- Contributed by
- British Schools Museum
- People in story:
- Billy Dawson Thew
- Location of story:
- Offley, Hertfordshire
- Background to story:
- Article ID:
- Contributed on:
- 16 November 2005
Mr Thew's memory is submitted by The British Schools Museum on his behalf.
I was 12 and lived in Offley (near Hitchin, Hertfordshire) and went to Offley School. I remember running out of school when a lorry load of bombs had been in an accident on the main road. We were evacuated to the Gloucester Arms in Offley.
I remember a black American soldier ran up the hill to our cottages to tell mum to get out. Some people went to Kings Mill. Minnie Herd, the farmer’s wife was standing by a chimney stack and was saved by that when the explosion happened.
An aircraft crashed into Hanley's Farm in Offley.
I remember Brian and Mike Limbrick at my school and Angela Monk (Hillyard) too.
(See also stories A6336407 and A6336641 Brian Limbrick, A5716208 Angela Monk)
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