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Grandparents' records and Christmas Island photos (post-war)

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:57 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Grandfather and grandmother's identity cards, as well as ration books from the 1950s showing how long it extended. Grandmother was a housekeeper during the war, and Grandfather worked on the railways.

Included also are post-war documents related to David Simpson, who, during national service, was at Christmas Island to witness H-Bomb tests.


Item list and details

1. Identity cards 2. Ration books 3. Provisional driving licence 4. Items (post-war) related to Christmas Island H-Bomb tests

Person the story/items relate to

William Blane, Dorothy Blane (nee Simpson), David Simpsn

Person who shared the story/items


Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Grandparents and David Simon (Father)

Type of submission

Shared at Skinners School, Kent on 15 September 2023.

Record ID

102727 | SKI013