YWCA CLUBS: THE WORK OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION IN WARTIME, NORFOLK, ENGLAND, UK, 1944
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A scene in the busy canteen at the YWCA club at the Close in Norwich. British and American servicewomen enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee and a snack. On the left is Sergeant Terry Phipps of the Women's Army Corps (WAC), from Buffalo, New York. Sgt Phipps has two grown up children: a daughter of 18 and a son of 22. Her son is not fit enough to join up, so Sgt Phipps decided to serve in his place. Notices above the counter include the tariff for refreshments (tea is 1d and coffee 2d), a notice that lunches are served on Sundays between 1pm and 1:45pm and another which reads: "All service men friends are very welcome". Another servicewoman (right) is applying face powder from a compact.