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- People in story:
- Dougie Alford
- Location of story:
- St. Just, Cornwall
- Article ID:
- Contributed on:
- 14 October 2005
This story has been added by CSV volunteer Linda Clark on behalf of Dougie Alford. His story was given to Trebah WW2 Video Archive, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2004. The Trebah Garden Trust understand the site's terms and conditions.
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It seemed that every night an army truck full of some fifteen or twenty Americans would stop at the Queens Arms, the village pub. As children we would sit in the lorry and under the front seat there was chewing gum, sweets, cigarettes and sometimes whisky. We were told never to touch the whisky or the cigarettes but occasionally when we did start to smoke, we would have a packet of Camel or Lucky Strike and plenty of gum.
Women didn't go in the pubs in those days but when the Americans came some of the older girls started going into the pub. That was the start of women going to the pub.
I also recall that as we came home from chapel on Sunday evenings we stopped and listened to the local miners singing in the pub.
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