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

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Getting the Gas Bus to Work

I had to catch a bus at the Old Cattle Market at 7.30 am. We had to get off and walk up...

Bathing Beauty

During one particularly hot summer my father decided to try his luck in one of the nearby anti-tank traps....

Spotting Enemy Aircraft

I was a soldier on an army camp helping the men to shoot down enemy aircraft... I was on several army...

Glen Miller

The entertainment for the night was provided by the Glen Miller Band... The dance took place just 4 days...

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Ten Green Bottles

I well remember singing "Ten Green Bottles" down the shelter sunk into the grass area to the right...

Coming through together

At the end of the war friends, dad, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles came home again. Flags draped...

ALECOCK ARMY HISTORY BY Richard John Alecockicon for Story with photo

Name: ALECOCK, FREDERICK DERRICK PARENT Son of Marion Evelyn BAPTISED: on the 2nd of August 1924 at St....

American Soldier

I married an American soldier and went back to America with him. I later came back to live in Belfast....

Ipswich Air Raids

When I was six we lived in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. My brother was standing on our dustbin when a bomber...

The Runaway Barrage Baloon

I can remember on one occasion a barrage balloon broke loose and trailed its wire all over the town and...

Teddy Bear Alert

My father was an ARP warden stationed at a warden's post in George Street. Everyone jumped up, on...

POWs at Raydon Mill

I can remember several German POW's worked at my uncle's farm at Raydon Mill....

Machine-Gunned in the Street

I was going down St Leonards road with my mother. My mum threw herself on top of me, before someone dragged...

POWs around Kersey

There were lots of Italian and German POW's working on the land around Kersey. And one girl I knew well...

A Happy Evacuee

I lived in Saxmundham in Suffolk. I remember we took in evacuees....

Extra Sugar for the Bees

The Ministry would give us the extra sugar for the bees and in return we would give them some of our honey....

The Bouncing Floor

I went for shorthand typing to Miss Hazell who lived at the bottom of Grove Lane. I also remember the...

Stamp Collecting with a difference

They'd bring trailers of bombs along and we'd lick our stamps and stick them on the bombs and write...

Domestic Science

In domestic science lessons with Miss Horniblow we were making very small Christmas cakes... When we came...

The Bombed Wedding

I was at St Margaret's Church for my friends wedding when a bomb landed and exploded outside the...

The Cowman, Home Guard, Plane Spotter

A cowman and myself were feeding cattle beet from a horse and cart on a meadow next to a big army camp......

An American in England

My friend, Sergeant Henry Burack, who was in the US Army/Air Force, like myself, introduced me to a young...

Smoke Screens in Ipswich

Paul is wishing confirmation/ seeking verification that Smoke Screen producing lorries were located along...

Charles Playford

Just a note in rememberance of Charles Playford who fought with the army in World War 2. And Daniels...

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