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War-Time Activities

The Morton family from Shirley show the way forward in Britain's war effort.

Home movie 1942 4 mins Silent

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The Morton family proudly poses for the camera in their respective uniforms: Royal Navy, Special Constable and Women's Voluntary Service. Out of uniform, Kenneth Morton follows the patriotic slogan 'Dig for Victory', producing a successful crop of vegetables. A 'Wings of Victory' parade along Stratford Road in the Morton's home town of Shirley completes this endearing snapshot of ordinary life on the home front.