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Family Life in 1942icon for Recommended story

We often heard Mom and Dad discussing her antics while Uncle Jack was away at War. Mom's plan was that...

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The Hodges Family in 1939 - Newcastle, Keswick, Carlisleicon for Recommended story

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Aunt Mary's Waricon for Recommended story

I can clearly recall Aunty Mary and grandma working together on washing-day, but maybe that memory is so...

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"He,s the little boy that Saunta Clause forgot And goodness knows he didn,t have a lot He wrote a note...

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A CHILD'S WARicon for Recommended story

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Memories of a Wartime Childhood, part 1icon for Recommended story

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The Telegramicon for Recommended story

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The Barkes Family's Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

'Lady' my dog was always looking for George. George arrived home from the War at 9pm, I was...

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There were some nuns, a Sister Grace and a Sister Ethel, who lived up one end of the court who used to...

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Rodmell originally had two farms, a public house, a village shop, a Post Office, a petrol forecourt and a...

England and the English were never far from our mindsicon for Recommended story

After a long delay the allies and the German Reichskommissar agreed to the dropping of food by 235...

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He had been brought up in Bohemia, the Bohemian part of Czechoslovakia in a little village and sent to...

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My friend and I both worked for the insurance side of the business when I was not on audit and we girls...

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