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15 October 2014
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All of these stories have been posted by BBC People's War Volunteer Storygatherers from across Cumbria.
If you have a Cumbrian war memory or story, or you'd like to get involved as a volunteer storygatherer, contact the CSV Action Desk at BBC Radio Cumbria on 0845 300 77 99.

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Stories contributed by BBC Cumbria Volunteer Story Gatherers

Lemonade Factory Bombed in Newcastle
A sixteen year old in the Auxiliary Fire Service
Childhood Days in Carlisle
A Fireman remembers a long wait in a siding
Albright and Wilson- Bomb making in Widnes
Evacuation to Somerset
A teenager's experience of the war in Carlisle
English schoolgirl learns Welsh
The Haddon family
World War 2 Memories of a Wife and Mother
Details that affect a whole life
Evacuated
John William Fearn in Bombay 1943icon for Story with photo
John William Fearn in Bombay in 1943 (part 2)icon for Story with photo
From Bowness to Liverpool, Glasgow and Felixstowe
Memories of My Brothers
London when I was nineteen
Cumbria commemorates the 60th Anniversary of victory in World War Twoicon for Story with photo
"Wartime memories are sometimes poignant, sometimes happy."icon for Story with photo
World War Two heroes on parade, sixty years latericon for Story with photo
Surrounded by 50 German Soldiers in Dunkirk
Lord Haw Haw
Two West Cumbrian veterans of the 5th Battalion TA Border Regimenticon for Story with photo
Corporal Henry Kelly MM, The Border Regiment, from Whitehaven, Cumberlandicon for Story with photo
School days in Wigton, Cumbria
Driver Patrick Kelly RASC, from Whitehaven, Cumberlandicon for Story with photo
My Memories Of The Air Raids
Childhood Trips To Barrow
Childhood Memories of Rationing
From Vienna and London to Whitehaven: Frank Schon and Fred Marzilliericon for Story with photo
Joe Toner from Whitehaven, Cumbria, celebrating the songs of World War Two.icon for Story with photo
Grenadier Guardsman Brian J. Scott, a member of the Normandy Veterans Associationicon for Story with photo
A Lad at Seaicon for Story with photo
“One of the proudest days of my life”icon for Story with photo
Leo Smith from Great Clifton, Cumbria who served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlandersicon for Story with photo
George Smith from Whitehaven, Cumbria, who served in the R.N.P.S.icon for Story with photo
Louis Williams RASC from Whitehaven, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
When the Gas Masks were given out at school.
A Southport Childhood
A Southport Childhood - Stories from a Young Boy
Two Normandy Veterans commemorate the 60th Anniversary of victory in WW2icon for Story with photo
“The day I saw Eisenhower, Montgomery, Patton, Bradley and all the Top Brass”icon for Story with photo
You've got to be lucky to come through a war.
Holidays in War Time
Holidays in the country and a special trip to London
Seven Years as Tank Commander
My Experience of the bombing of Barrow
From Yugoslavia to Cark
Trooper Jack Farrell from Cleator Moor, Cumbria, commemorates the Victory of WW2icon for Story with photo
George Dooley and Jim Tweedie, WW2 veterans with the East Yorkshire Regimenticon for Story with photo
Becoming a Nurse
Lucky Escape: Surviving Brimingham's Bombs
Life with Bomber Command, 1941-1946
Reliving musical memories of World War Twoicon for Story with photo
Captain Brian V. Jones, Corps of Signals, from Ulverston, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Wartime On The Ocean Waves: James Donnelly from Distington, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Arthur Ibbotson from Keswick, Cumbria, a Normandy Veteranicon for Story with photo
Wartime service in the ATS: Marie Elliott from Carlisle, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Ken Patterson from Maryport, Cumbria: an Anti-Tank Gunner at Arnhemicon for Story with photo
V1 fear and destruction
Bombs and V1's-you were no safer in the army.
Doing our bit for the war effort.
Regimental Signaller in training and VJ day memories
Tommy the Pigeon V.C
Volunteering during the Waricon for Story with photo
Behind Japanese Lines
Roy Rogers from Egremont, Cumbria: a Normandy Veteranicon for Story with photo
Egremont marks the 60th Anniversary of ‘VJ Day’icon for Story with photo
Wartime Barrow - part 1
Wartime Barrow - part 2
I'll never forget!
“That’s my Daddy!”icon for Story with photo
The IWM WW2 touring exhibition on display at Carlisle, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Mortars and Cow Dungicon for Story with photo
