Norman Hill Collection

Scope and Content

The Norman Hill Collection consists of documents relating to Norman Hill's experiences as a child in Ham before and during the Second World War.

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman E Hill was born on 7th March 1928 to Charles Edward and Rose Hill (nee Dade). The family lived at 50 Lock Road, Ham. From 1940 to 1943, Norman kept detailed diaries of air raids as he experienced them, as well as weather and other conditions. In 1943, Norman got a job at a bank, and in 1950 he married Stella Sims in Newton Abbot. He died in 2008.


The Norman Hill Collection is arranged in two series:

  • DC9/1 Air raids diaries, 1940-1943
  • DC9/2 Photographs, c1937

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access and can be viewed at Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive. No appointment is necessary to view archival material.

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