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Local share stories of WWII Britain

‘The World at War: The British Experience’ and ‘The Children’s Experience During WWII in England’ by Leonard and Edith Wheat will be the focus of the Upson Historical Society program Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Thomaston-Upson Archives. The Wheats, who live in Pike County, will share their British experience during World War II. Leonard will talk about his time in Burma during 1943 and Edith, originally from Scotland, will share her childhood experiences while staying with her father and mother in mid-east England, in Norwich. The area was near fighter command and at ages 7 to 8 Edith experienced the German raids. ’No child should live through what I lived through,’ she said during a recent visit to the Thomaston-Upson Archives. Vice-president Gary Self will sit at the front of the conference room and in interview-style with Self, the Wheats will share their stories. The program is free. For information, call the archives at 706-646-2437.

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