Wartime memories

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) in Woodstock is planning a new 1930-1970s Oxfordshire exhibition and is now appealing to the public for help filling new displays with local stories and mementos.

The new exhibit will link the home front and domestic experience more closely with the county’s military history, and tell the stories of the women and children living in close proximity to the various military bases and locations that feature so heavily in the area’s history.

One example is a child’s necklace given to a young Oxfordshire girl during the Second World War, having been made by a German POW held at a local camp. Local POWs often made toys and children’s playthings to sell for a little extra cash. Rosemary Warner from Witney kindly donated the necklace to the museum.

If you can help by donating objects, photos or stories, phone Duncan Parsons at the museum (01993 810211) or email him at oxfordshirehome@sofo.org.uk

October – November 2018