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Evacuation from Manchester

A young couple from Blackpool called Robinson, with no children of their own, took us in and we stayed at...

Monica Hawley -My War

It was a great strain driving at night as their were no streetlights and vehicles had only a tiny cross of...

Dennis' Wartime Recollections as an Evacuee

Darwin has rugged terrain like Exmoor in Devon, but Dennis really enjoyed these weekly walks with his...

Journey to Irelandicon for Story with photo

Armed with our travel documents, we proceeded from Manchester Victoria Station to Preston, where we were...

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My Childhood during World War 2: In Bolton, Lancashire

We had lots of fun pretending to catch spies and German pilots out of aeroplanes shot down. We queued for...

Bombs over Chorley

Walking along Westhoughton Rd Adlington by the bottom of Rawlinson Road, near the then knitting factory...

Growing Up During the Second World Waricon for Story with photo

My name is Stella Cowling nee Leather; I was born in Blackpool 1935 & had my first hint of the war to...

Freckleton Air Disaster

On the 23 August 1944, I was part of No 7 ARC on attachment to No 22 Aircrew Holding Unit, RAF Kirkham....

A Teenager's Recollection of the Second World War Part 2; The April Fool's Day Tradition

It was, however, the "Manchester Screw-Driver" con trick that appealed mostly to my sense of...

Wartime Memories

I worked as an electrical welder at Foster Yates and Thoms during the second world war in the Fabrication...

Pregnant & Evacuated: Woolwich to Blackpool

The room was at the top of the house, my mum said she had to struggle, heavily pregnant and towing my...

Land Army Girl and ATS

However I didn't feel I was doing a great deal for the war effort and the officials wouldn't send...

Evacuation to Colne: For Six Siblings

There were so many children who had never been away from home before that Colne might have well been the...

Grandads war: Five Years in Hospital Due to a Factory Accident

In the week before he was due to leave, grandad had an accident in the factory....

Wartime Memories - Part Three

The same month, the Germans marched into Oslo and King Haakan and his government came to England and...

Memories of a Small Child during World War Two: Eastham to Accrington

She came to visit me once, and I begged her to take me back to London with her. During air-raids, he...

A Nurse's Story: In Lancashire

In September 1939 the War began, my granny, Margaret Slater, was 17 and living in Preston, Lancashire. The...

Wartime Memories - Part Eight

Peace was declared in May 1945, I can remember the news headlnies "end of war in Europe" and a...

Memories of a Child

I distinctly remember Mum's dressing gown, it was a lovely shade of baby blue and was made of quilted...

Convoy driving in the ATS

I was still a driver though and was posted to a village up near Lancaster, called Caton, where a vehicle...

'They've All Gone': Bombing of a Small Village in Lancashire

They've All Gone': Bombing of a Small Village in Lancashire. Born in 1937, I was brought up in the...

WHEN SCHOOL BECAME A FIRST AID POST.

Eventually, we all had to report to one of several local Church Sunday School Halls for half a day, whilst...

'Edith' - The Evacuee

Edith had two big sisters, although they didn't stay in Nelson for long. Hundreds of children were...

My Experience of War Work

We only had cold water taps, so a boiler was used and we would use a steel jug to fill the sink...

My Dad: Childhood Memories in Blackpool

I was born and raised in Blackpool, Lancs. where my dad was a postman driver. he was called up into the...

Evacuated to Westhead

On 1 September 1939, two days before the Second World War broke out I was evacuated to Westhead near...

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