Mossley remembers the fallen with new book

IN commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, a new book has been penned and released by three women from Mossley.

‘Mossley Remembers The Second World War: VE Day Edition’ has been written, researched and collated by Shirley Howard, Alison Wild and Rita Vaughan.The book is a collection of local war time memories and stories, with particular emphasis on the VE Day celebrations from around Mossley.

Alison Wild, who took the lead in collating the book, said: “This book is the sequel, if you like, to our previous title which was released to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in 2015.

“It takes you through the war years but more specifically the VE Day celebrations and gives you a first-hand account of what life was like for the people of Mossley in the Second World War.”

‘Mossley Remembers The Second World War: VE Day Edition’ also contains many poignant photographs of men who were awarded medals for their courage, acts of gallantry, and devotion to duty.

The book is a follow-up to their previous titles ‘Mossley Remembers The Second World War’, ‘Mossley Remembers The Great War’ and ‘Remember All The Boys’.

If readers are interested in purchasing a copy, they cost £8, with profits donated to the Royal British Legion.

Contact Alison Wild via the Mossley In The Past Facebook Group for more information about where and how to purchase your copy.

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