Society archivist Colin Isherwood has recently received a large pre-war ledger containing hundreds of Evening Post cuttings and Occupation notices and posters. These wartime cuttings begin with the evacuation in June 1940 and catalogue the whole Occupation, ending with the Liberation in May 1945.
The Ledger was compiled during the Occupation by Mr Brown who was a Policeman. His son Roger, now aged 70 has donated the ledger and a pair of Occupation shoes to the Occupation Society.
Roger was born just after the Germans arrived in 1940; In 1944 his mother took him to the Summerland factory to get a pair of shoes; amazingly Roger kept his shoes as a memento, they are made of heavy canvas and have wooden soles with car tyre rubber for support.
The shoes and the Ledger will be on Display from Monday May 4th – Sunday May 10th at the Society archive display being held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
Anyone who has any civilian Occupation items and would like to donate or to loan for the May archive event should email Colin Isherwood.