Calling all wartime women

A few months ago you published a letter in which I asked people in Derbyshire with memories of the war to get in touch. Despite the passage of time there are still hundreds who lived through these momentous years whose story has never been told, and I would like to put a collection of their memories together in a book

I had a heartening response and have so far interviewed 20 people, some of whom served in the forces, others who were children at the time.

However, I have not yet heard from any women who did war work of some kind and I feel that as women played such a crucial role in the war effort, their story should be told.

If any of your readers with wartime memories would like to get in touch, my contact numbers are 01246 856987 or 07761 498284. My e-mail address is

Malcolm Cowper,

Dymond Grove, Grassmoor.