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A Teenage Memory

by actiondesksheffield

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Aldyth Rodgers
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15 March 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk — Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Aldyth Rogers, and has been added to the site with the author’s permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.


I left school at age 16 in July, 1940, I did three months comptometer training, prior to going into an office. I worked in a new firm in Bessemer Road, Attercliffe for just four days. On the fifth day, Hitler visited the city during the night. The city centre was in ruins. I got a tram to Bessemer Road, and worked all day Friday.

Hitler came along again on the Saturday and this time, the firm was demolished. However, I was transferred to the company’s other location in Ecclesfield where I continued to work.


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