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15 October 2014
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AgeConcernShropshire
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We work to promote the well-being of all older people in the county, by providing services and campaigning on issues that affect the quality of later life. We are working with the BBC on the People’s War.

Here at Age Concern Shropshire Telford & Wrekin we are working with the Library Service to encourage local people to add their memories of WW2, or those of their relatives, to the People’s War website. Most libraries have public access to the Internet and staff who can give you a hand if needed. If you wish to add a story but do not have access to a computer (or do not have the confidence to use one), then we have volunteers who can take your story in written form, or record it when talking to you, and add it to the site for you. We can do this for people who live in the county of Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin). As part of this work we are planning to hold WW2 reminiscence sessions in our day centres so that their members can recollect their war stories and ensure that they are not lost by adding them to the website.

We are based at 3 Mardol Gardens, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PR, and also have offices in Ludlow, Telford and Whitchurch. To arrange for one of our volunteers to visit you, please contact Keith Gallop on 01743 233123 or email Keith at acinfo@btconnect.com

Stories contributed by AgeConcernShropshire

Women's War Work
Memories of the World War
Memories of the Second World War
Memories of the Second World War
Memories of the Battle of Britain
Memories of the War Years: A Biographical Account
Mrs Olive Edith Gittens - nee Carswell Brother's Citation
Military Tattoo: A Poem by Lance Sgt Carswell read at the Military Tattoo
F
Its a Long Way from Hodnet to Italy
Typhoon In The China Seas
Three Ex-Servicemen Reminisce
Farm life 1940/41
Life for Evacuees in WW2
From Southend to a Nottinghamshire Pit Village
If You Smell Geraniums
Life In The RAF
I Remember
World War 1
Life In Warley Smethwick, Birmingham
Childhood Memories
When Ted Lost Margaret!
Working in London
NAFFI Lifeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
"MY FIRST DAY AS A WARTIME NURSE"icon for Story with photo
"EVACUEES COME TO ASTLEY ABBOTTS"
Recollections of a Wartime Childhood (Part 1)
Recollections of a Wartime Childhood (Part 2)
Recollections of a Wartime Childhood (Part 3)
"EVACUEES COME TO EVENWOOD"icon for Story with photo
The Burma Campaign-Part 1-The Long Journey to Burma
"MY DAUGHTER'S MESSAGE FROM KING GEORGE VI"icon for Story with photo
MY WAR IN THE WRNS (Training & First Postings)icon for Story with photo
"A WARTIME CHILDHOOD IN HULL, BOSTON & LEICESTER"
"MY WAR AS A YEOMAN WITH THE CONVOYS"icon for Story with photo
MY WAR IN THE WRNS (Officer Training & Postings)icon for Story with photo
The Burma Campaign-Part 2-Life in Burmaicon for Recommended story
"MY WAR AS A DISPATCH RIDER IN MAINLAND EUROPE"icon for Story with photo
SPRING OF 1942 - A DESPERATE SITUATION
Bringing Home the Bacon
Friday 13th - Lucky for Someicon for Recommended story
The Last Major Battle of the Irish Guards in North West Europeicon for Recommended story
A Wartime Wedding
The Soldier's Return
"FROM HELL TO HEAVEN" (The story of my evacuation from Liverpool to Much Wenlock)icon for Story with photo
"MY WAR IN THE WRNS" (Dartmouth after D-Day, early 1945; VE Day & VJ Day
"TEACHING AND TEACHER TRAINING IN WARTIME BRITAIN"
A WARTIME CHILDHOOD IN BOURNEMOUTH
D-Day Remembered
Destination Unknown
The Quiet Side Of The War
Was it a bomb or a torpedo?
"MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED IN ACTION"
MY LIFE CHANGED AS A RESULT OF THE WAR
A Childhood in Burma
A Chance newspaper Article
Northamptonshire to Shropshire
A Schoolgirl in Guernsey
North Lincolnshire to Shrewsbury
Life in Yardley, Birmingham
D Day Landing
My Young Life in Market Drayton
VAD in Shropshire
War as a Teenager
MY WARTIME EXPERIENCE
"A WARTIME CHILDHOOD IN SHROPSHIRE"
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MY CHINDITS CAMPAIGN - PART 1
EARLY WAR MEMORIES AND TRAINING FOR THE 2ND CHINDITS EXPEDITION - PART 2
SPECIFIC WAR MEMORIES OF THE 2ND CHINDITS EXPEDITION - PART 3
MY WARTIME EXPERIENCE
Life as a Young Mother
A Young Teacher's Wartime Memories
Being Part of a Large Family
LIVING THROUGH THE WAR IN LONDON - PART1 of 3 .
