Walter Parr Ferris

Walter Parr Ferris
Social History       Audio Memories       Walter Parr Ferris        20thC
Category Descriptions
Social History:Audio memories, historic events and important people, and family and everyday life in Dartmouth over the centuries.
Audio Memories:Oral History collection: recordings of interviews with local residents (audio files (.mp3)) covering their memories of life and work, also major events particularly the Second World War.
Walter Parr Ferris:Owner of a Chemist Shop in St George's Square and later in the Butterwalk. Memories of wartime Dartmouth.
DHRG No:102633
Format:Audio File (.mp3)
Owner of a Chemist Shop in St Georges Square & later in the Butterwalk. Memories of wartime Dartmouth, the Britannia Royal Naval College and the American Forces. D-Day preparations, the River, Castle Hotel meetings, Free French, air raids, bombs on Dartmouth and damage to Higherside flats and the Cherub. Bombs and damage to Philips Shipbuilders, Kingswear & Yacht Hotel; Home Guard and the Drill Hall Clarence Hill. Bomb damage to Duke Street & the Butterwalk, plans for demolition & restoration with the Jesse Room.