Since the Warwick Courier prominently covered the launch of our appeal on the 75th anniversary of VE-Day for photos and information about the names on the WW2 plaques on the war memorial, the newspaper has been giving extensive coverage to some of the stories that have emerged.
The response has been gratifying, with local families bringing out their photo albums and sending our research team information about their relatives who did not return from the war. You can see individual pages for each of the WW2 Warwick Fallen on the special website: www.warwickwarmemorial.org.uk
We also wanted to gather some personal memories from senior citizens about life in Warwick during the year, and we have not been disappointed. Several residents now in their eighties have vivid memories of their schooldays in wartime Warwick, with anti-aircraft guns around the town, shelters everywhere and wounded soldiers arriving at the station.
If you know of someone with memories of living in Warwick during WW2, email Christine Shaw: firstname.lastname@example.org