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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...

A Child on the Isle of Wight

After that there were no more holiday-makers who, until then, had flocked to Sandown via the boats that...

Evacuation to the Isle of Wight

We stayed there no more than a couple of weeks and then moved down to the Isle of Wight, to my...

Queenie's war memories: On the Isle of Wight

By now the planes were really coming our way, we had Portsmouth opposite and we had ammunition factories at...

WRVS Fatality

We lay our wreath in remembrance of the 261 members of the WRVS who were killed on duty in the Second World...

The Lost Briny: Memories of the Isle of Wight

Here was a wild unspoiled section of coastline east of Bexhill town and with not a single...

War Memories On the Isle of Wight

I was born in 1930 on the Isle of Wight, the youngest of 4 brothers and 3 sisters. My eldest brother was...

A Wren's Experience

We had to keep the transmitters, receivers and photographic equipment in good order so that the operators,...

A Wren's Romance at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight

The baby and I were on the Isle of Wight and as I was expecting our daughter, I went to stay with...

Nursing in Wartime [F.Ashdown]

As nurses were were given little jars of butter and sugar once a week. I caught a nasty cough, so...

World War II Memories on the Isle of Wight

In exchange the boys would bring down some of their rations sugar, tea, chocolate and sometimes even...

Late Entry Evacuee

Sometimes dinner money would be spent at the bakers. For a long time we only attended school in the...

Mess Waiter at Totland Bay Military Hospitalicon for Story with photo

Watching us from the windows was a line of nursing sisters probably wondering what this intake had brought...

Life on the Isle of Wight

Living on the Isle of Wight we were the recipient of bombs that didn't reach Southampton or Portsmouth....

Being a 5 Year Old: On the Isle of Wight

It was at this time that my parents would take the car, as they did have one out of Cowes up into...

WRVS Report Newport IW

At St. John's Road Mrs. Jackson reports that 47 people spent the night and several others dropped in...

Re- Polish Warship in Cowes I.O.W.

My father , who incidentally was awarded a D.C.M. in the 1914/18 war. was employed as a prison officer at...

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Everything they needed for an invasion was hidden on tHe Isle of Wight... It went right across the Isle of...

The Tide Turns

One battery was posted on Hayling Island, protecting the assembly of the invasion forces from observation...

Air-raid in the Isle of Wight

My mother fell backwards and split her head open down the back; my grandmother sustained a compound...

A Child's Memory of the War

One job I had was at the Grand cinema in Newport and saw lots of good films. I met Steven Murray and...

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