World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

The Volunteers

The people who gave their time to the project were:

Alan Shippam

Alan Shippam

Andy Kershaw (CSV - now BBC)

Andy Kershaw

Anne Payne

Bill Ross

Bill Ross

Doreen Partridge

Doreen Partridge

Anne Payne

Frances Reid

Gary Tucker

Geraldine Roberts

Irene Bennet

Irene Bennett

James Finlayson

Jo Thomas (Project Co-ordinator)

John Lofthouse

Julie Turner

Julie Turner

Kat Wood

Kat Wood

Louise Treloar

Maggie O'Neill

Margaret Walker (BBC Staff)

Margaret Walker

Margaret Burgin (BBC Staff)

Michael Maw

Nora Gregory

Norman Wigley

Norman Wigley

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh

Stella Howe

Ted Hodson (Photographs)

Ted Hodson

Wendy Atkinson

Final Report - CSV

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Bill's & Roger's Acknowledgements 

If any other volunteers have any accolades that they would like to share, please get in touch with me.......Bill

Radio Briefing for Antonio Brickell’s Show on the 10th of November 2005
Town Hall Medal Ceremony Thursday 10th Nov: Guests Roger Marsh & Bill Ross - click for sound recordings page.

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Now, today's a big day for some Sheffield volunteers.
It's the day when they get some recognition for working all
year round tirelessly for others or for a local charity or
community group and it's all part of the 'Year of the
Volunteer 2005' Celebrations.
Well, this lunchtime, a big ceremony takes place at
Sheffield Town Hall with the Lord Mayor and the Lord
Lieutenant ( PRON: LEFT-TENANT) of South Yorkshire and other
'big wigs' to say a big thank you to dozens of them.
But ,one small group of people are also getting a National
'Year of the Volunteer' Award for their exceptional
commitment and dedication and we've got two of them from our
very own People's War Project here at BBC Radio Sheffield.
Bill Ross from Barnsley and Roger Marsh from Sheffield, have
worked with veterans of World War II and their families to
collect and record hundreds of stories & photographs this
year for this project
Good morning to you both
* What's it been like collecting hundreds of these stories
* How many hours do you think you've put into it and has it
been worth it?
* What will you be getting today? ( A Medal Struck by the
Royal Mint & Certificate)
* How do you feel about this recognition & 'hob nobbing' at
the town Hall today?
Good luck to you both and I hope it goes well
Back Anno:.......And if you'd like to bring your wartime
family photographs in for our People's War 'Photothon' just
call our Action Desk on 0114 267 5444... ...or drop into the
BBC Radio Sheffield Open Centre between 10 and 4 any weekday
throughout November.



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Mr Bill Ross
South Yorkshire

Dear Bill

Following our previous letter dated 26th August, informing you of the Year Of The Volunteer Award for Commitment, we are delighted to invite you to an official Tear of the Volunteer Regional Award Ceremony in South Yorkshire.

The ceremony will be on Thursday 10/11/2005 at 12.15pm at the Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HH where you will be presented with your YV05 medal, coined by the Royal Mint. Please bring this letter of invitation with you. Your ceremony will last for approximately 2 hours.

The YV05 AWards will celebrate and honour the amazing work carried out by volunteers in England and your ceremony will showcase the achievements of volunteers in South Yorkshire

The dress code is smart/casual and light refreshments will be served. You may bring a person of your choice to the ceremony. Please note that your nominator will not be invited to the ceremony unless you choose to include them as your quest.

Please return the below slip by Friday 14th October to Liz Brunwin at YV05 Regional Awards, CSV, 237 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NJ. If you are uanble or do not wish to attend the ceremony, please let us know on the reply slip whether you will:

Send a representative in your place (Option 2),

Invite your nominator to identify a local event or ceremony in October or November (perhaps at your place of volunteering) at which your medal will be sent directly to them in early October. Alternatively, your medal can be sent to another named individual at an address you specify at the beginning of October (Option 3).

Receive your medal directly at the address above (Option 4).
If you have any further enquiries, please contact Liz Brunwin on 020 7812 0034

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Salter, Head of Campaigns, CSV

CSV creates opportunities for people to take an active part in the life of their community.
CSV is a registered charity no. 291222 and is a company limited by guarantee registered in England under no. 1435877

Ken Hoult's Testimony

Group - B B C Peoples War
Request - I have just read William (Bill) Ross's contribution to the B B C Peoples War and its accompanying photograph. As one who has used your
Action Desk to have my stories told on Peoples War, I would like to
place on record my sincere thanks to Bill for his patience, kindness and
consideration he gave to me while processing my stories. I am most
pleased to see his voluntary work has been recognised. I understand he
does voluntary work for other organisations to help others less
fortunate than ourselves. Just a thought and I don't know the
procedure. Is it possible to nominate him for a M B E because of all
his voluntary work in my opinion need public recognition. That goes for
more people in the Action Desk Department

I would be prepared to propose or second Bill for Honours if you could
point me in the right direction.

Ken Hoult