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Mostyn Hallicon for Story with photo

Hartley Peters with a telegram he used to send to relatives of patients from Mostyn Hall....

Working at Llay Main Colliery during the war

I was a clerk in a local coal merchants, at the Llay Main Colliery near Wrexham, during the war....

WWII memories from Scotland

Discover other WWII resources and collections with a Scottish focus: www.fettes.com/scotsatwar...

Barrow School girl Irene

For fun Irene went to the old picture houses, and also put rope over the lamp posts with a tyre for a...

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Working in the Munitions Factory in Wrexham

I worked in a munitions factory, in Marchwiel near Wrexham....

Munitions factory

During the war I worked in a munitions factory... It was good working in the munitions factory, where I...

War Service in the WAAF.icon for Story with photo

War Service in the WAAF. Mrs E Hawkins with a Group of Colleagues taken in 1943 after they had just...

Underground Munitions Factory

This connected to the existing railway lines, connecting Leicester with Peterborough, branching off at...

Mistakes

The war saw changes to the ladies dress style, choosing to wear trousers or siren suits and tie their hair...

Mending telephones

"I worked in a gown shop before the war, but for war work I joined the telephone service and mended...

General life.

I worked in Lincolnshire making bailey bridges. I worked in Blagg and Johnson's it was an engineering...

Land Army

My mother in law did not talk very much about her experiences in the war, and sadly she is now dead....

What Gladys Did During the War by Jodie Lloyd

But the straight after work, she would go tatty picking because there wasn't enough people to help -...

WW2 Work.

I worked to make aeroplane wings at a factory based at the railway in Derby. i used to work 12 hour days...

Dumfries & Galloway

My grandfather used to paint the lines on the back fo womens' legs when they couldn't get any silk...

Badge presented by St. Dunstan’s to the war blinded.icon for Story with photo

Badge presented by St. Dunstan's to the war blinded. At St Dunstans Mr Fredrick Thomas Morgan became...

Women making planes

My name is Margaret Eleanor Hocknell... I lived in Newtown, Cheshire, and worked in the Post Office for 2...

Eunice Brathertons' story

I worked in Crewe works making sand-moulds.I was never told what they were to be used for... The Reception...

My Boyhood Memories of the 2nd World War (pic )icon for Story with photo

My Boyhood Memories of the 2nd World War. The picture shows Wendy, Peter and their father Harry Tattersall...

Annie Sherwins story

Mrs Sherwin worked in the burlers and menders all through the war. She had about six girls with her....

Factory ID Cardicon for Story with photo

This is my factory id card from Birtley Iron Works, it produced amoured cars....

Sam's Waricon for Story with photo

May and I were married at St. Anne's church in Southampton....

The War

Betty Palmer (nee Oldfield) 1942icon for Story with photo

Betty Palmer 1942. Betty Palmer, nee oldfield, outside the factory, 22nd July, 1942....

Picture of a nurse in Wrexhamicon for Story with photo

This is a picture of Joan Haynes, at Acton in Wrexham....

WW2 People's War Open Day picture, 17th Nov 2005icon for Story with photo

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