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15 October 2014
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Air Raid in Kingswood Bristol
Captain John Adams Merchant Navy
Diary Entries: May 1945
Breaking the Rules
Firewatching in Park Row
VE Day in Italy
What not to do when the sirens went off
Lillian and Colin Golding's Childhood Memories in Bristol
Narrow Escape
Farmer Giles's Milk Bar
Keith and Fran Slade's War Time Childhood Experience
Meeting at Farmer Giles Milk Bar
Four Brothers
Bombings in Bristol and Evacuation to Cornwallicon for Recommended story
Edward Fowler's Experience In The Fireservice
Len & Margaret
One Frightened Child
John Winter's Wartime Experiences
A Childs Memory of Life in Bristol and Barnstaple in the War
From Shrapnel to Moles: A Evacuation story
Harry Stemp's Experirence of the Blitz
Ray's European Experience
Raymond Stradling
Len Smith's Bomb Disposal Experiences During World War 2
Evacuation from Bedminster
Patricia Nichols (nee Murphy) Evacuation Experience
After the First Blitz- Raids on Bristol
Eggs and Bacon
Being Evacuated
Childhood Memories
War 2 -AA in Kent
The Beginning of a New Era
Dad's Journey,Mum's Loss: A Lifetime of Missingicon for Story with photo
Sheila Kidd's Childhood War Experience
Dad's Journey,Mum's Loss: A lifetime of missing
One certain Air Raid
Wartime Wedding
How My Mother Saved My Fathericon for Story with photo
1941 Air Raids
Concerts for the War Effort
War time Memories
Olive Cooke's Memories of War in Bristolicon for Story with photo
Doreen Bush's Blitz
Memories of a Child in Bristol
War Time Marriage
Gordon Taylor 's Story : VE Day
Evacuee to ATS driver
John Cheetham's Memories of the Bombings
An Eventful Evening
Unexpected Arrival
Filton Memories
Young girls memory
Life in ENSA
Valerie Parry (Lintern) & John Parry
The Heroes of Shobdon
Evacuation to Coventry
Chicken's head story
Barbara Jean Parker, Bad Evacuation Memory
A Family at War & Evacuation to Cornwall
In the Nick of Time.
Southampton
Julia
Land Army Life
A Near Miss
Evacuee to ATS driver
The Death of Vivianne Hull
Picking up Aluminium Foil to confuse Enemy Radar
Jillian Tovey's War Time Memories
Exploding Cheese
Wedding Blues
Mary Ann at the Pawn Shop
Bristol Blitz- Childhood Memories
Terri's D Day.
Holiday in Dawlish!? Cross.
Mary Elmes' NAAFI Adventuresicon for Recommended story
Redcliffe Raids and Scarlet Fever
Six Fishponds Brothers in the Forces
On the Road to Mandalay
Make Do And Mend
Child Point of view
When Dad's Van Took Off
In Awe of a City in Flames
Long Ago Not Far Away
Double Decker Bus! Terry Bullock
Nursing War Experience
Ken's story
My Fourth Birthday-Childhood Memories
Nine Lives
My Mum, Joyce Beech
Bristol Wartime Entertainers
Christmas Pudding
Through a Child's Eyes
Corsets to Parachutes
Air Raid at Filton Aeroplane Works
GWR Air Attack
The Making of My Life
June Poole's Evacuation Memories: Bristol to Truro
my great grandad frank
Childhood Memories
When I Was 6
Bristol Boys at War
My War
John Nichols' Evacuation Tales
Happy Landings- the travels of HMS Largs
Terry Southway's Early Memories of Bedminster during the War
Air Raid 1940 mid
Share and share alike
1st Wave on D Day
Too close for comfort
War & Evacuation (Clayhidon, Devon)
Vivid Memories
Evacuation to Somerset
A Carpenter's Tale
Barton Hill, Mildred Street
My experiences as a Merchant Seaman on 'D' Day
Evacuation
Lily Newick's Factory Story
Maps, Messages and Adventures
Memories of Ruff Morten
Bristol Swarmed
Babs from Bedminster
Gordon Carrington - Now Chairman of the Burma Star Association, Bristol
Valarie Maggs - Her Childhood Memories
Recollections of Southmead Hospital
Pillow Saved My Life
Bristol Enigma
ATC Kingswood, Bristolicon for Story with photo
The Last Bus to Old Sodbury
It's Agony Ivy
Bedminster, Aylesbury Crescent.
