My mother, Mary Stevens, was a teenager during the Second World War and contributed to the war effort in a number of ways, including Red Cross, Parafield Canteen and the Cheer-Up Hut. Her scrap book from those times includes numerous items from Cheer-Up Hut events. She always spoke fondly about those times, the friends she made and her sadness that so many did not survive the war. Here I have shared a photo of Mary (who died in October 2014) in her Cheer-Up Society uniform.

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Courtesy of/Photographer:Helen Wildash