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

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It Changes Everthing

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

Mr Maynard's Wartime Experiences

When we went to go to work experience I put down for a firm in St Albans who made control gears for...

Dorothy Taylor-How I saw the Second World War Part 3

There were dances held in Saltaire in a room under Salt's library, at the Lakeen in Shipley and also...

“We used to Pray for all our Relatives away in the Army”.icon for Story with photo

My cousin Hugh McGuinness was in the Territorial Army with my Dad and he went away with the 5th Border...

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War efforts, evacuation, first baby and rationing

Not all the homes were equally suitable: we were appalled to find some children sleeping in outhouses, on...

The Home Front in Nottingham, Manchester and Portsmouth

MANCHESTER December,1940 My friend Sarah and I had been transferred to Nottingham....

Not Yet Five, A Backward Glance at Local Wartime Nurseries by Pat Ruaune

In the period 1st to 27th February 1943 inclusive, there were 838 children being cared for in North Reddish...

Memories of a Wartime Erk in the RAF

Technically we were attached to RAF Shawbury, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, but we never went there and the...

War Memoirs of Reginald Kenneth Probst (part 1)icon for Story with photo

I was billeted in Upper Oldfield Park, with a young couple, Bernard and Lillian who had a young baby, in a...

Memories of a Southampton-born Lady [E.George : Part 2]

I was weeding someone's garden in a big house all day because I was buying a warship and the following...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 1]

However when we got back, worse followed Miranda appeared from the butty cabin to put a pie the star in...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 2]

However it was only eleven by the time we cleared the lot and sailed out of the bottom lock with...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 3]

They knew Kit very well and talked across the stern of the two boats while we ate supper sky larking...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 5]

Vera, Wendy, Kit and I went over to listen to a radio broadcast of a canal programme in Frankey's...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 6]

She was on the motor and so went right into the lock with her boat and as soon as she had put...

A Bride's War Effort (wife of a Royal Engineer)

And then we would have to do the green house, and the greenhouses were long, I don't know how many feet...

My Story Of My Young Life: Evacuated from Guernsey

When the Germans had taken France the Guernsey States ordered women and children to be evacuated to the...

WW2 Conscientious Objector at Woolwich Arsenalicon for Story with photo

No one amongst our family or friends had any contacts in London, so there was no way that I could arrange...

Freewomen

Fortunately, we never ever had to use this facility as any bombing which occurred at Bradford took place at...

Underground as a Bevin Boyicon for Story with photo

However on top of the coal itself there was a layer of "muck" - a hard and heavy stone which the...

Ruby

He had come from London and started an upholstery factory next door to where we lived and manufactured...

From Edinburgh to UNRRA and After - Part 2

A team consisted of a Director in our case a Dutchman, a Doctor ours was Dr. Michele Hardi a Frenchman...

War Memoirs of Reginald Kenneth Probst (part 2)icon for Story with photo

Fortunately, a member of Maggie's office was leaving on promotion to another station and was moving out...

Bus Stop (Chapter 2 part 1)

There were workman's tickets that gave you a return ticket for a penny or tu'pence more than the...

Living and Working in London during WW2

August 1940 and it was just after that the heavy bombing of London began, we used to go out to the cinema...

War Memoirs of Reginald Kenneth Probst (part 3)icon for Story with photo

Maggie's sister was getting married in London and it was a rush early one morning, leaving Elswick...

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