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Interviewer Vi Ritchie talks to married couple Walter Callister and Alice Callister - both of whom were born in Douglas in the early 1920s.

Topics included in the interview include:

  • Early school days
  • WWII
  • Entertainment
  • Jam making at Rushen Abbey
  • Rationing
  • Internment camps
  • Dunkirk evacuation
  • ‘Make Do and Mend’ Drive
  • RAF at Jurby
  • Radar stations
  • Cunningham’s Camp
  • Career in meteorology
  • The Home Guard
  • Holiday camps post war


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