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Lightening Strikes Twice

I arrived in Lingfield near East Grinstead on 2nd Sept 1939, the day before war was declared, as an 11 year...

Bits and Pieces

He came across one German pilot in parts. A leg here, arm there, torso, head etc....

A Shattering Day Off

I was in the WRENS, stationed at Stanmore, and on a day off could easily get home. She said, "You were...

the first buzzbombs

The next day we packed up and went to Horley in Surrey into ridge tents and tried again! Then we all went...

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My Aunts House

My Aunt Flo went to the cinema in Walthamstow. When she came out after the show, she went home only to find...

Born in an air-raid shelter

My father, Frank William Dipple, brought back the plump mid-wife on the cross-bar of his bicycle, dodging...

War Effort.

My dad grew vegetables and kept chickens in our 1O0ft long garden. He also gave over half our brieze block...

practice

my grans story - on the gun crews

My grandma Ivy Liffen was in the ATS she worked on a gun crew among other jobs. She made friends with a...

announcement of war

I expected German troops to come marching into the coal-mining valley I lived in at that moment. This dread...

My Favourite Night

If ever I hear an old ARP bell it always reminds me of Friday nights....

Victims of the war

My grandmother, Diana Rich, and aunt, Florence Tenwick, were killed in Brixton in December 1940 by enemy...

A boys view of the war

In 1939 I was evacuated to Ipswich for around 3 months returning to watch the Battle of Britain take place...

A boys view of the war

In 1939 I was evacuated to Ipswich for around 3 months returning to watch the Battle of Britain take place...

Two world wars

His brother, my uncle,served also and they were both fortunate to survive where so many did not. I remember...

The Missing Leg

The Lady of the house was crying out for my Grannie, calling 'my leg, my leg!'.. In fact, she had...

Iwas there

I was working in Woolwich at the factory called Henleys, & down the road a bit was another factory...

My Grandad - Fire Watchman - Employed by India Rubber Gutta Percha Company

My grandad was an employee of India Rubber Gutta Percha company and employed as a fireman there....

A SCARY JOURNEY TO WORK

I can recall cycling home to Harringay - about 7 miles - in the dark because of the blackout. The next...

The Drill Hall Old Days

At the beginning of WW2 my Father was a member of the TA at Stonecott Hill ,After being Discharched a few...

Do not look

It will be recalled that the fall of flying bombs was announced as being in a different place than where...

'Broomstick on Westminster Bridge'. Told by daughter Dorothy 'Cherry' Clark.

'Broomstick on Westminster Bridge'. Told by daughter Dorothy 'Cherry' Clark. In 1939 when...

The V2

Watching a V2 come over the houses opposite whilst standing on balcony of flats. Engine stopped so knew...

Lilian Plumley

I drove a Big Wagon to "feed" each department with supplies they needed for the war incidents. 100...

My fathers story

But the story's are mainly about his times of being shipwrecked three times. He was originally in the...

My Grandad - Fire Watchman - Employed by India Rubber Gutta Percha Company

My grandad was an employee of India Rubber Gutta Percha company and employed as a fireman there....

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