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Welcome home

 

This little boy John Murdoch looks thrilled, even though he wasn’t old enough to remember his father. British soldier Hector Murdoch arrived home on his birthday,

after three years in Japanese captivity. John and his mother Rosina decorated the cottage with flags and signs to welcome him home.

 

The cottage is a prefab which were erected to help with the housing shortage following the second World War, the intention was that they should be a short term solution but some are still used today.

In the 50’s I remember Mum and Dad having one, I don’t remember much of the home but, typical kid, I remember the swing and sandpit in the garden

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Rachel Lady Willoughby de Broke – The Tatler – 12th June 1940

 

Rachel Lady Willoughby de Broke poses in her uniform as Lady County Officer of the

St John’s Ambulance Association, Warwickshire, The Tatler – 12th June 1940

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Bride and Groom c1940

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Celanese – The Tatler – Wednesday 27th May 1942

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The Letter

 

The letter, photographed in London by Cecil Beaton 1940

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Potatoes in Cornwall – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Friday 17th April 1942

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Ena Squire-Brown – 1940

 

Ena Squire-Brown leaves her recently bombed home for St George’s Church in Forest Hill, to marry Royal Air Force flying officer J.C. Martin in 1940. Picture Ministry of Information

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Bride and Groom 1940’s

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