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  • Subject is exactly "World War 2"

Leonora Nelson - Parrs Wood Congregational Church - American Soldiers

Leonora talks about the Americans in Burnage, who requisitioned the hut by Parrswood Congregational Church for storage. The car park was full of jeeps, as we see from her Rose Queen photographs, and she also used to play tennis with the Americans.

Leonora Nelson - Sweet Rationing in World War 2

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Leonora notes how she had a quarter of sweets every day during the war, with her father swapping their cheese coupons for sweet coupons.

Leonora Nelson - Brother's Education and War Service

Leonora describes her brother's education and evening classes, with the onset of the war in 1939 curtailing his studies.

Ted Morgan - V.E. and V.J. Day Celebrations on Arbor Avenue

Ted Morgan gives us an account of the two celebrations to mark the end of the Second World War.

Ted Morgan - Childhood in Wartime Burnage

Ted tells us about his memories growing up in wartime Burnage.

Dorothy Arnold - My First Job

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Dorothy tells us about working as a clerk in Stockport during the second world war.

St Nicholas' Church- Servers, Choirboys and New Rectory

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Servers and choirboys with new rectory at rear. Front row extreme right - Dennis Gray (missing in RAF during World War 2, 1941). See War Memorial in North Transept, [Bevan Taylor's] 'Patrol Leader' in 1938-1939.

Allotments on Cringle Fields

Two images showing the allotments sited at the bottom of Cringle Fields, alongside Avon Road, during the second world war.


Sybil and her sister describe their experiences as evacuees during the second world war.

When the Americans came to Burnage

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First is a scanned letter from an American doctor billeted in Burnage, who thanked the Lister family for their hospitality, hoping to return the complement in Tennessee. A full transcription of the letter is contained in the document below.