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Leonora Nelson - Parrs Wood Congregational Church - American Soldiers

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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.

Leonora Nelson - Travel

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Leonora describes her family making use of their father’s free railway passes, with frequent Saturday trips to Southport; holidays on the south coast and in Scotland; frequent trips to London for shopping; and journeys to exhibitions and festivals…

Leonora - Working Life: Job Description

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Leonora talks about her job taking minutes at Council meetings, traveling all across north-west, with locations ranging from south Cheshire to Barrow in Furness. She would take 200 pages of shorthand each meeting recording all the sanitary…

Leonora Nelson - Rose Queen at Parrs Wood Congregational Church

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Photographs showing Leonora Nelson (nee Hey) being crowned as Rose Queen at Parrs Wood Congregation Church.

Recipe Scrapbook from World War 2 - Part 1

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Ted Morgan's mother's World War 2 scrapbook, containing recipes, newspaper cuttings, and other miscellaneous items.

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

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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

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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.