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Life at Plessley Vale

by nottinghamcsv

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nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Freda Longdon nee Timpson
Location of story: 
Mansfield Woodhouse
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A5103820
Contributed on: 
16 August 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by CSV/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Freda Longdon with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

My name is Freda and I lived at Pleasley Vale. We packed all of the nuts and bolts that were sent away to the war zones. All the equipment was coded and we did not know where it was going — for purposes of security. The army camp was based 200 yards from the factory.
I have a picture taken 23rd June 1945 of me, my sister and neighbours, taken with soldiers based at the barracks.

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