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

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WVS HELP

A 94 YR old lady told me she used to clean houses ,donated by a rich mill owner ,ready for evacuees who...

Stung into Action

My brothers liked it there, but I was very homesick so I threw myself into a bed of nettles and was badly...

Evacuation from Sunderland

When the Germans bombed Sunderland I was one of the children evacuated to Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales....

Good night Children

Good night Children...

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My Noisy Brother

My lasting memory of the war is my brother dancing around at the bottom of the bed making as much noise as...

Shrapnel

My husband would have been about 9 years old, he would collect as much shrapnel as he could after any air...

Doodlebug that chased me

As I was running home I heard the doodlebug behind me, I was scared and I was convinced it was chasing me...

Gunner attacks shop

During the early part of the war-after Dunkirk-my husband was driving a Bren carrier through the...

Hole in the Fence

My Grandad Tony was three when him and his sisters were sent to Scotland because of the war... One day him...

St Georges Hall

A child being 8 years old, spent their time in cellars under St Georges Hall. She remembers it feeling like...

I remember........

I remember Rolls Royce factory being bombed... I woke up one morning and found that my front door had been...

Christmas Shelter Memories

My lasting Memory of World War II is…was only four years old when the war started and my main memory...

Short recollections of evacuation

I remember being evacuated along with my two brothers. It was a happy time....

How school was affected

We would go to school during the war but after a while we didn't all go at the same time so that...

My Brave Son

I didn't want my son to be a soldier I didn't want my son to go and fight But when England was...

"Mickey Mouse Gas Mask"

So I had a Mickey Mouse Gas Mask, not an adult one. Later in the 1960's I told some friends about me...

May Blitz

I often looked in Cow Shipping, where the owner, Mr Baxter, would milk his cows. During one bad air raid...

Bells in The Fog

My lasting Memory of World War II is…I remember quite plain standing with my mother and sister...

My Memory of V.E. Day is:

In Whitehead Rd, Clifton, where I lived, we had a very big street party with food, music, and flags...

Incendiary rain

When I was about 8 years old I remember sitting in my garden in Llanellan near Abergavenny. All I could see...

School by Helen Young

Beore the war, I was at junior school... At some houses, we were spoilt with tea and cakes, whereas at...

An evacuee's story

Along with several thousand other Bradford, West Yorkshire children, my sister and I were evacuated on the...

Telecommunicatios 1939 - 1942

The original of my story is stored in the Imperial War Museum and I attach its collection details. Unable...

Delivery boy

When coming home to see my family, I can vaguely remember bombs being dropped locally and on Liverpool......

my life

my life...

Memories

One time we were in a police station in Walton we had a call to say Walton hospital had been bombed and...

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