of War Franz Weidenauer Herbert Zwerenz Janis Podzins and Wolfgang Burda, giving opinions and impressions of life in a Prisoner of War camp, and latter in Germany after the end of the Second World War. Together with a photograph of an Alsatian and an Easter greetings card.

Pip Brimson letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2202.1  2003

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Collection of letters relating to Phyllis (Pip) and Frank Brimson sent after the end of the Second World War. Two photocopies made about 2000 of letters originally written from France in 1946 by Frank Brimson to Pip whilst serving there with the Royal Air Force. Together with a page of seven copies of photographs taken in France in 1946 relating to the crash of a French Bleriot. Four letters with envelopes, each containing two letters, one written in 1952 from a German ex-Prisoner of War, the other a letter written in 1952 in a blue envelope from German ex-POW. A translated letter in an envelope written in 1947 from a German ex-POW. One letter with a blue envelope, dated 6 December 1947 from a German ex-POW. One letter with a blue envelope dated 1940 from German ex-POW.

Herbert Zwerenz Easter greetings card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2202.2  2003

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An Easter greetings card sent by Herbert Zwerenz, to Mrs Beck, Pip Brimson's mother after the end of the Second World War. Herbert Zwerenz was a German Prisoner of War held in Britain where he came to know the Beck family.

Photograph of a dog  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2202.3  2003

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A black and white photograph of an Alsatian dog taken in 1946, sent to the Beck family by a German Prisoner of War.

'Land(o)Mine'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1847  2002

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A photocopy of a wartime poem entitled 'Land(o)Mine', written about 1945.

'Land(o)Mine'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1847  2002

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A photocopy of a wartime poem entitled 'Land(o)Mine' writen about 1945, describing a bombing raid, rescuing casualties and repairs after the attack.

Letter and manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2498  2004

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A letter and manuscript giving the personal account of Pauline Burgess' war time experiences as an evacuee.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2498.1  2004

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A nine page handwritten letter recalling Pauline Burgess' time as a teenage evacuee in Hastings, East Sussex, during the Second World War. Memories of schoolgirl mischief, parties and air raids on both Hastings, and Gillingham, Kent.

Manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2498.2  2004

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A fourteen page typewritten manuscript detailing the wartime memories of Pauline Burgess, a teenager evacuated to Hastings, East Sussex. Recolections of air raids and air precautions in Hastings, including public shelters at St Clements Caves. Pauline was subsequently evacuated to a Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Descriptions of day-to-day life as a schoolgirl during the war and Pauline's fist job in a War Office typing pool in Whitehall, London.

Lady Oswald papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127  2003

Contents:
Twenty two photocopies of documents, photographs and papers relating to the wartime experience of Mary Theresa Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lady Burghley (1904-1984).

Letter from Lady Angela Oswald  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.1  2003

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A handwritten letter form Angela Oswald giving brief biographical details about her mother, Mary Theresa Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lady Burghley (1904-1984) and her work during the Second World War for the Red Cross and as an ambulance driver.

Notes for speech by Lady Burghley  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.2  2003

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Photocopies of the five pages of handwritten notes Lady Burghley wrote for a series of speeches she gave in Bermuda on life in wartime London. They outline her work for the Red Cross packing parcels for prisoners of war and give her views on women's war work and its contribution to the war effort.

Photocopies of papers and certificates  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.3  2003

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Photocopies of various personal documents and certificates belonging to Lady Burghley.

Photocopy of VAD certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.3.1  2003

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Photocopy of a certificate issued to Lady Burghley during the Second World War by London County Council naming her as a VAD (volunteer ambulancce driver).

Photocopy of Red Cross certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.3.2  2003

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Photocopy of a certificate issued to Lady Burghley by the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John in recognition of her work for the society during the Second World War. The certificate is signed by Lady Burghley's sister, HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901-2004), president of the British Red Cross society.

Photocopy of Regular Unemployment Book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.3.3  2003

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Photocopy of Regular Unemployment Book issued to Lady Burghley, showing the unemployment insurance stamps issued to her in 1939.

Photocopy of Regular Unemployment Book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.3.4  2003

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Photocopy of the front cover of the Regular Unemployment Book issued to Lady Burghley in 1939.

Red Cross statistics  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.4  2003

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Seven pages of photocopied statistics covering the dispatch and make up of Red Cross food parcels sent to British prisoners of war during the Second World War.

Photographs of Lady Burghley  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5  2003

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Photocopies of five photographs of Lady Burghley taken during the Second World War.

'Lady Burghley stands beside the foodstuffs to be packed...'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5.1  2003

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A photocopy of a black and white photograph taken during the Second world War showing 'Lady Burghley stands beside the foodstuffs to be packed in a Red Cross parcel for a Prisoner of War'.

'Lady Burghley (left) stirring the Christmas pudding for the POWs'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5.2  2003

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A photocopy of a black and white photograph taken during the Second world War showing 'Lady Burghley (left) stirring the Christmas pudding for the POWs'.

'Millionth parcel at Bermondsey'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5.3  2003

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A photocopy of a black and white photograph taken during the Second world War showing Lady Burghley packing the millionth Red Cross parcel to be sent to British POWs. The original photgraph was taken by the London News Agency on January 8th 1943 iin Bermondsey, London. The press caption on the back of the original reads: 'Millionth Parcel at Bermondsey. Lady Burghley at Bermondsey centre completing the packing of the millionth parcel watched by the packers who gave her 'full marks' for her expeditious pack'.

'Lady Burghley (left) packing parcel...'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5.4  2003

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A photocopy of a black and white photograph taken during the Second world War showing Lady Burghley (left) packing parcels for the POWs with her sister HRH The Duchess of Gloucester (President of Red Cross)'.

'Duchess's Sister is Driver'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2127.5.5  2003

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A photocopy of a press cutting from the 'Daily Sketch' published October 7th 1939 showing Lady Burghley starting work as a volunteer ambulance driver in London.

Busbridge wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2203  2003

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Typed recollections of the wartime experiences of Pamela Busbridge.

Busbridge recollections of wartime London  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2203  2003

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A seven page typed manuscript of the wartime recollections of Pamela Busbridge. She was evacuated to Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, in 1939 but returned to Paddington, London, in 1940 and lived through the Blitz. She recalls her fears about the bombing, despite her house escaping damamge. She also gives details of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign, air raid shelters and details about various air raids and V rocket attacks including an attack on London docks in 1940. Also includes her general recollections of clothes and food rationing.

GD Butcher letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2456  2003

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Letter from GD Butcher outlining his experiences of the Second World War.

GD Butcher letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2456  2003

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A two page typewritten letter relating GD Butcher's experiences during the war working in the Post Office Engineering Department as part of a 'special defence group'. They were responsible for maintaining telephone and teleprinter communications for the American and RAF airbases in the surrounding area. Opperating as a Home Guard sergeant the group's headquarters was the Newmarket Telephone Excahange, destroyed in an air raid with large loss of life. Mr Butcher also recalls his experiences of living on an American airbase.

Butler manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2143  2003

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A typewritten manuscript entitled 'My Memories of the Second World War' by Doreen Butler, written in 1994 for her grandaughter's school project.

'My Memories of the Second World War'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2143  2003

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A three page typewritten manuscript by Dorren Butler giving her general impressions of civilian life in during wartime, including rationing, evacuation air raid shelters and her own gasmask. She writes specifically about the bombing of Plymouth, Devon, in 1940 and her reactions to the devestation. She also recalls American soldiers boarding landing craft in the Tamar River in 1944 to head for D-Day.

Button letter and gloves  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2144  2003

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Letter and pair of yellow woolen gloves.

Button letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2144.1  2003

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Letter written by Gwen N Button explaining briefly her work for London County Council in London during the war and her subsequent evacuation to Epsom, Surrey. It was in Epsom that she bought the yellow wool that she used to make a number of pairs of gloves. These she gave as Christmas presents to her friends in 1942.

Pair of yellow woolen gloves  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2144.2  2003

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A pair of yellow woolen gloves knitted by Gwen N Button in 1942. The wool was bought from a shop in Epsom, Surrey. The other gloves made were given away as Christmas presents.

Byford manuscript and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2057  2003

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Two pages of the typed recollections by Betty Byford who grew up in Brighton, West Sussex during the Second World War illustrated with a photocopy of a black and white photograph showing Brighton Fish Market.

Byford manuscript and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2057  2003

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A typed manuscript by Betty Byford of her wartime meories of growing up as a little girl in Brighton, West Sussex. She recalls food rationing and shortages, a lack of toys, air raid precautions at home and at school. She also remembers celebrations held at the end of the war and the excitment of being able to travel along the coast oncemore. The manuscript is illustrated with a photocopy of a black and white photograph showing the coastal defences at Brighton Fish Market.

Shirley Cheves papers and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033  2003

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Shirley Cheves manuscript of her childhood memories of wartime Lincoln, with copies of letters, leaflets and photographs relating to herself and her family.

'Childhood in Lincoln 1939-VE Day'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.1  2003

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Bound manuscript produced by Shirley Cheves in about 2002, illustrated with photographs, recounting her life as a schoolgirl in Lincoln during the Second World War.

Shirley Cheves letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.2  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of two wartime letters sent to Shirley Cheves by her father, Robert Leslie Butress.

Photocopy of letter from France to Shirley Cheves  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.2.1  2003

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Photocopy of a letter sent to Shirley Cheves by her father whilst he was serving with the British Army in France in 1940.

Photocopy of letter from Tripoli to Shirley Cheves  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.2.2  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a letter sent to Shirley Cheves by her father whilst he was serving with the British Army in Triploi, Lebanon in 1945.

Photocopies of Shirley Cheves documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.3  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of wartime documents relating to Shirley Cheves.

Photocopy of telegram from Leslie Butress  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.3.1  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a telegram sent by Shirley Cheves father, Leslie Butress, on 21 July 1946 saying he had arrived back in England after service with the British Army.

Photocopy of receipt from Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.3.2  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a receipt made out 26 May 1942 thanking Shirley Cheves for her work collecting 8 shillings and seven pence (43p) for the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund.

Photocopy of receipt from Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.3.3  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a receipt made out 1 July 1944 thanking Shirley Cheves for her work collecting 8 shillings (40p) for the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John Fund.

Photocopy of certificate sent to schoolchildren by King George VI  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.3.4  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a certificate sent to British school children by King George VI commemorating the Allied victory in the Second World War, dated 8 June 1946.

Shirley Cheves digital images of wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.4  2003

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Two scanned photographs made about 2003 of original wartime black and white photographs.

VE Party in Lincoln  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.4.1  2003

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Digital image made about 2003 of a black and white photograph of a VE Party in Lincoln in 1945.

Group of British Military Police  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2033.4.2  2003

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Digital image made about 2003 of a black and white photograph of a group of Military Police taken about 1943. Leslie Butress, Shirley Cheves' father, is seated on the right in the front row.

Maureen Childs manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2575  2004

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Maureen Childs' wartime memories of life in the West Midlands during the Second World War.

Maureen Childs' wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2575  2004

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Two page typewritten recollections produced about 2003 by Maureen Childs of her wartime experience in the West Midlands. she recalls food rationing and shortages, siren suits, salvage and scrap metal collection.

Raymond Chudley extracts from memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2034  2003

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Extracts from Raymond F Chudley's memoirs written about 2000.

Raymond Chudley wartime memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2034.1  2003

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Extracts from Raymond F Chudley's memoirs written about 2000, covering his memories of life before and during the Second World war and his experiences as a paratrooper in the Parachute Regiment.

Raymond Chudley pre-war memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2034.1.1  2003

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Six typewritten pages of extracts from the memoirs of Raymond F Chudley produced about 2000. He recalls his father's wartime career with the British Army, First in the BEF (British Expeditionary force) in France and then in North Africa and Italy. Mr Chudley also recalls the Battle of Britain, defusing an unexploded bomb that his father had found, food rationing and shortages, working for the local council and acting as a motorcycle messenger for the Guildford ARP (Air Raid Precautions).

Raymond Chudley 'The Army Years'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2034.1.2  2003

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Thirteen typewritten pages entitled 'The Army Years', written as part of his memoirs by Raymond F Chudley about 2000. In the memoirs Mr Chudley recalls his training with the Parachute Regiment in 1944 and 1945.

Cleaver papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116  2003

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Several handwritten papers regarding Mrs Cleaver's experiences during the Second World War, plus four digital images of wartime black and white photographs.

Cleaver papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.1  2003

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Handwritten papers by Gladys Cleaver detailing some of her experiences as a teacher during the Second World War.

'On The Homefront'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.1.1  2003

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Five handwritten pages by Maureen Cleaver entitled 'On the Homefront' discusing her time giving public cookery demonstrations.

Cleaver biographical notes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.1.2  2003

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A brief summary of Maureen Cleaver's pre-war and wartime career.

'War Time Marriages, 1939-45', 'The Cinema' and 'Friendships'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.1.3  2003

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Four handwritten pages of notes by Maureen Cleaver giving her views on wartime marriages, entertainment and the friendships between civilians and Allied servicemen.

Letter of thanks from Gloucestershire Education Committee  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.2  2003

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A photocopy of an original wartime letter dated 2 October 1941 sent to Maureen Leonard (Cleaver) by the Gloucestershire Education Committee thanking her for her help in setting up the Stroud Food Exhibition.

Wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.3  2003

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Four digital images of original wartime black and white photographs of wartime weddings and American servicemen.

Wedding party  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.3.1  2003

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A digital image of an original black and white photograph taken in 1940 of a wedding party outside a church. Maureen Cleaver is stood on the right of the group in a fashionable pill box hat.

Wedding photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.3.2  2003

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A digital image of a badly damaged original black and white photograph taken in 1941 of a young Mrs Cleaver holding a bouquet at a wedding.

US Navy officer onboard ship  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.3.3  2003

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A digital image of an original black and white photograph taken about 1943 of an American Naval officer on board his ship.

US Navy officer  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2116.3.4  2003

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A digital image of an original black and white photograph taken about 1943 of an American Naval officer.

Coleman documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1937  2003

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Covering letter and a copy of the booklet 'The Purpose and History of the Battery at Battery Gardens Brixham, 378 Battery Coast Artillery 1940 to 1945' by Ron Coleman.

Coleman letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1937.1  2003

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Letter from Ron Coleman detailing his service during the Second World War and his part in gaining Scheduled Monument status for the Brixham Coastal Defence Battery.

'The Purpose and History of the Battery at Battery Gardens Brixham, 378 Battery Coast Artillery 1940 to 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1937.2  2003

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A booklet entitled 'The Purpose and History of the Battery at Battery Gardens Brixham, 378 Battery Coast Artillery 1940 to 1945', written by Ron Coleman.

Jean Cook's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2146  2003

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A twenty page booklet produced by Jean Cook entitled 'Happy Vaccy. Reminiscences of a Second World War Evacuee at Glemsford in Suffolk'.

'Happy Vaccy. Reminiscences of a Second World War Evacuee at Glemsford in Suffolk'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2146  2003

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A twenty page printed booklet produced by Jean Cook entitled 'Happy Vaccy. Reminiscences of a Second World War Evacuee at Glemsford in Suffolk'. Illustrated with family photographs it tells of civilian life in rural England. Also included are extracts from the diary of Professor AD Wilshere who was an evacuation official for Glemsford.

Cooper papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2205  2003

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A typewritten manuscript of Adrian Cooper's boyhood in London during the Second World War and his Civil Defence identity card.

Cooper manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2205.1  2003

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A two page typewritten manuscript by Adrian Tenant Cooper describing his life in London during the Second World War. He recalls his work as a bicycle despatch rider in the ARP along with details of bombing, the provision of public air raid shelters and the dropping of an incendary bomb in Paddington Canal Basin next to the family home.

Civil Defence Identity card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2205.2  2003

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A Civil Defence Identity card issued to Adrian Cooper in February 1944. Issued by Paddington Borough Council, London it identified him as an ARP officer.

Joy Cooper's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2150  2003

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A small booklet by Joy Cooper entitled 'My War' relating her experiences as a young woman in Lincoln.

'My War'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2150  2003

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A small booklet by Joy Cooper entitled 'My War' relating her experiences as a young woman in Lincoln. It gives general details of civilian life, the impact of rationing and details of her work in Boots the Chemists. She recounts her many conatacts with the RAF serving in Lincolnshire and her war work for the Royal Observer Corps, plotting the movements of Allied planes.

Cordy papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605  2004

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A collection of letters, photographs and a typed manuscript relating to Mrs Peggy Cordy's wartime work at Bletchley Park, together with travel pass and return railway tickets used by her husband JK Cordy during the Second World War.

Cordy letters  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.1  2004

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Two letters from Mrs Peggy Cordy reagrding her wartime work at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.1.1  2004

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A typewritten letter from Mrs Peggy Cordy about a talk she gave on her time at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.1.2  2004

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A typewritten letter from Mrs Peggy Cordy about five black and white photographs taken of personnel at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

'Bletchley Park 1942-5'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.2  2004

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Four pages of typewritten notes produced by Mrs Peggy Cordy for a talk on her time working at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire in which she gives a highly detailed account of day-to-day work and living conditions there.

Peggy Cordy photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.3  2004

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Original card folder and five black and white photographs of employees at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire who worked with Peggy Cordy in Registration Room 1, Hut 6.

Army travel documents  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2605.4  2004

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Army travel pass and return railway tickets between Sherborne and York and York and Sherborne, issued to Officer Cadet JK Cordy in December 1942.

Joan Courts wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2360  2003

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Letter by Joan Courts giving a brief account of her evacuation as a schoolchild from the East End of London at the start of the Second World War.

Joan Courts letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2360  2003

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A two page typewritten letter by Joan Courts giving a brief account of her evacuation as a schoolchild from the East End of London at the start of the Second World War.

Ray Crampin story  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1826  2002

Contents:
Short story by Ray Crampin recalling an incedent from his childhood at the start of the Second World War.

'All clear'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1826  2002

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Two typewritten pages by Ray Crampin recalling an incident in 1940 during a German air raid on Romford. He also talks of seeing dog fights over Hornchurch Aeordrome.

Bill Curtis letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2499  2004

Contents:
Letter written by Bill Curtis outlining his parent's work during the Second World War.

Bill Curtis letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2499  2004

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A four page handwritten letter by Bill Curtis outlining his parent's work during the Second World War. It describes life in the Restricted Military Area around Dover, where the Army carried out manoeuvres and engaged in artillery duels across the Channel.

Pamela Daymond documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508  2004

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Booklets, documents, photographs and personal reminiscences from Pamela Daymond.

Pamela Daymond wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.1  2004

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Seven typewritten pages by Pamela Daymond recalling her experiences of the Second World War. A schoolgirl in Penge, London, she provides details of domestic life and air raids, including details of her evacuation to Exeter, Devon, in 1941.

Copies of wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.2  2004

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Four digital images scanned in 2004 of wartime black and white photographs, showing Pamela Daymond with her family in Exeter about 1944.

Pamela Daymond wartime photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.2.1  2004

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A digital image scanned in 2004 of wartime black and white photograph taken in Exeter, Devon, about 1944. A young Pamela Daymond stands on the left holding her hat in her hands.

Pamela Daymond wartime photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.2.2  2004

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A digital image scanned in 2004 of wartime black and white photograph taken in Exeter, Devon, about 1944. A young Pamela Daymond stands on the left holding her hat in her hands.

Pamela Daymond wartime photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.2.3  2004

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A digital image scanned in 2004 of wartime black and white photograph taken in Exeter, Devon, about 1944. A young Pamela Daymond stands on the right of the group.

Pamela Daymond wartime photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.2.4  2004

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A digital image scanned in 2004 of wartime black and white photograph taken in Devon about 1944. A young Pamela Daymond stands on the left.

Wartime guides and booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.3  2004

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Booklets produced during or just after the Second World War; 'Humanity Keeps and Appointment', 'Address on Demobilisation', 'The Story of the Destruction of Coventry Cathedral', 'The Battle of Britain', 'The Royal Marines', and a copy of the order of service for 'First Army Thanksgiving Service for the Victory Granted to The Allies in North Africa'.

German banknote  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.4  2004

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A German 1 Mark note issued in 1944.

Wartime airgraphs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2508.5  2004

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Two wartime airgraphs written in 1943 by relatives serving overseas in the Armed Forces to Mr WC Daymond, Pamela Daymond's father.

Riki Dearden wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2326  2003

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A handwritten letter relating Riki Dearden's experiences as a nurse during the Second World War.

