Down Memory Lane Exhibition

September 25, 2012

Down Memory Lane
There was an exhibition of memories from the 1940s and 50s at the Abingdon Resource and Wellbeing Centre on Saturday. It included pictures, videos, and art work. A number of the stars of the exhibition were there to answer questions …
Down Memory Lane
Stella Coulling had signed up to become a bus conductor at the start of the war, and then went on a two week training course to become a bus driver, which she passed.
Down Memory Lane
She said it was not easy driving a large bus in blackout conditions – particularly in the rain when hundreds of workers were leaving the Morris Motors plant on bikes with no lights.
Down Memory Lane
To read more about this excellent exhibition visit Sharon Woodward’s Blog . There are links to a number of  films shown at the exhibition: the first one is about Stella. Another shows John Mason School students who had a go at making cakes with war time ingredients. The Brownies were helping at the exhibition, serving teas, and are also featured on the films.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Sharon Woodward  |  September 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you for the write up and it was great meeting you. I loved the picture you have taken of Stella – how could she worry about how she looked. Best wishes Sharon

  • 2. Alan Elliott  |  March 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I was stationd at RAF Abingdon from 1958 until 1960 in the fire service and would like any info on the town.

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