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If it hadn’t been for the War…

Hilda describes her varied working life, beginning with her first job at Mansfields Factory. During the Second World War, Hilda was called up to work for Home Security in Cambridge. Hilda eventually qualified as an Established Civil Servant. After the War years, Hilda worked as a Clerical Officer for Telephone House. First job at Mansfield’s […]

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Jean worked in her father’s shop as a girl and remembers the war and the soldiers who came into the shop. Our lives changed when I was nine years old. Father worked on a P&O liner but the war affected liners’ work in 1939. We left our home in Eastwood in Essex, and it meant […]

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Secretary in Colman’s Transport Department (1939-1945)

Eileen started work as a secretary  in the transport department at Colman’s and experienced the wartime bombing. She met her husband ‘across a crowded room’ at Colman’s. He became Operations Director and had a long career with the firm.  I was born in Lowestoft. Mother died when I was three months old and I was […]

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