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

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Bus Stop (Chapter 3 part 2)

Snatchers were, of course, conductors working spread-over duties which consisted of boarding a tram in the...

Wartime Memories

The upper and lower deck had to be checked in case of any tacks in the upholstery, the fan belt and dynamo...

Memories of a Canal Boater [J.Peters : Part 7]

Kay was showing signs of illness and had a lay in: Miranda and I took the boats down to Camp Hill... And...

The True Story of the Bombing of Bradford -Part One

To come to the point, Alan had been to the Ritz cinema in Bradford, on the night that the bombs fell on...

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Story of a Dark Night: Rescued After 9 Hours Under Collapsed Gun Factory, Redditch

Story of a Dark Night: Rescued After 9 Hours Under Collapsed Gun Factory, Redditch. We reach the stairs and...

Bus Stop (Chapter 4 part 1)

Thousands of people spent years sleeping every night in the Underground stations but they had to go there,...

My Memories of the Second World War.icon for Story with photo

My Father was Mr Percy Jones, who's parents lived at Moorgate Leas Farm, Hawsker near Whitby, and my...

A Primary Teacher's Experiences 2

One of the teachers’ jobs was to visit the billets once a fortnight, to see how our children were...

Bus Stop (Foreword & Chapter 1)

When London Transport began recruiting woman conductors to cover call-up shortages in 1940 they decided to...

Memories of WWII in Industry

This information was gleaned from my wife's brother who was employed as the Chief Engineer for...

Memories of a Southampton-born Lady [E.George : Part 1]

We by then five children used to see our two dogs out tracking together, Digger always behind Roger and if...

Edward Green's Story

Chepstow was a very small Market Town which comprised mainly Chepstow within the Town walls, Garden City...

An Agricultural Apprenticeship: Dung Spreading in Kent, 1940

The Kent Education Committee had a farm at Sittingbourne in Kent, it belonged to the `The Kent Farm...

A Child of a Wartime Postman

My mum thought that I would be as safe with dad as anywhere else, so as a very young laddie, I would...

A Few World War II Memories of a young Boy

A chimney was made from a bent piece of steel pipe to ventilate the lamp with fresh air,. In the early...

From Edinburgh to UNRRA and After - Part 1

I was offered and took a position with the Ministry of Food in Edinburgh in the Inspectorate One of my...

My War - Personal Memories: Home Front in Birmingham

I lived then with my family, grandfather, father, mother, and younger brother in what was then quite a...

Bus Stop (Chapter 4 part 3)

When we reached Woolwich half a dozen passengers got out of their seats to assist the sailors and luggage...

Bus Stop (Chapter 4 part 4)

All trams were back in the Depot by 4.30 p.m. on Christmas Day - early turn workers doing a full eight-hour...

Bus Stop (Chapter 4 part 2)

Of course, children didn't use Public Transport much in the War, those children still living in London...

Memories of Silverdale during the 2nd World War

Alice Askey, née Simms, remembers 7 girls going together as Bevan Girls to make piston rings in a...

Nursing in the war

Six weeks later we left King George V Dock in Glasgow on the troop ship AWATEA - incidentally when this...

The Village Life of Eileen Cosby

This time I was resident in the village of Kibworth with a family where the husband was a Shoe Designer and...

Wartime diary of a customs officer, Ch 9 - Jan & Feb 1941

I, on reaching home Found Dad ill in bed with attack of pleurisy, Jack in bed with general debility, Mum...

My Story

My sister Mavis decided to join the ATS so I was left to look after my brother Norman. My brother only had...

Bus Stop (Chapter 3 part 1)

As frayed nerves got tighter and the tram further and further from the Depot we found the tension affecting...

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