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Old 30-09-21, 10:23 AM
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A similar tale.

I will never forget one of my great aunts who knew that I had am interest in all things Army telling me in the 60's about how she went'dressing up' in old army red jackets and spiked helmets on the local tip as a child.

I live in Ashton under Lyne the home to the Depot, Manchester Regiment as well as the HQ of the 9th (TA) Bn Manchester Regiment so no doubt the uniforms came from one of those sources.

She was born in 1903 so probably it was after the outbreak of war in 1914 when they disposed of unrequired full dress.

I have dug that tip in the 70's but never found anything military unfortunately. It has houses on it now.

Simon Butterworth

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