Age 12 Betty was born and brought up just off Barton Street in Gloucester. During WW2 she attended Ribston Hall High school in the morning;...

Age 3  Liz was born and brought up in Ireland ‘I am Belfast through and through’. She is pictured here with her mum who was...

Age 15 Doreen pictured with her siblings helping bring in the harvest on her father’s tenanted farm on the Weald in Kent. During World...

Age 21 Gwyneth from Wenvoe in Wales, graduated from Swansea University during the Second World War, and so ‘went before the Board’ to be told...

Aged 5   Ann spent her childhood in England Germany and Sri Lanka, moving with her father’s RAF postings. She was a pupil at Pate’s Grammar School,...

Mairi was born in Glasgow during WW2; she remembers the bomb damage in the city as she grew up. Mairi followed in her grandfather’s footsteps...

Aged 18 Irene hadn’t planned to be a model; she was working at a furrier when she was asked to fill in and model some...

Age 16,  In WW2 Doreen got the 'call-up' straight from school to work at the Smiths factory making aircraft instruments.  The bus from her home...

Robin is a published artist who has illustrated many bird identification books, but he had two other careers first; Aged 7, Robin's love for art started...

Aged 17, Margaret, a trained needlework teacher, in the wedding dress she made herself.  Widowed two years later and with a young son to support,...