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Contributed by 
Lawrence Weston Library
People in story: 
Mrs Goodenough
Location of story: 
Bridgewater
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A3817550
Contributed on: 
22 March 2005

I remember my family sitting by the radio, waiting to hear that war was declared. This was Sunday, September 3rd.

I lived in Bridgewater and I was 15. I worked at the cellophane factory and when was broke out they took workers out of the factory and put in munitions.

I was sent to the drawing office and was a tracer. We had very few bombs in Bridgewater - we were lucky.

A lot of people from the Channel Islands were evacuated to Bridgewater after the islands were invaded. That's how I met my husband - his family were evacuated from Jersey.

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