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Davey
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46 of 49  Wed 9th Mar 2016 12:08am  
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My mum came from South Wales to work at the munitions factory and lived in a hostel off Clifford Bridge Rd. I think it was some kind of conscription but I've never found much written about it, maybe someone here can point me in the right direction.
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Annewiggy
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47 of 49  Wed 9th Mar 2016 10:13am  
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Hi Davey. In WW2 all unmarried women aged 20-30 (this was later extended to 19-43) had to join armed forces, work in a factory or work on the land with the Womens Land Army. My grandmother worked for the Social Services in Gosford Street and one of her jobs was to go to the station and meet the girls off the train and make sure they had accommodation.
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Davey
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48 of 49  Wed 9th Mar 2016 1:43pm  
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Thanks Anne. I'll have a look in the Local History centre some time and see what info they've got.
DavidT

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Housing planned for site of Chace Hostel Article includes old photograph
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