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Contributed by 
CSV Action Desk Leicester
People in story: 
Jim Ellis
Location of story: 
Norwich
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3910817
Contributed on: 
18 April 2005

In 1941 a landmine hit the wall of Norwich prison and the resulting blast ripped the front from our house, thus making it uninhabitable. My mother was injured and my father was blown into the gooseberry bushes. My brother and I stayed with my grandparents but when we returned we found that the house had been looted and everything of any value had been stolen. This included all the clothing, my mother's collection of lace table cloths, and most dramatic of all MY SLEDGE! To me as a child, the loss of the clothing etc. was unimportant; the sledge was.

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