Wartime

By Maurice Pearce.

‘Look, Duck and Vanish’

 

“Those of us who had to stay in the village to keep the farms going joined the Home Guard, first called the  Local Defence Volunteers, or  ‘Look, Duck and Vanish’ as we called it.

Photo:Orwell Home Guard. Maurice is 2nd from left, front row

Orwell Home Guard. Maurice is 2nd from left, front row

 We had one rifle between us, which Peggy Peters would bring round to whichever one of us was one duty. From about 1942 to 1944 the village hall was turned into a sick bay for chronically ill evacuees from London and other villagers used to care for them and keep them company in the evenings and weekends.”

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