BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

29 August 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
You are browsing in:

Archive List > United Kingdom > Humber

Stories categorised in 'Humber'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

More stories

Childhood in Kingston-upon-Hull

Our house was in Haddon Street, Hawthorn Avenue, between Hessle Road and Anlaby Road and fairly close to...

A Small Child's View of Sirens and Shelters

I do however have very clear memories of pulling myself upright in a cot at the sound of sirens, of my...

Glass in the Soup

During the really fierce bombing of Hull I happened to win a raffle in the reporter's room of the Hull...

A Lucky Escape? An Air Raid in Goole

At the same moment that my neighbour realised that it wasn't a British plane, we saw the bomb doors...

Photo Gallery
Humber Photo Gallerylink to gallery

Photos that were contributed with stories in this category.

icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Jo Dixon recalls...

My family have always wondered if the factory at Brough was investigating chemical weapons or something...

A Barrage Balloon Crashes into a School

At 9.30 am the children were at the end of their scripture lesson when a sudden and quite unexpected...

Growing up Experience

To my horror I saw that they were being followed by German Stukas... In two months I had come from a little...

WW2 Service History: Civil Defence in Kingston-upon-Hull

This is the service history for my Mother-in-Law Emma, known as Emmie to her friends in Hull... Emma...

Childs View of War.

I can always remember going into town with my mother and walking down George Street in Hull and seeing...

Wartime life in Burton Joyce

During the war I lived in a village near Nottingham, Burton Joyce....

My Evacuation to the Country

Scott of the Belfast Education & Library Board / Holywood Arches Library O n behalf of Beryl Carson and...

Food and World War II

They used to put it in the airing cupboard to ensure it stayed dry. they grew vegetables, kept pigs and...

V.E. Day Celebration At North Landingicon for Story with photo

A picnic was organised to take place at North Landing, Flamborough. The older girls would cycle there and...

Childhood Memories

Josie was born in 1934, so has some childhood memories of the war. She moved to Hull at the age of three...

Telegram Boy

Towards the end of the second world war, my father, Harry was a fifteen year old telegram boy working for...

Custard Without Coupons

Food was rationed in those days so the sight of apple pie and custard was as much as a small boy could...

Ration Books and Shops in Beverleyicon for Story with photo

Originally Robert Hagley was from Kingston upon Thames but by 1952 the family had moved to Beverley, East...

Bomb Damage- Nosey

I suppose like anyone else during the war, after the raid, my Mum and me used to go and look at the...

Hilda Atkinson (nee Wilson) - Bombing in Beverley

On the way back the plane came over and dropped some bombs on Beverley hitting houses in Beverley... There...

School Days: Sutton-on Hull, East Yorkshire

For those who are younger than me, shrapnel consists of sharp irregular lumps of metal from exploding anti...

Father at War

I remember the farmer's wife telling us to get under the kitchen table when the planes flew over and...

Memories of WWII

1939-40 there was a lot of bombing going off... Then I had my daughter at Liverpool hospital, bombs were...

Ken's Wedding 1941 before Tragedy Struckicon for Story with photo

In 1941 my brother was conscripted aged 20 into the Army barracks at Beverley in East Yorkshire... On the...

The war in Hull East Yorks

I was not born at the time but whilst my father Walter Ronald Bingham was fighting in the far east my...

Queens’ Garden Fountain

Queens’ Garden Fountain. We set off from home about 6 pm. my Mum and two sisters June and Jenny, and...

Poem.' Men of Courage' , written during WW2 by George Smith.

Men of Courage' , written during WW2 by George Smith. 'Men of Courage' by George Smith....

Explore the archive
Browse the full archive list

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy