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Voluntary Civil Support and Dorking in Wartime for a 7-year-old

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:17 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Story 1 (see file) is a record of the Mayor of Chipping Norton proactively organising the town in preparation for war, and subsequently welcoming evacuees, then survivors from Dunkirk. Moving to Dorking in the middle of the Battle of Britain for unknown activities.

Story 2 (see file) relates to my experiences as a 7-12 year old in Dorking during the war.


Person the story/items relate to

1. Oswald Leonard Carrington, Mayor of Chipping Norton in 1940 and my father. Oxford History Centre already has a record of his Mayoral years. 2. Jeffery Neville Carrington [me].

Person who shared the story/items

Dr Jeffery Neville Carrington

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

My father and me.

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

Record ID