BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

20 April 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!


Volunteer Fire Watch

by ateamwar

Contributed by 
People in story: 
Emil Kathleen Bibby
Location of story: 
Background to story: 
Civilian Force
Article ID: 
Contributed on: 
09 September 2005

This story appears courtesy of and with thanks to The Liverpool Diocesan Care and Repair Association and James Taylor.

On the night the docks got hit, it was dreadful. My mother and I were living at home, with our house being quite big, we had airmen billeted with us, we were very lucky; they were all very nice men. One night there was a very heavy bombing around us, they had been dropping incendiary bombs (they start fires you know), I had to go up into the attic in case any of these things had fallen through the roof.
We got through the early years of the war quite well I think. Eventually though we got very badly damaged in the bombing. Mother and I had to leave Liverpool to go and live with my brother who lived in Cheshire and really, apart from coming into work, that was the end of me with Liverpool.

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by BBC Radio Merseyside’s People’s War team on behalf of the author and has been added to the site with his/her permission. The author fully understands the site’s terms and conditions.

© Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Find out how you can use this.

Archive List

This story has been placed in the following categories.

Air Raids and Other Bombing Category
icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. For any other comments, please Contact Us.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy