Make Do And Mend

Sherborne Museum

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Sherborne Bombing Interviews

Sherborne Red Warnings

Private Carter Memoirs

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Wartime Morning

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St Johns' Almshouse

Sherborne Museum Treasures Day

Leigh Old Vicarage Memories Morning

Sherborne Bombing 70 Years On

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'Their Past Your Future 2' (TPYF2) Programme



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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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