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Stories categorised in 'Childhood and Evacuation'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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A Boy's Experiences

One day, there was no air raid warning, and just after leaving the School gates with many other children, I...

Memories of a Girl Living in Highland Avenue, London [Mrs.Hayes]

Memories of a Girl Living in Highland Avenue, London. I was in London in No 5 Highland Avenue, my father...

A Child of a Wartime Postman

My mum thought that I would be as safe with dad as anywhere else, so as a very young laddie, I would...

Mimi - A Most Unpopular Dogicon for Story with photo

That dachshund or that German Sausage dog now target for hostile comments, e gobbets of spit - so much so...

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Daddy's Going Away To Fight Hitler

I knew about nasty Mister Hitler, but was a little unsure what Daddy was going to do to him. Aunt Peggy, my...

Joan's War

Now that we had moved back to Tunstall I saw more of Pauline my dads younger sister and my cousins Michael...

A Few World War II Memories of a young Boy

A chimney was made from a bent piece of steel pipe to ventilate the lamp with fresh air,. In the early...

Dorothy Collis's story Part 1

Children in London were being evacuated to the country and different offices were being set up in the...

The Story of Bevin's Babes: Chapter 3

COUSINS” — CHRISTINE'S SUMMARY - Now living in America — she relates, after her birth...

An Evacuee's Story (Aug 1939- Sept 1944)

This time I was taken to Mr and Mrs Johnstoneat the other end of town near the railway station, far from my...

The War Years as a Child in Liverpool

Later, when my father evacuated our mother and we children to North Wales during the really heavy bombing,...

A Boy's Wartime Memories of Suffolk

Close to where I lived, the whole of the main Ipswich to Norwich road was closed along the length that ran...

My Wartime Memories of Bedford as a Schoolboy Part 4 - The 'Home Front' and the evacuation of the BBC Symphony Orchestra to Bedf

My Wartime Memories of Bedford as a Schoolboy Part 4 - The 'Home Front' and the evacuation of the...

A child experiences of WW2:In Walthamstow

Quite a few times in 1940 we travelled back to Walthamstow and I particularly remember several times...

Wartime for a Southampton Teenager

On July 1, we left Bournemouth and enrolled at the School of Art, which was still in Southampton. Then,...

Hitler V. Brighton Boy Part 1a

Ten days earlier I had celebrated my twelfth birthday and a day or two after that event Betty (11) and Eric...

The Story of a German Child

She told us that Ernst, another o f my brothers had broken his arm, which was now in a sling and that...

Evacuation from Leeds 14,15 & 16

Just before Christmas, Aunt Kath was extremely busy and so allowed her young son Derek, to come and stay at...

My 7th Birthday Surprise: 3rd September 1939

My playthings that day were the scaffold boards and poles that my dad pulled out from behind the garden...

My Childhood War in Reading and Bath

My brother Patrick Wason was in the Navy, my sister Margaret Wason in the WRAF and my Dad's youngest...

Don’t Tell Adolf

Did Adolf realize the Morrison was part of the propaganda war designed to show the Germans that we English...

Teenagers Memories of the War (Part 3)

It was a great shock to us all, and my boy-friend ,Stuart, came with me to The Red Cross Office in London...

From Pillar to Post - Part 4

Some families were transferred straightaway to spare hop pickers huts at Cowhouse, Buriton only a few miles...

World War Two Childhood Memories: From Sidcup to Southampton

I remember the Anderson shelter being dug into the garden lawn, among the fruit trees; we children enjoyed...

A Boy in Wartime Cambridgeshire

The skies above that had seemed busy became positively crowded with aircraft - Fortresses, Liberators,...

June: A Birmingham Evacuee to Loughborough

When the Second World War started in September 1939 I was six years old and I lived in Birmingham with my...

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