"Digging for Memories"


This project, run at the Alnwick Garden  and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund invited a number of those who could still remember World War Two to share their recollections.

There are links below to a sample of the memory cards completed -where possible in the original form- along with some of the advertisements and other stimuli which were used during these memory sessions. 

Not unnaturally, those who were children in wartime often remember the food shortages most clearly. Those who were older during wartime have more personal memories.. ..       


                 Separation/ Getting Married 

                 Baking Bread 

                 Food in the War Years

                 Blood Sweat and Tears 

                 What I remember about WW2

                 When Can I have a Banana

                 Mum The War has Started

                 No Chance to Argue

                 Radio Slogans

                 Woolton Pie

                 We'll Meet Again


           For materials suitable for running memory session, or for the teaching of WW2 in schools ,

           see our   Memory Box Hire section   ( N  Northumberland area only)