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Childhood Memories of D-Day

He turned his wireless up to full volume to enable the school to hear John Snagg announce that our troops...

Remembering D-Day: Sweets from the Americans

Behind our house on what had been a large country estate, called Cadewell Estate, a large American army...

Uncle Jim Part 2

His nephew Terry Davey, who can just remember Jim, recalls that he would make model aeroplanes too... These...

Missing Home

This is the story of a Plymouth woman and her daughter who were evacuated from Plymouth to the small...

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Guns and Mud: Life in the ATS

However all was revealed and on passing our Trade Test we joined our first battery, then to firing camp on...

Childhood in Okehampton

I recall that as children, we were allowed to have half a pint of milk a day to drink which cost a...

A Christmas Kindness

I picked up one of her coppies of Woman's Weekly and the star letter was from a lady who said her...

Manning the Ack-Ack in Plymouth

Although it is 60 years since the three of us were together, Mrs Rose Chesterman, the P.T. Instructor, and...

Marion Collett

The farm was in Devon and I can still remember the name of the farmer and the name of the farm. It...

Wartime Torquay

At 3pm Sunday Torquay was attacked by 21 Fokker aircraft, each carrying a 1,000lb bomb and armed with...

Evacuation Blues? Evacuated to Devon

My sister and I were sent with my mother in a train load of similar groups to live in a small Devonshire...

Bombs in the Garden - Sturdee Road, Stoke

Plymouth 1944, my mother and I lived in Sturdee Road, Stoke. I was 12, during the night the siren sounded...

A Young Sailor's Yarn

On one occasion my head rested on the shoulder of a Land Army girl and she in turn rested on her other...

20th August 1940-The bombing of Newton Abbot Station

My mother,sister and a few evacuees were at the bottom of Forde Road, near what is now known as Newton...

Those Were the Days: Evacuated from Birmingham to South Devonicon for Story with photo

We were evacuated from Birmingham to South Devon because my mom was blitzed out....

Saving the Nation with Five Rounds

Whilst at the Initial Training Wing in the Tembani Hotel, Paignton, the new recruits were sent to...

Three Times Bombed: Birkenhead, Greenock and Devonport

Sidney Barnes" she called me, having got Sidi Barani into her head - I have head a healthy mistrust of...

Evacuation to a North Devon Farm, 1939 - 1944

I have memories of a harvest supper and a concert party with the local doctor singing a song from Noel...

Totnes second bridge crossing

War in Totnes South Devon. The problem was Totnes being the lowest crossing point of the River Dart it had...

Peter Haworth's War

I met my wife during the War at the Blackpool Tower or the Winter Gardens - there was always dancing there...

My Mum and the 'Brolly Incident'

Where as her Gran then proceeded to batter him around the head with her brolly, thinking that the young...

From Firewatcher to TB Nurse

She wanted to make a difference, but because she was working for the Civil Service in the Ministry of...

'Death in the Afternoon'

I was 19 years of age and in a group of young women training to be ‘Land Girls’ at Seale Hayne...

Memories of Evacuation

When the time came for the evacuations, my uncle took my grandmother, my sister and I to Newton Abbot,...

Moonlit Nights

The earliest memory I have is of a moonlit night with the stars twinkling in the sky... My dad worked in...

Plymouth in Ruins by Wendy Munro

In Plymouth, there was a Dingles Department store that must have been flattened in the bombing....

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