Whitfield During World Wat II - a Memory of Whitfield.

My father was the Head Gardener and also commander of the local Home Guard. We lived in the servants quarters of the Manor House which was otherwise unoccupied at the time. Later on it was used as a rest home for Canadian and other British Empire officers. The estate was also an Army Base, used for storing army vehicles. I was 6 years old in 1940 and remember the Army Base and the Home Guard training. Madley Air Force Base was about 3 miles away and allowed local children to their cinema.

A memory shared by David Hill on Apr 21st, 2011. Send David Hill a message

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