Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave. But no! She announced that the speakers, Peter and Sue Mowforth, had to contact the BBC instantly. On St Valentine's Day the speakers were on the BBC 'One Show' at 7 pm. That evening the 'One Show' was about the Mowforth letters 1941-45, when their father was a tank commander at El Alamein and their mother helping defend the city from airraid attacks. Sue had discovered their parents' letters in the attic; Sue had them typed up and bound. Then the letters are now in the Imperial War Museum.
Peter and Sue read extracts from their parents' letters with commentary at our Branch talk. This was the first time that we have recorded a talk for an HA Branches podcast.
The HA's Simon Brown cleaned up the recording for this podcast.
* For anyone wanting to access the book (hard copy or pdf) through the IWM it is catalogued under the name 'Private papers of C & O V Mowforth, Documents, 26125.