Sound Recording Dorothy Wilbraham Part 2

SelstonCo-OPext6 smlPart Two of Dorothy Wilbraham’s sound recording with Brian Bland.  Dorothy aged 14 was at Nottingham Council House in May 1929 when the Prince of Wales officially opened the square. In 1936 he became  King Edward VIII but abdicated in the same  year. During WW2 Dorothy,  then married but having no children, was put in charge of food distribution and remembers well the squabbles that arose when only 6 cream cakes arrived to be somehow shared between a whole village.  She says, her mother was too busy to have a day off but they did make an exception to go to see Gracie Fields at the Theatre Royal. Dorothy’s husband, Stendall Wilbraham swore after WW2 he would never travel abroad again, but they later won a holiday to Jersey and a chauffeur delivered the winning ticket to her shop.