A village in wartime - Slimbridge 1939-1945

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Lee James and Den Bannister have always had an interest in the military. This talk is a result of their research into life here during the second world war. As with WWI, the parish could not escape the effects of war. The difference this time was that the enemy was here to be seen on a regular basis and the effort to combat them was always visible in the air over the parish.

We have recollections gathered by the society from villagers alive at the time and extracts from interviews with those who remember first-hand what it meant to their families. Six men from the village lost their lives in the service of their country and we will tell their stories too.

We hope to have the WWII Roll of Honour board complete and ready for unveiling then so that it can sit next to the WWI Roll of Honour we commissioned a few years ago.

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