Riki Dearden letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2326  2003

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A seven page handwritten letter relating Riki Dearden's experiences as a nurse during the Second World War. In the letter she talks of her work treating wounded soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk, working in London during the Blitz, her memories of D Day and VE Day and her opinions on working in South Africa.

MM Deyes papers and buttons  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2488  2003

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Papers and a collection of Civil Defence uniform buttons.

Miss Deyes letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2488.1  2003

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Typewritten letter from Miss MM Deyes dated 22 August 2003 in which she briefly outlines her memories of growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War.

Photocopy of photograph of children with puppet theatre  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2488.2  2003

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A photocopy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1941 showing Miss MM Deyes and her school friends stood around a toy puppet theatre.

Certificate sent to schoolchildren by King George VI  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2488.3  2003

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Certificate sent to all British school children by King George VI commemorating the Allied victory in the Second World War, dated 8 June 1946.

Deyes uniform buttons  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2488.4  2003

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Uniform buttons stamped CD (Civil Defence) or ARP (Air Raid Protection) worn duirng the Second World War by HS and IM Deyes, parents of Miss MM Deyes.

Gwynneth Dixon manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1980  2003

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Typed memoirs entitled 'My Experiences as a Porter on Woodbridge Railway Station from 1941-1946' written by Gwynneth E Dixon in 2003.

'My Experiences as a Porter on Woodbridge Railway Station from 1941-46'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1980  2003

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Seven typewritten pages of a manuscript by Gwynneth E Dixon entitled 'My Experiences as a Porter on Woodbridge Railway Station from 1941-46' and covers such details as living and working conditions and air raids.

Notes and interview with Louise Druce  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2454  2003

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Interview with Louise Druce plus subsequent handwritten notes all dealing with her memories of the Second World War.

Notes made by Louise Druce about her wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2454.1  2003

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Sixteen photocopied sheets of hand written notes made by Louise Druce in 2003. Her recollections cover her memories as a young mother and housewife living in London between 1938 and 1945.

Interview with Louise Druce  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2454.2  2003

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Tape recording and transcript of an interview with Louise Druce carried out by David Talbot in August 2003, tape number 2180.

Michael Ennis articles  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1927  2002

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Eight photocopied articles from Parish Magazines written by Michael Ennis between 2000 and 2003, recalling his experiences as a boy in Kent during the Second World War.

Michael Ennis magazine articles  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1927.1  2002

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Photocopies of eight articles from Parish Magazines written by Michael Ennis between 2000 and 2003, recalling his experiences as a boy in Kent during the Second World War. The articles cover his memories of living in a village, helping out on a farm and hop picking, the Battle of Britain, preperations to resist a German invasion of Kent, the Army and Home Guard, and the bombing of Canterbury in 1942 which destroyed of his school. Finally two articles cover the general topic of remembrance and the memorial to the Falklands Campaign.

Peter Finnis booklet  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2402  2003

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A privately published booklet entitled 'Growing Up In Hell Fire Corner 1939-1945' by Peter Finnis.

'Growing up in Hell Fire Corner 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2402  2003

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A privately published booklet entitled 'Growing Up In Hell Fire Corner 1939-1945' by Peter Finnis in which he recounts his experiences in Kent around Deal and Dover during the Second World War. He recalls the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk, the German raids and shelling on Dover and Deal, serving in the ATC and Home Guard, preparations for D Day and finally being called up into the Army and serving in Greece during the Civil War.

Letters about wartime Portsmouth  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2060  2003

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Two handwritten letters about the author's experiences in Portsmouth during the Second World War.

Letters about wartime Portsmouth  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2060.1  2003

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Two handwritten letters about the author's experiences in Portsmouth during the Second World War, in which she describes the survival of her parent's after their house and office in Old Portsmouth were destroyed by bombs.The author of the letters wishes to remain annonymous.

Fowden papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2153  2003

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Typewritten memories of Margaret Fowden's memories of her childhood during World War Two, plus her entry to a school painting competition.

'My Childhood Wartime Memories'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2153.1  2003

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A three page typewritten manuscript by Margaret Fowden entitled 'My Childhood Wartime Memories', in which she recalls the bombing of Altrincham, Cheshire and her family's subsequent move to Otley, West Yorkshire. Margaret describes rationing, allotments and gathering food from the countryside, plus collecting scrap for the war effort. She also recalls the presence of the army, tanks, wounded servicemen and German prisoners in the Otley area.

'Salute the Soldier Week' artwork  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2153.2  2003

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A printed picture coloured-in by Margaret Fowden when she was a child, as part of an art competition for 'Salute the Soldier Week' in Otley, West Yorkshire, in 1944. Margaret won fifth prize for her entry.

Francis papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2154  2003

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Two letters by Elizabeth Francis outlining some of her memories of the Second World War, plus a Recovery Brigade badge and business card for her father.

Elizabeth Francis wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2154.1  2003

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Two handwritten letters outling Elizabeth Francis' wartime memories of her life as a schoolgirl in Portsmouth. She recalls a bomb falling near her family's house.

'Book Recovery Brigade' badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2154.2  2003

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A small circular paper badge issued to Elizabeth Francis for collecting 50 books as part of a National Salvage Drive.

Harold C Shambrook business card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2154.3  2003

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A printed business or calling card that belonged to Harold C Shambrook, ARP Officer in Potters.

John Francis poem  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1878  2002

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Three pages of a typewrtten poem by John Francis entitled 'Memories of World War Two'.

'Memories of World War Two'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1878  2002

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A three page typewrtten poem by John Francis entitled 'Memories of World War Two' in which he describes in general terms his feelings about Britain during the war.

Fremlin-Key papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155  2003

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Handwritten letters by Hermyone Fremlin-Keys detailing her life and memories of the Second World War, together with a black and white photograph of her father Malcolm Stewart McAlister.

Fremlin-Key letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155.1  2003

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A two page handwritten letter by Hermyone Fremlin-Key in which she discusses her acquintance with James Leason and her work during the Second World war for MI6 at a reception centre for escapees from Occupied Europe.

Fremlin-Key wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155.2  2003

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Four pages of the handwritten reminiscenses of Hermyone Fremlin-Key in which she recalls her school days before the war, incidents on the trip back to England aboard the German cargo ship 'Ehrenfels', details of her father's career in the Army and her own work for MI6 at the end of the war.

Fremlin-Key letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155.3  2003

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Handwritten letter by Hermyone Fremlin-Key outlining the biography of her father, Captain (latter Lt Colonel) Malcolm Stewart McAlister and his service in the First World War.

Fremlin-Key wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155.4  2003

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Four pages of the handwritten reminiscences of Hermyone Fremlin-Key in which she recalls her time at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, where her father Lt Colonel George Malcolm Stewart McAlister of the North Staffordshire Regiment had command of training depot in 1940. She recalls life in camp and the events around the arrival of soldiers evacuated form Dunkirk.

Photograph of Lt Colonel George Malcolm Stewart McAlister  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2155.5  2003

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A black and white photograph of Lt Colonel George Malcolm Stewart McAlister, North Staffordshire Regiment, taken about 1941. Lt Colonel McAlister was the father of Hermyone Fremlin-Key.

Bob French papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1971  2003

Contents:
A handwritten letter covering Bob French's recollections of the Second World War plus a typewritten manuscript of his father's memories as a psychiatric nurse.

Bob French letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1971.1  2003

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A three page handwritten letter in which Bob French recalls his experiences of the Second world War. He begins with describing a pre-war visit to Croydon aeordrome, then describes the delay of his return to school at outbreak of war due to a lack of air raid shelters and his witnessing of a collision between two Hurricane fighters near Usworth aeorodrome (now Sunderland airport), Tyne and Wear. He also recalls the time spent in the local air raid shelter, the bombing and destruction of a house on his street, the dropping of an unexploded bomb in nearby allotments. Finally Bob French discusses his work at a chemical works, giving details of his pay and travel to work.

Mr French's reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1971.2  2003

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A 24 page typewritten manuscript with some illustrations by Bob French's father. He describes the history of South Hylton, Tyne and Wear, where he grew up between the wars. A keen sportsman he recalls watching Sunderland footballl team and playing football himself. The largest part of the account details his training and work as a male psychiatric nurse at Netherne, Surrey.

Julie Gale's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2007  2003

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Typewritten personal memoir by Julie Gale in which she details her memories of childhood during the Second World War.

'Memories of wartime childhood'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2007  2003

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Typewritten memoir by Julie Gale in which she describes some of her memories of growing up during the Second World War. She vividly recalls her experiences of watching dogfghts over Tonbridge Wells in Kent during the Battle of Britain, and her direct experiences of various bombing and straffing attacks. Julie Gale also describes her unhappy experiences of boarding school and nits, and VE Day Celebrations in Guildford. She aslo recalls anecdotes of her father's work as an Aircraft Inspector and Home Guard.

Kathleen Garside's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2248  2003

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Copy of a 64 page typewritten manuscript entitled 'My Story; 1939-1945' by Kathleen Garside.

'My Story; 1939-1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2248  2003

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Copy of a 64 page typewritten manuscript entitled 'My Story; 1939-1945' by Kathleen Garside. In the manuscript Kathleen provides details her everyday life, work, rationing, travel and especially entertainment in London and Wimbledon. Kathleen describes her passion for dancing, her friendships with servicemen from Britain, Canada and America and finally her courtship of a Canadian soldier who served in Italy. She describes the wedding and also her emigration to Canada shortly after the end of the war.

Joyce Garvey papers and ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008  2003

Contents:
A handwritten account by Joyce Garvey of her experiences during the Second World War, along with a collection of wartime recipes, a copy of a photograph showing Joyce Garvey in her ARP (Air Raid Precautions) uniform, plus her ARP badge and identity card.

Joyce Garvey's memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.1  2003

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A three page handwritten manuscript by Joyce Garvey in which she recalls her memories of the Second World War in Birmingham. She recalls serving food to soldiers returning from Dunkirk, and then describes her experiences working for the Birmingham ARP during the height of the German bombing raids. Finally Joyce gives details of the wartime food and clothes rations and how she spent her limited wages.

Cartoon recipes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2  2003

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Five newspaper cartoon strips of recipes and food tips produced during the Second World War.

Wartime recipe for stuffed heart  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2.1  2003

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Cartoon cut from a wartime newspaper showing a recipe for stuffed heart.

'Simple Cheese Straws'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2.2  2003

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Cartoon cut from a wartime newspaper showing a recipe for making cheese biscuits.

'Corned Beef Turnovers'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2.3  2003

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Cartoon cut from a wartime newspaper showing a recipe for making corned beef pasties.

Waritme recipe for fish and potato  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2.5  2003

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Cartoon cut from a wartime newspaper showing a recipe for making a fish pie.

'Date Pudding'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.2.4  2003

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Cartoon cut from a wartime newspaper showing a recipe for making a date pudding.

Photograph of Joyce Garvey in ARP uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.3  2003

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A modern copy made about 2002 of a black and white photograph taken in 1942 showing Joyce Garvey in her ARP unifrom.

Birmingham ARP identity card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.4  2003

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ARP identity card issued by the City of Birmingham to Joyce Garvey.

Birmingham ARP badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2008.5  2003

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ARP uniform badge worn by Joyce Garvey during the Second World War.

Alan Goldfinch's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2610  2004

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Seven handwritten pages of wartime reminiscences by Alan Goldfinch.

Alan Goldfinch's recollections of wartime evacuation  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2610  2004

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Seven handwritten pages by Alan Goldfinch detailing some of his childhood memories of the Second World War. He recalls being evacuated to Weymouth in Dorset between 1939 and 1940 and seeing impounded foreign merchant ships, French troops evacuated from Dunkirk and refugees arriving from the Channel Islands. He was then evacuated to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he lived with his grandparents, recalling details of two German bombing raids on the city between 1940 and 1941. Fianlly he vividly describes his experiences of the V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London in 1944 and 1945.

EH Gordon papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1834  2002

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A copy of a handwritten memoir by Mr EH Gordon regarding his experiences working in London during the Second World War.

EH Gordon's recollections of life in London during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1834  2002

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A fouteen page handwritten manuscript written by EH Gordon relating his experiences in London working as an Inspector of Taxes at Somerset House in London during the Second World War. He recalls his first aid training and service in the Home Guard together with details of his personal experiences of the bombing raids on London in 1940 and V rocket attacks in 1944. He also describes in detail the workings of the Tax Office during wartime and finally his memories of VE Day.

Margaret Green manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1972  2003

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A typewritten memoir by Margaret Green entitled 'A Country Childhood in Wartime' in which she recalls growing up on a farm in Scotland.

'A Country Childhood in Wartime'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1972  2003

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A five page typewritten memoir by Margaret Green in which she recalls her childhood on a farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. She recalls getting her 'Mickey Mouse' gas mask, air raid shelters, food rationing and shortages and the ill health it caused, clothing shortages and 'make do and mend', Army manouvres on nearby land, Italian and German prisoners of war working the farm and two Land Army girls who also worked the farm.

Joan Green letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2460  2003

Contents:
Letter written by Mrs Joan Green recalling her time as schoolgirl during the Second World War.

Joan Green's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2460  2003

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A two page handwritten letter by Joan Green outlining a a few recollections of memories from her wartime school days. She recalls sharing schooltime with an evacuated school and air raid drills.

Dorothy Gregory papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2294  2003

Contents:
Personal account of Dorothy Gregory recaling her wartime experiences plus 120 recipes dating from the Second World War.

Dorothy Gregory's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2294.1  2003

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A photocopy of eight pages of hand written reminiscences by Dorothy Gregory, in which she gives some biographical details about herself, recalling the poverty she saw growing up in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, before going on to recall her memories of the outbreak of war, the brief evacuation of her school and her family's brick-built air raid shelter. Dorothy then recalls her time as a student teacher in Berwick-upon-Tweed, describing the teaching routine, her uniform and laundry facilities. As part of her voluntary war work she recalls her firewatching duties and ARP training, manning the Forces canteen on the railway station, demonstrations of wartime cookery for the Ministry of Food and three weeks in London in 1945 cooking for the workers brought in to help rebuild the city.

Wartime recipes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2294.2  2003

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Collection of 122 wartime recipes including 45 Ministry of Food Recipe Slips, 10 recipe booklets produced by the Ministry of Food, some produced for children, 20 leaflets giving recipes and nutritional guidelines produced by the Ministry of Food, 46 recipes cut from newspapers and 1 hand-written recipe for 'ersatz' dishes.

Doreen Haigh letters and documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2318  2003

Contents:
Doreen Haigh (nee Briggs) correspondence relating to Leeds Corps of Air Raid Wardens, plus Empire Day certificate and RAF diary.

Doreen Haigh ARP letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2318.1  2003

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Typewritten letters sent to Doreen Haigh (nee Briggs); two copies congratulating her on her enrollment in the Leeds Corps of Air Raid Wardens; two copies 'Leave with Pay for Air Raid Precautions Volunteeers in Cases of Sickness or Injury'. Together with an envelope dated February 1941.

Empire Day Certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2318.2  2003

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Small colour certificate issued on Empire Day 1941 to those providing aid and comfort to Allied servicemen.

RAF pocket diary  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2318.3  2003

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Unused Royal Air Force pocket diary for 1945.

Haigh documents, newspapers and booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2317  2003

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Nellie Haigh collection of wartime Civil Defence pamphlets, booklets and newspapers.

Haigh wartime Civil Defence information  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2317.1  2003

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Nellie Haigh collection of wartime Civil Defence booklets and pamphlets; 'Personal Protection against Gas', 'The Protection of your Home against Air Raids', 'National Service', 'Fire Precautions in War Time', 'When you go to Shelter', 'Advisong the Public in the Event of Invasion', 'After an Air Raid', 'Chart of War Gases', 'Co-op Delivery Note', 'After the Raid', 'Leeds and National Service', 'War Service Grants' and 'Beating the Invader'.

Haigh wartime newspapers and cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2317.2  2003

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Nellie Haigh collection of newspapers and cuttings, including copies of 'The Daily Sketch', 'The Yorkshire Evening Post', 'The Radio Times' and 'The Daily Mail', all published between 1935 and 1943.

'The Happy Warrior'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2317.3  2003

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Nellie Haigh wartime copy of the book 'The Happy Warrior' by ASM Hitchinson, published about 1943.

Wartime photomagazines  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2429  2003

Contents:
54 photomagazine published during the Second World War, comprising three issues of 'The Illustrated London News', six copies of 'Illustrated' and 45 copies of 'Modern World The Pictorial Review'.

'The Illustrated London News'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2429.1  2003

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Three copies of the weekly magazine 'The Illustrated London News'; Saturday January 31 1942; September 19th 1942; November 7th 1942.

'Illustrated'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2429.2  2003

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Six copies of the photomagazine 'Illustrated'; No 50 Vol 1,10 February 1940; No12 Vol II, 18 May 1940; No13 Vol II, 25 May 1940; No30 Vol II, 21 September 1940; No3 Vol III, 15 March 1941; No16 Vol III, 14 June 1941.

'Modern World, The Pictorial Review'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2429.3  2003

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45 issues of the weekly magazine 'Modern World, The Pictorial Review'; No3 Vol 1 6 April 1940; No4 Vol 113 April 1940; No 5 Vol 1, 20 April 1940; No6 Vol 1, 27 april 1940; No7 Vol 1, 4 May 1940; No 8 Vol 1, 11 May 1940; No9 Vol 1, 18 May 1940; No10 Vol 1, 25 May 1940; No11 Vol 1, 1 June 1940; No12 Vol 1, 8 June 1940; No13 Vol 1, 15 June 1940; No14 Vol 1, 22 June 1940; No15 Vol 1, 29 June 1940; No18 Vol, 20 July 1940; No16 Vol 1, 6 July 1940; No19 Vol1, 27 July 1940; No20 Vol 1, 3 August 1940; No21 Vol 1, 10 August 1940; No22 Vol 1, 17 August 1940; No23 Vol 1, 24 August 1940; No24 Vol 1, 31 August 1940; No25 Vol 1, 7 September 1940; No26 Vol 1, 14 September 1940; No27 Vol 1, 21 September 1940; No28 Vol 1, 28 September 1940; No29 Vol 1, 3 October 1940; No30 Vol 1, 12 October 1940; No32 Vol 1, 26 October 1940; No34 Vol 1, 9 November 1940; No36 Vol 1, 23 November 1940; No38 Vol 1, 7 December 1940; No39 Vol 1, 14 December 1940; No40 Vol 1, 21 December 1940; No41 Vol 1, 28 December 1940; No42 vol 1, 4 January 1941; No43 Vol 1, 11 January 1941; No44 Vol 1, 18 January 1941; No45 Vol 1, 25 January 1941; No44 Vol 1, 1 February 1941; No47 Vol 1, 8 February 1941; No48 Vol 1, 15 February 1941; No49 Vol 1, 22 February 1941; No50 Vol 1, 1 March 1941; No51 Vol 1, 8 March 1941; No52 Vol 1, 15 March 1941.

Peter Hardy wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1975  2003

Contents:
Eleven handwritten pages of notes prepared by Peter Hardy for a talk he gave at his grandson's school about life during the Second World War.

'Peter Hardy's War'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1975  2003

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Eleven handwritten pages of notes prepared by Peter Hardy for a talk he gave at his grandson's school about life during the Second World War. Evacuated from Northampton as a young boy Mr Hardy talks of life at school in Wales, living and working on a farm, food and rationing, the invasion defences at St David's and his return to Northampton in 1943 and the changes he saw.

Augustus J Harris papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1910  2002

Contents:
Papers and photographs relating to the life and work of Augustus John Harris.

David J Harris letter  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1910.1  2002

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Contents:
A three page typewritten letter by David J Harris detailing the Harris family history back to the early nineteenth century in West Glamorgan, Wales.

Augustus Harris biography  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1910.2  2002

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A two page typewritten biography of Augustus J Harris by his nephew David J Harris. It outlines his uncle's academic carreer and his wartime involvement with the National Physical Laboratory and 'Upkeep', the development of the bouncing bomb for use in Operation Chastise, the Dam Busters raid, of 1943.

Augustus J Harris scientific papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1910.3  2002

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Contents:
Photocopies made about 2000 of scientific papers and articles relating to Augustus J Harris, his wartime work on the Dam Busters Project and post-war work the Road Research Laboratory, including; 'Dam Busting - the 'Uncivil Engineering' Behind the Famous Wartime Raid', 'Dambusters!' article, pages from 'William Henry Glanville 1900-1976', 'The Dam Buster' by Paul Brickhill, 'The War in the Air, 1939-1945', 'Research on Road Safety', 'On the Analysis of the Possible Motions of a Vehicle' and 'Transport Demand Models Based on Personal Characteristics'.

