Title:
The Women's Voluntary Service in Burnham from 1939: Interview with Eloise Warwick Smith, 1974
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
BURNHAM LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Scope and Content:
Interview with Eloise Warwick Smith, born 1896; WVS [Women's Voluntary Services] started in Burnham in 1939 - canteen for troops, distribution of food to housebound; Christmas parcels to soldiers from Burnham; National Savings; air raids; after war, flatlets in Burnham, meals on wheels; collection and distribution of clothing for evacuees from floods of 1953.

Speakers: Eloise Warwick Smith; Peggy Booth
Dates of Creation:
1974
Extent:
4 minutes 12 seconds
Creator Name:
Peggy Booth
Copyright:
Copryight Burnham and District Local History Society and Eloise Warwick Smith
Publication Notes:
Extracts from this recording were used for the book 'The Occupied Coast: Living in the Shadow of the Atlantic Wall' by Aline Sax, Hannelore Vandebroek, Jonas Raats and Maarten Mahieu, researchers from the Geheugen Collectief, commissioned by the Province of West Flanders (Hannibal Publishing, 2014) ISBN: 978 94 9137 686 3

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Charities The W.V.S. in Burnham from 1939, 1974
Subjects Second World War The W.V.S. in Burnham from 1939, 1974
Subjects Societies The W.V.S. in Burnham from 1939, 1974
Subjects Societies The W.V.S. in Burnham from 1939, 1974
Document Types Sound recording The W.V.S. in Burnham from 1939, 1974