A somewhere project by Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie

Lady Home Guard

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 – 10:08 PM
by Nina

Our boys on bikes ...
Our boys on bikes ...

One of the most interesting moments at the weekend was when an elderly lady arrived who had actually apparently been in the Home Guard. The Kentwell Home Guard stood to attention as she hopped out of her wheel chair and into their station for an inspection. Other visitors looked on in a slightly bemused fashion as this little old lady in powder blue chatted to 'our boys'. The exchange prompted quite an emotional response from some of the other re-enactors, and many of them described to us the 'privilege' of witnessing people's memories who come to the re-creation and engage with them directly.

sometime later