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Evacuation: From Wimbledon to Barstaple and Boston

I stayed there a year and then the house was struck by a bomb and I was returned to London after which...

Life in Exeter: Working for the District Valuers Office

After a particularly heavy bombing, I clearly recall walking through the streets of Exeter, and afterwards...

Shelter in the Park - A Near Miss.

Plymouth 1944, a friend and myself were walking home form school across a local park when the siren...

Drake's Drum

There had been concern about the ancient relic Drake's Drum, and this was moved to safety to Buckfast...

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Highwell Road Bomb

I was born in Seaton and when I was about six or seven my sister and I were playing in Sidmouth Street,...

Seaton Beach

Mother took me to the beach and we were enjoying it when she saw some aeroplanes coming in over the bay......

Military Driver 3

I remember driving to Slapton Sands to see the Leoch and sand Demes cleared of mines ready for the American...

A Short Account of Life in Dover

I lived near Dover, and was evacuated to Wales in 1939, when I was 13... Coming up to D-Day, tanks and...

Near-Miss at Brithembottom

When the enemy planes were returning home they dropped their bombs anywhere including the fields at...

The Frying Pan

My father was a Superintendent of a Poor Law Establishment in Tiverton Devon during the war. Due to the...

A minor frisson from 1292707 (RAF), SO Appleby (Warrant Officer)

At ITW Torquay in 1940 I shared a room with "Screwball" Beurling... At the end of the war he was a...

Air Raid in Exeter

Exeter Shopping I can remember shopping in Exeter with my Mother when a ME110 fighter flew up Queen Street...

The Westminster Hotelicon for Story with photo

Civil Defence Sector Plan showing a section of central Plymouth including The Crescent and the Westminster...

Bombed Out in Exeter

He hurriedly picked up his watch and a few sovereigns, and ran from the building as it was being bombed....

Just joined up -- John Gibsonicon for Story with photo

Helsby of Congleton Library on behalf of John Gibson and has been added to the site with his permission....

The Westminster Hotelicon for Story with photo

One direct hit was recorded on the Westminster Hotel....

HMS Centurian

Controlled from Destroyer by wireless and Centurian became a target....

Photograph of Ron Tremletticon for Story with photo

Photograph of my grandad Ron Tremlett of the No81 Clerks SD Course Squad - January 1945 Plymouth....

Home Guard Booklet part2icon for Story with photo

Christine's grandfather Alder Harris was in the Home Guard and this extract shows how to go about...

Home Guard bookleticon for Story with photo

Home Guard booklet...

VD Celebrationsicon for Story with photo

VD Celebrations...

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Incendiary Bomb...

EVACUEE IN REVERSE - RONALD ERNEST COLEMAN

In the period of September 1939 and March 1941, war had been declared, my father went away to sea, Mother...

War Work.

And then every quarter I was given the meter books for Cullompton, Bradninch and Willand and I used to go...

My Wartime Memories

The girls from Benenden Girls School in Kent were evacuated to the Hotel Bristol in Newquay and the boys...

'The Wise Old Mount'

This was Commander-in-Chief - CINC Plymouth A.C.H.Q. his office and staff and also RAF 19 Group PL7...

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