Wartime activity suggests a wide variety of themes, especially relating to WW1, which were investigated in our WW1 project in 2016/7:
Soldiers: war memorials such as the monument near the station, and those in local churches. Private George Ellison was remembered as the last British soldier killed in World War 1, on 11 November 1918. He was born in Skeldergate.
Munitions workers were employed at Cooke’s Instruments on Bishophill, and our researches have already featured the Dodsworth sisters and a dirge written by Ella Dunnington-Jefferson
Conscientious objectors included George Broadley at Kyme St, and Thomas Jones who worked at Cooke’s
There were aliens such as Carl Otto Muller of Fairfax St, who worked at Cooke’s. Also Julie Press in Fairfax St.