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Bombs on Ashton New Road

by Stockport Libraries

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Stockport Libraries
People in story: 
Stockport Libraries
Location of story: 
Stockport, Cheshire
Article ID: 
A2287037
Contributed on: 
11 February 2004

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Elizabeth Perez of Stockport Libraries on behalf of a gentleman who wishes to remind anonymous and has been added to the site with his permission. He fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

This is a story told to us at a reminiscence session - "In 1941/2 when I was walking to work at 7.45am along Ashton New Road, a German bomber came over very low. I could see the crew. Just as it seemed it was over my head it dropped its bombs. I ducked into a shop entrance. When it was all over, I saw the entrance to the shop was all glass. They used to put tape in a diamond pattern over the windows, it was about the worse place I could have gone. The bomb landed about 1/4 mile away.

In 1945 we were going to Copenhagen, a channel had been cleared of mines. I was on watch in the engine room when there was a great bang. The donkey man came running out of the boiler room wanting to know if we had hit a mine and we were both ready to run up top when they rang from the bridge to say we had hit a buoy."

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