Burnage during World War 2


Accounts of people's experiences during the second world war. How did the war affect the people of Burnage?

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

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