Become a Friend – SWWEC
Our sincere thanks to those who support us – PLEASE join them
Become a Friend of the Centre , make a small monthly (£2.50 – as they say “Less than the cost of a coffee“, more if you wish) , or a single annual donation (at least £30 for the year) and know you are supporting SWWEC, working hard to keep and grow this wonderful educational resource. Saving the lives through their memories, of those who lived through World War Two.
If you would prefer to make a single donation and not become an ongoing Friend of the Centre then we would welcome that too. You can donate securely online from any page on the website via the “make a donation” graphic or we would be pleased to receive a cheque by post – perhaps you might remember SWWEC in your will?.
Why not make a gift of a Friend membership to someone you know who is interested in the WWII period or Social History? Simply complete the information with their name and email address. There are extra friends only items on the website and free digital copies of future Journals whilst they are a Friend.
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There are at best very few remaining years for us to collect and conserve WWII material and memories, before a great deal of the material and certainly the personal testimony will have been lost. This creates the urgent need for help in identifying and preserving material and capturing oral memories, before they are gone forever. The memories of anyone in whatever capacity that lived through these times, including as children, military , civilian at home, conscientious objectors, etc .
If you have Second World War documentation, memorabilia or memories – either relating to your own wartime experience, military or civilian and from any nation or that of a family member or friend – we would be delighted to hear from you.
We have for the last 20 years been ensuring that these memories are conserved, properly cared for, and used in education and research.
Typical items in the collection are:
- Archives (e.g. letters, diaries, log books, maps, pamphlets)
- Photographs and drawings
- Medals and citations
- Ephemera (e.g. cigarette cases, trinket boxes, soldiers’ ‘housewives’ etc.)
- Books (published volumes are held in our library)
- The Centre also has circa 5000 oral history interviews and a small collection of video material.
Please contact us if you, a relative or friend has wartime memories or documents, photographs etc that might enhance the ‘picture’ of the time of World War Two held in the archive.