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

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Village Life, Bombing, and Rationing: Childhood Memories of South Holmwood, Surrey

Village Life, Bombing, and Rationing: Childhood Memories of South Holmwood, Surrey. There were 3 members of...

Manna and Lancasters-Holland

On one clear sunny afternoon a formation of about 50 "Flying Fortresses" was flying land inward...

A Little Girl in Kent: A Soldier Father, Keeping things Normal, Convoys and Communityicon for Story with photo

Homeless puppies For some of the time during those war years I slept in the big double bed with my mother,...

Life in Britain During the Second World War - Year 9 Project (1)

There was the blackout to contend with - there were no street lights, house windows had blackout curtains,...

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Childhood Memories of World War Two

We had two adjoining mid-terrace houses - my Mum and Dad, my sister and I in one house and my mother's...

A Boy's War - in North London

There must have been more danger from shrapnel than from German bombs. It eventually drops a bomb on the...

Growing Up in Wartime: In Welling

My eldest brother was stationed in the Shetlands during the blitz and when he came home on leave was...

Memories of a World War Two Evacuee: From Dagenham to Lowestofticon for Story with photo

The class did not get a chance to try the patience of this new teacher as we were only with him for...

A Bermondsey Boys War. Part 7- The Little Blitz.

Sporadic air-raids went on all through 1943, but as Autumn came, bringing the dark evenings with it, the...

CHANGE OF LIFE: Evacuated to Northants

Phoenix Street borders the area known as Somers Town which infills the space between Euston's platforms...

Evacuations

Like many late Victorian families, my mother's was huge, with 12 children surviving to adulthood, so...

The Lost Years 1940 to 1945: Childhood Memories of London and the Home Counties

I was with other members of the Boys Brigade in the Assembly Hall when the boy was brought in. Mr White...

Abroad for the First Timeicon for Story with photo

There is no doubt that the Spanish civil war and the bombing of Guernica by the German air force a few...

One Schoolboy's War Against Hitler!

Each London Borough had its own teams of ARP Control points who monitored the fall of bombs and the...

Childhood in Ryton, Part 2

You could only get the bus from Ryton through Scotswood as I remember. And he got off the bus at the top...

The Memoirs of a Small Boy during World War Two

When the Germans began to bomb London my mum took me to live with some friends in a village in Essex called...

Eventful War Years in Andover: Childhood Memories

Christmas time for RAF service men's children at Andover was always a Christmas party at Middle Wallop....

My Memoirs by Brenda

My dad said, “I will put a couple of bunk beds in the shelter for the kids and a mattress on the...

Tess' memories of World War ll

Despite all the shouting by Air Raid Wardens, Bomb Disposal Officers and Uncle Steve, she calmly went...

Childhood Memories of Wartime Manchester by Maurice Roe

During the period 1940-1942, despite Manchester not being hit as much as other cities, much damage was done...

My Evacuated Years-Rayners Lane to Denham

We that's Mum and Dad and my older brother by five years were all to be evacuated, not the usual...

Childhood Reflections

I lived with my family in Alexandra Road on Newland Avenue in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire... Whilst...

Evacuation from Leeds CHAPTERS 17 & 18

This life took its toll on Bernard and the state of his health was distressing Aunt Lil and Mrs Elam. I...

John's War

I had left school and was back in London living with my grandparents at 1 Hyde Park Street, Paddington,...

Bob's War: Childhood Memories in Chaldon

Very soon after the WAR began our Royal Navy took a very serious loss when a U Boat torpedoed the aircraft...

Early Memories of Evacuation to Wiltshire

He put me onto a train from New Street Station, Birmingham to be met by my Aunt and cousin at Templemeads...

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