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

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Bombed Batter

The factory worked 24 hours with meal breaks at mid-day and midnight... About 9pm 2 men would go round the...

Cookery demonstrator and some-time gas fitter

In between Cookery demonstrations we demonstrators were given our boxes of tools, and instructions from gas...

my WW2 story

I went along to the recruting office with a couple of friends... I was so dissapointedit made you feel...

My life as a Tracer

When I was 16 living in Cheltenham working as a trainee Tracer in Gloucester Aircraft Company Brockworth....

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Aycliffe Angels

My mother worked in the munitions factory at Aycliffe in Co Durham... I would be very pleased to hear from...

My Mum and Dad

My mum came to live in Stoke-on-Trent at the start of World War 2. Her father was an electrician in...

Edwin Carneicon for Story with photo

Born in 1920 Edwin Carne, the son of a Master Baker, passed the C&G National Technical Certificate and...

Jack Sutcliffes story

Mr Sutcliffe was at Bristh Ropes at Doncaster, Wakefield and Cleckheaton... British Ropes still have works...

My Wartime Memories

The story was edited and submitted to the site by Linda Standen of Sutton Library Service with the...

Working in the Factory.

We moved back to Derby after the war. I was more scared in Derby then in Scotland because they bombed a few...

Library work

I cycled from Elmbridge Farm Elmbridge Road, now the site of Haven Court, to work... Mr Austin the retired...

Factory Life.

july 1939- Aged 16 and a half left school to go to an offic in a factory in the planning and rate...

Carthion Hotel bombed in Falmouth

She was billeted in the Carthion Hotel on Falmouth's sea front... Perhaps the most significant bomb...

Cyclists tales. As related by members of the Halifax Section of the Cyclists Touring Club.

As related by members of the Halifax Section of the Cyclists Touring Club. Second-hand, as related by...

Over in few months

I was 21 years of age in June, and was about to be married, and go to live in Strood, but, as...

Nottingham City Transport

During the War years Nottingham City Transport parked motor buses on the main road through Forest Rereation...

Borrowing the local steam roller!

The driver feared for his iron wheeled living van had never travelled so far so fast. Williams and Chapman...

Sewing for Victory

My mum was the Managing Director's secretary and she arranged for a works van to collect her...

Mining - a reserved occupation

Hugh Johnstone of Dalmellington recalls the mining industry during the war... The miners daily rate of pay...

Making Bombs in Nottingham

I made lots of bits of bombs....

Working in England during WWII

My mother, Elsie, came from Belfast in Northern Ireland when she was eighteen years old to work in...

Worked for the CIA

My uniform was a red bret and a red armband. My extra danger was Half a Crown There is a memorial in...

A night out with the Canada Troops

One night we were invited by the Canadian troops based in Horsham, to Sheffield Park for a social evening,...

Dangerous Women's Work

I was billeted in Stoke-On-Trent, "Cold Niece" was the camoflage name... I liked the home life so I...

Mine Roping

In the London Blitz, my father-in-law was working on the locks in the Albert Dock, when a floating mine was...

Railway working in Nottingham

I started working in the Railway office in the May at Queen's Walk. I was at Queen's walk when they...

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