Augustus J Harris photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1910.4  2002

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Three photographs scanned about 2002 of original black and white photographs taken about 1935 of Augustus John Harris as a student at Cardiff University.

Harrison recollections of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2209  2003

Contents:
Recollections by Mr V Harrison of his childhood during the Second World War, stored on floppy disc and as two manuscripts with accompanying copies of wartime photographs.

Harrison manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2209.1  2003

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Recollections by Mr V Harrison of his childhood during the Second World War, stored on floppy disc and as two manuscripts with accompanying copies of wartime photographs. Mr V Harrison describes life as a child before the war, going to school and living in the small mining village of Langley Park, County Durham. Chapter 6 of his memoirs specifically records his memories of the war, including building an air raid shelter, the dropping of magnesium flares over Langley Park, the influx of evacuees from nearby Newcastle and Gateshead and domestic details about food, rationing and shortages. He also recalls his memories of VE And VJ Days as 'disappointing'.

Brenda Haley papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1936  2003

Contents:
Wartime recollections of Mrs Brenda Haley, plus newspaper cuttings from 'The Dewsbury Reporter'.

Brenda Haley wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1936.1  2003

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Two typewritten pages by Brenda Haley recalling her traumatic experiences when her family home in Savile Town, Dewsbury, was bombed on the night of 15 December 1940. Brenda was knocked unconcious and her mother seriously injured. Both had to be rescued from the cellar of the destroyed building.

Newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1936.2  2003

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Newspaper cutting from 'The Dewsbury Reporter' dated 27 September 2002. The article describes the night Brenda Haley's house in Savile Town, Dewsbury, was destroyed by a bomb just before Christmas 1940, leaving her mother seriously injured and the family homeless.

Hatlee papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2301  2003

Contents:
A handwritten memoir by Pauline Hatlee (nee Watts), an airgraph and photograph of her husband Peter Hatlee when serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, and a copy of a photograph of Pauline in her NAAFI uniform.

Pauline Hatlee wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2301.1  2003

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A four page handwritten memoir by Pauline Hatlee (nee Watts) relating her wartime experiences in Portsmouth, Hampshire. She first served with the ARP, then the NAAFI and then worked as a riveter in the De Haviland aircraft factory. She also outlines her husband's service in the Royal Navy, serving in the Mediterranean and on Russian convoys, posted at one point on HMS Belfast.

Pauline Hatlee airgraph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2301.2  2003

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An airgraph sent to Pauline Hatlee (nee Watts) by her then boyfriend (later husband) Peter from the Eastern Mediterranean at Christmas 1941.

Pauline Hatlee photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2301.3  2003

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Two photographs relating to Pauline Hatlee (nee Watts). One, a copy made about 2003 from an original black and white photograph taken in 1941, shows Pauline in her NAAFI uniform. The other is a hand-coloured black and white photograph taken about 1941 of her husband Peter in his Naval uniform.

Florence Hawthorne wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2462  2003

Contents:
Typewritten copy of 'Memories of World War Two' by Florence Hawthorne and interview with her carried out by Alan Cadell in June 2003.

'Memories of World War 2'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2462.1  2003

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A fourteen page typewritten document by Florence Hawthorne entitled 'Memories of World War 2'. She includes details of her work as a clerk before and during the war of her work for the LMS (London Midland and Scottish Railway Company) Transit Office, responsible for moving supplies and troops around the country. Drafted into the Civil Nursing Reserve in 1942 she then worked at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary where she recalls treating injured workers in an accident at Swynnerton munitions works. Florence also recalls general details about travelling by train during the war, food rationing and the hospital service.

Interview with Florence Hawthorne  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2462.2  2003

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Interview with Florence Hawthorne by Alan Cadell, 1 June 2003, in which she recalls her work with LMS (London Midland and Scottish Railway Company) railways at start of the war and her work as a nurse between 1942 and 1946. She also gives details about her late husband's wartime service with the RAF (Royal Air Force) in India and Burma.

John Haybittle Home Guard papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2230  2003

Contents:
John Haybittle papers and photocopied wartime photographs relating to his service in the Surrey Home Guard.

'Memories of the Home Guard'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2230.1  2003

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A five page typewritten account by John M Haybittle entitled 'Memories of the Home Guard' in which he recalls details of his service with the Surrey Home Guard between 1941 and 1943. Mr Haybittle served in the Machine Gun Section of the 59th Battalion Surrey, Queen's Royal Regiment based in Addiscombe, Surrey and describes the equipment and routine of his unit.

'More thoughts on Addiscombe'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2230.2  2003

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A two page typewritten account by John Haybittle in which he gives further anecdotes about life in Addiscombe during the Second World War, including firewatching duty and his family's improvised sleeping arrangements during an air raid.

Photocopies of Home Guard photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2230.3  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of 13 wartime black and white photographs showing the Surrey Home Guard. The photographs mainly relate to the Croydon area.

Terry Hearing memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1952  2003

Contents:
One copy of a part of Terry Hearing's memoirs covering his life during the Second World War.

'During the war...'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1952  2003

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A twenty five page typewritten and illustrated memoir by Terry Hearing entitled 'During the War..', covering his childhood in North London during the Second World War. In the memoir he recalls his family evacuating in September 1939 but returing to London in January 1940. Terry also remembers details of his school life, his involvement with the Boy Scouts, the Battle of Britain, bombing raids and V1 ad V2 rocket attacks, preparations for D Day and the street party clebrations to mark VE and VJ Days.

George Hemingway papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1981  2003

Contents:
A letter and handwritten manuscript by George Hubert describing his memories and experiences in Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War.

George Hemingway letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1981.1  2003

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A five page handwritten letter in which George Hemingway describes his life as a young man in wartime Leeds. He also briefly outlines his family's experiences and background, and talks of growing and preserving food to supplement the ration and the difficulties of rebuilding a damaged greenhouse during wartime shortages.

George Hemingway wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1981.2  2003

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Four pages of handwritten notes by George Hemingway outlining his experiences, jobs and training during the Second World War, including details of his employment with the local council, work as an ARP messenger, and towards the end of the war teaching in the RAF. Mr Hemingway also recalls the efforts made by himself and his family to supplement the food ration, working allotments, scrounging firewood and building materials and making 'brodded' rag rugs.

Wartime knitting pattern  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1822  2002

Contents:
A wartime knitting pattern for a balaclava, gloves and a hat, produced by Patons and Baldwins Ltd during the Second World War.

'Mens and Women's Services, Gloves, RAF Helmet (with Ear-holes), and Cap (for Steel Helmet)'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1822  2002

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Contents:
A wartime knitting pattern for a balaclava, gloves and a hat, produced by Patons and Baldwins Ltd during the Second World War.

John Hick papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2030  2003

Contents:
Copies of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 from Professor John Hick's autobiography together with photographs of full pages from a photograph album of wartime black and white photographs taken in Egypt, Italy Corfu and Greece.

Extract from Professor John Hick memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2030.1  2003

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Copies of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 from Professor John Hick's autobiography. Typewritten with annotations by John Hick in pen. The first chapter recounts his feelings as a conscientious objector, his training and service with the Friend's Ambulance Unit in Edinburgh. The second outlines his work with the Friend's Ambulance Unit in Egypt, his journey out by convoy, friction with the Army, his work in a Yugoslavian refugee camp and training as a lab technician in Cairo and Damascus. The third chapter concerns his work for UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration), first in Albania and then in Greece during the Civil War, and his impressions of conditions in those countries at the time.

John Hick wartime photographs of Greece and Egypt  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2030.2  2003

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Contents:
Copies made about 2003 of five pages from John Hick's photograph album. 32 black and white photographs taken in 1944 in Egypt, Italy, Corfu and mainland Greece. The photographs feature views of refugee camps, villages and colleagues of John Hick in UNRRA.

Civil Defence handbook  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2368  2003

Contents:
One copy of Civil Defence Handbook No 8 'Emergency Feeding', produced by Home Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Department of Health for Scotland in 1960.

'Emergency Feeding'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2368  2003

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Contents:
One copy of Civil Defence Handbook No 8 'Emergency Feeding', produced by Home Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Department of Health for Scotland in 1960. The booklet gives instructions for organizing supplies and providing food to the survivors of a nuclear attack.

Hingott papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432  2003

Contents:
A section of painted canvas from an RAF bomber wing plus ration books, identity cards and information pamphlets.

Identity Cards  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.1  2003

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Two National Registration Identity Cards issued to George C Hill and Theodora M Hill of Bristol, Somerset in 1943.

George C Hill Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.1.2  2003

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Contents:
National Registration Identity Cards issued to George C Hill of Bristol, Somerset in 1943.

Theodora M Hill Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.1.1  2003

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Contents:
National Registration Identity Cards issued to Theodora M Hill of Bristol, Somerset in 1943.

Ration Books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.2  2003

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Contents:
An unused wartime Motor Fuel Ration Book of petrol coupons and two Ministry of Food Ration Books issued for 1953 to 1954 in the names of George and Theodora Hill.

Wartime recipes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.3  2003

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Contents:
Two wartime information pamphlets issued by the Ministry of Food entitled 'Egg Dishes, Savoury and Sweet' and 'Wise Eating in Wartime', plus a hard back copy of 'Calling Again, My Kitchen Front Talks with some results on the listener' by Stuart Petre Brodie Mais, published in 1941 by John Crowther.

Wartime information booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.4  2003

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Contents:
Two booklets, one entitled 'The Battle of Britain, August - October 1940' produced by the Air Ministry in 1941 and 'Bristol Bombed, over 170 Raid Pictures' produced and published by FG Warne Ltd in 1943.

Section of airplane wing  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2432.5  2003

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Contents:
Section of canvas wing with roundel from RAF Bomber.

Ellie Hodgkisson letters and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2160  2003

Contents:
Papers and photographs relating to the wartime experiences of Ellie Hodgkisson.

Ellie Hodgkisson letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2160.1  2003

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Two typewritten letters by Mrs Ellie Hodgkisson in which she recalls her experiences of living and working as a teenager in Birmingham during the Second World War. She recalls the devastation of central Birmingham, her personal memories of two bombing raids, the impact of food rationing and keeping rabbits to eat, temporary dance halls in Birmingham and her memories of clothing shortages and rationing even in 1950.

Hodgkisson photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2160.2  2003

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Two colour photographs taken in 2002 by Mr Hodgkisson of an overgrown Civil Defence shelter in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

Holdsworth memories and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1976  2003

Contents:
A letter from Mr Derek C Holdsworth recalling his childhood in Gosport, Hampshire, during the Second World War, plus digital copy of a wartime photograph.

Holdsworth memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1976.1  2003

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A three page handwritten letter from Mr DC Holdsworth in which he recounts his memories of growing up in Gosport, Hampshire, during the Second World War. He recalls heavy air raids and his memories of the family air raid shelter in the garden, collecting shrapnel, and the influx of troops into the area in advance of the D-Day invasion. He also recounts an anecdote where he was hurt by an American petrol can collected as a souvenir, and finally recalls his memories of VE Day celebrations.

Holdsworth photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1976.2  2003

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Contents:
Digital copy made about 2002 of a black and white photograph taken in about 1944, showing a young Derek Holdsworth with his mother.

Phyl Hollingsworth papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2572  2004

Contents:
Poem and wartime memories of an evacuee from London written by Phyl Hollingsworth.

Phyl Hollingsworth wartime memories and poem  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2572.1  2004

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A typewritten poem entitled 'The Second Memory' and a page of reminiscences written by Phyl Hollingsworth in which she reflects on her evacuation form London at the start of the Second World War. She recalls her three different billets, the panic and fear of adults in the early days of the war and her reactions as a Londoner to living and working in the countryside in Godalming, Surrey.

Nesta Hoyle papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2021  2003

Contents:
Papers, articles, photographs and other documents relating to Nesta Hoyle's experiences as a schoolgirl evacuee from Liverpool and as a member of the Women's Land Army working on a poultry farm at Oakworth, West Yorkshire.

Nesata Hoyle articles and manuscripts  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2021.1  2003

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Contents:
Articles from magazines and newspapers plus original manuscripts written by Nesta Hoyle regarding her experiences during the Second World War as an evacuee and a member of the Women's Land Army; two pages of typewritten biographical notes prepared by Nesta Hoyle for a Yorkshire Television video in 1995; nine page typewritten manuscript by Nesta Hoyle describing her life in the Women's Land Army at a poultry farm in Oakworth, written about 1995 for use in 'The Dalesman' magazine; copy of 'The Dalesman' magazine, May 1995, featuring an article by Nesta Hoyle entitled 'Life as a Land Army Girl'; article about Nesta Hoyle from Bradford Telegraph and Argus 50th Anniversary Special to mark D-Day, 6 June 1994; copy of Keighley News VE Day Special, 5 May 1995, featuring article on Nesta Hoyle; photocopy of article from Keighley News 1940s Special featuring Nesta Hoyle, published 1996; photocopy of article by Nesta Hoyle in Keighley News 1930s Sepcial, published February 1996; photocopy of article about Nesta Hoyle from Bradford Telegraph and Argus, 1999; photocopy of article by Nesta Hoyle published in 'Push and Pull' magazine, winter 1994/95; copy of 'Push and Pull' magazine Spring 1997 featuring article written by Nesta Hoyle; copy of wartime colour poster entitled 'Come and Help With the Victory Harvest'; photocopy of article entitled 'You Must Be Very Old' by Nesta Hoyle in 'Yorkshire Ridings Magazine', June/July 1993; photocopy of article 'Please Send The Curlers...' by Nesta Hoyle, published in 'Lancashire Magazine' November/December 1989.

Nesta Hoyle wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2021.2  2003

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Contents:
Letters written during the Second World War; two page typewritten letter from Nesta's mother to Nesta dated September 1939; six page handwritten letter from Nesta to her mother about 1940; three page handwritten letter from Nesta's mother to Nesta dated about 1940; two page handwritten letter to Nesta from her mother, about 1940; three page handwritten letter from Nesta to her mother written about 1940; handwritten letter from Company Sergeant Samuel Newell of the 9th Cameronians to Alice Hoyle, written 6 May 1944.

Nesta Hoyle wartime documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2021.3  2003

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Contents:
A telegram sent by Nesta Hoyle during the Second World War; Government Evacuation luggage label; photocopy of certificate sent to school children marking the Allied victory celebrations of 8 June 1946.

Nesta Hoyle wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2021.4  2003

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Nine photographs relating to Nesta Hoyle and her service in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War. One black and white photograph of Nesta's mother and grandmother taken in about 1938; eight prints made about 2002 of black and white photographs taken during the war featuring Nesta Hoyle in the Women's Land Army.

Cecilia Hughes papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2523  2004

Contents:
Cecilia Hughes' memories of working as a Women's Land Army rat-catcher in Cornwall during the Second World War, plus a photograph and Release Certificate from the WLA.

Cecilia Hughes' memories of rat-catching in Cornwall  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2523.1  2004

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Two sets of papers recording Cecilia Hughes' memories of working as a Women's Land Army rat-catcher. One is a handwritten account detailing the work of the rat-catcher. The other is a typewritten account entitled 'Memoirs of a Rat-Hunting Woman', illustrated with copies of Cecilia Hughes' wartime photographs. The account covers her training and general impressions of life as a Land Girl in Penzance, Cornwall, plus she recalls the presence of the American 29th Division in the area training prior to D-Day and seeing a large fleet of ships over to France after the invasion.

Cecilia Hughes portrait photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2523.2  2004

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Contents:
A black and white portrait photograph of Cecilia Hughes in her Women's Land Army uniform, taken about 1944.

'Women's Land Army (England and Wales). Release Certificate'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2523.3  2004

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Contents:
Women's Land Army Release Certificate issued to Cecilia Fletcher (later Hughes) in 1945.

Sir Andrew Huxley papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2331  2003

Contents:
Papers and photographs relating to Sir Andrew Huxley's war work in Operational Research, including a series of photographs and negatives documenting the effects of the Allied bombardment of the German beech defences on D-Day.

Jackson letter and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1857  2002

Contents:
Letter from Mr AR Jackson recalling his work with German Prisoners of War during the winter of 1947, plus a black and white photograph of one of the prisoners.

AR Jackson letter  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1857.1  2002

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A two page handwritten letter from Mr AR Jackson recalling his work with German Prisoners of War during the harsh winter of 1947, distributing animal food from a depot in West Yorkshire.

Photograph of German Prisoner of War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1857.2  2002

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An envelope and black and white portrait photograph of Werner Jobst taken about 1950, sent to the four year old daughter of Mr AR Jackson. Werner Jobst was a Prisoner of War in England at the Butcher Hill Camp in Horsforth, West Yorkshire. During the winter of 1947 he worked with AR Jackson at an animal food distribution centre near Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Jean Jacomb material  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2473  2003

Contents:
Material relating to Miss Jean Jacomb and the Second World War, including a letter, two photographs of General Eisnehower's 'Telegraph Cottage', and a scarf and two scraps of parachute silk.

Christopher Nathan letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2473.1  2003

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Contents:
Typewritten letter from Christopher Nathan briefly outlining Jean Jacomb's (his aunt) experiences as a nurse during the First and Second World Wars.

Jean Jacomb photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2473.2  2003

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Contents:
Two black and white photographs taken about 1944 of 'Telegraph Cottage' near Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, General Dwight D Eisenhower's (1890-1969) house in England during the D-Day invasion.

Jean Jacomb parachute silk  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2473.3  2003

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Three pieces of parachute silk that belonged to Jean Jacomb during the Second World War. One piece has been printed and made up into a scarf listing the horses that won the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool. The other two pieces are scraps, one frayed and dyed green, the other a length of white cord.

Jefcut family documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2232  2003

Contents:
Identity cards and ration books issued to and used by members of the Jefcut family of Battersea, London between 1943 and 1954.

Jefcut family Identity Cards and Food Ration Books  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2232.1  2003

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Contents:
Identity cards and ration books issued to and used by members of the Jefcut family of Battersea, London between 1943 and 1954; one 'Under Sixteen' Identity Card first issued to Michael J Jefcut in 1943; one Identity Card first issued to Caroline S Jefcut in 1943; two Food Ration Books issued to Caroline S Jefcut for use between 1952 and 1954.

Brenda Johnson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2063  2003

Contents:
Photocopies of family letters, a newspaper article, family photographs and a book entitled 'Battle Over Essex' all relating to Brenda Johnson's (nee Field) family during the Second World War.

Photocopies of Field family letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2063.1  2003

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Contents:
Photocopies and typewritten transcriptions made about 2002 of four letters written by members of the Field family in 1941 regarding German bombing raids, plus a letter written in 1944 to Brenda Johnson's father Major George Baden Field (Home Guard) regarding the supply of tyres.

Photocopy of pages from The Evening Standard, May 1941  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2063.2  2003

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Contents:
Photocopies made about 2002 of pages four and five of The Evening Standard, 6 May 1941. They feature an article 'Night Raid on East Anglian Town' which features a photograph of the destruction of Berry Johnson's uncle's house. Both her uncle and aunt were killed.

Field family tree and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2063.3  2003

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Contents:
Field family tree plus a page of four scanned photographs made about 2002 of pre-war or wartime black and white photographs of members of the Field family. One photograph shows a young Brenda Johnson (nee Field), another her uncle and aunt, Russel and Mary Anthony, who were killed in a bombing raid on Norwich, East Anglia in 1941.

'Battle Over Essex'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2063.4  2003

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Contents:
One copy of 'Battle Over Essex' written by RJ Thompson and produced by The Essex Chronicle in 1946.

Photocopy of newspaper article and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1986  2003

Contents:
Photocopy made about 2003 of a local newspaper article entitled 'Fire service war heroine dies, 71' relating to the death of Hetty Kirtley, a Fire Service officer in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, during the Second World War.

'Fire service war heroine dies, 71'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1986  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of a local newspaper article relating to the death of Hetty Kirtley, a Fire Service officer in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, during the Second World War. The article briefly describes her bravery during a bombing raid on Sunderland and includes copies of two wartime photographs of her and colleagues in the fire service.

Lilian King papers, documents and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2122  2003

Contents:
Letters, papers, photographs and other wartime ephemera mainly assembled by Lilian King in 1968 when studying as a student teacher.

