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- People in story:
- Audrey Dodd
- Location of story:
- South Wales
- Background to story:
- Civilian Force
- Article ID:
- Contributed on:
- 01 December 2005
A Nurse’s Memories in South Wales
I was living in Cardiff during the war. I got married in 1942 when I was just finishing my midwifery training. After I finished training, I had a children’s ward, and we had lots and lots of children from Birmingham who had been evacuated to Cardiff because it was supposed to be a safe place, but then we started having air raids and it was very badly bombed. My husband was the curate in the church where I was going and he sometimes had as many as twenty or thirty burials in a day. We had to take all the children down to the air raid shelter every night.
My husband and I had a very quiet wedding because everything was rationed then. From Cardiff we moved up to Cwmbach, a little village just outside Aberdare, and my husband was still involved then in taking the news to parishioners whose husbands had died in the war. That was hard.
This story was collected by Laurence Le Quesne and submitted to the People’s War site by Graham Brown of the BBC Radio Shropshire CSV Action Desk on behalf of Audrey Dodd and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.
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