When the Lights Come on Again - Oldham People and World War Two, by Keith Snape and Helen Robinson
Booklet published by Oldham Arts & Heritage in 2005, 74 pages. A4 size paperback (N5384).
From the rear side cover: Although the war years were dark times, with fear and danger ever present, many of the tales glimmer with the humour that is never far away in our windy little hill town. Gathering the tales has proved to be an education in itself, inserting detail behind all the dates and places we learned in the classroom and most of all, telling us what it really felt like to be there. Although 60 years have passed since the end of the war was announced, the stories are etched firmly in the minds of all who lived through it. Perhaps through recounting and remembering, we can ensure we never have to witness such times again - we can but hope.
The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, and chapters include: Introduction, Alarming News, When They Sound the Last All-Clear, When the Lights Come On Again, Powdered Eggs and Nylon, War Brides, Hail the Home Front, Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye, POWs, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Evacuation Express, and Bring Out the Bunting
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.