Lilian King letters and autobiographical notes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2122.1  2003

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Handwritten letters and biographical notes by Lilian King. The letters provide an insight into daily life in London during wartime, plus the work of herself, friends and family in Civil Defence including her description of an incident from her time in Durban, South Africa involving the sinking of a passenger ship. Lilian King's autobiographical notes recall family life in Battersea, London, before the war, details of working life and the dangers of air raids along with details of her work for the Aliens Department and Dangerous Drugs Departments during the war.

Lilian King autobiographical material  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2122.2  2003

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Autobiographical notes and other material prepared by Lilian King in 1968 for a project when studying as a teacher. Material covers her life before and during the Second World War providing details of her daily and working life. It includes several incidents from her time working for the Home Office such as when one of her colleagues was arrested as an IRA supporter. Other material covers her pre-war childhood, her experiences during the Blitz, her reflections on life after the war, a typewritten letter from her husband and a long poem possiblly written in 1943 about life in London during the Blitz.

Lilian King wartime ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2122.3  2003

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Extensive material assembled by Lilian King as a student teacher in 1968, including wartime airgraphs, black and white photographs of and relating to Lilian and her husband Ronald, newspaper cuttings, telegrams and letters from her husband, a letter informing her that her husband was wounded, an address card, ration book, Christmas cards and letters from the Durban Jewish Club Canteen.

Lillian King wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2122.4  2003

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Three wartime or post war photographs relating to Lilian and Ronald King; a colour photograph of Lilian King and her two sisters taken in Bounemouth in about 1941; hand-coloured photograph of 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry dispatch riders; black and white photograph of British soldiers serving in Austria about 1946 including Ron King.

Margaret King papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1978  2003

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Letter by Margaret King and photocopy of a magazine article about her father entitled 'Tom King, A Midland Driver'.

Margaret King letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1978.1  2003

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A two page handwritten letter by Mis Margaret King accompanying her donation of an article about her father, Tom King. In the letter she provides some background to her father's long career on the railways plus her own memories of the bombing of Bristol during the war.

'Tom King, A Midland Driver'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1978.2  2003

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A photocopy of an eleven page article entitled 'Tom King, A Midland Driver' by Roy Williams, first published in a specialist railway quarterly in 2001. The article covers Tom King's memories working as an engine driver for LMS based at Bristol between 1940 and 1959. Amongst many anecdotes he recalls moving ammunition wagons and the intense German bombing of Bristol during 1940.

Ellen Knopp Women's Land Army papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2276  2003

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Typewritten account of life as a member of the Women's Land Army in Scotland by Ellen Knopp, together with two black and white photographs taken of her in 1942.

'Women's Land Army'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2276.1  2003

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A fifteen page typewritten account by Ellen Knopp entitled 'Women's Land Army', describing her life working on a farm near Dunbar in East Lothian, during the Second World War. The account describes living and working conditions in great detail, giving many incidents of rural life including a description of German Prisoners of War from a nearby camp working of the farm.

Ellen Knopp wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2276.2  2003

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Two black and white photographs taken in 1942 featuring Ellen Knopp working in Scotland as a member of the Women's Land Army.

Patricia Land papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405  2003

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A ten page typewritten manuscript by Patricia Land entitled 'A Childhood in Wartime' and a CD with seven images taken from original wartime black and white photographs featuring Patricia Land and her family.

'A Childhood in Wartime'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.1  2003

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A ten page typewritten manuscript by Patricia Land entitled 'A Childhood in Wartime'. It covers her childhood memories of domestic life and growing up in Southampton during the Second World War, including her memories of evacuation to the country, her memories of air raids, V 2 rockets and straffing and bombing raids. She also records her impressions of American soldiers and troops heading off to D Day.

Patricia Land wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2  2003

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A CD produced in 2003 containing seven images taken from original wartime black and white photographs featuring Patricia Land and her family.

Patricia Land in her Auntie's WVS uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.1  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken about 1942 showing a young Patricia Land wearing her Aunt's WVS (Women's Voulntary Service) uniform. 'I am wearng Auntie's uniform. She went off into town in it once a week. Some sort of volunteer duty - WVS sounds familiar.'

Patricia Land family group  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.2  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in 1940 showing Patricia Land as a baby with her family. 'My father had wanted to be in the navy, but he was not accepted on medical grounds. So he spent his days at his boring clerical job, and his nights in the Auxiliary Fire Service. Here he is in uniform, with my mother, her parents and me. The setting looks like the grounds of the Temperance Institute, where Granny and Grandad were caretakers and Granny ran a Temperance Canteen for soldiers.'

VJ Day celebrations  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.3  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in August 1945 showing a young Patricia Land celebrating VJ Day.'This is VJ Day. I did not know for years that this meant Hiroshima and Nagasaki. For us, it meant the War was really over, and we ran up and down with flags all morning, whille the bigger boys collected anything that could be burnt from up by the allotments, for another bonfire that evening.'

VJ Day celebrations  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.4  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in August 1945 showing VJ Day celebrations. 'Mr Redsell, our Air Raid Warden, is leading the parade.'

Patricia Land and her mother at Southampton railway station  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.5  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in 1942 showing Patricia Land and her mother.'This is my mother at Southampton Central with me and all the luggage, on our way to be evacuated to her Auntie and Uncle near East Grinstead.'

VE Day bonfire  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.6  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in May 1945 showing VE Day celebrations. 'We burned an effigy of Hitler in a torn wicker chair that came from our back garden.'

VE Day street party in Southampton  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2405.2.7  2003

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Digital copy made in 2003 of a wartime black and white photograph taken in May 1945 showing a VE Day street party. 'The VE Day celebrations in Brookside Avenue, back in Southampton. Our road was the last to be built up before the War, and there was an actual brook opposite the houses, with a mined field beyond. The party is taking place on the wide curve at our end of the road, where the milkman used to turn around. The mothers had had been collecting packets of blancmange and jelly for weeks, and saving up all the dried milk and dried egg powder that could be spared. That day, it all came out of the cupboards, and we had a feast at teatime. I think the tables were from people's kitchens, but the benches came from Henty Hall, where our Air Raid Warden was in charge of distributing orange juice and National Dried Milk.'

Article on the Overseas Contingent of the National Fire Service  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2467  2003

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A 42 page photocopy made about 2003 of an article entitled 'Overseas Against Fire' by WF Hickin, a history of the Overseas Contingent of the British National Fire Service during the Second World War.

'Overseas Against Fire'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2467  2003

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A 42 page photocopy made about 2003 of 'Overseas Against Fire' by WF Hickin. Published in 1999 it gives a history of the Overseas Contingent of the British National Fire Service during the Second World War, with particular reference to the service of No4 Overseas Column in North West Europe during 1945. Illustrated with a photocopy of two black and white wartime photographs featuring 'E' Company, Plymouth, in June 1944. Victor Law is in the small group seated in the front row fourth from the left.

Le Bailly papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2358  2003

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Two wartime letters and an envelope addressed to Miss G Le Bailly of Cranham, Cloucestershire on her retirement from the local ARP (Air Raid Precautions), plus two lealfet and a booklet relating to the disbandment of the Gloucestershire ARP at the end of the Second World War.

Le Bailly wartime letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2358.1  2003

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Two typewritten letters and envelope to Miss G Le Bailly of Cranham in Gloucestershire on her retirement as Head Warden of the local ARP (Air Raid Precautions) due to ill health, one from the local police dated 9 February 1944 and the other from the Chief Warden, Area 8, undated.

Le Bailly wartime leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2358.2  2003

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Three wartime leaflets relating to the Gloucestershire ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Area 8; a leaflet issued on the closing down of Area 8 ARP issued by the Chairman of the County Council dated 1 June 1945; one leaflet issued by Bruce Metcalfe, Sub Controller Area 8 ARP announcing the final parade of the local Civil Defence services 24 June 1945; one booklet issued by Glousectershire APR Area 8 in June 1945 thanking the various members for thier work during the war.

Lenton identity cards and badges  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938  2003

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National Identity card and three badges owned by the Lenton family of Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War.

Mary E Lenton National Registration Identity Card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938.1  2003

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National Registration Identity Card issued to Mary E Lenton of Leeds, West Yorkshire, during the Second World War.

Wartime badges  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938.2  2003

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One Leeds Special Constable enamel badge that once belonged to Mary Lenton's husband, one Leeds coat of arms cap badge, one Red Cross 'Penny a Week' fund lapel badge.

Red Cross Badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938.2.1  2003

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White metal lapel badge issued by the Red Cross during the Second World War to mark their 'Penny a Week' fund.

Leeds lapel badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938.2.2  2003

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A First World War yellow metal cap badge bearing the Leeds coat of arms and the inscription 'Pro Rege Et Lege'.

Leeds Special Constable Badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1938.2.3  2003

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Yellow metal and enamel lapel badge for a Leeds Special Constable issued in 1916.

Elizabeth Lowe's wartime memories as a Land Girl  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2332  2003

Contents:
'Down on the Farm During World War II', the thirty page memoir of by Elizabeth C Lowe, illustrated with digital copies of wartime documents, letters and photographs.

'Down on the Farm During World War II'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2332  2003

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'Down on the Farm During World War II', the thirty page memoir of by Elizabeth C Lowe, illustrated with digital copies of wartime documents, letters and photographs. The memoir contains Mrs Lowe's recollections of day-to-day life as a Land Girl working on three different farms in Scotland during the Second World War, including details of domestic life, the theft of cream from one farm for sale on the blackmarket, her memories of going to London to meet the Queen, and of the attitudes towards working with German and Italian Prisoners of War.

Betty Ludlow reminisences of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2468  2003

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A twelve page typewritten manuscript by Betty Janet Ludlow entitled 'Memories of the 2nd World War'.

'Memories of the 2nd World War'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2468  2003

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A twelve page typewritten manuscript by Betty Janet Ludlow entitled 'Memories of the 2nd World War' in which she recalls her time working on the Shop Floor at Vickers Armstrong, life in London during the Blitz, air raids and anti-aircraft activity, her war work as a telephonist at a Civil Defence headquarters, encounters with American and Canadian soldiers, V1 and V2 rocket attacks, a working holiday in Staines, Middlesex workiing on a farm, her new job at the Burrows Wellcome chemical laboratory manufacturing penicillin, and finally her memories of celebrating VE Day in London.

Sir Donald MacDougall interview and memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2238  2003

Contents:
Recording of an interview with Sir Donald MacDougall made by David Talbot 1 March 2003 plus a copy of Sir Donald MacDougall's memoirs, entitled 'The Prime Minister's Statistical Section', published as a booklet by Cambridge University Press in 1951.

Interview with Sir Donald MacDougall  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2238.1  2003

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Cassette tape recording of an interview with Sir Donald MacDougall made by David Talbot 1 March 2003, tape number 1948. In the interview Sir Donald discusses his wartime work as chief assistant to Professor Frederick A Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell (1886-1957), scientific advisor and close friend of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and head of the Prime Minister's Statistical Section. The section was responsible for advising Churchill on the management of economic resources. The interview also contains Sir Donald's memories of attending waritme conferences in Quebec, New York, Moscow and Potsdam.

'The Prime Minister's Statistical Section'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2238.2  2003

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A copy of Sir Donald MacDougall's 'The Prime Minister's Statistical Section', reprinted from 'Lessons of the British War Economy' edited by DN Chester. Published by Cambridge University Press in 1951as number 10 in a series on the Economic and Social Studies of The National Institute of Economic and Social Research. The booklet contains Sir Donald's refelections on his work in the Prime Minister's Statistical Section under Professor Frederick A Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell (1886-1957).

Macleod papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2254  2003

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Copy of a privately published booklet entitled 'Wartime Hurst Green - A Personal Record of World War II' by RDWD Macleod, published in 1997, together with a colour photograph taken about 2000 of the memorial to Colonel Sir David Sterling.

'Wartime Hurst Green. A personal record of World War II'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2254.1  2003

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Privately published booklet entitled 'Wartime Hurst Green. A Personal Record of World War II' by RDWD Macleod. Published privately by his daughter, Sabina Doust in 1997, it reproduces the diaries kept by Mr Macleod as ARP Organizer for the village of Hurst Green, East Sussex, between 1 September 1939 and 15 August 1945. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs the booklet provides details of day-day village life together with insights into Civil Defence organization in a village underneath the flight path of both friendly and enemy planes and later V1 and V2 rockets.

Photograph of memorial to Colonel Sir David Stirling  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2254.2  2003

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Colour photograph taken about 2000 of the memorial to Colonel Sir David Sterling, DSO, OBE, founder of the SAS (Special Air Service), at Keir, Perthshire, Scotland.

Joyce Markwick papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2000  2003

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Typewritten letters and a brief memoir entitled 'A Journey to Remember' by Joyce Markwick concerning her life growing up in Kent during the Second World War.

'A Journey to Remember' and other wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2000.1  2003

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Typewritten letters by Joyce Markwick concerning her memories of growing up in Kent during the Second World War, including details of a bombing raid on Ashford, Kent, clothes rationing, V1 rocket attacks and reactions to foreign troops stationed in the area. 'A Journey to Remember' details Joyce Markwick's memories of her evacuation to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales in May 1940.

Mauger wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2104  2003

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Two pages of handwritten notes by Mrs ML Mauger in which she recalls her life on Guernsey during the German Occupation of the island in the Second World War.

'My memories from wartime Occupation years'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2104  2003

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Two pages of handwritten notes by Mrs ML Mauger in which she recalls her life on Guernsey during the German Occupation of the island in the Second World War. Mrs Mauger recalls helping out with casualties at the local hospital after the first German air raid, and the shortages of food latter in the war leading to the disappearance of rabbits and cats.

John McSeverney's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1923  2002

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A twenty one page typewritten autobiography and collection of wartime recollections by John Barton McSeveney, illustrated with copies of black and white and colour photographs.

'The Second World War 1939 - 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1923  2002

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A twenty one page typewritten autobiography and collection of wartime recollections by John Barton McSeveney, illustrated with copies of black and white and colour photographs and maps. Mr McSeveney describes domestic details of growing up in Kilsyth in Stirlingshire during the Second World War, the bombing of Clydebank, rationing of food, fuel and clothes, the local black market, and his recollections of the various Army and Naval units based around the River Clyde.

Professor Robert McCallum wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2241  2003

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Ten typewritten pages entitled 'Excerpts from the Reminiscences of Robert Ian McCallum' in which he recalls his schooling during the 1930s at Dulwich College and his work during the Second World War in various hospitals in the South East of England.

'Excerpts from the Reminisences of Robert Ian McCallum'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2241  2003

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Ten typewritten pages entitled 'Excerpts from the Reminiscences of Robert Ian McCallum'. He recalls his schooling during the 1930s at Dulwich College and recounts the careers of various schoolfriends both during and after the war. He also recalls his time studying medicine at Guy's Hospital, London and his work during the Second World War in hospitals in Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Farnborough Hospital, The Wilderness at Sevenoaks in Kent, Preston Hall in Maidstone, Joyce Green Hospital in Dartford. He talks of colleagues he knew and worked with, his experiences of V2 rocket attacks and general living and working conditions.

Arthur McGugan papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2217  2003

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A four page handwritten letter giving biographical information about Arthur McGugan and Frederick James Turpin, together with a four page typewritten account by Arthur McGugan entitled 'Memories of Education during the German Occupation of Jersey'.

McGugan letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2217.1  2003

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A four page handwritten letter giving biographical information about Arthur McGugan and Frederick James Turpin, who was a teacher at Arthur's school during the Second World War and who subsequently translated for private publication 'Impressions of the Channel Islands' by Baron Hans Max von Aufress, Administrative Officer for the German forces on Jersey.

'Memories of Education during the German Occupation of Jersey'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2217.2  2003

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A four page typewritten account by Arthur McGugan entitled 'Memories of Education during the German Occupation of Jersey' which details his memories of school life attending Victoria College during the Second World War. The College was commandeered by the Germans and pupils transfered to Halkett Place Girl's School, and Arthur recalls staff shortages, German threats of reprisals after schoolboys changed around military signposts, the enforced teaching of German and civilian work schemes on the island. Arthur also describes working as a student teacher in 1944 and recalls the shortages of food and clothing on Jersey before liberation.

Research on the Bath Auxiliary Units during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837  2002

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Material compiled by Bob Millard relating to the GHQ Auxiliary Units of the Home Guard in the Bath Area during the Second World War.

Additional notes on the Bath Auxiliary units during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837.2  2002

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A floppy disk containing a Word Document detailing the activities of Auxiliary Units in the Bath area during the Second World War, together with a hard copy of the 8 sheets of information.

Bob Millard biographical information  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837.1  2002

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Two typewritten pages of biographical notes on Bob Millard, concentrating on his miliatary career during the Second World War, from his volunteering for Civil Defence training in 1939 to his joining the Fleet Air Arm and his posting to the aircraft carrier HMS Formibable off Japan in 1945.

Notes on the Bath Aux units during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837.3  2002

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Folder containg research, notes, maps, photographs and other documents assembled by Bob Millard relating to the role and activities of the Bath Aux units duing the Second World War.

Further notes on the Bath Auxiliary units during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837.4  2002

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Two CD Roms produced by Bob Millard March 2005; 'Notes on the activities of the GHQ Auxiliary Units in he Bath area'; 'The Arms and Ordnance of the Auxiliary Units'. Both contain updated and expanded information on the role and activities of the Bath Auxilary unit during the Second World War.

Newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1837.5  2002

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Photocopy made about 2002 of a newspaper article originally published in the Bath Chronicle 23 August 1996 about the work of the Bath Auxiliary Units and calling for help in tracing members of the organisation.

Wartime ephemera  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066  2003

Contents:
Various material dating from the Second World War including a photocopy of General Eisenhower's D-Day announcement, a photocopy of a telegram announcing the unconditional surrender Germany, a notebook belonging to Signalman Rodger, two copies of sheet music, a copy of the satirical magazine Punch dated 16 August 1944, a certificate from the Scotish Red Cross Society, the book 'ARP' by JBS Haldene, an enamel lapel badge for the Rest Centre Service and a wartime copy of the board game Monopoly.

Wartime Monopoly set  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.8  2003

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A boxed set of the board game Monopoly produced by John Waddington Ltd during the Second World War. Includes counters, rules and money etc.

Photocopies of wartime announcements  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.1  2003

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Two copies made about 2003 of announcements made during the Second World War. One is a copy of the announcement issued by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force to servicemen on the eve of D-Day, 6 June 1944. The other is a copy of a telegram announcing the surrender of the German Army in May 1945.

Wartime cabling exercise book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.2  2003

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Exercise book belonging to Signalman Bodgering with handwritten notes on laying and repairing communication cables. The exercise book issued by the LTR Regional Training School, Sydenham, London.

Wartime songsheets  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.3  2003

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Two songsheets produced during the Second World War; 'They Can't Black Out The Moon' by Art Strauss, Bob Dale and Sony Miller and 'Somewhere in France With You' by Michael Carr.

Punch magazine  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.4  2003

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A copy of the satirical magazine Punch published 16 August 1944.

Scottish Red Cross Certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.5  2003

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A certificate produced by the Scottish Red Cross Society thanking volunteers for their work during the Second World War.

'ARP'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.6  2003

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Book entitled 'ARP' by JBS Haldane, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd and the Left Book Club in 1938, together with leaflets including 'We give money to Spain' and a membership leaflet for the Left Book Club.

Rest Centre Service badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2066.7  2003

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Rest Centre Service enameled badge in blue, white and gold, produced during the Second World War.

Evely wartime songbook  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2095  2003

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Copy of 'The Services Song Book', published by The Services Welfare Organisation of Ceylon in 1942 and owned by J Evely.

'The Services Songbook'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2095  2003

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Copy of 'The Services Song Book', published by The Services Welfare Organisation of Ceylon in 1942, owned by J Evely and issued to servivcemen and women serving in the Far East during the Second World War.

John Hellen papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2028  2003

Contents:
Photocopied articles by John Hellen relating to Second World War Prisoner of War camps in Britain.

John Hellen letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2028.1  2003

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Three page typewritten letter form John Hellen explaining his involvement with researching Prisoner of War camps in Britain.

'Temporary Settlements and Transient Populations. The Legacy of Britain's Prisoner of War Camps; 1940-1948'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2028.2  2003

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Photocopy of a twenty eight page article by John Anthony Hellen entitled 'Temporary Settlements and Transient Populations. The Legacy of Britain's Prisoner of War Camps; 1940-1948', first published in the German geography journal 'Erdkunde' in 1999. The article studies the development, location, uses and physical characteristics of Prisoners of War camps in Great Britain during and after the Second World War.

