Wartime in Barton and Tredworth

Here you can listen to memories of what life was like in Barton and Tredworth during the Second World War. How did the war change life? What did people eat? How did rationing change things? What work was done in the area during the war? How did folk entertain themselves? The memories here shed a little light on these questions and more.

If you have any memories of what life was like during the Second World War then we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at bartonandtredworth@gmail.com

Page link: Barton and Tredworth
Barton and Tredworth
The Labour Club
Page link: Brian Mince
Brian Mince
Memories of wartime in Chequers Road and at Hatherley Infants School
Page link: Eric John
Eric John
Memories of seeking shelter in the crypt of Christchurch during World War 2
Page link: Florence Dowdle
Florence Dowdle
Recollections of a bomb hitting Napier Street
Page link: Jean Young
Jean Young
Written memories of wartime in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Jenny Bomberg
Jenny Bomberg
Wartime resourcefulness and testing tanks made at Gloucester Wagon Works
Page link: Joan Jackson
Joan Jackson
Bombs, Blenheim Road, and Black Out Curtains
Page link: Joan John
Joan John
Memories of bombs dropping and wearing gas masks during World War 2
Page link: Marlene and Ken Booker
Marlene and Ken Booker
Memories of growing up and getting married in Barton and Tredworth
Page link: Michael John Turk
Michael John Turk
Tredworth Infants' and Junior Schools in World War 2
Page link: Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Memories of growing up in Barton and Tredworth during the war.
Page link: Richard Allen's Childhood Memories of Melbourne St
Richard Allen's Childhood Memories of Melbourne St
Richard recalls life from the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s
Page link: Sheila Long, Olive Drew, and Pat Robinson
Sheila Long, Olive Drew, and Pat Robinson
Memories and Songs of Wartime Tredworth
Page link: Sparkes' Bakery in World War 2
Sparkes' Bakery in World War 2
Phil Sparkes passes on his aunt's memories of how his uncle Ken became a baker
Page link: The day a bomb dropped on Barton Street
The day a bomb dropped on Barton Street
Marian Wood, nee Burford, shares a childhood memory
Page link: Valerie May
Valerie May
Melbourne Street, Wartime gardens, & The Hatherley Works