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- Patricia Webb nee Connolly
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- 29 March 2005
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Isobel Pye of the BBC Radio Merseyside Open Learning Centre on behalf of Pat Webb and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
In 1940/41, when I was about 14 or 15, I was working at Hunts Cross Station kiosk, selling newspapers, sweets and tobacco for W H Smith. One day when the sirens went off, I shut the kiosk shutters, locked everywhere up, got on my bike and rode along Speke Road, past Woolton Golf Course, to get home. As I passed the golf course I could hear machine guns going off from a plane overhead and I thought “they have got me”! When I got home, I threw my bike in the shed and went down to the cellar to my mum and sisters and told them what had happened.
We later found out it wasn’t me they were firing at but a bus, with workers on it, going to the ammunition factory in Speke.
Mrs Pat Webb (nee Connolly)
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