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Childhood Memories of World War Two

In 1939 I was 4½yrs old and living in Peckham Rye London SE15 with my mother and grandmother. I can...

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Robert Banbury married Joyce Pound on 2nd July 1941 at St Michael's Church, Albert Road, Stoke,...

Fortunate Film Night

The family - my mother, younger brother Roger and myself - joined him, and in 1942 we found accommodation...

Strangers in Paradise

Mum found we had a distant relative of hers living in a railway cottage in Ivybridge, a vist there was a...

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Memories from Devon and London

When war began the family went to Raintree in Essex, but then they moved back to London, and then again to...

Memories of life in Brixham and Coventry during the War

Memories of life in Brixham and Coventry during the War...

The Blitz

I started as a telephonist in the Report Centre under what was then the Devonport market, this was where...

The Sadness of War: Childhood Memories of Plymouth

On one night in particular, with my brother and I sharing the same double bed, My dad rushed into our...

Memories of World War Two and Evacuation to Teignmouth, Devon

I was eight years old when the war started and, living in Plymouth, a Dockyard town, we were destined to be...

Plymouth Revisited

After the bombing raids in Plymouth we had to take over some big houses in Plymouth and try to help find...

A Love Story

Barbara was 12 an living in Plymouth when the war started... Her mother managed to bring up both Barbara...

Plymouth Blitz 1941

Living next door to the Plymouth Corporation bus depot at Milehouse, we often seemed to be at the centre of...

Barbara Jean Parker, Bad Evacuation Memory

My mum told me to keep hold of my 4 year old half brother's hand and not to part with him and...

Memories of the Second World War by Betty Pickles

The uniform provided consisted of: 2 Shirts 1 Jumper 1 Overcoat 1 Pair of Breeches 1 Pair of Socks 1 Hat 1...

The St Marychurch Bombing — 30th May 1943

I was asked if I would like to go to the WVS centre which was a hotel opposite the church, namely the...

Youth Verus Wisdom

In 1937 I started working in the expense accounts offices, Devonport Dock yard. Our office was in south...

W.A.A.F. Radar - On Duty 1944 (South Devon)

The place was RAF Bolt Tail - a Radar Station - which lay between Hope Cove and Bolberry Down. RAF Bolt...

WAAF Memories

I was in that for a long time, then it was disbanded, and I went to a station at Stratton Strawless Hall....

Evacuee

Nearly every night during the bombing, we were pulled from our beds to go down to the Anderson Shelter that...

When I was in the War: An Evacuee in Devon

I was 11years of age, a London evacuee, billeted in a small village in south Devon and was making my way to...

Memories of Exeter Blitz and after

This happened to be the village hall in Pinhoe, an outlying area of Exeter not touched by bombs... Having...

Memories of 1944: A Child in Torquay

At this time we had an American officer, Colonel Storey, billeted with us, and he would often bring...

The 4th (1st Southern) Casualty Clearing Station, Royal Army Medical Corps (TA)

Malim, Hooper and Parkes from Torquay and Dr. Dowell from Brixham. Drs Malim and Hooper returned to their...

Wartime Memories of Barbara Mills

When war broke out, I was a 27 year old housewife living in Peverell, Plymouth with my husband Bert who was...

The Blitz of Plymouth and its Suburbs.

Myself and my neighbour's daughter, Beryl Rodgers, were standing in our doorway watching the gunfire...

"Stonehouse" - The Blitz, from a Boy of the Period

The wounded troops were taken to the Royal Marine Barracks close by or the Royal Naval Hospital,...

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