Make Do And Mend

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Clothing
South West
1939 - 1945

"I remember having to turn the collars on father's shirts to make them last longer. We used to cut off the long shirt tails and put a different piece of material on for the tail so that we had spare matching material to make a new collar out of. If the cuffs wore and we didn't have enough material we used to cut the sleeves shorter and make short sleeved shirts."
Thornford, Dorset

Kathy Gray

Clothing
South West
1945 - 1949

"Romance blossomed for Cyril and Betty Legg on VJ Day when they began their courting on 15th August 1945. They spent some 18 months apart when Cyril was posted to Malaya during his National Service but when he returned in 1949 he brought with him a length of Malaysian silk which she made into her wedding dress – a large number of things still being rationed."
South West

Cyril and Betty Legg

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