John Hellen newspaper and magazine articles  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2028.3  2003

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Photocopies of six magazine and newspaper articles written by or about John Hellen and his studies into Prisoner of War camps in Britain during and after the Second World War.

Wartime letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2126  2003

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Airmail letter from Mrs Mitchell to her son Private John Mitchell dated 10 November 1944.

Wartime letter to Private Mitchell from his parents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2126  2003

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Airmail letter by Mrs Mitchell to her son Private John Mitchell serving in the RAOC (The Royal Army Ordnance Corps), 10 November 1944. Mrs Mitchell tells her son all the family news.

Arthur Monk's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1908  2002

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Privately produced collection of Second World War reminiscences entitled 'My War and After 1939 to 1947' by Arthur J Monk.

'My War and After 1939 to 1947'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1908  2002

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Privately produced collection of Second World War reminiscences entitled 'My War & After 1939 to 1947' by Arthur J Monk which outlines his childhood memories of evacuation to Clacton, Essex and then South Wales at the begining of the war, and his work with radar in the RAF in India between 1944 and 1947.

Kathleen Morgan wartime memories and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2522  2004

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A handwritten letter by Kathleen Morgan containing her wartime recollections, together with two copies made about 2004 of wartime photographs realting to Kathleen Morgan.

Kathleen Morgan wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2522.1  2004

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A handwritten letter by Kathleen Morgan containing her wartime recollections of her work for the Civil Service and her evacuation at the start of the war to Buxton in Derbyshire, where she recalls the living and working conditions in 1939 and 1940.

Kathleen Morgan photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2522.2  2004

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Two copies made about 2004 of black and white photographs taken about 1940. One shows the Palace Hotel, Buxton, in the snow of 1940, the other shows Kathleen Morgan stood outside the Palace Hotel in warmer weather.

Morris interview and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2175  2003

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Interview with Mrs Madeline C Morris, photocopy of a 1949 Air Ministry letter and two colour photographs, all relating to the death in the early weeks of Second World War of Sergeant Stanley Robert Mitchell, older brother of Mrs Morris.

Interview with Madeline Morris  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2175.1  2003

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Interview with Mrs Madeline Morris, carried out in March 2003, recorded on cassette as tape 1664 plus 15 page typewritten transcript. In the interview she recalls the death of her brother, RAF Sergeant Stanley Robert Mitchell, killed over Germany in the first weeks of the war, the effects of this on the family and the long search to find out exactly what happened and where her brother was buried.

Letter from Air Ministry  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2175.2  2003

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Photocopy of a letter from the Air Ministry sent in 1949 to Mrs MC Morris, 30 June 1949, regarding the death in action of Sergeant SR Mitchell, RAF. Sergeant Mitchell was brother of Mrs Morris.

Photographs at grave of SR Mitchell  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2175.3  2003

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Two colour photographs taken in 1997 of the grave of Sergeant Stanley Robert Mitchell, RAF, at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Rheinberg, Germany.

April Mulcahy papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2470  2003

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A London City Council Booklet entitled 'The Government's Evacuation Scheme', dated 30th March 1939, plus a newspaper article from the Evening Standard dated Wednesday 14 April 1999 entitled 'London Pays Tribute to the 'Luggage label' Children'.

'The Government's Evacuation Scheme'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2470.1  2003

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Booklet produced by the Education Department of London City Council, 30 March 1939, entitled 'The Government's Evacuation Scheme'.

'London pays tribute to the 'lugage label' children'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2470.2  2003

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A newspaper article by Charles Langley published in the Evening Standard, 14 April 1999, entitled 'London Pays Tribute to the 'Luggage label' Children' about the work of the Evacuees Reunion Association.

Frederick Newby papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2177  2003

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Two short articles by Frederick J Newby in which he recalls his experiences as a teenager living on Tyneside during the Second World War.

Frederick Newby's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2177.1  2003

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Two typewritten articles written by Frederick Newby between 1990 and 2003, one entitled 'My experiences leading up to, and during, World War Two' and 'My experience of the Battle of Britain (North East) the Luftwaffe raid of August 15th 1940'. The articles detail Mr Newby's memories of general life in the North East and in particular the bombing raids on Tyneside in 1940 and 1941, during which Mr Newby's house was badly damaged.

Jeff Nicholls papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2011  2003

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Two articles written by Jeff Nicholls regarding his experiences of the bombing and V1 rocket attacks on London during the Second World War.

Jeff Nicholls' recollections of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2011.1  2003

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Two articles written by Jeff Nicholls regarding his experiences of the bombing and V1 rocket attacks on London during the Second World War. One, entitled 'The V1 Vergeltungswaffe and Operation Rumpelkammer.The Alarm within the Alert', details his experiences as a spotter providing warnings to factories of bombing raids or V rocket attacks. It also covers his experiences of V1 rocket attacks on Charlton, South East London, one of which resulted in the death of a friend, a fellow member of the local ATC. The other article provides an eye-wittness account of German bombing raids on London 7th September 1940.

Mollie Noble wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2286  2003

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A letter and three typewritten pages by Mrs Mollie Noble in which she recalls her school days in Norton on Tees, Clelveland, and her latter experiences working on a realtive's farm in the North East.

Mollie Noble biographical notes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2286.1  2003

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Typewritten letter from Mollie Noble giving biographical details about her life as a teenage schoolgirl in Norton on Tees, Cleveland, during the first years of the Second World War.

Mollie Noble wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2286.2  2003

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Three typewritten pages of wartime reminisences by Mrs Mollie Noble, recalling her memories of working on a small farm owned by relatives, with details of harvesting, food, milking and working with animals.

Patricia Oakley papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2410  2003

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Two page letter from Patricia Oakley outlining her memories of the Second World War together with copies of articles entitled 'Evacuation in World War Two' and 'The Great Evacuation' which feature Patricia Oakley and her experiences as an evacuee.

Patricia Oakley letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2410.1  2003

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Two page typewritten letter in which Patricia Oakley gives brief biographical details about herself and her family.

'Evacuation in World War Two'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2410.2  2003

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Two single typewriten sheets and a longer copy of an article first published in 'Cookley at Home and Far Away (1930s-1940s)' by Betty Caswell, reproducing a letter from Patricia Oakley in which she discusses her evacuation from Clacton to Cookley during the Second World War. In all three pieces she recalls her experiences and feelings about being evacuated, recalls episodes from her school life, recounts various incidents of domestic life and discusses her work at the Kidderminster Post Office Telephone Exchange.

Derek Orchard papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2076  2003

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Three page typewritten letter by Mr Derek Orchard detailing his wartime memories of life in North London and the capture of an enemy spy who lived next door together with a map of the area showing how the radio transmsissions were triangulated by the police.

Derek Orchard wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2076.1  2003

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Three page typewritten letter by Mr Derek Orchard detailing his wartime memories of East Finchley, London. He recounts his father's role in 1940 in the capture of an enemy spy ring who lived next door, detailing how his father and the police worked to triangulate radio signals sent during bombing raids on London.

Map showing radio traingulation in East Finchley  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2076.2  2003

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Photocopy made in 2003 by Derek Orchard of a map of East Finchley, London. The map is marked in red ink to show how triangulation was used to locate the radio transmissions of a German spy who lived next door to the Orchard family.

Frank Pagden's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2540  2004

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A copy of 'A Child's War', an extract from Frank Pagden's unpublished autobiography. Eight typewritten pages.

'A Child's War'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2540  2004

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A copy of 'A Child's War', an extract from Frank Pagden's unpublished autobiography. Eight typewritten pages in which Mr Pagden recalls his life in Eastbourne at the outbreak of the war, where he lived with his profoundly deaf parents. He recalls having evacuees billeted with the family, the impact of food and rationing, the damage to his home in an air raid and his own evacuation to Abbot's Langley in 1940. Returning to Eastbourne in 1942 he remembers his school life, tip-and-run raids on the town and the appearance of V1 and V2 rockets.

Dorothy Parker papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2097  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of five articles relating to the wartime experiences of Miss Dorothy Parker in London.

Miss Dorothy Parker's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2097.1  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of five articles relating to the war time experiences of Miss Dorothy Parker in London. In them she records her memories of the London Blitz druring 1940 and 1941, including her personal memories of being bombed, working in the City of London, commuting on the railways during the bombing, and incendiary bombings near her home. She also recalls the V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London latter in the war.

Geoffrey Patey letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2512  2004

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A two page typewritten letter written in October 2002 containing Dr Geoffrey Patey's recollections of his childhood in during the Second World War.

Geoffrey Patey's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2512  2004

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A two page typewritten letter written in October 2002 containing Dr Geoffrey Patey's recollections of his childhood in during the Second World War. In the letter he recalls the outbreak of war, evacuation from London to Devon in 1939, latter holidays on a farm in Devon in 1940, Public School and Army Cadet training, his attitudes to casualties amongst school Old Boys and the end of the war.

Betty Peet's wartime memories and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105  2003

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One handwritten description of Betty Peet's life as an Air Raid warden; seven digital copies of wartime photographs relating to the Fire Service; extra hand written notes entitled 'Postscript'; photocopy made about 2003 of a wartime photograph of a group of Air Raid Wardens; photocopy made about 2003 of a photograph of the representative detachment for Air Raid Wardens at Churchill's funeral in 1965.

Betty Peet's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.1  2003

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Two handwritten reminiscences each three pages long. Betty Peet recalls her life, education and family background before the Second World War and goes on to describe her wartime experiences in the bombing of both Bristol and Bath, working first as an ARP warden and then for the Fire Service. She recalls details of her ARP work, air raid shelters and her memories of civilian casualties. Betty Peet also recalls the daily routine and work in the Bristol Fire Service and her work in the Control room, plus her memories of VE Day.

Photocopy of Fire Service participation in Winston Churchill's state funeral  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.2  2003

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Photocopy made in about 2003 of a list of representatves from the British Fire Service marching at the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, 30th January 1965. Betty Peet is listed marching as a representative of the Bristol Fire Brigade.

Peet photographs of fire service  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3  2003

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Seven digital copies made about 2003 of wartime black and white photographs featuring Betty Peet and colleagues in the Bristol Fire Service.

Fire women on fire engine  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.2  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1944 at the Bridewell, Bristol. Women of Betty Peet's watch stand on a fire engine, Betty Peet stands on the left by the bell on the fire engine.

Fire Station control room  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.3  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in about 1945 of the control room at the Bridewell Fire Station, Bristol. Betty Peet stands on the left of the photograph, Iris Hontree is seated answering the telephone on the right.

Parade outside Bristol Cathedral  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.4  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1942 of a march past outside Bristol Cathedral of women of the Auxiliary Fire Service.

Wartime fire station  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.5  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in about 1942 of firemen sliding down a poll in a fire station.

Group photograph outside fire station with American GIs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.6  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in early 1945 of fire station staff with a group American soldiers. With the war in Europe coming to an end the soldiers were waiting to be sent back home to America.

Women of AFS  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.7  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in about 1942 of a line of women members of the Auxiliary Fire Service taking exercise. The shorts were made from black-out material.

Victory celebrations at fire station  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2105.3.8  2003

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A digital copy made in 2003 of a black and white photograph taken in 1945 on VE or VJ Day, showing members of the Fire Service celebrating around a fire engine.

Marjorie Penn letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2381  2003

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An eight page handwritten letter by Mrs Marjorie Penn dated 12 November 2002. The letter recalls her work as a nurse at Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, during the Second World War.

Marjorie Penn's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2381  2003

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An eight page handwritten letter by Mrs Marjorie Penn dated 12 November 2002. The letter recalls her work as a nurse at Mount Gould Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, during the Second World War. Mrs Penn recalls nursing children during an outbreak of diptheria in 1940 along with her memories of the bombing of the city.

Denis Perry's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2539  2004

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Three copies of a typewritten account by Denis Perry produced for the BBC 'People's War' history project in 2003 in which he recalls working in the Mayday Hospital in Croydon, Surrey.

'Boy Scout Blitz Volunteers'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2539  2004

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Three copies of a typewritten account by Denis Perry produced for the BBC 'People's War' history project in 2003. Mr Perry recalls boys of the 20th and 48th Croydon Boy Scouts providing ARP (Air Raid Precaution), Fire Watching and other duties at the Mayday Hospital in Croydon, following the bombing of the Croydon Aerodrome on 16 August 1940.

Recolections of Tunbridge Wells  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2012  2003

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Privately published booklet written in 2001 by Mrs Yvonne Peters entitled 'Growing Up in St. Peter's 1917 - 1953'.

'Growing up in St Peter's 1917-1953'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2012  2003

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Privately published booklet written in 2001 by Mrs Yvonne Peters entitled 'Growing Up in St. Peter's 1917 - 1953'. It contains the recollections of Joyce Shoebridge (nee Saunders) and Patrick and Michael Peters who grew up in the St Peter's district of Tunbridge Wells before and during the Second World War. It contains details of day to day living with some recollections of anti-invasion defences, the Battle of Britain, bombing raids and V1 rockets.

Wartime information booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2548  2004

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Three wartime information booklets published during the Second World War relating to the air war over Britain.

Booklets on air war over Britain  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2548.1  2004

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Three wartime booklets relating to the bombing and defence of Britain during the Second World War; 'The Battle of Britain August - October 1940' produced by the Ministry of Information and the Air Ministry in 1941; 'All Clear Blitz Edition January 1941 Sheffield' edited by HE Boulter; 'Roof Over Britain The Official Story of the AA Defences 1939-1942', produced by the Air Ministry, Ministry of Information and The War Office in 1943.

Photocopies of wartime documents  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2482  2003

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Five photocopies made in 2003 of wartime official documents relating to Lilian and Sidney Pidgeon.

Photocopies of wartime documents relating to Lilian Pidgeon  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2482.1  2003

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Five photocopies made in 2003 of wartime official documents including; Certificate of Enrollement as an Auxilliary Coastguardsman in the name of Sidney Pigeon, dated 16 March 1943; a Motor Fuel Ration book; a Northern Ireland Residence Permit Card issued to Lilian Pidgeon in 1943; Women's Land Army membership card issued to Lilian Chambers 27 December 1941; Travel Permit Card for Great Britain, Eire and Northern Ireland issued to Lilian Pidgeon (nee Chambers) 17 July 1942.

John Pimlott letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1941  2003

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A seven page hand written letter by John Pimlott dated 8 November 2002 in which he recalls his memories of the Second World War in Southampton.

John Pimlott's wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1941  2003

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A seven page hand written letter by John Pimlott dated 8 November 2002 in which he recalls his memories of the Second World War in Southampton. In the letter John Pimlott recalls the outbreak of war, food rationing and the Dig for Victory campaign, helping out on a farm, bombing raids and anti-aircraft defences and scenes of destruction.

Pam Poppleton papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2474  2003

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Poem and seven digital copies of wartime black and white photographs of women working in a steel works.

'Woman Power'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2474.1  2003

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Copy of the poem 'Woman Power (after Sir Walter Scott)' by Eleanor Fargeon, from 'Quiver's Choice', published by Johnathon Cape in 1945.

Copies of photographs of women foundry workers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2474.2  2003

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Seven copies made about 2003 of black and white photographs of women foundry workers taken about 1943.

Propaganda leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2145  2003

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German propaganda leaflet dropped over Britain in August 1940.

'A Last Appeal to Reason'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2145  2003

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German propaganda leaflet dropped over Britain in August 1940, entitled 'A Last Appeal to Reason'. It features a speech delivered by Adolf Hitler to the Reichstag on 19th July 1940.

Rendell collection of Second World War propaganda  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820  2002

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Collection of propaganda and information leaflets produced in English, French, Italian, German and Chinese during the Second World War and Korean War.

Canadian propaganda postcard  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.1  2002

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Canadian colour propaganda postcard 'To Victory', issued by the Director of Public Information

'The New Dictatorship of Opinion'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.2  2002

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Leaflet entitled 'The New Dictatorship of Opinion' published in England in 1939 by the National Council for Civil Liberties and printed by the National Labour Press Ltd, protesting against Government censureship.

'International Military Tribunal, Far East Court Room Seating Diagram'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.3  2002

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Eight leaflets entitled 'International Military Tribunal, Far East Court Room Seating Diagram', issued during the trial of alleged Japanese war criminals.

German and Italian language propaganda leaflets  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.4  2002

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Thirty three propaganda leaflets in German and one in Italian produced during the Second World War; 'Nach dem Einmarsch der Alliierten'; 'Jetzt wird's ernst'; 'Leiber Hans!' letter; issue of 'Feldolt'; January 1945 No3; issue of 'Feldolt'; January 1945 No4; issue of 'Feldolt'; February 1945 No1; 'Ein Wort zum Thema Ettappe'; 'Wenn es Losgehht'; 'Weitermachen bedeutet'; 'Front Heimat'; 'Schussfeld freimachen!'; 'Kein Ersatz, kein Entstatz'; 'Die Letzten Resserve'; 'Einst Jetzt'; 'Feuer gefallig'; 'Helf dir gelber...'; 'Wurselen abgeriegelt'; 'Was wir uber den Luftkreig sagten'; 'Aachen, Symbol der Vernichtung'; 'Ohne die partei kein kreig'; 'Seig ohne Waffen'; 'Nu Verraden en verkwanseld'; 'Was Kann Deutschland noch tun?'; 'Nicht mehr zu ersetzen'; 'Die Lage...' 28 March 1945; 'An Die Zivilbevolkerung der Deutschen Industriegebiete'; 'Eine Minu... die Dir das Leb... retten kann'; 'Avvertimento...'; 'So ging es euren kameraden'; 'Im Westen/Im Osten'; 'Betr Deutschland nach dem Kriege'; 'Luftpost Extrablatt'; 'Luftpost' No16 2 September 1941; 'Luftpost' No18 16 September 1941; issue of 'Nachrichten' No 136 30 August 1944; issue of 'Nachrichten' No 152 15 September 1944; issue of 'Nachrichten' No 146 9 September 1944;

Korean War propaganda leaflet  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.5  2002

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Propaganda leaflet in Chinese, featuring a red cross on a blue background with white characters, produced by United Nations troops during the Korean War.

French propaganda and information  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1820.6  2002

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Four propaganda leaflets in French together with a guidebook to Lausanne issued to American servicemen produced during the Second World War; 'Lausanne is glad to see you...'; 'Message de President Roosevelt au Peuple Francais'; issue of 'Le Courier de L'air' 30 December 1943; 'Entente Cordiale'.

Mrs Raybould papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2349  2003

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Four pages of typewritten wartime reminisences by Mrs A Raybould entitled 'My Second World War Experiences' in which she describes her experiences as a child in a small village outside Penzance, plus three photocopies of wartime photographs.

'My Second World War Experiences'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2349.1  2003

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A four page typewritten manuscript by Mrs A Raybould entitled 'My Second World War Experiences' in which she describes her life as a child living in a small village outside Penzance, Cornwall. She recalls details of domestic life and her memories of school, a holiday on the Sicily Isles in 1940, her father's work in the RAF, nearby American Army bases prior to D-Day and the village's celebrations of D-Day.

Mrs Raybould photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2349.2  2003

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Three photocopies made about 2003 of wartime black and white photographs; family group featuring Mrs Raybould's parents, uncles, brothers and sisters in uniform; Mrs Raybould with her brother onboard a Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) in Penzance harbour during victory celebrations; VE Day street party in May 1945.

Dorren Rice reminiscences and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1810  2002

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Doreen Rice's wartime reminiscences together with a black and white photograph of her helping to dig an air raid shelter at the outbreak of the war.

Dorren Rice's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1810.1  2002

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Handwritten reminiscences of wartime by Dorren Rice, including her school days, evacuation to Wales, work in London, bomb and V rocket attacks and work in Devon with the Women's Land Army.

Photograph of Mrs Rice  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1810.2  2002

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A black and white photograph taken in September 1939 of Mrs Doreen Rice (nee Budd) and Mrs Martin digging an Anderson air raid shelter. Doreen Rice is at the back.

JT Richardson papers and school badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2025  2003

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Two letters and a typewritten reminiscence by JT Richardson in which he recalls his wartime memories of the West Ham Evacuation School at Pixies Hill, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire. Also a lapel badge worn by JT Richardson at the school.

JT Richardson letters  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2025.1  2003

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Two handwritten letters by JT Richardson written in 2003, providing some background to the opperation of the West Ham and East Ham evacuation boarding schools during the Second World War.

