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Stories categorised in 'Working Through War'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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The U-Boat War in the Atlantic.

Although Norman was born on Xmas day 1929 in Moston,Manchester the family moved to Pickmere - soon moving...

Early to Rise

I was told to work in a aircraft factory.It was two buses there and two back.I was up at six thirty every...

Health: Swynnerton Munitions Workers

During the war my mum Florence worked at the Swynnerton munitions factory....

Getting the Gas Bus to Work

I had to catch a bus at the Old Cattle Market at 7.30 am. We had to get off and walk up...

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Coal Picking: In Burslem

My one outstanding memory from Worlds War 11 is picking coal from the local pits for our home coal fires....

A Near Miss in Leyland, Preston

He had just been over talking to a lorry driver and was on his way back to his department when a bomb...

Air Raid Shelter

Nancy Marland remembers -. At work in Leyland, Preston,on hearing the sirens, running out of work to the...

Boring War Work

I was a machinist during the war... I much preferred it when we were making uniforms or bandoliers as you...

My Wartime Job: In a Soup Factory in Liverpool

Spratt's factory used to make a variant of their dog biscuits for the soldiers!...

Fashion Models to South America

During WW2 she was one of a group of fashion models who were taken in a convoy to South America - Buenos...

School Teacher in London

I will never forget the terrible air raids over Harrowand Uxbridge i was always on alert, especially for my...

BBC Collaborative Article: Animals at War

The BBC asked WW2 Members to add a short anecdote on the subject of Animals at War. Read members'...

A Walk in the Park

All the american troops were drilling in Knowle Park, and were stationed at Cleve House on the Wells road....

Wartime Services: In Bedfordshire

Everything was good and fine and the cricket seanson was in full swing and i wasnt to bad with a bat and...

Memories: Working at Allens Engineering in Bedford

I can remember German bombs falling on bedford... An elder brother who was in the Territorial Army was...

Fish & Chips

I lived in Boscombe during the 2nd WW and purcahsed Fish and Chips from Legg's F+C shop in Ashley Road...

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This picture accompanies the story 'Building Spitfires in Worcester'. Story number A49910014....

It Changes Everthing

As I have already related, the summers of the 30’s were really glorious and through 1937 and 1938...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 4]

The engines roar again and soon we see another growing picture at the other end of the tunnel, just as it...

Recollections of Alec Lovell at the Royal Ordnance Factory Steeton Nr. Keighley June 1941 - July 1945

Having been granted deferment by the Joint Recruiting Board I was interviewed again after graduating and...

Berkshire Land Girlicon for Story with photo

On 26th May I received a letter telling me that I would be posted to a Women's Land Army Hostel at...

Reminiscences of a Wartime Civilian.

I had joined the Royal Aeronautical Society, as a Student member, to obtain a professional qualification...

The Reluctant Bevin Boys Story

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A short time later Ivy received a letter telling her that she was to attend an engineering course at the...

Life As A Bevin Boy 1943 - 1947

When I left High Storrs Grammar School, Sheffield in 1935 I was successful in getting a job - which was...

MY LIFE AND TIMES - THE BEVIN BOY'S STORY 1945 - Part 6

This was a Monday and a bus was waiting to transport me, and a motley selection of other poor unfortunates...

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