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Land Army Daysicon for Story with photo

A large lorry came for us and then ten more land Girls were picked up. This land was full of Potato plants,...

Memories from Members of Astley Lunch Club, Worcestershire.icon for Story with photo

THESE ARE STORIES FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GREAT WITLEY, WORC; MALVERN; LONDON, CARDIFF; LANCASTER,...

Devonport Blitzicon for Story with photo

In 1939 the Army wanted our School for a Hospital, so we shared a School in King Street in Devonport with...

War & Evacuation (Clayhidon, Devon)

I can remember him taking my brother David and me down to the Bristol Bridge area one morning after one...

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Exeter Remembers the War

My father Wystan Toyne was a solicitor in Birchington, Kent and in 1939 decided that the war was too close...

The Watermill Evacuees

Because my grandparents had a Morris car I was relatively familiar with the countryside to the south and...

My Wartime Childhood Years

We stayed in Scotland for 3 years until Dad's ship was sent to Belfast where we once again joined him....

Evacuation: Dagenham to Devon

My two sisters were billeted with a farmer and his wife whose house was about half a mile inland from a...

Evacuation Memories

They were Mr. & Mrs. Parsons and I well remember their beautiful thatched cottage. They also arranged a...

The Day We Went to Blackpool

I'm sure, George Thomas, Wilf Riding, “Dickie” Hartles, “Tich Jones,” Eric...

The Bombing Raids Over Portsmouth by Sydney Johnson

A line of bombs was dropped right across the centre of Portsmouth and I remember the columns of smoke and...

A Childs Memory of Life in Bristol and Barnstaple in the War

One was a girl called Pat Weeks, who lived next door to me in Bristol, and a boy called Dennis Stokes, who...

Exeter 1942: Surviving A Baedeker Raid

There was widespread interest in airplanes particularly as a Polish squadron of Spitfires was stationed at...

Pylmstock and Oreston Bombed

Then came the shower of incendiary bombs, the explosion of bombs moved in the direction of Plymstock. We...

A London Childhood and Devon Evacuation

We left from a London station and before we left, my mum said to me, ‘Make sure you look after your...

A.T.S. RECRUIT

England was at war with Germany and so after my nineteenth birthday, I was conscripted into the A.T.S. A...

Childhood Memories of Swindon, Wallingford and London during War

Uncle Robert was in the Navy on a cruiser and Uncle Len was a wireless operator with 12 Squadron....

Flying Boaticon for Story with photo

I well remember one night in early 1941 when the oil tanks in a suburb of Plymouth were bombed, we were...

A Teenager's War

In about 1943 or early 1944 I recall walking around Torquay harbour with a girl friend in the afternoon...

As I remember it.

Needless to say it became terribly crowded when my sisiters came home, added to that we also two others...

Evacuation: A Happy Childhood

But my sister and I boarded a Steam train and after what seemed like hours and hours we reached our...

In the Shadow of Exeter Cathedral

Most nights during the 1942 Baedeker Raids we went out of Exeter to my sister Renee's in the...

A Childhood Recollection: Evacuated from London to Bath and Okehampton

I went home and understood that I would have to go and live with my aunt in Okehampton because it was too...

Wartime Experiences: Evacuation, the Luftwaffe, and Disrupted Education

Immediately following the outbreak of war and heeding government advice my mother self-evacuated my sister...

Life as a Wartime RAF Photographer

On this trip in and out, often we travelled in a Vickers Valencia plane, a Vickers Valencia plane was a...

My life at seaicon for Story with photo

Tom says the Canadians from the Prince Albert and Prince David were all in their kilts which was something...

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