JT Richardson's wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2025.2  2003

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Seven page typewritten account by JT Richardson of his childhood during the Second World War. He recalls day-to-day life in the West Ham Evacuation School at Pixies Hill, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, a boarding school run for evacuee children. He also recalls the nearby American Air Force Base at Bovington, and pupils working on nearby farms.

Wartime school badge  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2025.3  2003

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Lapel badge, yellow metal with red and blue enamel inlay. Inscribed 'West Ham Camp School, Pixies Hill'. Made about 1941.

Reg Robertson wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2411  2003

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Seven typewritten pages by Reg Robertson entitled 'The Civilian's Lot in World War Two (London Area 1939-1945)' in which he describes wartime life in Brentwood, Essex and working for the railways in Stratford, London during the Second World War.

'The Civilian's Lot in World War Two (London Area 1939-1945)'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2411  2003

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Seven typewritten pages by Reg Robertson entitled 'The Civilian's Lot in World War Two (London Area 1939-1945)'. Mr Robertson describes life in the town of Brentwood, Essex during the Second World War, recalling the air raids on London, his parents having two soldiers billeted on them, and the conflicts between the townspeople, British soldiers and American airmen and soldiers. He then recounts some details of his work on the railways, based out of Stratford Locomotive Depot in the East End of London, including details of the long hours, pay, food and working conditions on the railway, along with the attitude of civilians and military to his Reserved Occupation.

Ronchetti papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2445  2003

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A three page typewritten account of work in the Admiralty signals commmunications centre in Whitehall by Mrs Gwen Ronchetti together with a wartime copy of 'Picture Post' featuring an article on the Admiralty buildings, published during her time working there.

Ronchetti memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2445.1  2003

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A three page typewritten account by Mrs Ronchetti of her work in the War registry Naval Communications branch of the Admiralty based in Whitehall. She describes working conditions and security, the Blitz on London, meeting Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), signals activity during the hunt for the Graf Spee and the capture of the Altmark. She also describes the signal activity after the attack on Pearl Harbour, which occured when Admiralty staff were in the middle of moving to their new bomb-proof headquarters, the Citadel.

'Picture Post' February 1941  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2445.2  2003

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Vol 10 No 7 'Picture Post' dated 15 February 1941 featuring an article entitled 'Inside the Admiralty' by Rear Admiral HG Thrusfield.

Gardener letters and video  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2274  2003

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Letters sent by Mrs Elizabeth Ross during the Second World War to her daughter Mrs Muriel Heath (latter Gardener), together with a transcript of the letters and a video entitled 'The Story of UNRRA Team 27'.

Wartime letters from Elizabeth Ross to her daughter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2274.1  2003

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Twenty one letters and envelopes sent by Mrs Elizabeth Ross of Bootle, Liverpool to her daughter Muriel Heath (later Gardener) between 1940 and 1943. The letter discusses domestic affairs and the air raids on Liverpool.

Transcript of wartime letters from Elizabeth Ross to her daughter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2274.2  2003

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Twenty eight page typewritten transcript of letters sent by Mrs Elizabeth Ross of Bootle, Liverpool to her daughter Muriel Heath (later Gardener) between 1941 and 1943 produced in about 2000.

'The Story of UNRRA Team 27'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2274.3  2003

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VHS video entitled 'The Story of UNRRA Team 27' produced by The Friends of The Church of Our Lady, Seaton, Norhtumberland. Runing time 2 hours 21 minutes. The video illustrates the experiences of Muriel Gardener and her husband Major H Heath and their work for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and covers; The creation of UNRRA; Across France and Germany; Arrival at Hanau 1945; The Building of a Camp; The End of an Adventure; The Baltic People's Situation; Archive film of Hanau Camp; Artifacts and Gifts from the Inmates of Hanau Camp.

Maurice Rudge papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1925  2002

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Two typewritten extracts by Maurice Rudge from his life story relating to his experiences as a schoolboy in Bristol during the Second World War.

Maurice Rudge's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1925.1  2002

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Two typewritten extracts by Maurice Rudge from his lifestory relating to his experiences as a schoolboy in Bristol during the Second World War. In 'Bombing of Bristol' Mr Rudge describes his experiences of the bombing raids on Bristol in 1940 and 1941, his memories of the family air raid shelter and his recollections of evacuation in May 1941 to the village of Watchet in Somerset. In 'Life of a Ten Year Old Schoolboy During the Bombing of Bristol Aeroplane Works, September 1940' he describes sheltering in his school air raid shelter during an attack on a nearby factory.

Bart Russell papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1928  2002

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Three photocopies made about 2002 of two diplomas and a photograph realting to the Normandy Veteran's Association and the Women's Land Army.

Bart Russell wartime documents  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1928.1  2002

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Three photocopies made about 2002 of two handwritten diplomas issued by the Hawkes Bay New Zealand Normandy Veteran's Association in 1999. The handwritten diplomas commemorate Muriel Elizabeth Russell's work first in a factory making aircraft parts and then her work as a member of the Women's Land Army and Norah's work as a mechanic with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.Together with a photocopy of black and white photograph taken November 1950 of members of the Women's Land Army marching into Buckingham Palace for their disbanding parade.

Ivy Ryalls' papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1924  2002

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Eight typewritten reflections on her experiences of the Second World War in Derby written by Mrs Ivy Ryalls, together with a passport photograph and digital copies of two wartime photographs of her.

Ivy Ryalls' wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1924.1  2002

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Eight typewritten reflections on her experiences of the Second World War and pre-war life in Derby, written by Mrs Ivy Ryalls; 'D-Day June 6th 1944 at International Combustion Ltd Derby'; 'Memories of Derby in the 1939-1945 Second World War'; 'The Fitter'; 'My D-Day'; Aunt Edie's War'; 'Memories of Work Places in Derby - 1937-1978'; untitled document dated 2.2.2000; 'Memories of Steam'.

Ivy Ryalls' photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1924.2  2002

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Three photographs of Mrs Ivy Ryalls; a colour passport photograph of Ivy Ryalls taken about 2002; digital copy of a wartime black and white portrait photograph of Ivy Ryalls; digital copy of a wartime black and white photograph of Ivy Ryalls and her fiance.

Saunderson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077  2003

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Three typewritten recollections of post-war Shirebrook, Derbyshire by John Saunderson, Identity Cards owned by his parents during the war and letters, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to German POWs held in a camp at Norton, Derbyshire.

John Saunderson's post-war memories  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.1  2003

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Three typewritten accounts by John Saunderson of his memories of the Second World War; 'Wartime Memories' in which he recalls growing up in the village of Shirebrook, his father's service with the RAF, food and rationing, memories of air raids and of the nearby German POW camp; 'German POWs' in which he recalls meeting various German POWs based at Norton after the end of the Second World War and his continued contacts with them, including Walter Oess, Walter Walraffen, Adolf Thomsen, Prinz Mortiz Casimir; Kurt Mertins; Max Suter; Georg Dullinger, Bernhard Schmidt, Peter Haahn, Seigfreid Laux and Hans Dieter Martin; 'John Charles Calm and other 'Poles'' in which John Saunderson recalls working at Shirebrook Colliery with various Poles, Estonians and Lithuanians displaced from their homes after the end of the war.

Saunderson letters and greetings cards  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.2  2003

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Sixteen letters and greetings cards exchanged between the Saunderson family and German ex-POWs; Christmas Card from Walter to Saunderson Family dated 8th December 1997; Christmas card to Walter from Mr and Mrs Sauderson; Christmas card from Major AE Boughton of Norton POW camp 1947; Christmas card to Saunderson family from Liliy Huntington; three page letter dated 7th August 1947 from Wilfred Saunderson to Walter; two page letter from John Saunderson to Walter; three page letter dated 21st November from Mrs Annie Saunderson to Walter; four page letter dated 1st December 1947 from Joan Saunderson to Walter; one page letter dated 11th August from Douglas to Walter; one page typewritten letter dated 1st September 1947 from Joan Saunderson to Walter; five page letter dated 9th September from Annie Saunderson to Walter; four page letter dated 18th December from Annie Saunderson to Walter; seven page undated letter from Annie Saunderson to Walter; one page typewritten letter from Walter Oess to John Saunderson dated 6 October 1995; undated letter from Walter Oes to John Saunderson including an invite to a Pentecostal church service in German sent to Wilfred Saunderson duing the Seocnd World War;
l 9 letters from the Saunderson Family to former German POW Walter; typewritten letter in German from Kurt to the Saunderson family dated 12 May 1960.

Identity Cards  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.3  2003

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Two wartime National Registration Identity Cards issued to Annie and Wilfred Saunderson in 1943.

Saunderson maps and itenerary  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.4  2003

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Two photocopies of maps of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire made about 1990 together with a handwritten itinerary by John Saunderson in which he lists his visits abroad between 1960 and 1985 to German ex-POWs.

Saunderson newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.5  2003

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Five newspaper articles and photographs of newspaper articles relating to German ex-POWS in South Yorkshire; cutting from German newspaper entitled 'Brautpaar der Woche' dated 30 December 1986; newspaper cutting from Mansfield Chad dated 8 February 1995 entitled 'Nostalgic Return for Germans'; photocopy of article in German from Bayreuther Geuendeblontt August/September 1995 entitled 'Kein Vertrauen zur deutschen evangelischen Kirche'; photocopy of newspaper article from the Nottingham Post about 1995 entitled 'Lessons behind the barbed wire'; article from German newspaper Thema Der Woche dated August 1995 entitled 'Von diesem Lager ist viel Segen ausgegangen'.

Saunderson photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2077.6  2003

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Four black and white photographs sent to the Saunderson family by German ex-POWs; wedding photograph of bride and groom taken in Germany in about 1960; photograph of family group taken in Germany in 1976; a priest leading a procession of schoolchildren taken in Hamburg in about 1950; portrait photograph of a schoolboy taken about 1960.

Judy Shinn interviews and art  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2418  2003

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Interview with Juddy Shinn about her experiences as a wartime evacuee, together with digital copies of 68 envelope fronts (each with different hand painted design by rs Shinn's father Alfred Crisp), a copy of a photograph of Alfred Crisp and typewritten account entitled 'Letters From Home'.

'Letters From Home'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2418.1  2003

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One page typewritten account by Judy Shinn (nee Crisp) entitled 'Letters From Home' in which she describes her evacuation from London along with her sister at the outbreak of the war, together with brief biographical notes about their father Alfred Crisp.

Interview with Judy Shinn  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2418.2  2003

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Interview with Judy Shinn carried out by Peter Liddle in November 2004, recorded on cassette 2655 together with a tweleve page typewritten transcript. Mrs Shinn describes life as a schoolgirl evacuee, with some unhappy experiences, her memories of bombing, domestic life and fund raising.

Illustrated envelopes  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2418.3  2003

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68 digital copies made in about 2003 of illustrated envelopes sent by Alfred Crisp to his daughters Judy and Pam during their stay as evacuees in Deal, Kent, in 1940. together with a copy made about 2003 of a photograph of Alfred Crisp (Judy Shinn's father) taken about 1930.

Drina Simmonds papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919  2002

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Seven typewritten pages by Mrs Drina Brokenbrow under the name Dorinda Smith entitled 'Memories of World War Two Living as a Child in Hanger Lane, Ealing', a photocopy of King George VI's victory message to all British schoolchildren and two wartime black and white photographs of Mrs Brokenbrow.

'Memories of World War Two Living as a Child in Hanger Lane, Ealing'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919.1  2002

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Seven typewritten pages entitled 'Memories of World War Two Living as a Child in Hanger Lane, Ealing' produced by Mrs Drina Brokenbrow under the name Dorinda Smith. Together with poetry, including 'A War of Goodbyes', Drina Brokenbrow describes her memories of domestic life, food, the Black Market, air raid shelters, troop convoys through the area and VE and VJ Days.

George VI's message to all schoolchildren  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919.2  2002

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Photocopy made about 2002 of King George VI's message sent to all schoolchildren, 8th June 1946, to commemorate the end of the Second World War.

Drina Simmonds photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919.3  2002

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Two black and white photographs of Drina Brokenbrow (nee Simmonds) taken of her as a child during the Second World War.

Photograph of Drina Simmonds in school uniform  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919.3.1  2002

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Black and white photograph of Drina Simmonds (nee Brokenbrow) in her school uniform taken in about 1942.

Portrait photograph of Drina Simmonds  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1919.3.2  2002

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Black and white portrait photograph of a young Drina Brokenbrow (nee Simmonds) holding a toy doll, taken in about 1942.

Brian Simpson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078  2003

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Papers relating to Brain Simpson's experiences in Southampton during the Second World War, his work with the aircraft manufacturer Supermarine from 1944 and his father TW Simpson's service as a member of the Home Guard.

Simpson letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.1  2003

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Letter by Brian Simpson handwriten 8 November 2002 in which he provides a brief biography and outlines his memories of the Second World War.

Brian Simpson's wartime reflections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.2  2003

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Extensive collection of handwritten papers in seven parts by Brian Simpson in which he outlines his wartime memories of growing up in Southampton, Hampshire, during the Second World War, including; 'The Outbreak of War'; 'Rationing'; 'Leisure'; 'My Days at Supermarine'; 'My Father and the Home Guard'; Bitterne Park'; 'Conclusions'.

Newspaper cuttings  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.3  2003

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Four newspaper and magazine articles dating between 2000 and 2002, including; 'The Last Spitfire' from the magazine Best of British, June 1999; newspaper article interviewing Brian Simpson; front page of The Southern Daily Echo on the Southampton Blitz, dated 7 August 2000; newspaper article on sailor Jack Mantle who received the Victoria Cross during the war.

Copy of Spitfire Society letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.4  2003

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Photocopy made about 2002 of a letter to the Spitfire Society from Les Colquhoun dated 12 August 1999, which mentions Brian Simpson in regard to test flying Spitfires.

Copy of wartime evacuation notice  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.5  2003

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Photocopy made about 2002 of a notice of evacuation for Southampton to be carried out on 1 and 2 September 1939.

Copy of school certificate  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.6  2003

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Photocopy made about 2002 of a certificate awarded to Brian Simpson by the Bitterne Park Boy's School in Southampton at Christmas 1938.

Copy of 12th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Southampton East) Home Guard muster return  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.7  2003

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Photocopy made about 2002 of 12th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Southampton East) Home Guard muster return for Number 2 Platoon from about 1942. Lt TW Simpson, Brian Simpson's father, is shown as commander of No 2 Platoon.

Photocopy of map of Southampton  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.8  2003

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Photocopy made about 2002 of a map of the Bitterne Park area of Southampton, annotated by Brian Simpson to show his house, school, air defences and bomb damage.

Copies of wartime photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2078.9  2003

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Copies made about 2002 by Brian Simpson relating to his wartime memories of Southampton, including; Blaker Bomabard used by father's Home Guard platooon; TW Simpson as Lt in the Home Guard, 1942; Seagull X seaplane; Brian Simpson and collegues at Eastleigh Flight Shed, 1949; two trams at Bitterne Park; Vicker's Armstrong Hursley Park, Winchester, used by Supermarine as offices between 1940 and 1957; Woolston Works, Southampton, about 1940; Brian Simpson with Seafire plane at Eastleigh Flight Shed; advert for The Hampshire Aeroplane Club where Brian Simpson started to learn to fly; Bitterne Park School before the First World War; Woolston Works c1938; Supermarine test pilots stood in front of Spiteful aeroplane; Brian Simpson in overalls about 1948 along with a Spitfire F24.

Barbara Simpson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413  2003

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Handwritten account by Barbara Simpson recalling her time in the Women's Land Army (WLA) working on a farm for the Duchess of Beaufort during the Second World War, together with copies made of a visitor's book, a letter from the Gloucestershire WLA, a Christmas card from Queen Mary and two photographs featuring Barbara Simpson.

Barbara Simpson's recollections of the Women's Land Army  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413.1  2003

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A nine page handwritten account by Barbara Simpson recalling her family background and work during the Second World War in the Women's Land Army. She recalls briefly her upbringing in Chester, her work as a VAD in a Military Hospital near Shrewsbury before joining the Women's Land Army. Barbara Simpson then remembers her work on various farms in Oxfordshire before working at Badminton House for the Duchess of Beauforts and includes her memories of encounters with the Duchess and Queen Mary, the Queen Mother. Finally she recalls her mariage in 1945 and her subsequent life after the war working a dairy farm in Denbigh, Wales.

Copies from Badminton House visitors book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413.2  2003

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Eight pages of photocopies made about 2003 from the Badminton House visitors book. Dated between 1943 and 1944 signatures include those of the Duke of Beaufort, Princess Elizabeth (latter Queen Elizabeth II), the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duchess of Kent and the Queen Mother.

Copy of Christmas card  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413.3  2003

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Colour copy made about 2003 of a wartime Christmas card from Her Majesty Queen Mary.

Copy of Women's Land Army letter  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413.4  2003

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Photcopy made about 2003 of a letter from the Gloucestershire Women's Land Army dated 17 June 1943, recording the award of Good Service badges.

Wartime photographs of Barbara Simpson  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2413.5  2003

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Two copies made about 2003 of wartime black and white photographs featuring Brenda Simpson. One shows Barbara Simpson and the Duchess of Beaufort on her farm at Badminton House. The second is a group photograph of members of Gloucestershire Women's Land Army with Queen Mary, dated July 1943.

Stanley papers and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2138  2003

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One photocopy of a letter from Rosemary Stanley, a member of the Women's Land Army, two photocopied articles on the Women's Land Army, three photocopies of wartime photographs.

'Women's Land Army'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2138.1  2003

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Photocopy made about 2003 of an article by Rosemary Stanley entitled 'Women's Land Army' in which she recalls her work in a market garden at Wimborne in Dorset during the Second World War.

Photocopies of articles about the Women's Land Army  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2138.2  2003

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Photocopies made about 2003 of two magazine articles about the Women's Land Army; 'In the Fields of War' from the People's Friend December 2001; 'We'll Meet Again - And They Did!' from Yours magazine.

Stanley photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2138.3  2003

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Three copies made about 2003 of wartime black and white photographs. All three taken at Leigh Vineries, Wimborne in Dorset between 1942 and 1946, showing Rosemary and Barbara Stanley at work in the greenhouses.

John Stanton's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2002  2003

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Ringbound copy of John Stanton's wartime memories of Coventry during the Second World War produced about 2002, illustrated with colour copies of leaflets and certificates.

John Stanton's recollections of wartime  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2002  2003

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Ringbound copy of John Stanton's wartime memories of Coventry during the Second World War produced about 2002, illustrated with colour copies of leaflets and certificates. Mr Stanton recalls his brief evacuation as a schoolboy in 1939, his memories of the air raids on Coventry, air raid defences, shelters, rationing, entertainment and details of his father's service in the local Home Guard.

Joyce Kaye wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1977  2003

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Five pages of handwritten reminiscences of Leeds in the Second world war by Mrs Joyce Kaye.

Joyce Kaye wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1977  2003

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Five pages of handwritten reminiscences of Leeds in the Second World War by Mrs Joyce Kaye in which she recalls some of her duties as a firewatcher and member of the Auxiliary Fire Service, plus her memories of working in a camera factory and as a member of the Sea Rangers guarding the Aire and Calder Canal.

Peter and Jean Calvert reminiscences and papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679  2004

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Family history, reminiscences of the Second World War plus material relating to the V2 rocket attack on Tottenham Grammar School.

Peter and Jean Calvert memories of wartime  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.1  2004

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Three accounts of family history and childhood experiences of the Second World War written for their grandchildren by Peter and Jean Calvert.

'Peter W Calvert - Memories of Childhood'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.1.1  2004

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Three typed pages of Peter Calvert's childhood memories of the Second World War, written in 1994 for his granddaughter. He recalls growing up in Tottenham, the Depression and Facists in the East End of London. He was evacuated to relatives in the country but returned to London during the Blitz and tells of V1 and V2 rocket attacks on London, one of which landed near his Tottenham Grammar School in 1945. Finally he talks of watching a series of Victory Test Matches at Lords.

Jean Calvert family history  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.1.2  2004

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Seven typed pages of Jean Calvert's (nee Notschild) family background and childhood memories of the Second World War, written in 1994 for her granddaughter. She recounts her family history in London and their experiences of the First World War, before she goes on to describe her own experiences as a child of the Second World War. She recalls air raids, food rationing and VE Day celebrations.

