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Malpas and the Home Front

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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

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