Memories of Newbattle Parish in World War 2

Welcome to a new section of Newbattle at War.

 

As WW2 now fades more into the mists of time, I  thought it appropriate that the collecting of memories and photos shouldn't be left too late.

 

I would love to hear from you about your memories whether as a member of the Armed Forces, Home Guard or just as a bairn living in the Parish.

 

My dad often tells me the story of the soldiers coming up from Newbattle Abbey to my Grandad's bakery to pick up their rolls and bread...in a Bren Carrier.

 

Maybe you were a Bevin Boy sent to this alien land of coalmining, doos and football, many came and a good few stayed and settled.

 

I seem to recall there was a camp for displaced persons at Stobhill and many Polish people settled in Newtongrange after the war to work in the coal mines, there being no way they could return to Poland under Soviet rule.

 

Anyway please feel to get in touch using the form below would love to hear from you.

 

Picture gallery

The war in our area in pictures

WW2 Roll of honour

Men from the parish who fell

World War 2 stories

Tales of Newbattle folks in WW2

Miners Roll of Honour

 

Bevin Boys

 

Polish boys in Dalkeith

 
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