on 17 November 2011
Phyllis Walther wrote this Mass Observation Diary as she worked during the war for the WVS as a volunteer. She was responsible for the welfare of evacuees, particularly for providing clothing for children and displaced civilians. She organized the provision of hand-knitted comforts for the troops and despaired of the tangle caused by garments mistakenly knitted in the wrong sizes and service colours. Phyllis had an enquiring mind and decided opinions, and everyday life in wartime Dorset comes alive in her diary.