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Volunteer Fire Watch

by ateamwar

Contributed by 
ateamwar
People in story: 
Emil Kathleen Bibby
Location of story: 
Merseyside
Background to story: 
Civilian Force
Article ID: 
A5651282
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.

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