Margaret Nicholls, Part 1 - The bomb shelter
Margaret Nicholls, Part 2 - The Bristol Bombings
Margaret Nicholls, Part 3 - Young Married Lifeicon for Story with photo
Bill Green's Story of VE Day
Daylight Raid On Bristol Aeroplane Company
Memories of the War
Diary from America
The Grimaldi Family Story
E M Sommers A Childhood Memory
Who says smoking kills
Chance Meeting
Ellen Crouch - Coming to Somerset
"Close Encounter"
Recollections of the Home Guard or Dad's Army
Tales of an Evacuee
JOYS WAR EXPERIENCES
BBC IN WAR
FROM SUBURBIA TO SOMERSET AND NO RETURN
A war that surprised me
Correspondence From France
The war through the eyes of a child
Audrey Goddard - My Memories
Edith Matilda Brown - Finding a little girl
Bombing in Monpelier
Heads down for the Afternoon
Hitching a ride to Schenectadyicon for Story with photo
Childhood War Memories
My Parents' Wartime Memories
Memories of a Chippenham girl
Childhood Memories of World War Two
Churchill, Eisenhower and Monty in the backgarden!
Bombing of a Bristol chapel
My father - and the London Blitz
Bristol and Somerset Memories from World War Two
The German planes are coming!
My First Memories of the War
Our Back Garden Air Raid Shelter
VE Day in Staplehill, Bristol
Dressing up in Wartime
Mike Hinsley - Short Memories
Phyllis Wyatt - The Bombing of Bristol
Elsie Clark - War Memories from Abbotts Leigh, Bristol
VE DAY 1945
Target... Battleship Tirpitzicon for Recommended story
The Formative Years
We couldn't Save Bristol
World War Two Memoires - part 1 - Being Evacuated
World War Two Memoires - Part 2 - Back home in Ramsgate
Clive Willmott in Fishponds
Betty Bryson in Kent, Sevenoaks
Maurice Kinslow - 2nd World War Memoirs of a Child - Part 1
My Evacuation as an Evacuee - David Tigwell
Pauline Margaret Webb in London
Williams War
Mr Palmer/memories of 10th Gloucesters in Burma
Evacuation
DUEL IN THE NIGHT SKY
Pat Featherstone - Childhood memories of Bristol
Batting For Life
E M Sommers Part 2
E M Sommers Part 3
E M Sommers Part 4
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
E M Sommers Part 5
Willaims War Part 2
E M Sommers Part 6
E M Sommers Part 7
E M Sommers Part 8
JEANNE FEENEY - SOME WAR TIME MEMORIES
BRIAN THOMPSON - WE KNEW THE INVASION WAS IMMINENT
EDWARD FOWLER - FIRE FIGHTER IN BRISTOL
Cleeve School
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS - GRACE WALTON
Ann Mann in Keynsham
MY MEMORIES - JOSEPHINE CLEMENTS
ORANGES AND DOODLE BUGS
FROM CHILD TO GROWN UP
Ivor Packer - Avonmouth Docks, Bristol
Bombing, a Spy and working in Old Market Bristol
Maurice Kinslow - 2nd World War Memoirs of a Child - Part 2
MAUREEN BURNS - SERVICE LIFE
Molly Owen-School days and the night they razed Bristol City Centre
MY DAD AND ME - ROY HULBERT
Molly Owen - Helping at the YMCA and SATAN
Cubs and Scouts at War
The Brickfields Story OR The Lost Platoon
Into the Wood
Getting back from Dunkirk
The Road to Dunkirk
The Seeds of Dunkirk
A Seaman's Life
How we became Evacuees
(Lona John) Cameo of Thoughts
Joy Twemlow) Not so silent nights in the shelter
Jane Stokes - A Dramatic Entrance!
Melba Wilkins - Memories of a different life altogether
Connie Pascoe - Teenage Memories
Prisoners on a farm (Bert Bailey)
MY TEENAGE WARTIME - BETTY WILSON (NEE BROWN)
Gwynne H.Davies - Memories of Childhood (Blitz, Evacuation, Doodlebugs and Victory)
HOW WE BECAME EVACUEES - THE WARD FAMILY
BOMBS IN THE CENTRE OF BRISTOL
Lavinia Purnell in Plymouth
(Patricia Jackson) Evaporated to Dulcote !
