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Memories of Chasing Rabbits and Souvenir Hunting

As a Boy Scout I soon learnt to deliver messages in the pitch dark, from Old Lakenham Hall over fields,...

War Work for the GPOicon for Story with photo

As young girls just beginning, we would sit next to the teleprinter ‘operator’ and as messages...

The Last Phase: BOAC in Cairo

By the Eighth of October 1945 with licences in our hands we were flying the aircraft completing with a...

From Bullets To Buttons

My dad was with us , he had waked over the fields from Loscoe Miners Welfare, where he was the steward.We...

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To carry on as usual: Working on the Buses

Gradually, after the fire of London, the Blitz, London had its good days, just the occasional bomb which...

Teenager In War Time.

When I arrived for my first day at work in 1943 the contrast between Aston Hall and the dingy office...

From Girl to Woman in Manchester

Manchester had been badly bombed at Christmas in 1941....

War Time on a Suffolk Farm

Leaving Home

When we eventually arrived at Harrogate station we were taken thought the town, down Pier Hill to the Crown...

Starting Work in Wartime - Chapter 4

If you mis-hit the flat face head the Plater got a severe jolt up his arm, it was not healthy to miss....

Canteen Capers in World War Two

I had been staying with my aunt at Faringdon for a few days during the summer holidays on 29 August 1942,...

Tony's War

We left at 6.30 on our cycles, in black oilskins, in the wartime blackout, in November -just ten days after...

1939-1945 Some Memories of a Teenage Schoolboy

We never had any bombs very near us although we sometimes heard them and the anti-aircraft guns firing from...

Working on the Loading Dock

And when a vehicle other than an ordinary truck came through the dock, such as a fuel or water-tank truck...

Kathleen Pack

They had Land Army Girls over on Price's at Model Farm. They used to have all these Land Girls, and...

A London Evacuee in Somerset

Three months later mum, dad and my younger sister and brother came to visit. Bombs started dropping nearby...

Marie Wells: My Life during the War

I went on duty every Sunday voluntary at Manchester Royal Infirmary - we also took our collection boxes...

A Woman's Place in the Factory, Derby

I didn't fancy working on a farm so I went to work for Rolls Royce on Nightingale Road in Derby... For...

Life of a Retailer In Dunstable

Although the introduction of the Delco factory increased the population of Dunstable, the biggest increase...

Memories of Evacuee Life

By this time we had started our schoolwork at the old village school situated at the top of the High...

Starting Work in Wartime -Chapter Two

Dick Brown was in charge of the wire works Arthur Brown in charge of the Sheet Iron and Ernie was the...

Tribute to My Father: Ministry of Labour, Wiltshire

Told as a tribute to my Father, my story is a recollection of a series of events that initially occurred...

Glimpses of War in Ardersier and Other Places

From her first memory of the radio broadcasts telling the country that a state of war existed to her work...

Ken Billing's War

We had two that I remember; dad reckoned that under the stairs was the safest place in the house, so the...

Story - Joan Palmericon for Story with photo

The story is about Joan's husband, Mr Clarence Palmer, an artist, who passed away in 1979 at the age of...

"We’ve Found You At Last"

Because I had a good school report the Matron, had arranged for me to deliver goods to the 14 cottages,...

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