By RSA in Warkworth
The influx of US troops to the Warkworth area during WW II had a huge impact on local life. Up to 5,000 men at a time were stationed at various camps across the region, which would double today's population. They were here for rest and recreation, hospital care and training for future battles, but they also brought vitality and good spirits at a time of austerity - as well as new treats like canned peaches and ice cream! Listen to recollections of the Yanks being in town.
Photo: Warkworth & District Museum