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

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The Story of Bevin's Babes: Chapter 2

Austria — the “Austrian Auschluss” - in which several of her family perished, she...

War Memories: Working as a Builder in London

I worked for a builder called Ackworth who had teams of young lads and older men engaged in bomb damage...

Dora Lawrence

He was in the garden at Mathern Palace, he was gardener's boy, and he had gone on the railway, . But I...

Bridge Of Fear

The Keyham area was very badly bombed, and once when the raids had been very bad, we were told in the...

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Evacuees, Pullthroughs and Flax - and the Navy

Now Watton Hill, which would have been on this map up here, now I told you an uncle of mine lived there...

Homeland Defenceicon for Story with photo

In 1943 I was apprenticed to be an aircraft designer with The Bristol Aeroplane Co., at their Filton Works,...

Wartime memories 1940 - 1946icon for Story with photo

Typical examples of my misbehaviour are:- eating the fruit from the travelling Green Grocers display...

A Village in Wartime

My mother and father served as Air Raid Wardens and took their turn in manning the telephone in the village...

Lilly’s Story (Part 2): Finding an International Family in Shropshire

Lilly takes up the story again: Leaving London for Wales I was relatively young and careless but my poor...

Jewish Lady's Social Life in London [R.Amdur]

The main point in this story concerns one group of US airmen in particular, they were all New York Jewish...

They Also Serve

Many of the men from the village were called-up which was strange as they were vital workers producing the...

A Railway Girl in the Blitz: In London

The year was 1938, the time when I went to London to work for the British Railway, Liverpool St. Station...

Building Spitfires at Castle Bromwich, Birminghamicon for Story with photo

Another time when there was bombing during the day, my mother sent my brother Jack to the factory to see if...

From Schoolboy to Shunter - Part One Life on the Isle of Wighticon for Story with photo

By this time, the military built a camp site at the end of Gunville to house a searchlight battery, manned...

WW2: War and Workicon for Story with photo

My parents were William George Jagelman and Cordelia Elsie Jagelman. My father was born in South London to...

Growing up in WW2

I continued my work with the builders, and one day I went with some tradesmen to work on bomb damaged...

Teaching in Devon and Rescue work in Birkenhead and Merseyside

The young lady teacher was was in fact a Chagford girl, who after qualifying had got a post in a London...

War Memories; Sidney in Leicestershire

My second eldest brother went into the 8th Army and was sent to North Africa where he was taken prisoner...

Manchester Blitz and the Sale Post Office

During the War, I worked at the post office in Sale, Manchester....

A Child's War

I had been attending the Grammar School for Girls, Southampton, since 1936, when the school had a brand-new...

Wartime Education of an Engineer, Wolverhampton

On the field, the duty officer would decide the runway direction and instruct the electrician accordingly....

Margaret's and Fred's Story

Eeeh it were like a second honeymoon,. The day after Fred's departure Margaret made her way back to...

Working in Leeds

When my dad came home he said to mum they are building some new flats in town called Quarry Hill. By this...

Sad and Funny Memories - Memories of a 'Munitions Worker

Working at a ‘munitions factory: I went on to work at an ammunitions factory — John Feavers. I...

Wartime Teenager

Hickling and Son, Wine and Spirit Merchants, of Chapel Bar, Nottingham, and he had to take his turn at...

Life in Lincolnshire - 1940

In 1938 I was appointed as Secretary to the Horncastle District War Agricultural Committee, first on a...

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