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An conversation with three women about their experiences of the Second World War in the Isle of Man.

Ella Cringle, Margaret Quine and Aileen Cowie discuss the following subjects:

  • Gas masks
  • Rationing
  • Bartering rather than paying for things
  • Evacuees from England living in the Isle of Man
  • Internment Camps and internees
  • The aftermath of Onchan Internment Camp, moving back into the family home formerly within the camp
  • Diet: pinjean, pig's head brawn, tripe etc.
  • Clothes and clothing
  • Illnesses, including chicken pox and small pox (resulting in a stay in the White Hoe isolation hospital)
  • Childhood games
  • The community of Santon and tourist industry of Port Grenaugh
  • Identity cards
  • Douglas Head entertainments


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