Corton House

If it hadn’t been for the War…

Hilda Read describes her varied working life, beginning with her first job at Mansfields Factory. During the Second World War, Hilda was called up to work for Home Security in Cambridge. Hilda eventually qualified as an Established Civil Servant. After the War years, Hilda worked as a Clerical Officer for Telephone House. First job at […]

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Jean Jordan worked in her father’s shop as a girl and remembers the war and the soldiers who came into the shop. Our lives changed when I was nine years old. Father worked on a P&O liner but the war affected liners’ work in 1939. We left our home in Eastwood in Essex, and it […]

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