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

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Reserved Occupation

I worked in the office at Williamsons in Lancaster as a Comptometer operator, it was a very clever...

Two Shilling Tip

During the war I worked at the Fal Café, which was above what is now Holland and Barrett in Falmouth,...

Reserved Occupation

I worked in the office at Williamsons in Lancaster as a Comptometer operator, it was a very clever...

Reserved Occupation

I worked in the office at Williamsons in Lancaster as a Comptometer operator, it was a very clever...

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Civilian Forgotten Army

Coming off night shift, Gwen went back to collect her jacket she had left in the magazine she had been...

Work on the Railways

I worked on the railway as a fireman from January 1940 till 1966. We would take the wagons of coal from...

Sickness Benifits for Tram Staff

Marjorie was living in Greenhill, Sheffield when war broke out. Marjorie stayed in Greenhill and remembers...

Factory Canaries

One lady in particular says she worked on a bench in the North side, and she dealt with cordite this...

My Life- War years

My Life- War years

Stripping The Tobacco Leaves

We went down to the shelter when we were told, I was not particularly frightened, I can remember standing...

Working in Mackeys in Belfast

I worked in Mackeys; it was a place where they made shells and bullets....

Wages In Wartime At The Bristol Aeroplane Company

Then it was made up into each individual's wages, and after it was checked we sealed the envelopes and...

Ernest Oldfield

Ernest was called up in March 1943 and, in the course of his basic training in Lincoln, he was found to be...

‘Working in the Cricklewood RAF Factory’

Working in the Cricklewood RAF Factory’ I was 20 or so years old when I joined up and I volunteered...

Working in an aircraft factory in Chester

The factory was a subsidiary firm in Chester....

Life in the ATS and after.

I had met my husband Frederick in Sheffield before the war, and we married in 1942 at St. Thomas's...

Schooldays and apprenticeship at WHA Robertson (reserved occupation)

The auctioneer's clear: my first job

There were plenty of jobs for girls, as the boys had all gone into the forces... Before I went into the...

A London Clippie's Day

Instead of trousers we had to wear long split skirts which were very poor at stopping the extremely cold...

teenage memories

I was at school cycling to the bus stop which was a mile, always carrying a gas mask. i saw the battle...

V E DAY memories of Harry Thompson

During the war agriculture was a Reserved Occupation and as a tractor driver for several years, in 1941 I...

WORKING IN MUNITIONS

I was living in Lancashire, and I worked in a factory in Heeley Dell near Rochdale, making Mortar bombs....

Working as a nurse

I worked for 3 hours 6 — 9 with the patients because I was Red Cross I did child nursing and got...

Leaky bus!

Catching the Western National Totnes to Plymouth bus at Marley Head, the blonde conductress apologised for...

Double Shifts

Drivers and Firemen used to work what they called Double Home duties, they slept away from home for one...

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