Crawling Through a Field of Landminesicon for Story with photo
Saved by a shovelicon for Story with photo
Postcards from a loving son, Algeria.
Bevan Boys,one fathers life.
Bomb explosion in Soham.
Desert Rat to D Day landings
What I remember about the 2nd World Waricon for Story with photo
‘Truth and Lies’ by David C. Kershawicon for Story with photo
Frank Edwards
My uncle Charlie's story
Sons and daughters of Egremont, Cumbria who laid down their lives in World War Two.icon for Story with photo
The Wirral Coast in WW2
Barrow In Furness 'Blitz' 1941
“Egremont’s most famous airman”: Squadron Leader Jack Blair DFC, DFMicon for Story with photo
Wartime Memories part 1icon for Story with photo
Wartime memories part 2icon for Story with photo
Civilian Training in Blackpool
The Sunderlands
My Childhood Wartime Memories
My Grandad's Storyicon for Story with photo
FROM PENRITH TO PALESTINE
FROM PENRITH TO PALESTINE - A BIT OF LEAVE
Dunkirk
A passage to India
QAs in Seccondabad
US Army Nurse Corps
Utah Beach and the liberation of Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam
London's First Air Raid
Munitions work - 100 yard sprint and strafed in the street
North Cumbrian Farms - PoWs, Hiring Days and Stray Bombs
A life on the ocean waves- 1943-1946
The Bombing of Cooper House, Selsideicon for Story with photo
Queenie a 35 Year Old Horse, Burneside, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Childhood paintings of ‘The War Savings Campaign’ by Norman Harper 1/3icon for Story with photo
Childhood paintings of ‘The War Savings Campaign’ by Norman Harper 2/3icon for Story with photo
Childhood Paintings of 'The War Savings Campaign' by Norman Harper 3/3icon for Story with photo
FERRETS, RABBITS AND A KIND NEIGHBOUR
BOYS WILL BE BOYS!
8/8 A WEEK AT THE WOOLEN MILL
156 Squadron bombing mission to Duisburg, 21-22 May 1944icon for Story with photo
Harry Renney, a Border Regiment soldier in both World Warsicon for Story with photo
The Service of Five Brothers From Allithwaiteicon for Story with photo
Service on the Home Front with the Home Guard and the Signals
"Remember those who gave their lives in the cause of Peace"icon for Story with photo
Remembrance Day service on Great Gable 2005icon for Story with photo
Protecting the Maritime Fleet during World War Twoicon for Story with photo
A train journey to Workington and then six years in the armyicon for Story with photo
Two WW2 veterans from West Cumbria still on paradeicon for Story with photo
A Merchant Seaman from Whitehaven, Cumbriaicon for Story with photo
Three former Cumbrian Sea Cadets remember the war yearsicon for Story with photo
GERMAN U-BOAT SURRENDER AT BARROW-IN-FURNESS
AIR RAIDS ON BARROW-IN-FURNESS
HOME GUARD DEFENDING BARROW SHIPYARD
PLANES, RATIONS AND HENS!
A gunner's story - Life in the 146th Field Regiment Royal Artillery - the memoirs of Gunner Frank Jeffersonicon for Story with photo
To the memory of those who responded to the call of their countryicon for Story with photo
The Time of My Life - Part 1
“We value everyone for their friendship, and for their Comradeship”icon for Story with photo
Dedication of the War Memorial at Cleator Moor, Cumbria, November 2005icon for Story with photo
Survival in the Countryicon for Story with photo
My Family at Waricon for Story with photo
My Family at Waricon for Story with photo
Donald's War
Prisoners of War German and Italian based at Bela Camp, Milnthorpe
Country Life in Ainstable - Italian and German POW's and the Land Girls
Cartmel to Cairo
WARTIME MEMORIES OF A YOUNG GIRL
A girl's life in the Shipyards
Captain Lionel E. Queripel VC at Arnhem, September 1944icon for Story with photo
Egremont Royal British Legion honours the town’s ‘most famous airman’icon for Story with photo
DFM and DFC Citations for Squadron Leader Jack Blair from Egremont, Cumbria.icon for Story with photo
Squadron Leader Jack Blair DFC DFM: his family’s story.icon for Story with photo
The Time of my Life - Part 2
From Windermere to the Navy
I`d rather have gone by Easijet!
Reflections of a Landgirl
Reminiscences of a Sapper
Family Wartime Memories
Evacuees from London
My Lovely Past
The only two bullets shot in anger at Silloth in WW2
The 4th Battalion, The Border Regiment in WW2
Grasmere and the Home Guard - D Scott 1/3
Being called up, then meeting Bob Hope - D Scott 2/3
I met my wife in Austria - D Scott 3/3
A Family Evacuation Experiance
Wartime Reminiscences
Childhood Experiences During World War II

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