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

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Later that day I met the rest, so emerged the team of Pilot Sgt Barney Magee, RAAF, Navigator F/O Happy...

Children at War: Cleethorpes in Lincolnshireicon for Recommended story

We had open coal fires in those days and in the winter evenings we would sit around the hearth and Mum...

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After a short time spent at various stations in England we were “crewed — up” at Hixon,...

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Mr William "Billy" Bates of Dawley, Shropshire , attended No 5 Course of 83 O.T.U. from October...

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When the 2nd World War broke out in 1939, I was seventeen and working at Ticklers jam factory in Grimsby....

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A scruffy London urchin, with no money, no family, and no education, becoming an officer and a gentleman....

On the Home Front: In Lincolnshire and Penarthicon for Recommended story

Minnie did her own baking and the only meat was from the pig Gilbert killed twice a year... William was a...

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The Lincolnshire town of Spalding collected £3,560 during Warships Week in 1942 and bought HMS Taku...

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As We Who Are Left Grow Old

Obviously the German authorities had concluded that Jock, David and Harry were part of Norman's crew,...

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Accordingly Nancy and I arranged for the Mess to give food and we cycled up with it for him. 5-12 duty......

The Forties, a Difficult Decade

Arthur and Mary Sauntson were the owners of the 17th-century cottage known as "The Hermitage"....

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A W.A.A.F. at R.A.F. Kirton Lindsey 1944 by Mary Blood (Nee Pettit)

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