Peter Calvert wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.1.3  2004

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A copy of a three page typewritten letter by Peter Calvert to his grandson, dated written 21 September 1999. In the letter he recalls his experiences of wartime rationing, popular radio entertainment, barrage ballons, the London Blitz and a V2 rocket attack on his school in Tottenham.

Tottenham Grammar School papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.2  2004

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A newsletter and booklet relating to the V2 rocket attack on Tottenham Grammar School at the end of the Second World War.

North Circular  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.2.1  2004

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Photocpy of the front page of a newsletter entitled 'North Circular', produced by Middlesex University 2 December 1993. It reports the unveiling of a memorial to the V2 attack on Tottenham Grammar School.

'The Tottenham Grammar School V2, 15 March 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2679.2.2  2004

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A copy of a booklet entitled 'The Tottenham Grammar School V2, 15 March 1945', compiled by Peter Calvert and produced in 1995 for the Tottenham Grammar School Old Boys Association. It details the V2 rocket attack on the school that killed two boys, and includes copies of contemporary newspaper reports and the recollections of pupils who were at the school on the day.

John Evans papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2424  2003

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Photocopy of a seven page handwritten paper by John Evans entitled 'Evacuation 1939 and 1940'.

'Evacuation 1939 and 1940'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.2424  2003

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Photocopy of seven handwritten pages by John Evans entitled 'Evacuation 1939 and 1940' in which he recalls his school's evacuation, food, rationing, school life and membership of the ATC (Air Training Corps) as well as air raid shelters, barrage baloons and bombing damage in Birmingham.

Thurza Blurton wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2000.691  2000

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A ten page typewritten document by Thurza Blurton describing her memories of the Blitz on London during the Second World War.

'Some Memories of my War'  HF/LEEWW: 2000.691  2000

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A ten page typewritten document by Thurza Blurton describing her memories of the Second World War. Thurza describes the London Blitz as experienced by herself, her mother and father, in particular their survival after their house was bombed in December 1941.

Tony Harding papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2628  2004

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A handwritten manuscript by Tony Harding recalling his boyhood in Croydon during the Second World War, plus photocopies and handwritten articles on Royal Air Force pilots killed during the war.

Tony Harding wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2628.1  2004

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Six pages of reminisences by Tony Harding recalling his boyhood in Croydon, London, during the Second World War. Living near Croydon airfield he witnessed many German attacks, especially during the Battle of Britain. He also recalls details of a stay in hospital in 1940, jopining the Air Training Corps and memories of VE Day and VJ Day.

Tony Harding RAF articles  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2628.2  2004

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Two handwritten articles by Tony Harding, one about the wartime Russian Convoys and the other about visits to the graves of RAF pilots killed during the war, illustrated with the photocopy of a photograph of the grave of Flying Officer PP Woods-Scawen. Also four photocopies of articles by Tony Harding published in the magazine of 'The Hawker Hurricane Society'.

Mary Hopson papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2717  2004

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Letter from Mary Hopson accompanying a copy of her privately published book 'I Remember the Manor'.

Mary Hopson letter  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2717.1  2004

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Letter from Mary Hopson refelecting on her evacuation to North Wales and giving some biographical details about herself.

'I Remember the Manor'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2717.2  2004

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A signed copy of 'I Remember the Manor' by Mary Hopson, privately published in 2004. The book covers Mary and her brother's evacuation to Maenan Manor school in Wales between 1940 and 1945. Making extensive use of private letters and diaries Mary Hopson evokes in detail everyday life for a schoolgirl during the Second World War.

May Duffty reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2771  2005

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Five handwritten pages of reminiscences of the Second World War by Ida May Duffty, covering her life as a schoolgirl and her father's war work.

May Duffty reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2771  2005

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Five handwritten pages by Ida May Duffty concerning her childhood memories of the Second World War in Nottinghamshire. She details her domestic and school life giving details about food and clothing. She also writes of her father Len Tingle's war job running a petrol depot, his service as a Home Guard and Air Raid warden and his work at a large underground Air Ministry depot at Stow Park, Lincolnshire.

Sam Alexander manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2723  2004

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The 220 page unabridged manuscript for 'Prisoner of War Camps in County Durham' by Sam Alexander, on CD and in hardcopy. The book covers the reminiscences of the author about his time at Number 93 Prisoner of War Camp,Harperley Camp near Crook, County Durham, plus it details other camps in the area and provides an insight into the experiences of Italian and German Prisoners of War and is illustrated with many wartime and contemporary photogpraphs.

'Prisoner of War Camps in County Durham'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2723.1  2004

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The 220 page unabridged manuscript for 'Prisoner of War Camps in County Durham' by Sam Alexander, on CD and in hardcopy. The book covers the reminiscences of the author about his time at Number 93 Prisoner of War Camp,Harperley Camp near Crook, County Durham, plus it details other camps in the area and provides an insight into the experiences of Italian and German Prisoners of War and is illustrated with many wartime and contemporary photogpraphs.

Mrs Hornby papers  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1734  2002

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Documents written by Mrs Varney Hornby, detailing briefly her biography, that of her family and her expereinces during the Second World War.

Mrs Hornby biographical details and war reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1734.1  2002

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Two typewritten and handwritten documents by Mrs Varney Hornby, giving brief biographical information, an outline of her work in the Women's Land Army and more detailed information about her work as a civilian clerk conscripted to work in the Records Department of the Director of Combined Operations Personnel (DCOP) between 1942 and the end of the war.

Edward Jenkins' experiences as an evacuee  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2711  2004

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A 23 page typewritten account by Edward Jenkins entitled 'Evacuee; 1939-1942. A Personal Account'. Illustrated with postcards, maps and a copy of a newspaper article.

'Evacuee; 1939-1942. A Personal Account'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2711  2004

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A 23 page typewritten account by Edward Jenkins entitled 'Evacuee; 1939-1942. A Personal Account'. Illustrated with postcards, maps and a copy of a newspaper article. The account gives a detailed account of his evacuation by sea to Suffolk, plus details of his schooling and life in rural Suffolk during the war.

Joy Keates wartime reminiscences  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2669  2004

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Eight handwritten pages of wartime reminiscences by Joy Keates, recalling her time in London during the Blitz.

Joy Keates wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2669  2004

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Eight handwritten pages of wartime reminiscences by Joy Keates. She provides vivid details of the Blitz in London, including the bombing of her home and details of the family's subsequent struggle to find accomodation. Mrs Keates also provides details of food and rationing, domestic life, living and working conditions and social activities.

Audrey Jagger papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2795  2005

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Four typewritten pages of wartime reminisences by Audrey Sykes, together with two photocopied pages of maps.

Audrey Jagger wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2795  2005

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Four typewritten pages of wartime reminisences by Audrey Sykes, together with two photocopied pages of maps. She recalls domestic life as a schoolgirl in the village of Linthwaite, West Yorkshire. Audrey recalls school life at the outbreak of the war, food and rationing, village social life and working conditions at the bank she joined on leaving school.

Julia Lydekker interview  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1939  2003

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Interview with Mrs Julia Lydekker carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2002, cassete tape recording and typed transcript, tape number 1496. In the interview Mrs Lydekker recalls her work at Bletchley Park and latter in America during the Second World War.

Julia Lydekker wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1939.1  2003

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Interview with Mrs Julia Lydekker carried out by Peter Liddle in July 2002, cassete tape recording and typed transcript, tape number 1496. In the interview Mrs Lydekker recalls her life before the war, her work as a typist at Bletchley Park, and her trip by sea to America in 1945 to work at the Pentagon in Washington, where she celebrated VJ Day.

Brian Linford wartime reminisences  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2746  2005

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Three typewritten pages by Brian Linford recalling his memories as a young boy in Liverpool, Merseyside, during the Second World War.

Brian Linford's wartime memories of Liverpool  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2746  2005

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Three typewritten pages by Brian Linford recalling his memories as a young boy in Liverpool, Merseyside, during the Second World War. Mr Linford recalls the Liverpool Blitz in 1940 when he and his family had to be evacuated because of an unexploded bomb dropped on their outside toilet. He also recalls sheltering from other air raids, rationing and VE Day celebrations.

Mollie Moor papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947  2003

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Biographical material relating to Mrs Mollie Moor and her memories of the Second World War, including extracts from a Romantic novel inspired by her wartime experiences, plus a ration book, information on post-war fuel rationing and photographs of Mrs Moor.

Mollie Moor letter and biography  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947.1  2003

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A three page handwritten letter plus another three pages of handwritten biographical notes by Mrs Mollie Moor. Together they outline her wartime experiences and provide details of life in wartime Horsforth, West Yorkshire, her memories of working as a member of the Women's Land Army on a farm between Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and her affair with an Italian Prisoner of War.

Extracts from novel 'Cyanara'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947.3  2003

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Two pages of from the Romantic novel 'Cyanara' by Mrs Mollie Moor, including a one page forward to Chapter 2 and the first page of Chapter 3. The novel is based on Mr Moor's own experiences as a teenager in the Women's Land Army during the Second World War.

Post-war ration book  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947.4  2003

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A ration book issued in the name of DJ Lake of Swansea for the period 1952 to 1953.

Magazine clipping featuring Post-war fuel rationing  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947.3  2003

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An advert from a magazine produced in the 1990s featuring details of a motor fuel rationing coupon for the period 1956 to 1957.

Mollie Moor photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1947.5  2003

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Six photographs featuring Mrs Moor. Two black and white wartime photographs, three copies made in 2005 of wartime photographs and a copy of a colour photograph of Mrs Moor taken in 2005.

Constance Mundy papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2667  2004

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Miss Constance Mundy's wartime school journal together with a 30 page photocopied transcript including commentary and other items relating to her wartime experiences. Ten pages of documents relating to her late brother Captain Stephen George Mundy, killed in Italy in 1943 together with a photograph of Captain Mundy.

CL Mundy wartime journal and transcript  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2667.1  2004

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Wartime journal of Miss Constance Mundy written as a schoolgirl between 1939 and 1942, together with a 30 page transcript of extracts from the journal, diary entries and other items together with a latter commmentary. They detail Miss Mundy's experiences as a schoolgirl and evacuee and her latter work for the Bank of England and the NFS (National Fire Service) in London, in which she recalls bombing raids, hiking holidays, rationing and the news of her brother's death in action in Italy.

Stephen George Mundy papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2667.2  2004

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Ten photocopied pages of documents relating to Captain Stephen George Mundy, Royal Artillery, wounded in Italy and latter dying in hospital in North Africa in 1943. Includes letters from the Commonweatlh War Graves Commision, photographs of the cemetary at Tripoli, Libya, an airgram from Captain Mundy dated 15 September 1943 and a letter of condolence from the Royal Family.

Stephen George Mundy photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2667.3  2004

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Colour photograph taken in 1990 of a portrait photograph of Captain Stephen George Mundy (1916-1943) in about 1941.

Margaret Mercer wartime tapestry set  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2730  2004

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Wartime tapestry set 'Needlecraft for HM Forces' produced by Wm Briggs and Co Ltd of Manchester. Given to Mrs Margaret Mercer in 1945 by her sister-in-law.

'Needlecraft for HM Forces'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2730.1  2004

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Wartime tapestry set 'Needlecraft for HM Forces' produced by Wm Briggs and Co Ltd of Manchester. Given to Mrs Margaret Mercer in 1945 by her sister-in-law.The set comes in the original paper bag and contains a covering letter and instructions, canvas, seven hanks of coloured wool and a needle.

Keith Nurse papers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633  2004

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Keith Nurse's memories of the Second World War, growing up in Wales, including copies of journal and newspaper articles, and copies of wartime photographs featuring a young Keith Nurse and American soldiers billeted with his family.

Keith Nurse wartime reflections  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.1  2004

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Three typewritten pages by Keith Nurse discussing his memories of the Second World War, growing up in Wrexham. He recalls his school days, general domestic life and his memories of bombing raids on Merseyside and impressions of life in the home town of The Royal Welch Fusiliers.

Photocopies of journals  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.2  2004

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Photocopies of two articles by Keith Nurse featured in the journals 'Clwyd Historian Hanes Bro Clwyd' (Friends of the Clwyd Archives) Autumn 1998 and 'New Welsh Review', No 44 about the billeting of American soldiers with Keith Nurse's family in Wrexham prior to the D-Day invasion.

'Uncle's legacy of war'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.3  2004

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A two page photocopy of a newspaper article by Keith Nurse entitled 'Uncle's legacy of war', published in 'The Mail', 22 June 2002. The article concerns his redescovery of a cache of wartime airmail letters form his uncle, Robert William Cartwright, who served with the 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers in Burma.

Keith Nurse images  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.4  2004

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Three sheets of scanned images relating to Keith Nurse's wartime experiences, including a colour copy of a Christmas greetings card sent from Burma by Robert William Cartwright, colour copies of an airmail letter, ration book and identity card, and copies of three black and white photographs taken in 1944 by the American soldiers billeted on the Nurse family.

Five GI soldiers  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.4.1  2004

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Digital copy made about 2004 of an original wartime black and white photograph taken in 1944. A group of American GI soldiers stand outside Keith Nurse's house in Wrexham, Wales where they were billeted prior to D-Day.

Three GI soldiers sat on wall  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.4.2  2004

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Digital copy made about 2004 of an original wartime black and white photograph taken in 1944. A group of American GI soldiers stand outside Keith Nurse's house in Wrexham, Wales where they were billeted prior to D-Day.

Keith Nurse and mother  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2633.4.3  2004

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Digital copy made about 2004 of an original wartime black and white photograph taken in 1944. A young Keith Nurse and his mother are photographed outside their house in Wrexham, Wales. Keith is eating a candy given him by the American soldiers billeted on his family prior to D-Day.

Eric Croker letters  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2756  2005

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Two typewritten letters by Eric Croker written in 1995, in which he outlines his experiences and reflections on being a concientious objector during the Second World War.

Eric Croker biographical letters  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2756.1  2005

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Two typewritten letters by Eric Croker written in 1995. The earliest three page letter outlines his experiences as a concientious objector during the Second World War, serving in the Army Non-Combatant Corps between 1943 and 1947. He recalls his unfavourable impressions of military life and provides an insight into his fellow objectors, including members of the Plymouth Brethren. A second single page letter contains his general reflections on the war and his attitudes to pacificism.

William Ellis memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2779  2005

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A six page typewritten memoir by Bill Ellis outlining his experiences as an evacuee during the Second World War.

'Some Experiences of a Partly-Sighted Evacuee'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2779  2005

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A six page typewritten memoir by Bill Ellis outlining his experiences as an evacuee during the Second World War. He recalls school life in Worcester and then Shropshire, recalling odd jobs, the impact of food rationing and daily life for a partially sighted teenager during the war.

Elizabeth Dukes memoirs and photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2781  2005

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Typewritten memoirs of Elizabeth Duke together with a copy of a photograph of her taken during the Second World War.

Elizabeth Dukes memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2781.1  2005

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Six typewritten pages by Elizabeth Duke in which she recalls episodes of her life during the Second World War. She recalls her holiday in Balckpool being cut short with the declaration of war, her war work making tracer bullets for Crabtrees in Walsall, West Midlands, her memories of bombing raids on Walsall and Coventry and finally her recollections of celebrating VE Day.

Elizabeth Dukes photograph  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2781.2  2005

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Copy made in 2004 of a black and white photograph taken in 1945, showing Elizabeth Duke on her bike at a farm in St Owen's Cross, Herefordshire, with a small dog and the farmer's young son.

Camera Talk article and photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813  2005

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An eight page article and accompanying black and white photographs produced about 1943 for Camera Talk magazine. The article centres on a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham.

'We Visit Northfield Millitary Psychiatric Hospital'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.1  2005

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An eight page typewritten manuscript written about 1943 for the magazine Camera Talks entitled 'We Visit Northfield Millitary Psychiatric Hospital'. The article discusses various aspects of occupational therapy,drug treatment and hypnosis carried out at the hospital.

Wartime photographs taken at Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2  2005

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Thirty two black and white photographs taken about 1943 in support of an article in Camera Talks magazine about Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital. The photographs feature scenes on the wards, occupational therapy and hypnosis. Some duplicates.

'Medical treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.9.2  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor administering electric shock therapy. Text for the photograph reads 'Major A... RAMC demonstrates electroplexy. A... is the 'oldest inhabitant', having seen the 'Norhtfield Experiment' through from its earleist days, except for a period abroad.'

'Occupational therapy, carpentry (sic)'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.10  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows two officers making rugs. Text for the photograph reads 'Captain M... RAOC, is a regular officer of many years experience, and bears the scars of more than a few wounds. Now at the age of 53, the time has come for him to retire. His stay in hospital has left him much steadier and he is now ready for home life. He will have to hurry, or he won't get his rug finished in time. Lieut K... of the same Corps, will return to duty in 'two rugs time' at the outside.'

'Occupational therapy in the officer's ward'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.11  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a soldier and clergyman looking at a doll's house. Text for the photograph reads 'Lieut T... was invalided from the Far East with every prospect of an enforced premature return to civil life. He soon found his feet in Northfield, and his house too, thanks largely to 'Padre Jones'. He is now soldiering on.'

'Hypnosis as treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.12  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor checking on a patient. Text for the photograph reads 'Major D..., RAMC tests muscular relaxation before proceeding to hypnosis.'

'Medical treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.13  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor and nurse giving a drug to a patient laying in bed.Text for the photograph reads 'Capt (Mrs) B..., RAMC, a New Zealand psychiatrist, demonstrates narcoanalysis with Sister C...'

'Britain Nurses Her Heroes'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.14  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for the American photo agency Three Lions. The caption on the reverse reads 'Britain Nurses her Heroes. A soldier is being taken care of by friendly nurses in the magnificant hall of an English country estate, now transformed into a military hospital.'

'Articles made by patients'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.15  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a selction of stuffed animals and handbags made by patients.

'Occupational Therapy. Making toys for their kids'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.16  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a soldier and clergyman working on a wooden doll's house.

'Occupational Therapy'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.17  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a member of the Parachute Regiment painting. Text for the photograph reads 'Pte F... On arrival home on 'Python', felt a 'POW in British hands'. Shy, blushing, unable to mix, took to drink. On arrival at Northfield, treated by psychotherapy and group therapy - was returned to duty after 5 months.'

'In the corner of another ward nurse takes the temperature and feels the pulse of one of the patients'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.18  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for the American photo agency Three Lions. It shows a nurse checking the pulse of a patient.

'Britain Nurses Her Heroes'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.19  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for the American photo agency Three Lions. The caption on the reverse reads 'Britain Nurses Her Heroes. These English boys smile broadly despite thier wounds. They are on their way back to health and feel comfortable on the magnificant English estate.'

'Dancing Lessons'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.1.4  2005

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One of four duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is dancing with a nurse.

'Dancing Lessons'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.1.2  2005

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One of four duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is dancing with a nurse.

'Dancing Lessons'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.1.1  2005

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One of four duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is dancing with a nurse.

'Dancing Lessons'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.1.3  2005

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One of four duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a group of soldiers, one of whom is dancing with a nurse.

'Medical Treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.2.1  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows the administration of electric shock therapy to a patient.

'Occupational Therapy. Parachustist into Painter'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.20  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a member of the Parachute Regiment painting. It shows a member of the Parachute Regiment painting. Text for the photograph reads 'Pte F... On arrival home on 'Python', felt a 'POW in British hands'. Shy, blushing, unable to mix, took to drink. On arrival at Northfield, treated by psychotherapy and group therapy - was returned to duty after 5 months.'

'Their own band'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.21.2  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a number of patients in uniform playing various musical instruments.

'Britain Nurses Her Heroes'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.22  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for the American photo agency Three Lions. The caption on the reverse reads 'Britain Nurses Her Heroes. Many English country estates have been transformed into hospitals for British soldiers. Here wounded soldiers are seen with their nurses in a hall of an English country estate now transformed into a ward.'

'Medical Treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.2.2  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows the administration of electric shock therapy to a patient.

'Their own band'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.21.1  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a number of patients in uniform playing various musical instruments.

'Occupational Therapy. Drawing and Painting'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.23  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The caption on the reverse reads 'Before going back into civilian life with all its hardships and readjustments, a good many soldiers visit for weeks, sometimes for months, Northfield, Britain's largest Military (Pyschiatric) Hospital. Once upon a time Northfield was a mental hospital for serious nervous diseases, where patients had to be cut off from the outside world. The military staff has made a great modern job of this place, situated a few miles outside Birmingham. Many thousands of soldiers from prison camps and army service have found here an easy a comfortable adjustment to civilian life with occupational therapy and medical treatment under the supervision of experts. A parachutist, gunner and a pioneer, sitting next to each other, spending a few hours in teh drawing class. On the wall are some of the paintings and drawings form previous patient.'

