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Entertainments and a Wartime Christmas: In London

One afternoon at Christmas, my sister Margaret and I took my grandma's little puppy dog Peggy, who was...

My Wartime Experiences

My next recollection was being sent away to stay with my aunt and uncle in stone in Oxney near Tenterden...

My Life - Born in 1918, then a Soldier in WW2 - Part 10

One night, we stopped an Ambulance, the Police said "No Ambulance". I stopped the vehicle and what...

“I Was Two Days Late For My Own Wedding”icon for Story with photo

However, Ronald did have a contemporaneous copy of ‘Norwood News’ dated 16 February 1945 that...

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MEMORIES OF THE ATS

There were also three battalions of raw African conscripts who had only received the least basic training...

Shore Service Survivor’s Leave

We lived in Old Canning Town in the East End of London.In 1940 after a devastating weekend during which...

Lil's Memoirs

Nearly 17 years of age, I was then working in the Head Office of City and West End Laundry, in New Kent...

My War Experiences In London

One night a bomb fell in the High Road between Clapham South and Balham Underground stations making a huge...

Bunty's War

As I left West Dulwich station a Flying bomb passed in the opposite direction I heard the engine stop,...

Mark Adams' Interview with his Grandmother (Sylvia Kaye) About World War II

An interview with my grandmother, Mrs Sylvia Kaye who was born on 5th November 1922 and who lived in London...

A Boy's Wartime Memories of London and Dorset

An aunt of mine had a house in the village of Chideock in Dorset and I was sent out of London to...

Wartime Diary of a Customs Officer: Ch7 - Nov 1940

3 roads holed, one causing bus diversion, and temporary stoppage of gas supply: house in Cannon Hill, 50...

A Journey Into Memory - Reminiscences of a Conscientious Objector

Eventually we arrived at Wormwood Scrubs prison — actually quite a nice location because if you stood...

Earlsfield, London During The War

I think it was the grandmother who opened the door, but understandably, she did not want the responsibility...

Gladys's Diary 1940 - cont.

He'd some sandbags for the shelter and we went down to the shops to get some creosote for them, and...

A Wartime Memory - May 10th 1940

When i met Miss Blackadder she said the timing of my visit was fortuitous as it was expected to be a very...

My war memories 1939-45: Blitz in London and Birmingham

We wore them at night, and during a raid my sister and I were put under the piano in the drawing room...

The Story of Bevin's Babes: Chapter 7

9 THE SUMMARY OF JUDY'S STORY — opens with her early thoughts of when she first moved from her...

Second Evacuation to Kettering

So we packed up once again and went to my Auntie Lily and cousins in Colchester to escape from the London...

Evacuation from Bethnal Green,London, 1940

It was not until we reached Cardiff that we finally, after many questions, were told we were heading for...

World War 2 Through the Eyes of a Child in London

I attended Sydenham High School in South East London with my sister who was fifteen and it was decided...

Transport in Wartime

FH Wilson Transport: the Depot Our family business, which was owned by Uncle Fred and Daddy, was a small...

A Bermondsey Boys War. Part 9 - V2s then Victory at last.

There hadn't been any false alarms for a while, and the Girls were getting jittery in case the Officer...

Blitz and V Weapons continued: A Child in London

None of them had -very strange then later in the day we were all made to go down to the cloakrooms which...

My Mum's War: Working at the Gillette Factory

The sisters shared the job of looking after their mother, but Mum also worked at the Gillette razor blade...

My Bomb Story: Living in Poplar, East London, during War

Local legend had it that the Luftwaffe would not bomb the church as they needed the church's spire as a...

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