LIVING THROUGH THE WAR IN LONDON - PART 2 OF3
LIVING THROUGH THE WAR IN LONDON - PART 3of 3 .
An Enduring Friendship
"FROM MUCH WENLOCK TO INDIA" (My War as a Queen Alexandra Nurse 1942-1945 -SEAC)icon for Story with photo
"AFTER THE TURMOIL OF WAR"icon for Story with photo
"MY WAR WITH THE 'BOOM DEFENCE AND BAR ' SHIPS"icon for Story with photo
My War Daysicon for Story with photo
"BILL GORDON'S WAR WITH THE RAF IN NORTH AFRICA & ITALY"icon for Story with photo
"MY WAR WITH THE 5th BATTALION KING'S REGIMENT"icon for Story with photo
"A CHILD'S MEMORIES" (Wartime in Brighton, Worthing & London)icon for Story with photo
"WARTIME IN SHROPSHIRE - MUCH WENLOCK, HARLEY & SHREWSBURY"
"MY EVACUATION FROM RAMSGATE TO STAFFORD & GNOSALL"icon for Story with photo
LIFE AS A POW
"GEORGE BROWN'S WAR WITH THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT"icon for Story with photo
"CAPT WH FLETCHER'S WAR WITH THE 4TH KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES"icon for Story with photo
My Childhood in Nottingham
Bombs in Birmingham
Schooldays in Birmingham
Battle of Berlin
"WARTIME IN BIRMINGHAM"
"THE CLEAVER BROTHERS WAR SERVICE"
"MY WAR WITH THE RAF IN INDIA"icon for Story with photo
"TOM'S WAR" (Part 1 - Before Evacuation)icon for Story with photo
Sixty-five Years of Friendship
"TOM'S WAR" (Part 2 - Evacuation)icon for Story with photo
"TOM'S WAR" (Part 3 - After Evacuation)icon for Story with photo
A Teenager in Wartime
Burma to Shropshire
A Young Nurse in Wartime
A Day I shall Never Forget
My Mother:The role of a Police Officer's Wife
Rural Life in Wartime Shropshire
"JOLLY GOOD WORK, RATCLIFFE" (My War as a RAF Listener at Chicksands Priory)
The Mottram's War Efforticon for Story with photo
COPING WITH WARTIME SHORTAGES
"THANKS FROM THE BURGERMASTERS OF GOEREE AND OVERFLAKKEE"icon for Story with photo
THE D-DAY DODGERS
The KSLI in Normandy - One Soldier's Story . Part 1 - Preparing for War
The KSLI in Normandy - One Soldiers Story - Part 2 - Baptism of Fire
The KSLI in Normandy - One Soldier's Story - Part 3 - The Germans on the Run
The KSLI in Normandy - One Soldier's Story - Part 4 - Concentration Camp at Belson
Sleeping in the Stables
Member of the Goldfish Bowl
Nursing in Norfolk
FROM CITY GIRL TO LAND GIRL & FARMER'S WIFEicon for Story with photo
Difficult times gettin out of Holland when the war started
My War Before becoming a Japanese POW - Part 1
"USAF PLANE CRASH IN MUCH WENLOCK"icon for Story with photo
My life during 3 1/2 years as a Japanese POW - Part 2
My life during 3 1/2 years as a Japanese POW - Part 3
Life was interesting during the war !
PEOPLE'S WAR 1940-41 ("Anyone for Tennis?")
PEOPLE'S WAR JUNE 1944 ("Did we shoot it down?")
Missing from the shelter!
Memories
Memories of a working teenager in Shrewsbury
From milk round to marriage
PEOPLE'S WAR WINTER 1940-41 ("Leave the Train, there's a Bomb ahead!")
Snapshots from the AFS and Home Guard
Experiences of a Croydon Tele-operator in Signals
A child's memories
"A WARTIME CHILDHOOD IN WORCESTERSHIRE"
The Battle of Titterstone Clee
The Battle of Titterstone Clee
The Battle of Titterstone Clee
My Memories of the War
A Nurse in Reading
HMS Hartland
A Wartime Wedding, 1945
Ludlow in Wartime
In Tenbury's Land Army
Teenager in Wolverhampton
Shropshire Wartime Memories - extracts from Chris Magner's book
"EVACUATION" (FROM LONDON TO LONDONDERRY)
"THE UNKNOWN WARRIORS" (Working in Wartime London)icon for Story with photo
Some recollections of service afloat during WW2 - Part 1
Some recollections of service afloat during WW2 - Part 2
Some recollections of service afloat during WW2 - Part 3
"THE END OF THE WAR" (Tea at the "Waldorf")icon for Story with photo
It's a Moment I Shall Never Forget
It's a Moment I Shall Never Forget, Part 2
Ludlow in Wartime
Safe in the Cellaricon for Story with photo
Life on the Farm
A schoolgirl in Crewe
Life in Rural Shropshire during the War
The action of a Royal Artillery soldier in the Italian campaign
"DEATH AT THE DINGLE" (The Fuel Dump at Farley Dingle, near Much Wenlock)
"THE DAY THE BOMB DROPPED ON IRONBRIDGE"
"MY WAR YEARS WITH THE ADMIRALTY"icon for Story with photo
"BROTHERS-IN-ARMS" (The Cartwright Brothers War Service)icon for Story with photo
From Birmingham to Burton and Back
Land Army Days
The Peace Time Armyicon for Story with photo
A wartime childhood in Leominster
Mine Explosion in Florence
Preparing for D-Day
My Part in the D-Day Landings: Bound for Omaha
War Work in Llandrindod Wells

Archive List
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