A Home Guard Souvenir of the Tank Trapping Platoon (Consett Sector).
Full title: A History of No.4 Platoon 'E' Company 3rd Battalion Durham Home Guard, Later The Trank Trapping Platoon (Consett Sector), Commanded by Lieutenant E. Stoneman, in the Second World War 1939-1945'.
Published privately and printed by CWS Printing Works, Pelaw, and compiled by Eric H. Wale (Vicar of Satley). 43 page booklet, c.12cm by 18cm (A1U2WSO)
Their is no date given for the publication of this booklet, but an entry by Eric Wales describes him as Vicar of Satley between 1939 and 1946, and it's clear from the contents that the booklet was published around this time, and as the foreword begins, 'The story of the Hedley Hill Platoon is told in this book'. As well as the forword and a preface by Colonel Ward Ritson (commanding 3rd Battalion Durham Home Guard), their is a nominal roll and sections titled A Short History, SOme Typical Exercises, The Social Side, Shooting, Battle Drill, Weapons, Some Personalities, By Lieutenant Stoneman, The Comforts Fund Committee, and the Platoon in Battle Order
The condition of the booklet is generally ok. The cover has several minor scuffs and blemishes, and light wear and discolouration along the edges and corners, but the staple is intact and all pages are intact. There is rusting around the staples and foxing to the outside page leaves and first and last few inside pages. The middle pages (21, 22, 23 and 24) have become detached from the staple binding. All other pages are bound.