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January's talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) will be by Liz Woolley. She will present 'Children and war: Children's experiences of WW2 in Oxfordshire'. This talk looks at how the lives of Oxfordshire children – both those born in the county and those evacuated here – were affected by World War II. Oxfordshire escaped major bombing during World War II but the county’s inhabitants were, none-the-less, heavily affected by the War. Preparations for possible attack and invasion altered the familiar landscape and everyday life in towns and villages was disrupted. Thousands of evacuees found refuge here and became part of residents’ homes and schools.

Liz Woolley lives in Oxford and has a Diploma and an MSc in English Local History from the University’s Department for Continuing Education. She is particularly interested in the lives of ordinary working people in Oxfordshire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since 2010 she has been helping the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust with their project to establish a new museum in Woodstock, due to open in 2014.

This talk will be held on Friday 10th January, 8 pm at Wallingford Town Hall. Visitors (£3) are most welcome.
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