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An Edmonton Street Party

by threecountiesaction

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threecountiesaction
People in story: 
Pam Oliver — aged 8
Location of story: 
Edmonton
Article ID: 
A8100127
Contributed on: 
29 December 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War Site by Three Counties Action, on behalf of Pam Oliver, and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

Soon after the War finished it was decided that street parties would be arranged for the children. My father helped to erect a stage in the centre of the road. Each child was given sixpence if they did a turn. I earned mine by singing…

COMING IN ON A WING AND A PRAYER

One of our planes is missing
Two hours overdue
One of our planes is Missing
With all its gallant crew

The radio sets are humming
We waited for a word
Then a voice came through the humming
And this is what we heard.

Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer
Look below there’s a field over there
With a full crew aboard
And a trust in the Lord.

Pam Oliver — aged 8

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