Malpas and the Home Front
Published in 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
It is based on interviews with twenty-five individuals who lived in Malpas during the war, backed up with extensive research into newspapers and into records in the National and Cheshire archives.
Subjects covered include:
- the effects on the town of the outbreak of war, including reception and housing of evacuees from Liverpool and London;
- church, chapel and school life during the war;
- wartime farming, including the contributions of the Women's Land Army and prisoners-of-war;
- support for the war effort, including the Women's Institute Fruit Preservation Centre;
- local fund-raising such as 'Spitfire' and 'Salute the Soldier' weeks;
- the Home Guard; Czechs, Poles and Americans on the streets of the town;
- the return home of service women and men after the war.
An appendix provides details of the nineteen men commemorated on the Malpas war memorial.
PUBLISHED 2005 by David Hayns – £5.00