Do YOU remember Bollington in, or just after World War 2?
Could you help?
Today’s primary school children are now learning about the Second World War. This includes the primary schools in Bollington. Do you have memories about what it was like in Bollington? Perhaps your parents or grandparents were involved in the military or other war-related or reserved occupations at that time. Do remember food rationing – it continued until 4 July 1954!)?
Someone invented “Window” – strips of coated paper dropped from aircraft to confuse enemy radar. Did you know that this was made in Bollington?
Many homes were still lit by gaslight. If there was an air-raid warning, Bollington Town Gas Works would reduce the pressure in the main. The lights in peoples’ houses would flicker and they would know to make sure that no lights were showing through the windows as a target for bomber aircraft. (The brickworks in Pott Shrigley weren’t on Bollington town gas, so they didn’t get the message. But they did get a bomb – probably left over from a raid on Manchester.)
If you have some stories, or ration books, or identity cards, or medals, or…
please contact Ken Edwards at the Town Hall on 01625 571126 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could help our local school children understand more about their local, national, and international history.