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My Memories of the Women's Land Armyicon for Recommended story

We would cycle into Leominster and leave our bikes at the local fire station the fellows would look after...

Childhood Days in Wartime Yearsicon for Recommended story

So it was in this small country village, on the outskirts of Wales that I spent most of my childhood years...

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Encouraged by her sister, Hilda, whose son, Anthony, was a pupil at Belmont Abbey School, Hereford, Mother...

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Our sergeant became hoarse, her face took on the most dangerous hue- " Up two three", Down two...

Evacuation: From Bootle to Herefordshireicon for Recommended story

My primary school in Bootle, near Liverpool, evacuated their children to Southport on 1 September 1939......

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Then my brother- on leave from the Royal Navy where he was escorting the trans- Atlantic convoys- came...

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I am looking at the front cover of One Story of RADAR by A P Rowe at a photograph of ‘Jimmy’...

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I lived & worked for nearly two years with the Williams family at Upper House Farm Snodhill, Dorstone,...

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A jeep came from the direction of Three Elms and stopped. I had never seen any lady appear in public in the...

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4 Bn. The Border Regiment

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Phoney War

There were several cider apple trees on the farm and I remember going with the farmer to the top meadow to...

Teenage war

I was 15 years old when war broke out and a pupil at Hereford High School for Girls. Young girls were not...

Last Move

Mrs Druce had two children of her own, Josie and Fred but she also had two Birmingham boys Jim and Les...

Memories of 1939/40

Returning from Dunkirk, my godfather, John Skelsey, - I think an officer in the Highland Division at the...

Shop-keeping and Rationing

On a Saturday made home made ice cream and obtained the ice from Longfields, Fishmonger Worcester Rd...

Evacuation To Huntington Park, Herefordshire

I was sent to Herefordshire, where I stayed on Lord Romilly's Estate in Huntington Park. I returned to...

Land Army Daily Life

The food was almost non-existant — after twelve hours work we came back to a couple of sticky buns...

Evacuated to Rushden

I was living in Walthamstow and was moved to Rushden. I was given a carrier bag with a tin of corned beef,...

Escape from Evesham

My mother came to visit us while we were in Evesham, although it was not until the Christmas hoildays that...

Home-Made Fire Beater Competition

In the autumn of 1940 when all the corn was ripe and an invasion seemed imminent, the village held a...

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