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Not much of a war, but it's my war.

Granny does the housework all the time. Granny goes back to her own bed....

Pam Webb. My WW2 evacuee experience

My name is Pam Webb and I was born in 1925 in London, in South London. But when we got to this...

Growing up in Sheffield during the blitz.

At that time my family, Mum, Dad, Brother Ken, sister Janet and myself were living in the east end of...

Michael Stacey's Memories of Sussex in the War

I spotted a Me109 diving over the dust distractor chimney off Lewes Road and it released 2 bombs that...

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Having the Corners Knocked Off

I worked on Oxfords, Dakotas and Mosquitoes, and used to enjoy stringing the fin on the Oxfords and making...

Mavis`s War Memories

On 3rd September 1939, my sister Betty and I were walking our dog on Jesus Green Cambridge when we heard...

Muriel Edwards' Memories

I was on holiday with Mum and Dad at Blackpool when WWII broke out, all the entertainments closed and...

Broadditch Farm

Thefarm recieved 39 high explosive bombs, one doodlebug, one hurricane, one German bomb and many incendary...

From Inside the Wardrobe

Fortunately we had the beloved Singer Sewing Machine with us at Market Drayton in Shropshire, where we...

'Rudolf Hess was there'

I was born in 1911 and at the beginning of the war I was working as a nurse in a hospital in...

Out of the frying pan into the fire

Nevertheless we got to our destination and my first recollection of Cardiff was getting on a double decker...

An Evacuee in Cornwallicon for Story with photo

London was being bombed, and every night we sheltered in the cellar of our house whilst bombs dropped...

Bringing Home the Bacon

Anyway, we went to this farm where we got 50 eggs and a side of bacon to take back... Hiding the side...

Beryl Clarke's Memories of the Home Front in Oxford

Name Beryl Clarke Interview Date 28th April 2005 Subjects covered Evacuation, Digging for Victory, Rations,...

Life in Wigan during the War!

Italian prisoners of war were brought into Wigan in a POW Camp. My brother was sent to Germany, and when he...

My Time With The London Evacuees

So we went across the Tamar in the Spring of 1942 to the house of my Uncle Charlie and Aunt Ede who...

Pat Green’s Storyicon for Story with photo

I was sent to the local school where there was only one other evacuee, another Pat from London. Soon after...

Memories of London in the Blitz

I passed my 11 plus in 1941 and should have joined Camden School for Girls, but the Green Flies had been...

“The Entertainers”

The eldest brother was in the Air Force stationed at Biggin Hill as an Aircraft Mechanic... My eldest...

Things I remember

The air raid siren was at the Spring, half way between my home in Meadow Walk and the infants school at...

Incendiaries on St Mary Abbot's Church

My father, who was a sergeant in the police force, told me that the Germans employed Polish prisoners of...

Growing Up in India During WW2

My mother had returned to Scotland to have my sister but, due to the rumblings of war, it was decided that...

My Life as a 1939 Liverpool Evacuee

I was evacuated along with my two sisters Esther, Jean Southers, I was ten years of age, Esther was nine,...

Constance Sweeting’s Home from Homeicon for Story with photo

I remember two Australians, Bruce Gibbs and Stan Nelson, building model aeroplanes for my brother, John,...

MY MEMORIES - JOSEPHINE CLEMENTS

We very rarely used ours as my dad used to do shift work at Avonmouth docks and my mother wouldn't go...

Childhood Memories

They helped by saying they would accept interest only for the duration of the war but my mother said it was...

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