It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that Combe Mill at War on 19th April has been cancelled.  The Directors of the Mill had an emergency meeting on Sunday and made the difficult decision to cancel.

As organisers of the event we would like to thank all of the re-enactors and helpers who were so keen to be involved and give up their time to make it a great event.

Our WVS Advice Bureau trailer has come on in leaps and bounds and is structurally finished, just the titivating to do and talks/demos to finalise.  Bret has done fantastic work on it and it has now been named by the ladies of the WVS Facebook group as "Nella".


We are Karen and Bret Wiles and have put together an interesting and informative exhibition showing what life was like during the Second World War in the UK and in particular what women and children did.
We started to build our collection in September 2017 and have been astonished at the information we have discovered, from Brownies working for MI9 to the huge numbers of women who worked tirelessly for the W.V.S. and W.I. organisations.

It is important, we think, to keep alive the memories of the work that people did on the Home Front by informing the public in an interesting and often humorous way.

Bret specialises in uncovering information about the U.T.P. (Upper Thames Patrol), 1940s Brownies and Girl Guides and Karen endeavours to further her knowledge about the W.V.S., wartime cooking and rationing.