This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War 2 and the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin is marking these important historic events by collecting the World War 2 memories of local people, whether they served in the Armed Forces or kept the home fires burning.
Oral history project co-ordinator Val Marshall said:
‘We want to create an audio archive which will preserve Bodmin’s World War 2 memories for future generations. If people have any memories they’d like to share with us, perhaps including parades in the town, rationing, bombings, social events, the Home Guard, and American GIs, we’d love to hear about them.’
If you have memories to share and would like to get involved, the museum is holding a drop-in coffee morning on Saturday 30th March from 11:00am to 1pm. Over a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of cake people will be able to meet the team and find out more about the project. People are also welcome to bring along their photos and memorabilia of WW2.
There is no need to book. People unable to come to the coffee morning but who would still like to be involved, should contact Val Marshall at the museum. The contact details are: Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bodmin PL31 1EG Tel: 01208 72810 email: firstname.lastname@example.org