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- Margaret James
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- Birkenhead, Liverpool
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- 26 September 2005
On V.E day the news came through on one of the evenings we were at the W.V.S canteen and bedlam broke out all around us. I remember riding round Hamilton Square on the running board of a taxi (they had running-boards in those days!) and then we all rushed down to the pier head and found a ferry-boat from where we saw the lights going on again after nearly six years of blackout, lighting up the famous Liver birds and the Cunard and Customs House buildings. It was a great moment.
This story was collected by Lis Edwards and was submitted to the People’s War site by Becky Barugh of the BBC Radio Shropshire CSV Action Desk on behalf of Mrs Margaret James. The story has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
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- 3) An incendiary bomb dropped down our bedroom chimney!
- 4) By then, Dad had perfected our air-raid shelter
- 5) It was shattered into a thousand pieces
- 6) Feathers fell like snow
- 7) The Wizard’s Den was one extraordinary exception
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- 9) Falling asleep in their food
- 11) Hardly Appropriate
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