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by CSV Action Desk Leicester

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CSV Action Desk Leicester
People in story: 
Catherine Mary Stewart
Location of story: 
Linton, Derbyshire
Article ID: 
A4872125
Contributed on: 
08 August 2005

I was working and Harry (my future husband) was there.
I saw a friend of Harry's and had a day off work to see him, but when I got there Hary had gone for a drink.
At the camp where he was, the sargant said I could stay for a few days.
I went and there were houses, one belonging to a teacher and I stopped there.
I was frightened and daren't move.
I had a day to see Harry though and everyone was nice.
I was at work for 33 years - fittings for electrics.
My father was a miner and he called me 'Kitty' - he was lovely.
The rich people would let us have jam. It was lovely. There was sugar on top.
I loved dried egg.
We scrambled it.
We had 9 children in the family.
There was Bill, Harry, Mick, Arthur, Florance, Cathleen, Beatrice and Catherine.

'This story was added to the Peoples War website by Lisa reeves of CSV Action Desk Leicester on behalf of Catherine Stewart and added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the sites terms and conditions.'

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