We are Karen and Bret Wiles and have put together an interesting and informative exhibition showing what life was like during the Second World War in the UK and in particular what women and children did.
We started to build our collection in September 2017 and have been astonished at the information we have discovered, from Brownies working for MI9 to the huge numbers of women who worked tirelessly for the W.V.S. and W.I. organisations.
It is important, we think, to keep alive the memories of the work that people did on the Home Front by informing the public in an interesting and often humorous way.
Bret specialises in uncovering information about the U.T.P. (Upper Thames Patrol), 1940s Brownies and Girl Guides and Karen endeavours to further her knowledge about the W.V.S., wartime cooking and rationing.