A successful afternoon was held on Saturday 20th April, when at Heritage Writtle and Writtle Archives invitation, people who had lived in Writtle during World War 2 were asked to reminisce about their experiences, over tea and cakes.
We were given a lot of interesting information about the German and Italian POW s, the bombs that were dropped over the Parish, and various observations of defense equipment, most of which has not appeared in any records.
People met friends whom they had not seen for years, and there was a happy exchange of memories and reminiscences about their lives as children in Writtle during those days.
We will be putting together the many comments over the next few months, and will include the information in the forthcoming book “Village life in Misfortune and War” that we are jointly writing as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded ‘All Our Stories’ project supported by Cambridge Community Heritage.
Thanks to everyone who came and made an interesting and informative afternoon.