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Alton Papers

2 - Life in Alton during WW2

Alton Papers 2 - Life in Alton during WW2

No.2 - Life in Alton during World War II

Published: 2014
Cost: £3.00 (+p&p if ordering by post)
Where to buy: Curtis Museum or by post - see How to Order page.

This book contains extracts from the memories of people who lived in Alton and the surrounding villages, in the traumatic period of World War II and the subsequent difficult years.

Alton was still considered to be relatively safe during the Second World War, despite being in the south of England. One boy came from London during the War as an evacuee, because his Granny and Grandfather lived at Ropley. His father was in the Forces. Another came from West Ham, in London, on a lorry, to go hop-picking and decided to stay