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If You Run Fast The Bombs Will Miss

One evening early in 1941 my uncle Ernie was having a drink in a Liverpool city centre pub when the sirens...

Bombs in Birkenhead

In the eary 1940s the Liverpool docks were a significant target for the Luftwaffe, and as we lived in...

Clifford Wynne's Wartime Memories

The London County Council were well organised and had begun to erect the Anderson air raid shelters,...

Survival and Hope in the May Blitz

Harold Pollard, my other brother, was in Dunkirk, a really handsome lad. Before Martins Bank, we were...

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One Day in June 1940

Mum and dad told us that we were to be evacuated to a farm in Aberystwyth in Wales... Mum explained that it...

Liverpool blitz (1940/1941)

Both sets of grandparents lived through the war - my father's Dad was in the army, my dad's Mam...

Bunting Tosser

I was breaking my neck to be in the Navy but my father wouldn't allow me to join up - so at...

Bombing of Liverpoolicon for Story with photo

My mother, Thelma Edney often recalled some of the horrific memories she had of the terrible bombing of...

Joining Upicon for Story with photo

On March 1941, I joined the WRAF in Chester.From Chester I was sent along with a few other girls to...

Golden Days

My Auntie Lizzie and other members of the smith family lived at 56 Prince Edwin Lane, Liverpool 5, where...

Liverpool Corporations War Effort: 1939 - 1945

During the Second World War I was employed as an engineering Tradesman in the 'City Engineers...

On the Road to Mandalay

From Seaforth sent to form 10th Battallion Home Defence in Sefton Park Liverpool approx a mile from where...

The Liverpool Blitz, May 1941: A Narrow Escape!

I was the youngest of 4 children and I lived in Bingley Road, Anfield, Liverpool, with my brothers, sisters...

A Warm Canadian Welcome

I then joined up the Fleet Air Army and pilot trained at Sealand, Chester for twelve months before being...

How Times Have Changed

Though I am 83 now, I was 18 years of age when I actually went in the W.A.A.F. but had seen the...

Liverpool Memories

The women and girls went into the cellar and the men and boys stayed upstairs. If there were two cellars...

Bombed Out in Bootle and Evacuated

We were then living in Bootle, and the blitz was aimed at the docks all along the waterfront from Liverpool...

My memories of the May Blitz: In Bootle

Our cat would jump in the dolly tub under the kitchen table when he heard the siren.Dad would sometimes be...

A Lucky Escape during the Liverpool Raids

Mum got fed up with it — all our windows were put out and there was soot everywhere, water gushing...

Trying to Find Shelter

At the time, a “Big Bertha” was letting off bombs near Great Homer Street, and a nearby church...

Anfield Cemetary

My Dad John Sweeney, was in the LDV Liverpool Defence volunteers, he had lost his leg in the 1st world...

The Horror of Evacuation

I lived at Fern Grove in Liverpool... I went with my sister but we were separated which was heartbreaking....

The Clock On Brownlow Hill, Part 2

We jived and we waltzed and had quite a ball On the pavement outside what once once the Chinese Dance Hall....

A Very Narrow Escape

My Uncle Jack who lives in Liverpool related this story to me. After a shopping trip in Liverpool Town...

Memories of the Merseyside Blitz in 1941 by Shirley Cawthra (nee Beardwell)

German civilians were apparently so incensed by RAF bombings that they hung RAF POWs from trees... I...

First aid posts

A bomb had dropped and glass was everywhere very large lady, came staggering in, with a piece a glass stuck...

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