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Birmingham at War.

The island down the road by the Golden Cross pub got bombed one night and Mrs Swan next door was Air Raid...

Working the Late Shift (1939-1940)

At the time these events took place, I was working as a clerk at the London North Eastern Railway...

Long Ago Not Far Away

About a quarter of an hour later after leaving home, 15a Morton Street Lawrence Hill, we walked across a...

Adventures of a Wartime Bus Conductress

I went out with him from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and on the Friday somebody had failed to...

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Wartime Diary of a Customs Officer: Ch8 -Dec 1940

Another pleasant walk with Kay and Beryl in pram, to Raynes Park. 21 Sat Walked into Wimbledon with Kay,...

Teenage Memories of WW2: Part2: Moving to Carlisle

Once across Shap Fell, the van trundled down into a built-up area that we all assumed to be Carlisle... The...

John Florida

There were always Uniformed Officers coming, the Cordite and everything we produced was inspected by the...

From Farmhand to Making Spitfires

The factory was always a prime target for the bombers but it was only towards the end of the war that the...

Bus Stop (Chapter 2 part 2)

Trams had platforms, driving gear and stairs at both ends so that when they reached the terminus the driver...

Life Onboard a V and W Destroyer

Mr. Stone was resplendent in red frock coat black trousers with gold braid , and to my amazement informed...

Memories of a Girl Working in Beales [S.Ward]

I was in Directory enquiry on this girl came on and said do you know someone who takes lodgings in...

Entertaining in World War 2: A Concert Party in Southampton

As soon as I was qualified I wanted to go to work, and landed up atthe British Power Boat Company which was...

Lil's Memoirs

Nearly 17 years of age, I was then working in the Head Office of City and West End Laundry, in New Kent...

Margaret Bennett

I remember, but this is nothing to do with Chepstow, staying with an Aunt in Cardiff and going into the...

From Domestic to Intelligence Service

I was born and brought up in Breslau, which was then a German city about 300 km. south east of Berlin, but...

Wartime Diary of a Customs Officer: Ch7 - Nov 1940

3 roads holed, one causing bus diversion, and temporary stoppage of gas supply: house in Cannon Hill, 50...

Earlsfield, London During The War

I think it was the grandmother who opened the door, but understandably, she did not want the responsibility...

War Time Experiences: Working in the Evacuation Office and in the Land Army

When the Land Army Welfare Officer came round she said the place was not suitable for me and put me on...

Weddings, washing and war work

Mum looked after the boys while Nell was at the factory... Nell was a very gifted knitter, making all the...

Uncle Billy Day: A Showman’s Recollection

When war broke out my grandfather was presenting his travelling fair at Sandhurst on the Kent coast My...

My History of WW2

We worked under temporary cover for some time, but eventually they decided to move us to a former needle...

WW2 People's War: A Secretary at Cornhill Insurance

Prior to the outbreak of World War 2 I was working as Secretary to one of the Partners of The Cornhill...

Banking on the Front Line: 1941

His pièce de resistance that night was to convince a cynical Admiralty Signals Officer that it was a...

Machine Gunned in Croydon: Shortages, Sirens, Marooned Cats - and the Tale of the Ice Cream Man

Machine Gunned in Croydon: Shortages, Sirens, Marooned Cats - and the Tale of the Ice Cream Man. In due...

My Mum's War: Working at the Gillette Factory

The sisters shared the job of looking after their mother, but Mum also worked at the Gillette razor blade...

Germ Warfare: Clare Hall Hospital

USA Army Surgeon-General Bushnell's famous remark lies at the base of all treatment: "For...

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