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

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An Air Raid Incident from World War Twoicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

It was a dry clear night and, as I lived on a tram route that took me almost to the door of...

People's War in Pengeicon for Recommended story

Looking back I realise it was not easy for mum and dad, they were only in their mid forties and had no...

Battle of Britain, Dorniers: 15th September 1940.icon for Recommended story

My Mum and Dad and myself, and all of our neighbours were looking upwards and shouting and cheering for our...

Anderson Sheltersicon for Recommended story

Our family lived in Walsall during WWII we lived in a council house in a row of about forty others, all had...

Hans Andersen Sheltericon for Recommended story

Reading my Wizard and Dandy, I believe I understand my father's war I see him back on the Somme, the...

Building sheltersicon for Recommended story

We made a warp and a weft of flat strips of steel and fixed them to the bottom angle iron with springs...

Anderson Shelter and the WAAFicon for Recommended story

When Doris was a child she lived in Birmingham with her mother, father and sister. Doris and her sister...

Spiders and Wriggliesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

As a child during the War i lived in Walthamstow, East London with my parents, George Wittamore and Marie...

Our Anderson Sheltericon for Recommended story

Ther was a park opposite where barrage balloons, a small gun and searchlights were situated. Also, every...

Lucky Escapeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was 9 living in Dyke Road, Folkestone and coming up from the harbour in 1942 near the railway. It was a...

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Wartime Memories: London Blitz

The sky was very bright one night, following a big incendiary raid, reflecting the fires from the...

Two Adolescent years-Chamberlain to Blitz Part Two

An interesting view of the situation of the German Army Command is given in the foreword by German General...

A Few World War II Memories of a young Boy

A chimney was made from a bent piece of steel pipe to ventilate the lamp with fresh air,. In the early...

The War in Ruislip Manor Part2icon for Story with photo

We always had a good laugh at the way the Germans tried to make us downhearted by broadcasting news that we...

From London to Bampton - a Wartime Childhoodicon for Story with photo

When I see Travellers, kids, I often think "that was me once". After a year of my idea of heaven,...

Evacuation Memories

We came to live in Dagenham, my mum, dad, brother and myself in 1931, when I was three years old, on the...

WW2 Reminiscences: The Blitz in Kent

On another occasion I was crossing the Great Lines on my way to work when I actually loooked down upon a...

A Bermondsey Boy's War. Part 2-Prelude to the Blitz.

Dad's Shop was in Galleywall Road, which joined Southwark Park Road at the part which was the main...

Early Wartime Childhood

Previously at my Aunt's wedding, her in-laws from Yorkshire had said that if ever we wanted to leave...

Hitchin in the War Years and Immediately Followingicon for Story with photo

The details are remembered by the children of the O'Dell family who lived in Stevenage Road, Hitchin...

My War at School and at Homeicon for Story with photo

During a raid on Bromley on the 16/17th April 1941, I remember laying awake in my bunk and seeing the house...

Jim Humphreys Part 2 of 2

There were attempts to shoot them down over the Channel or some pilots would dive from above them to...

The Handy Andy

Although we lived within a mile or two, of important military targets - the Caterham Guards Barracks and...

A London Evacuee in Somerset

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

A Welsh Girl’s Perspective: Part 2icon for Story with photo

When we arrived home, the raid was in full swing - there was no time to go to the Anderson Shelter in...

Night Raids

German night raids over our cities were known as the ‘Blitz’ from the German Blitzkrieg used in...

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