WW2 Home Front

List of Land Girls

Occupants of WLA Hostel and Daresbury Old Vicarage in 1945-46 (Electoral Roll 1945-6) Vera Bancroft Susan E. Bonner Eileen Bromley Mary F. E. Brown Patricia Carlyle Frances Casey Edna Croxford Bessie Dobson Alma M. Edgar Joan H Fawley Olive Gibbons...
Moore and Daresbury Women's Institute

Moore and Daresbury Women's Institute

The WI in WW2 - taken from WI minutes and the parish magazine Up to September 1939, the minutes of the committee meetings and monthly meetings of the Women’s Institute suggest that the ladies of Moore and Daresbury were content to spend their free t...

Moore School

Extracts from the Headteacher's Log Book 16.10.39 Trench ready in case of an air raid.  26 gas masks delivered August ’40 Shelter completed 17.9.40 Several air raids.  Children worked in the shelter.  The electric light was ‘a boon’. 1.11.40...
Starfish Decoy at Hatton

Starfish Decoy at Hatton

We’d heard reports of a railway in Hatton, but couldn’t imagine what it was until we were told about the Starfish decoy. During WW2, these decoys simulated the lights and glows from locomotives in the railway marshalling yards. Frames were draped wit...
Women's Land Army Hostel

Women's Land Army Hostel

In June 1941 fifteen girls of the Women’s Land Army moved into the old vicarage at Daresbury House.  It had been acquired some months earlier, with the idea of turning it into a hostel which would accommodate up to thirty Land Girls, who would go...