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'Broomstick on Westminster Bridge'. Told by daughter Dorothy 'Cherry' Clark.

by The CSV Action Desk at BBC Wiltshire

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The CSV Action Desk at BBC Wiltshire
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Frederick 'Cherry' Orchard.
Location of story: 
London
Background to story: 
Civilian Force
Article ID: 
A5283272
Contributed on: 
23 August 2005

In 1939 when my father worked in County Hall everyone there was asked to contribute to the 'war effort'. While doing his ARP duty on Westminster Bridge he was equipped with only a broomstick - a lot of good that would have been to deal with any German parachutist who dared to descend on the metropolis of London!

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