Here we look back on aspects of life in the town during the war years. From air precautions and the blackout to the Home Guard and the threat of invasion. Plus rationing, make do an mend, evacuees and wartime entertainments.
RAF flypast over celebrations in the Market Place, possibly War Weapons Week April 1941 Our local newspapers contain many reports … More
It appears that the first evacuees came to the town in late 1939. But when the expected bombs failed to … More
Queues like this one in London were commonplace. The recent coronavirus lockdown has perhaps made us more aware of the … More
Horncastle Home Guard No. 5 Platoon photographed in June 1941 outside the old Grammar School (now the School House Coffee … More