The local studies library would be my first port of call, looks promising...
On 07/02/2017 21:49, GreenfieldJones wrote:
Can anyone help please; is it possible to obtain information on Wartime
factories in Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush or their employees and also for the
same area, details of women ARP's. Additionally, although there were no
elections during the war did electoral registers exist because surely
tracking of the population must have existed?
My reason for this, back in the 60s I took my mother to
Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush where she was sent during WW2 and she found her
old factory and lodgings within walking distance of the Hammersmith raised
motorway and I am trying to find details about her experience. A rough
timeline of events;
1939/40 - The register identifies her as living at home and working as a
1940/41 - I understand women either volunteered or were interviewed as part
of a "Call Up" to be posted to the Army, RAF or factory work.
She was sent to a munitions/air support factory as she called it in
Hammersmith which was near to the raised motorway section and reached by
walking. At night she was an ARP - Air Raid Warden and her time would have
covered the London Blitz.
The reason she chose the factory was that my father was posted to London
with the Artillery and his movements are much easier to find due to the War
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