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Stories categorised in 'Berkshire'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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An Old Eastender's Boyhood Memories Part 2: Evacuation to Berkshire 1939icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Roughly a month after Henry and I had arrived at the Hackers' household, I blackened my already...

Jack's Kindertransport Storyicon for Recommended story

Jack and his sister Chana travelled with a group of children that left by train in March 1939. Jack's...

Radio & TV Trade; and Evacuation from Sloughicon for Recommended story

My father regularly acquired bundles of softwood off cuts from a factory situated on Slough trading estate...

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There would still ba a Royal Ascot week in June the Hoy-Paloy in their Taxis, Limos and Landeurs would turn...

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At The Dairy - Winnersh During the Waricon for Recommended story

During the 30s and 40s my father, Ernest Hambelton, had a dairy in Winnersh. At the dairy, we delivered to...

The Day War Broke Outicon for Recommended story

Later in my life I started work - my first job was in London worked in Pinets - New Bond St. Sadly...

Shared Shelters at Wokinghamicon for Recommended story

One morning in 1940 we were with our mother as she fed the animals when we saw a lone aircraft, I think...

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The birthplace of King Alfred the Great was surrounded by a large number of airfields which catered for...

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A small boys view of WW2.

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Memories of a WW2 Evacuee: From Slough to Shropshire

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Life On The Anti-Aircraft Gun-sites WW2

After Oswestry we, that is a full team of 24 G.L. Girls together with the gunners and A.T.S. instrument...

WW2 Testimony, Childhood Experiences

He was particularly glad after the war to be kept on as a regular police officer, and even after normal...

The Story of Mrs Marler

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The Lost Years 1940 to 1945: Childhood Memories of London and the Home Counties

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There were stories of RSMs so besotted with bulshit that they saluted the telephone when an officer was...

A Happy Time in the ATS

Later, when we were posted to Datchet, I slept in the bunk beneath hers and she would confide in me when...

A Bag Full of Conkers

A man I worked with years later told me that when he cycled home to Henley that evening there where craters...

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I remember being in the garden on D-Day when the sky was droning with thousands of aircraft, flying in...

To carry on as usual: Working on the Buses

Gradually, after the fire of London, the Blitz, London had its good days, just the occasional bomb which...

The Sandhurst Experience: Prior to Joining 141st Regiment RAC(The Buffs)

The following morning I was surprised to find Captain Tim Warr the officer in charge of PT at Sandhurst...

An Acton Teenagers War (part 4)

On the days when I did not go to London, and I was working under the shade of an apple tree in...

A Wartime Childhood:In Reading

My gas mask was made to look like Micky Mouse but inside it was clammy and rubbery and the eye pieces used...

A Young Boy's War: Chapter 5

One week after D.Day 1944, the Germans launched the first V-1 “Flying Bomb”- nicknamed the...

An Acton Teenagers War (part 3)

I spent my days playing on the moor with a boy, John Buss, whose Mother had been killed in the bombing and...

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