05.07.11: Roseland author, Chris Pollard, is currently collecting material for a new book on the 2nd World War and its effects on the Roseland and its people. Chris is keen to hear from Roseland Online readers whose parents or grandparents may have been involved in or affected by the war and have stories to share. If readers could talk to their family members and write down their memories of what it was like to be a child in wartime Roseland, Chris would like to consider those tales for his forthcoming book.
Chris told Roseland Online, “It’s really important to record all this now, while there are still people here who remember it. I know there are some great stories out there and would love to record them for prosperity while those who remember those times are still here to portray them.”
Did your parents or grandparents have to share their home with evacuees? Did they have any problems getting to school? Do they remember planes being shot down or having to run to the air raid shelter in the garden? These are the sort of stories that Chris is looking for and would welcome your contact.
Chris Pollard has written many popular books on local history including Halsgrove titles: “The Book of Gerrans and Portscatho: From Churchtown to Luggers End” and “The Book of St Mawes”.
Chris can be contacted by email here: firstname.lastname@example.org