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ARCHIVE AID: Croxley history project looking for help from village residents

 Published on: 4th August 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Croxley Green History Project (CGHP) is looking for people in the village to participate in two of their ongoing projects to preserve the area’s rich local history.

The first of these initiatives is focused entirely around the Second World War. CGHP are looking for anyone who knew a resident or a relative who lived in Croxley and served in the armed forces at the time of the conflict to come and tell their story.

This can be anyone, whether they were in the army, navy, air force, home guard, civil defence or were an air raid warden. They’re also interested in residents who weren’t enlisted into the forces but did play a part in keeping the village safe in wartime.

Separately, the CGHP are looking for further contributors to their ongoing oral history project, a great way for village residents’ memories to be recorded for future generations.

Particular moments in the past the project is hoping to capture memories of include what it was like growing up in the village in wartime (and the bombing raids that occurred), the burning down of the Guildhall in 1965 any local events such as the coronation street party, May Days or Cherry Sundays.

Anyone who is interested in taking part is asked to send an email to croxleyhistory@gmail.com

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