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Stories categorised in 'Oxfordshire'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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Memories of the Lost Years in Oxfordshire (1939 - 1945)icon for Recommended story

I was born in 204 Grange Road E13 in the home of my maternal Grandma and Papa, on the 10th March 1934,...

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On arriving at Banbury Station in Oxfordshire in May 1940 we were split into boys and girls. They were...

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I was just finishing my coffee and getting to know Nellie, the other assistant and the cook, when this...

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They swept though our town in dark green jeeps to their camp behind the Brewery in Albion Street or out to...

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Next I was sent to 11 EFTS, a Pre AFU unit at Scone, a small village near Perth in Scotland, where we...

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My Life during WW11: Coventry Cathedral and Torpedo-checkingicon for Recommended story

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ATS Auxiliary Territorial Service (Part 1)

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Childhood Memories of a Family at War (Part 1)

His name was Christopher Baden Powell. Mother was a nursing sister at the Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford......

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At the end of the Banbury Road there were four of us left and we knocked at a door and a very...

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