Jump to content

Ditherington, Shrewsbury


tsrplatelayer
 Share

Recommended Posts

Ditherington Flax Mill and Maltings was used during the 2nd war as a training barracks. We have secured funding to research just what went on here at that time. Graffiti has been discovered between layers of paint created by the military personnel stationed her. See our project website for info and photos.

Names and service nos suggest varios regiments were here - perhaps it was used as a staging post for Dunkirk Evacuees - some of the incriptions are dated May 1940. There was a searchlight battery nearby - were the men stationed here?

We have only 4 oral history recordings from local people relating to this period.

If anyone can add to our recorded history of the site we would love to hear from you.

_DSC0457.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Work on the painted walls continued over the weekend and we have 2 new names that we have looked up.

4036936 Pte. L.H.Fletcher KSLI 1st battalion. Wounded 30/9/44 ( listed in error)
4929014 Pte. Ronald Saunders KSLI 7th battalion and killed in action with the South Staffordshire Regiment 19/7/44
I wonder what the 'error' wad for FLETCHER above.

A number of names came to light today - details once we have looked them up.
Also darts scores and other number lists - what game counts down from 101?
 
 

 

Edited by tsrplatelayer
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...