Servant in Service before the World Wars oral history video

Servant in Service Millom

MY LIFE AT HOME AND MY WORK AS A SERVANT A lady explains how life was for her as a child at home.  She explains how she left school at 14 years old in 1933 to work in service (as a servant) in the “big house”.  https://youtu.be/oyNvB_WUfvM It was a privilege to record this lady, […]

Soldier describes D Day Arnhem The Kings Regiment war oral history video

Army At War Arnhem Mortar About To Fire

Soldier describes D Day Arnhem in The Kings Regiment video Ambleside Oral history group record a WW2 soldier’s life from Kings Regiment Formby to Arnhem Bridge and Eindhoven Bridge.   For an impression of the action at Arnhem see Operation Market Garden & “A Bridge Too Far”.  To find out more about the Regiment visit Carlisle […]

Soldier at war Algiers Rommel Italy oral history video

Army At War Arnhem Field Gun In Action

Soldier at war Algiers Rommel Italy oral history video Started in Home Guard, guarding Thirlmere lake, one rifle one bullet for 2 nights a week, then trained in drill hall by WW1 sergeant. Then joined up in Royal Corps of Signals, trained in Wales. Devon Plymouth in big air raids, then moved to Scotland preparing […]

Home Guard Westmorland shot pig oral history video

Home Guard With Weapons On Canal World War WW2

Oral history Home Guard & WW2 Levens Bridge Westmorland oral history video Home Guard practice at Levens Garth Westmorland and this oral history is of a lad who threw clods of earth to and from the Home Guard. Tank traps against Tiger tanks! Bayonet danger – on the bus. Target practice, oops a pig, ah, […]

Home Guard Westmorland silent video

Home Guard Capture German Parachutist World War WW2

Home Guard Westmorland silent video Silent video from home movie taken during World War 2 in Westmorland (now part of Cumbria). Home Guard practice using local transport to set up an ambush in the fells in Cumbria. Camouflage their car. Cycle patrols and motor cycle communication teams. Night exercise with soft shoes and blackened faces […]

Lowca U Boat Photo Gallery

Lowca Submarine Daily Mail Sept 1 1915 Painting Of Submarine Shelling Lowca

Lowca shelled by German U Boat In World War 1 a German U Boat surfaced off the West Cumbrian coast and shelled the important industrial works at Lowca and Whitehaven Lowca Submarine Daily Mail Sept 1 1915 Painting Of Submarine Shelling Lowca Lowca Huns Dastardly Deeds In War 1915 Lowca Latest In Germ Hun Frightfulness […]

Women Land Army Photo Gallery

Women Land Army Digging Field

Women Land Army World War 2 Dig For Victory campaign included the Women’s Land Army Hullock Annie Land Army Girl 1943 Hullock Annie Land Army Girl With Dog 1943 Land Army Land Army 2 Land Army W Calf Land Army W Pig Women Land Army Armband Back Women Land Army Armband 3 Women Land Army […]

War Gallery Photo Gallery

Army At War Arnhem Mortar About To Fire

War Gallery World War 2 Army At War Arnhem Bren Gun In Trench Army At War Arnhem Field Gun In Action Army At War Arnhem Machine Gun In Action Army At War Arnhem Model Of Gliders In Carlisle Castle Display Army At War Arnhem Mortar About To Fire Army At War Arnhem Mortar In Action […]

Explosion at Broughton Moor munitions dump Video

Broughton Moor WW2 Munitions Building Emergency Sign

Explosion at Broughton Moor Munitions Dump Oral history by Cockermouth lady about her mother working at the munitions factory at the Royal Navy Armaments Depot, locally known as “The Dump” in Broughton Moor in West Cumbria.  Huge shells were prepared and stored there and this lady’s mother worked there in WW2.  One day her mother came home […]

Explosion at Broughton Moor Munitions Dump in wartime Photo Gallery

Broughton Moor WW2 Munitions Building Explosion Label

Explosion at Broughton Moor Munitions Dump in wartime Explosion at Munitions Factory!Explosion at Broughton Moor amunition works in WW2Oral history mini filmExplosive chemicalsThe danger of explosion was always presentEarth bunds protect neighboursIf your building exploded then earth walls keep the next building safe …?Explosion in 1944Sadly on Jan 18th 1944 an explosion destroyed one munitions […]