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Civil Defence Group. Circa 1942

During WW II civilian men and women were recruited into jobs that would normally be controlled by personnel such as the police, military or fire brigade. Here a group of men are dress are wearing the ...

Civil Defence. Circa 1942

During the Second World War women were called upon to take over duties that would otherwise been carried out by men. With men being drafted into the armed forces women found themselves in organisations ...

Classification staff, Yarnfield

An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army personnel at transit camps in Yarnfield, near Stone during World War II. The camps at Yarnfield were ...

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Clayton Hall originally belonged to the Lovatt family, who were local landowners. The Hall was used as a family home for nearly one hundred years until 1939, when it was taken over during the Second ...

Clayton Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of World War II Fleet Air Arm barrack blocks. During World War II Clayton Hall became HMS Daedalus, a land based Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishement. Many buildings were built within ...

CLX Plaque unveiling, Alton Towers

Jake Whitehouse holding the CLX (Command Line Exercises) flag at the unveiling of the CLX plaque at Alton Towers. The plaque was designed by Jake Whitehouse, who also made the wreath and the replica 160 ...

Colin Cowdrey at Royal Doulton, Burslem

Colin Cowdrey on a promotional visit to the Royal Doulton Showrooms on Nile Street, Burslem. From left to right: Denis Roberts (Royal Doulton), Colin Cowdrey, Frank Kerry (Advertising Director, Royal ...

Collecting Spuds, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

During the first year farm camp some of the boys were found work potato picking on a nearby farm. Their camp leader Mr Edward Wilson, wrote a short account of the boys' experiences. "The potato picking ...

Colonel Clyde's Staff, Yarnfield

An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army personnel at transit camps in Yarnfield, near Stone during World War II. The camps at Yarnfield were ...

Colonel Rader, Lt Colonel Sebree and Rest Home officers, Yarnfield

For USAAF combat crews in the United Kingdom ome leave was impossible. So the doctors responsible for their well-being believed the next best thing would be Rest Homes, using the tranquility, comfort ...

Colonel Sir William John Kent

Oil painting. Half-length portrait of Colonel Sir William John Kent, C.B.E., T.D., D.L., J.R. (1877-1960), County Controller for Civil Defence for the County of Stafford, June 1940 - October 1945. His ...

Commemorative Plaque, Butterton

Modern plaque commemorating Butterton's status as the only 'Doubly Thankful' village in Staffordshire. Such villages saw all those serving from the locality return home safely from both World Wars.

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Cannock Chase

This colour-tinted postcard is incorrectly titled 'The German cemetery'. It actually shows the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Broadhurst Green on Cannock Chase. This cemetery contains the graves of 24 ...

Commonwealth War Cemetery, Cannock Chase

This postcard is incorrectly titled 'The German Cemetery'. It actually shows the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Broadhurst Green on Cannock Chase. This cemetery contains the graves of 24 British and 73 ...

Communications staff, Yarnfield

An image from the 'Yarnfield Yank', a booklet published in 1945 to commemorate the presence of US Army personnel at transit camps in Yarnfield, near Stone during World War II. The camps at Yarnfield were ...

Concert Party Programme, ROF Swynnerton

the front cover of a programme for a concert party put on by workers on Green Shift group 7A at R.O.F. Swynnerton, June 1945. Workers at R.O.F. Swynnerton, a high percentage of which were women, filled ...

Cook and Helpers at the Cooking Range, Uttoxeter schoolboys Farm Camp, Lower Cowley Farm, Gnosall

When the schoolboys and their leaders arrived at their campsite for the second year camp, they noticed several welcome improvements. They didn't have to build their own stove, instead there was a large ...

Cotton College War Memorial and St. Wilfrid’s R.C. Church, Cotton

In the foreground is Cotton College War Memorial which was erected to commemorate 40 former pupils who lost their lives in the First World War. It was designed by an old Cottonian, Elphege Pippet and ...