'Occupational Therapy. Carpentry'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.24  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a soldier and clergyman doing carpentry.

'Occupational Therapy. Finishing toys for children and handbags for friends'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.3  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a Major of the Royal Pioneer Corps making a stuffed animal.

'Occupational Therapy. In the officer's ward'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.4  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows an officer working on a tapestry. The caption for the photograph reads 'Major R... of the Royal Pioneer Corps wears the ribbons of two wars. He rejoined for the recent war, though it could scarcely be said he was fully recovered from battle experiences of 1917. He will be able to stay for treatment as long as is needed before he returns to civil life. It is by no means unlikely that Fleet Street will see him, though he now works at tapestry for a change.'

'Occupational Therapy, sculpturing'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.5.1  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a parachutist working on a piece of sculpture. The caption for the photograph reads 'Pte C... Bank clerk before joining the army, Parachute Corps. Several attacks of amnesia abroad (Palestine), evacuated home for treatment. Treated by psychotherapy and group therapy with success. On discharge, went to Art School with a view to becoming an industrial artist.'

'Occupational Therapy, sculpturing'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.5.2  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. The photograph shows a parachutist working on a piece of sculpture. The caption for the photograph reads 'Pte C... Bank clerk before joining the army, Parachute Corps. Several attacks of amnesia abroad (Palestine), evacuated home for treatment. Treated by psychotherapy and group therapy with success. On discharge, went to Art School with a view to becoming an industrial artist.'

'Hypnosis as treatment for nervous diseases'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.6  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor hypnotising a patient. The text for the photograph reads 'Induction of hypnosis by concentration on a light-reflecting object. The procedure here demonstrated was successful in the recovery of a parachutist's memory, lost under the exceptional stress of seeing his 'mate' and predecessor's 'chute fail to open as he himself was about to jump.'

'Hypnosis as treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.7  2005

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A black and white photograph taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor hypnotising a patient. The text for the photograph reads 'Rolling the head to test neck relaxation. It is an interesting reflection on a verbal imagery that patients whose problems are a 'pain in the neck' to them not infrequently have 'a pain in the neck, doctor'.'

'Hypnosis as treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.8.1  2005

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One of a pair of duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor hypnotising a patient. The text for the photograph reads 'Regulating the breathing rate'.

'Hypnosis as treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.8.2  2005

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One of a pair of duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor hypnotising a patient. The text for the photograph reads 'Regulating the breathing rate'.

'Medical treatment'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2813.2.9.1  2005

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One of two duplicate black and white photographs taken in about 1943 for Camera Talk during a visit to Northfield Military Psychiatric Hospital near Birmingham. It shows a doctor administering electric shock therapy. Text for the photograph reads 'Major A... RAMC demonstrates electroplexy. A... is the 'oldest inhabitant', having seen the 'Norhtfield Experiment' through from its earleist days, except for a period abroad.'

Jean Cook wartime parachute silk  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2831  2005

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Bundle of Second World War parachute silk kept by Mrs Jean Cook.

Wartime parachute silk  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2831  2005

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Parachute silk wrapped during the Second World War in a brown paper bundle tied up with string.

Wartime knitting pattern booklet  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2826  2005

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Knitting pattern book entitled 'Knitted Garments for the Royal Navy and other Fleet Auxiliaries, Minesweepers, Trawlers etc', produced by the Depot for Knitted Garments for the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

'Knitted Garments for the Royal Navy'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2826  2005

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Booklet entitled 'Knitted Garments for the Royal Navy and other Fleet Auxiliaries, Minesweepers, Trawlers etc', produced by the Depot for Knitted Garments for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. It contains patterns and photographs of woollen garments British civilians could knit for servicemen in the Navy.

Maynard photographs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2832  2005

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A single sheet printed from a digital copy made in 2005 of three wartime photographs of fireman Lionel Richards.

Photographs of fireman Lionel Richards  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2832  2005

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A single sheet printed from a digital copy made in 2005 of three wartime photographs of fireman Lionel Richards. Mr Richards is photographed in his uniform, with a fire aplliance and in a group photogrpah with his colleagues.

Wartime reminiscences of 50 London evacuees  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2835  2005

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Spiral bound book of reminiscences of evacuation during the Second World War entitled 'Tottenham Evacuees' March Memoirs', published privatley in 2005.

'Tottenham Evacuees' March Memoirs'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2835  2005

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Spiral bound soft cover book entitled 'Tottenham Evacuees' March Memoirs', published privatley in 2005. Contains the reminiscences, supplemented by copies of original photographs, of fifty children evacuated from the Tottenham County School in North London, to the village of March in Cambridgeshire during the Second World War.

Pauline Bowden memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2895  2005

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Privately published book (plus copy on CD Rom containing aditional video and audio clips) entitled 'World War 2 and Then Me' produced by Mrs Pauline Bowden in 2003. It briefly details her parent's wartime service and recounts her attempts to trace her biological father in the late 1990s. Includes digital copies of original photographs, birth certificates, service records, diary and notebook pages etc to illustrate the story. Also Olive Dickens' (mother of Pauline Bowden) ATS (Army Transport Service) 1940 diary and NFS (National Fire Service) notebook from about 1941.

'World War 2 and Then Me'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2895.1  2005

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Privately published book (plus copy on CD Rom containing aditional video and audio clips) entitled 'World War 2 and Then Me' by Mrs Pauline Bowden produced in 2003. In the book she briefly details her parent's wartime service and recounts in detail her attempts to trace her biological father, Thomas Hambleton. Includes digital copies of original photographs, birth certificates, service records, diary and notebook pages etc to illustrate the story.

Olive Dickens wartime notebook and diary  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2895.2  2005

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Olive Dickens' (mother of Pauline Bowden) ATS (Army Transport Service) 1940 diary and NFS (National Fire Service) notebook covering the period between 1940 and 1942.

John Maxwell Day papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2876  2005

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A twelve page memoir written by John Day in about 1973 entiltled 'West Bromwich At War', plus three copies of wartime photographs featuring John Day and members of the West Bromwich Civil Defence control room. Also a newspaper article from the Express and Star dated March 4 2005 that features the photographs and an interview with Mr Day.

'West Browmwich at War'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2876.1  2005

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Twelve page typewritten memoir entitled 'West Bromwich at War', written by John Maxwell Day about 1974. In it he details the Civil Defence preparations, training and organization in West Bromwich between 1938 and 1940 and recalls various bombing raids on the area between 1940 and the end of the war.

John Maxwell photographs and newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2876.2  2005

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Three copies made about 2005 of wartime photographs showing members of the West Bromwich Civil Defence Control Room staff (including John Day). One is a group photograph of the team, the other two of a moral-raising show organized by the team in 1943 entitled 'Out of Control'. Also a newspaper article from the Express and Star entitled 'Vital war room under the hall' published 4 March 2005. The article features the photographs and includes an initerview with Mr Day about his wartime Civil Defence work.

Eaton papers and memoirs  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2525  2005

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A letter and a four page typewritten memoir by Tony Eaton entitled 'My Wartime Memories'. Plus copies made about 2004 relating to air raids on Grimsby during the Second World War; 'List of Civilians Killed in Air Raids', 'Members of the Civilian Defence Organisations Killed on Duty', 'Dates of Air Raids', 'Summary of Messages 14 June 1943', page 22 from 'Grimsby at War', plus a short history of the Grimsby Spitfire.

Eaton Letter  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2525.1  2005

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Typewritten letter from Tony Eaton dated 9 December 2003 in which he recalls some details of the raid that killed his mother and sister and also the death of three people killed by a 'butteryfly' anti-personel bomb.

'My Wartime Memories'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2525.2  2005

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A four page typewritten memoir by Tony Eaton entitled 'My Wartime Memories' produced in 2004 in which he recalls incidents from his childhood in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, during the Second World War. They include his memories of a dogfight over his school, bombing raids on Grimsby in 1943 including one using 'butterfly' anti-personel mines, and his memories of the raid on 13 July 1943 that destroyed his house and killed his mother and elder sister.

Grimsby bombing raids  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2525.3  2005

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Copies of six documents made in 2004 by Tony Eaton, relating to bombing raids on Grimsby during the Second World War; 'List of Civilians Killed in Air Raids'; 'Members of the Civilian Defence Organisations Killed on Duty'; 'Dates of Air Raids'; 'Summary of Messages 14 June 1943'; page 22 from 'Grimsby at War'; short history of the Grimsby Spitfire.

Wartime Bible  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2927  2005

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A pocket copy of the New Testament published by The National Bible Society of Scotland during the Second World War.

Wartime New Testament  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2927  2005

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A pocket copy of the New Testament published by The National Bible Society of Scotland during the Second World War. It was given to the young Mike Garley by his father on 30 April 1945, noted in pencil on the inside page.

1945 letter from Bournemouth hotel  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2849  2005

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Typewritten letter dated 11 August 1945 from the Wimbledon Hall hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, to Miss Joan Denton of Peckham in London.

Letter confirming booking at Wimbledon Hall hotel  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2849  2005

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Typewritten letter dated 11 August 1945 from the Wimbledon Hall hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, to Miss Joan Denton of Peckham in London. The letter acknowledges a reservation at the hotel and advises on the use of Emergency Ration cards and the need to bring your own towels.

Gordon Lister's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2867  2005

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Eight typewritten pages by Reverend Gordon H Lister entitled 'Memoirs of Childhood Spent in Wartime Yorkshire', written in 2003 as a talk for various meetings in the Harrogate area.

'Memoirs of Childhood Spent in Wartime Yorkshire'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2867  2005

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Eight typewritten pages by Reverend Gordon H Lister entitled 'Memoirs of Childhood Spent in Wartime Yorkshire', written in 2003 as a talk given to various meetings in the Harrogate area. He describes his memories of home life and living conditions growing up in Heckmondwike before the war, playing in the Salvation Army Band, evacuees and bombing during the war, food and shortages, the hardships the family suffered after his father died and his recollections of working as a Post Office telegraph delivery boy.

Joan Parrat letter  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2733  2005

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A three page typewritten letter by Joan Parrat (nee Hicks) in which she recalls her memories of wartime Deptford.

Joan Parrat's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2733  2005

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A three page typewritten letter by Joan Parrat (nee Hicks). In the letter she recalls her childhood in Deptford during the war, her brief and unhappy evacuation with a family who neglected her, her memories of bombing raids including one on a local school, V1 and V2 rocket attacks, her memories of gas masks and public air raid shelters, including the ones at Chislehurst Caves, Kent.

Doug Peers' wartime memories of life on Merseyside  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2689  2004

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Two typewritten pages of wartime reminiscences by Doug Peers entitled 'Experiences from 1939 to 1945', in which he recalls his life on Merseyside during the Second World War.

'Experiences from 1939 to 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2004.2689  2004

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Two typewritten pages of wartime reminiscences by Doug Peers entitled 'Experiences from 1939 to 1945', in which he recalls his life as a schoolboy in Wallasey on Merseyside during the Second World War. Mr Peers recalls the bombing of Liverpool docks and recollects the destruction of house in an air raid in November 1940.

Anti-Nazi propaganda book  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1915  2002

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A copy of 'Struwwelhitler - A Nazi Story Book', by Doktor Schrecklichkeit' by Robert and Philip Spence. Produced by The Daily Sketch newspaper in support of their Relief Fund in about 1940.

'Struwwelhitler - A Nazi Story Book', by Doktor Schrecklichkeit'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1915  2002

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A copy of 'Struwwelhitler - A Nazi Story Book', by Doktor Schrecklichkeit' by Robert and Philip Spence. Produced by The Daily Sketch newspaper in support of their Relief Fund in about 1940. An Anti-Nazi propaganda book it parodies the Struwwelpeter fairy tales. Signed inside 'From Stephanie to Aunt Ruby'.

Dr John Beeston papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933  2005

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Dr John Beeston's recollections of his wartime service in London as a Civil Defence Medical Officer and of his award of the George Medal, which he recieved at Buckingham Palace on VE Day in 1945.

'A Day to Remember for All Time! VE Day May 8th 1945'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933.1  2005

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A twelve page typewritten manuscript entitled 'A Day to Remember for All Time! VE Day May 8th 1945' written by Dr John Beeston in 1998. It details Dr Beeston's career as Deputy Medical Officer of Health for Wilsden, London as Civil Defence Medical Officer for Middlesex between 1942 and 1945, together with his memories of attending Buckingham Palace on 8 May 1945 when he was awarded the George Medal.

John Beeston letter  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933.2  2005

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Digital copy made about 2005 of a letter to Dr John Beeston from the London Region Civil Defence HQ dated 4 December 1944 in which Dr Beeston is notified about his award of the George Medal.

John Beeston photographs and newspaper article  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933.3  2005

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Copies made about 2005 of a wartime newspaper article and photographs relating to Dr John Beeston. The newspaper article outlines his heroism in giving a blood transfusion to a woman trapped in a house destroyed by a V1 rocket. The six photographs copied onto one page depict John Beeston at Buckingham Palace on 8 May 1945 when he received the George Medal.

Larkins papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933  2005

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Collection of nine personal accounts about evacuation from East Anglia during the Second World War, the stories collected by Roy Larkins for a locally-published magazine about 1985.

Memories of East Anglia during the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2933.1  2005

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Nine personal accounts about evacuation from East Anglia during the Second World War, including; 'A Bricklayer's Labourer, with a purpose' by Roy Larkins; 'Evacuation of Schoolchildren from Lowestoft' by Roy Larkins; 'Passage by troop ship' by Roy Larkins; 'Local Civilian, on active service' by K Bourn; 'Farming at Hopton in Wartime' by Fred Burton; 'Dog Two - Royal Observer Corps' by Charles Gudmore; 'Evacuated to Shirebrook' by Norma Larkins (nee Aldred); 'Halesworth's Wartime Report' by Gladys Rogers; 'Evacuated to Barlborough' by Una Rogers (nee King).

Grace Kay papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2956  2005

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Grace Kay's wartime memories and recollections together with a poem reflecting her feelings about the end of the war.

Grace Kay's wartime recollections  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2956.1  2005

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Four typewritten pages by Grace Kay in which she outlines her memories of the Second World War, based on her diaries written at the time. She recalls her life as a schoolgirl in a reception area for evacuees and details her memories of rationing, education, domestic life and working in Reading during German air raids and V rocket attacks.

'Thoughts on VE Day'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2956.2  2005

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A one page poem entitled 'Thoughts on VE Day' by Grace Kay in which she refelcts on her feelings at the end of the war and the loss of her brother who was killed just before VJ Day.

Carol Reeve papers  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1895  2003

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Manuscript, synopsis and supporting illustrations for unpublished memoir by Carol Reeve entitled 'Once Upon A Wartime...A Childhood in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire' in which she describes her wartime as a child growing up in the Cambridgeshire village of Bottisham during the Second World War.

Illustrations to 'Once Upon a Wartime...'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1895.2  2002

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Digital copies made about 2002 of a pre-war and wartime black and white photographs relating to Carol Reeve and her family in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.

Carol Reeve manuscript  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1895.1  2003

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Manuscript, synopsis and supporting illustrations for unpublished memoir by Carol Reeve entitled 'Once Upon A Wartime...A Childhood in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire' in which she describes her wartime as a child growing up in the Cambridgeshire village of Bottisham during the Second World War.

'Once Upon A Wartime...A Childhood in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire'  HF/LEEWW: 2003.1895.1.2  2003

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A 74 page typewritten manuscript for the unpublished book 'Once Upon A Wartime...A Childhood in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire' by Carol Reeve. It outlines her family history in the village of Bottisham in Cambridgeshire and her memories of growing up there during the Second World War. She recalls family life in the village as daughter of the local Doctor, school life and air raid precautions, Austrian refugees living with the family followed by an evacuee family from London, interactions with a local Army base, the building of an airbase nearby, the Battle of Britain and the arrival of American troops in the village prior to D-Day, life at boarding school and victory celebrations.

Book synopsis for 'Once Upon a Wartime...'  HF/LEEWW: 2002.1895.1.1  2002

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A three page typewritten synopsis for the unpublished book 'Once Upon a Wartime...' by Carol Reeve. It outlines her memories of growing up in the village of Bottisham in Cambridgeshire during the Second World War. She recalls family life in the village as daughter of the local Doctor, school life and air raid precautions, Austrian refugees living with the family followed by an evacuee family from London, interactions with a local Army base, the building of an airbase nearby, the Battle of Britain and the arrival of American troops in the village prior to D-Day.

Ronald Righton papers  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2747  2005

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Seven pages of handwritten notes by Mr Ronald Righton in which he recalls his memories of the Second World War working as an Electrical Overseer for the Admiralty.

Ronald Righton's wartime memories  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2747  2005

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Seven pages of handwritten notes by Mr Ronald Righton in which he recalls his memories of the Second World War, working as an Electrical Overseer for the Admiralty. Based first in Shefield and then in Leeds he travelled Yorkshire inspecting electrical equipment needed by the Royal Navy. He recalls fire watching duties and the bombing of Sheffield and the dificulty of travel during the war.

Wartime information booklets  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2921  2005

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Six information booklets on food, nutrition and baby care all produced during the Second World War and owned at one time by Virginia Rohde.

Wartime information booklets on food and nutrition  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2921.1  2005

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Six information booklets on food, nutrition and baby care all produced during the Second World War, owned at one time by Virginia Rohde; 'Canteen Catering', published by the Ministry of Food in 1942; copy of 'MTS Magazine', June 1942, produced by the Mothercraft Training Society; copy of 'MTS Magazine', December 1943, produced by the Mothercraft Training Society; Newsletter of the Baliol School Association, Sedbergh Newsletter, published in 1944; 'Feeding the Young Worker', published by the Empire Tea Bureau in 1944; 'A Guide to School Dinners' published by the Association of Teachers of Domestic Science in 1944.

Barbara Roose's wartime memories of London  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2736  2005

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Forty page typewritten account of her wartime experiences by Barbara Roose entitled 'Got any Gum Chum'.

'Got any Gum Chum?'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2736  2005

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Forty page typewritten account of her wartime experiences by Barbara Roose. Entitled 'Got any Gum Chum' the account covers her life growing up in Covent Garden and includes details of domestic and school life, entertainment and clothes, the Blitz, V1 and V2 attacks, playing on bomb sites, fights between Allied servicemen and a brief period spent as evacuees in Newcastle upon Tyne.

John Ross' memories of the Second World War  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2948  2005

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A three page typewritten account of V1 rocket attacks on London by John Ross entitled 'The Secret Weapon Falls on London'.

'The Secret Weapon Falls on London'  HF/LEEWW: 2005.2948  2005

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A three page typewritten account by John Ross entitled 'The Secret Weapon Falls on London'. In it Mr Ross recalls his terrified memories as a young boy of seeing a V1 rocket fly over his house in Crouch End, North London, and of two V1 explosions nearby that wrecked the family home.

Hilda Burrell papers and photograph album  HF/LEEWW: 2005.3002  2005

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Items relating to Hilda Burrell's NAAFI service in Europe at the end of the Second World War; 2 photocopies of a typed biography of her NAAFI service in Caen, Brussels and Germany; two typewrittten pages of recollections of Hilda by a family member; a two page brief family tree; original leather photo album containing 63 photographs and postcards of Normandy, Brussels and various German cities during 1945.

Hilda Burrell biographic details  HF/LEEWW: 2005.3002.1  2005

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Four documents relating to Miss Hilda Burrell; one two page typewritten account of her life by a relative; a single page account by Hilda Burrell of her service in Europe with the NAAFI; family tree details of Hilda Burrell; family tree details of Hilda Burrell's parents Joseph and Sarah. The documents recount Hilda Burrell's life in Yorkshire before the war, her work for Burtons tailors in Leeds until 1944 when she joined the NAAFI, plus brief details of incidents during her travels in Europe including a traffic acciedent and her memories of ruined German cities and blackmarket acitivities in Occupied Germany.

Hilda Burrell photgraph album  HF/LEEWW: 2005.3002.2  2005

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Hilda Burrell's photograph album containing 63 black and white photographs and postcards of Normandy, Brussels and various German cities, 1945 onwards. Black leather cover decorated with a silver and hand-painted heraldic eagle and shields