Purchase a copy of our publication called Memories of the Second World War (Cambridgeshire Residents Reminisce) for reduced price of £5.00.


All proceeds help us to continue our services supporting local older people.

This publication is a collection of personal memories donated by local older people to help us fundraise and records their experiences as part of commemorating the 70th Anniversary of  the end of World War 2 in 2015. The stories cover individual experiences from early childhood memories through to teenage years, evacuation, the home front, active service and end of war celebrations.

Actress Sylvia Syms OBE has written a review and the introduction also giving her own personal  account of her WW2 memories as a child. 
Quotes from Sylvia’s introduction and review:

“The book is filled with so many wonderful stories.”
“It is a truly vivid and colourful account of a remarkable time in our history evoking personal insights of a war to end all wars.”
“I thoroughly recommend it as a piece of history – lest we ever forget.”
“Congratulations for putting such a marvelous memoir together and to all the people who contributed their memories.” 

The book represents excellent value at only £7.50, and 100% will go to Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Printed Solutions Ltd.

You can order copies by:
Telephone: 0300 666 9860
Email:  WW2@ageukcambridgeshire.org.uk

Payment can be made by cheque or over the phone by bank debit or credit card.

On ordering you can arrange to collect your order from our Chatteris office. Alternatively we can post to you for additional postage costs (£2.50 for up to two books, postage increases for larger multiple orders please enquire when ordering).

Please note:
Amendment/addendum to page 9 – memory of Brenda Sutherland

2nd paragraph – When Dad and Charlie went to put out the flare they did not fall in to the parachute. Brenda has sent to us the following account ‘Dad told us, “as we went through the hedge and jumped the ditch I saw the parachute and wondered what we had jumped into”. The parachute was described as being so big it could have supported a small adult.  Brenda also describes the flare as follows; ‘It was a huge flare and was so bright it lit the whole town (March). People said afterwards they could have read a newspaper. When he (Dad) showed us it there were at least four sticks of incendiaries each as thick as a big sausage and about 8 inches long secured together in a bunch. If they hadn’t been put out there was enough left to have burned for at least half an hour, in which time the bomber would have been able to see all his targets.”

4th Paragraph – At Heacham we had to get out and wait for the train to Norfolk – insert Burnham Market, Norfolk.

Make a donation by buying our publication Memories of the Second World War (Cambridgeshire Residents Reminisce). All funds raised from the sale of this book (minimum donation £7.50) go to Age UK Cambridgeshire.

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