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Memories of Childhood

by cornwallcsv

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D B Wood
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Featherstone Yorkshire
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10 June 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War website by Sue Sutton on behalf of D B Wood, the author and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was born in Featherstone a mining village near Pontefract in Yorkshire.

When I was a small boy approximatly 9 years of age I can remember a bomb dropping near a water tower approximatly 1/2 a mile from my house and seeing the hole that the bomb made.

I also remeber seeing lights flashing when bombs were dropped over Sheffield and Humberside and also I remember ration books the first (orange) I saw when I was 12 years.

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