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WA helpers in Brunswick Street after the bombing raids of December 1940

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WA helpers in Brunswick Street after the bombing raids of December 1940
Posted by yretired on April 29, 2009 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply peter Worsley
5:02 AM on April 9, 2015 
In a two-hour raid over Cheltenham on December 11th, 1940 many houses were demolished with resulting casualties and fatalities. A gasometer was also blown up at the junction of Gloucester Road and the High Street. This picture shows the aftermath in Stoneville Street with several YMCA rescue workers on hand. A YMCA tea van can also be clearly seen back right on the picture above. It was never clear whether the raid was intended on the town Both Mrs. James and Mrs. Trye, the local Women's Auxiliary leaders, appear to be in the picture and we can be sure that wherever and whenever there was a need these two remarkable ladies would not have been very far away.