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Images of 40s youth

A re-discovered stash of photos from a young women’s charity
Image of scene by River Leam

This scene by the River Leam during a weekend camp at Church Farm, Old Milverton is from one of eighty photographs which were left with other records in the Young Women’s Christian Association College at Selly Oak in Birmingham when the property was sold to the German-Speaking Congregation in 1978. Mrs Dorothee Muller, whose late father was the Congregation’s minister at the time, kindly donated them to us in February 2020. They depict YWCA activities and premises at home and abroad during and just after the Second World War.

Descriptions of the photos and the other records can be found in our catalogue, and you can see full digital images of some of the photos by clicking or tapping on the one above and these below:

Image of fencing class

Image of snooker lesson

Scene outside 'Clementine Churchill Club, Brussels

Image of uniformed YWCA officers with large car

Image of servicewomen entertaining American soldiers

Image of Chinese refugees spinning cotton

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 10:00 | Tags: Collections