Evacuee at Wiliton Railway Station, September 1939.

WAR STORIES

REFLECTIONS ON THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

This project explores the impact of the Second World War on Somerset people. It draws on interviews recorded seventy years after the war ended and reveals how the events of 1939–1945 shaped lives forever…


The South West Heritage Trust would like to thank the following organisations for the
outstanding generosity and support which made the War Stories project possible:

The Heritage Lottery Fund
Somerset Military Museum Trust
The Friends of the Museum of Somerset
Arts Council England
BBC Somerset 
Aspect Film and Video

Particular thanks are owed to those who agreed to be
interviewed for the War Stories project:

Betty Carter, Taunton
Harold Cassell, Street
Maisie Cassell, Street
Colin Criddle, North Petherton
Mary Dimmock, Brent Knoll
Jack Eglinton, Bath
Arthur Green, Glastonbury
Ray Hallett, Wellington
Paul Heim, Langport
Doreen Hodge, Bridgwater
Neville Jones, Burnham-on-Sea
Reg Shattock, North Petherton
Renée Stone, Bridgwater
Wilhemina ('Helmi') Wolff, Bridgwater

We would also like to acknowledge the support provided by the families and friends of those interviewed.

BBC Somerset and the South West Heritage Trust would like to thank the individuals who were
interviewed as part of the BBC’s own ‘War Stories’ broadcasts. 


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