Socks for the Boys!

My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948

Tag Archives: Loughborough High School

The extraordinary adventures of ordinary girls: blog relaunch

After a difficult few months with very little time in which to write, I now have space ahead of me in which Norah’s story can unfold at the pace it … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

‘I even remember going to the cinema and knitting in the dark!’ Socks for the Comfort Fund

As I was preparing this post on knitting socks for the war effort, a 1941 Charles Letts’ Girl Guides’ Diary dropped through my letterbox. I’ll say more about this and … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

The scholarship girl (continued)

If I am honest, I expected Norah to find life difficult as a working-class scholarship girl in a posh grammar school. I scoured her early diaries for any suggestion that she felt … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 4 Comments
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