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Too Big to Fit Under the Bed

by Ipswich Museum

Contributed by 
Ipswich Museum
People in story: 
Angela Gooding
Location of story: 
Ipswich
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3436139
Contributed on: 
22 December 2004

I was about twelve years old and I remember soldiers living in the houses in Whitton Church Lane. My friend and I used to eat their buns which they gave us. I remember my friend saying that she used to fancy them.

Tanks were kept outside my mum’s house in Shakespeare Road and I remember balloons up in the sky. There was an air raid shelter on a piece of land next door to my mums when the sirens went off.

My Auntie was pregnant at the time and when the sirens went off once my mum tried to push her under the bed but she didn’t fit.

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