Childhood memories of living in the war years – Gloria Morris

Gloria MasonGloria Morris has many vivid memories of what life was like on the home front during World war II. She remembers her mother having to do war work at Ryders’ Seed merchants; gas masks; the different kinds of ration books; air raid warnings; Mr Lane the carpenter on the corner of Old London Road and Cottonmill Lane who made toys for the children; jumble sales in St Luke’s Church and being told to look after identity papers if a bomb dropped on your house.

Interview date: 22 August 2013. Interviewer: Linda Bateman.



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