Photographs capture the smiling faces of youngsters on the eve of war
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They are often small, faded old photographs with a shopping list written on the back in pencil.
Many have been lying in lofts and have been forgotten about as time moves on.
These old pictures taken at our schools or colleges in the 1930s and 40s were sent to us many years ago by people who thought they would interest our readers.
Take a look at these smiling and proud young faces of the boys and girls. They will have lived through the Second World War which ripped our communties apart and left so many broken families.
The deaths, the bombing. A terrible time for all, and it is said that at least one of the boys in the pictures died in the Japanese prisoner of war slave camps.
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You may even recognise a member of your family, perhaps grandma or grandpa are in the photographs? I do hope they bring back some memories for you and if they do please get in touch with me at derek.james2013@gmail com.
So let's take a look at the pictures and tell some of the stories behind them.
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