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Pram Cinema

The selected shelters were visited every week,I mind we gave a show in Brayards road peckham a railway arch...

Childhood Memories from Rayleigh in Essex:Entertainment.

They would show cartoons, Laurel and Hardys, Charlie Chaplins etc, all interspersed with propaganda on...

I Saw Glenn Miller Conduct

It was from that airfield that Colonel Glenn Miller left in the famous Norseman, never to be seen again....

My Memories of the War: As a Child in Somerset

I remember going with mum and dad down Axbridge moor to look at bomb crater it was great big deep hole with...

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This is the BBC Home Service: Part II

Childrens Hour with Uncle Mac - always at five o'clock, although strictly speaking in our part of the...

Coming Home from Work in the Blitz: Wybourne, Sheffield

This continued down Cricket Inn Road and Maltravis Road by which time the bombs were nearer to me... I made...

Wiggin Family at War

In May and June 1940 the great escape from the Dunkirk beaches was being carried out, and Sgt. Wiggin now a...

A Teenager in Wartime England

Reaching the age of eighteen, my employer's pleas for exemption from wartime service were rejected by...

One Moonlit Night

I remember seeing guns patrolling the streets, air-raid wardens around Myrtle Street, the smell of burning...

"It's That Man Again!" ("ITMA") - Tommy Handley, the Liverpudlian, Who Kept us Laughing during the 2nd World War

- Tommy Handley, the Liverpudlian, Who Kept us Laughing during the 2nd World War. Script writer Ted...

A Night Out at the Theatre: Bombing of Sheffield

Mother didn't want to go as the night before she had listened to William Joyce who broadcast propaganda...

Childhood Memories of Life on the North East Coast

One night Rowland was in bed and he heard sirens and a German bomber plane had dropped a landmine nearby...

War on a Wednesday afternoon

On that Wednesday afternoon I took my seven year old brother to the Central Cinema in Friar Street to see...

Croydon Schoolboy in WW2

Secondly, at home our house near Croydon aerodrome was fortunately not damaged or destroyed by bombing and...

Listening to the War

Bombs fell on Sheffield and other British cities including Doncaster — which was spared the worst of...

Memories of My Parents' Wartime Concert Party

We had a bevy of pretty teenage girls who danced did tap and ballet, to include toe tap and musical comedy....

Memories of Childhood Days during World War 2 (part 2)

We had many private bus companies e.g. Browns Blue from Markfield, Comfort Buses from Ibstock, Hilton and...

War Episode and Entertainmenticon for Story with photo

My entry into the professional dance band was at the Cheltenham Town Hall, when I was invited to join the...

Memories of Bournemouth During The War

Bournemouth got hit with some bombs and the local department store, Beales was badly bombed. Lots of the...

Dancing during the War

The dances, as far as I can remember, were old time dances like the St Bernard's Waltz, Doris Waltz,...

Black Thursday

However on the 15th August, the Luftwaffe flew over 1700 sorties in widespread attacks afar afield as...

Wartime Memories

Born Margaret Malvaney into a musical family she joined the choir at St. Ann's Catholic Church at the...

A BBC Engineer in Bedford

I was one of the BBC Engineers at the Co-Partners Hall and Corn Exchange in Bedford, the two studios in the...

Broadcast to Father

This story covers the trip to London accompanied by mother Dorothy and baby sister Marie, for the purpose...

Playtime In Bomber Command 5 Group

The R.A.F. lorry swayed and rocked through the darkening evening, as we made our way to yet another R.A.F....

When Adelaide Hall Went to Waricon for Story with photo

Adelaide often entertained at anti-aircraft sites, including the one at Regents Park: "The first time I...

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