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My Earliest Memories: A Child in Birkenheadicon for Recommended story

To visit my relatives we had to either walk, or go by bus, to the ferry at Woodside, and sail across the...

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A short while after the incendiary bombs episode my friend Johnny Simpson and I were walking home very late...

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Aunt Mary's Waricon for Recommended story

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Sal, Vin and Richard had no mum... Granddad, Vin, Sal, George, Terry and I, and mum all went to the house....

The Soldier: Part Twoicon for Recommended story

HQ stayed in the Drill Hall and the huts at the rear, A company in All Saints Church Hall, Cunningham Road...

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My brother and I had a car, a 1932 12 horse power Morris bought for twenty pounds, so Harry and I decided...

A Passage to India: On Board the Mauretaniaicon for Recommended story

The first available was the Cunarder Mauretania, soon to arrive in Liverpool at Gladstone Dock. In no time...

Evacuation: Liverpool to Moldicon for Recommended story

However it started to get dangerous in Liverpool - enemy air attacks were frequent and as we lived near a...

Evacuation: From Bootle to Herefordshireicon for Recommended story

My primary school in Bootle, near Liverpool, evacuated their children to Southport on 1 September 1939......

Joe Goes to War icon for Recommended story

There were swarms of refugees crossing,we had to dive under the bridge for protection as the German planes...

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We parked close to the Steble Fountain and, looking up at the Wellington monument, I noticed that the iron...

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My father travelled all over England and Wales - possibly the equivalent of today's back-packer -...

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Dad and Roy saw 4 bombs go over and explode, machine guns firing... When Dad went out before, he said that...

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Books, magazines and newspaper articles going back to the 1930’s conveyed his diverse preoccupations...

My Experience of the Liverpool Blitz, 1940icon for Recommended story

My elder brother was away and my younger sisters evacuated; at home, 24 Newman Street, were my father,...

Ambulance Duty in Liverpoolicon for Recommended story

One night after working flat out for well over 48 hrs we were called out to the Old Roan Pub - the...

Women's Volunteer Service - Birkenheadicon for Recommended story

During the six weeks we were in the docks, Birkenhead became "The Target for Tonight". On the...

A Liverpool Firemanicon for Recommended story

When the bombing eased they were totally exhausted, and Dad found a place to sleep on a snooker table in a...

Salley's Waricon for Recommended story

In 1940 I lived in Bromborough, near Port Sunlight, and I commuted to work through the Mersey Tunnel to...

Dolly 'n' Pegicon for Recommended story

It was filling life jackets with kapoc that had to be weighed accurately as the Board of Trade sent an...

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Phil's version of what happened then was that he saw a bomb coming down, and managed to extricate...

Vi and the Good Samaritansicon for Recommended story

She searched around and eventually came across a bread delivery van whose destination was Preston so she...

A Near Miss Near Grampian Road, Liverpoolicon for Recommended story

At that time, we lived in the industrial part of Liverpool, straddled between the main power station and...

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My mum and I lived in Juno Street, near to Edge Hill Station in Liverpool, where there was a large...

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