A Lad Called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 1 of 6
A Lad called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 2 of 6
A Lad Called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 3 of 6icon for Story with photo
A Lad Called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 4 of 6icon for Story with photo
A Lad Called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 5 of 6icon for Story with photo
A Lad Called Bris (One Sailors War) - Part 6 of 6icon for Story with photo
May 1940 A W.W.2 soldier in Flanders
BLACK FRIDAY IN NORWAY - RHODA KEBBY
MR P EVERED MEMORIES OF WAR
EVAPORATED TO DULCOTE - PATRICIA JACKSON
REMEMBER THOSE DAYS - MARY MOGRIDGE
GORDON WELLS - MEMORIES OF THE WAR - MERCHANT NAVY
Parachute Bomb (Land Mine) Over Stanford-Le-Hope
Doodle Bug Over Corringham - Save the Dog
D Day Plus 1.
SCHOOL DAYS IN 1936 - RODNEY DAVIDSON
My uncle's first day in the war
Mike Coyle - A Little War Time Story, Bending the Rules
Mike Coyle - Milton at War
Mike Coyle - The First Militia July 1939
(Mr W Hadfield) - W.W.Two
A School Boys Memories
POEM - DREAMING
POEM - DREAMING
EVACUEE IN SOUTH WALES - SHEILA FENNicon for Story with photo
ANNUAL PARTY INVITATION - NANCY CHILDSicon for Story with photo
NANCY CHILDS - ANNUAL PARTY INVITATION 1945icon for Story with photo
Joining up in 1939 - Frank Childsicon for Story with photo
FRANK AND NANCY 1946icon for Story with photo
Mr John Bridges Gloucester Regimenticon for Story with photo
Fred Thomas Morgan and Mrs Florence Joyce Morganicon for Story with photo
Street Parties Bristol VE Day - Alma Chalmersicon for Story with photo
Florence Price nee Jonesicon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley ATS Passing Out Paradeicon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley - Signatures of all the Girlsicon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley nee Fenn with Her Fathericon for Story with photo
At the Controls at the BBC - Mr Barlowicon for Story with photo
Picture of Mr Douglas Barlowicon for Story with photo
Derek Tolfree - Navigating Officer 1945icon for Story with photo
Derek Tolfree - Bridge of HMS Westminstericon for Story with photo
Victory Parade in Osloicon for Story with photo
King of Norwayicon for Story with photo
Victory Parade in Norwayicon for Story with photo
Victory Parade in Oslo 2icon for Story with photo
Bedminster Air-Raid Wardens Jan 1945icon for Story with photo
VE Day Street Party Clifton, Bristolicon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley nee Fenn - ATS Drivericon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley nee Fenn - Evacuee in South Wales June 1940icon for Story with photo
Sheila Holley nee Fennicon for Story with photo
ATS Ladies in Trafalgar Squareicon for Story with photo
Letter from George Thorneicon for Story with photo
War Time in the Middle East - George Thorneicon for Story with photo
Caught in the Act - George Thorneicon for Story with photo
George Thorne on the way to The Middle East via South Africa.icon for Story with photo
Royal Artillery Regiment Egypt 1943icon for Story with photo
Sergeants Mess H Battery Royal Artillery Regimenticon for Story with photo
Corporal Roland Beverley Fisher of the Royal Artillery Regiment in Egypticon for Story with photo
AFTER THE BLITZ - PARK STREET, BRISTOLicon for Story with photo
VE Day Street Party, Brislington Bristolicon for Story with photo
VE Day Party - Fancy Dress Bristolicon for Story with photo
Bristol Evening Post Articleicon for Story with photo
HMS Valianticon for Story with photo
Gravesend Million Barracks - Corporal Ronald Buddicon for Story with photo
Day Out for the Regiment - 26th Queens Royal Regimenticon for Story with photo
SGT Ronald Budd as a 17 yr Oldicon for Story with photo
Celebrating in Venice - VJ Day 1945icon for Story with photo
Celebrating VJ Day in Veniceicon for Story with photo
Lull in fighting - 26THQueens Royal Regiment - SGT RONALD BUDDicon for Story with photo
Roland Beverley Fisher in Uniformicon for Story with photo
Bristol Evening Post -icon for Story with photo
Badge presented by St. Dunstan’s to the war blinded.icon for Story with photo
Battery Police Force of 83rd field regiment. VE DAYicon for Story with photo
William James Pooleicon for Story with photo
William Poole and His Comradesicon for Story with photo
Ivy Garraway - WREN AND IVY'S STORYicon for Story with photo
IVY AS A WREN PICTURE 2icon for Story with photo
1860 Squadron at Camp Locking in Weston-Super-Mareicon for Story with photo
HMS Implacableicon for Story with photo
HMS Implacable Picture 2icon for Story with photo
HMS Implacable - Queen Elizabethicon for Story with photo
HMS FORTHicon for Story with photo
RON DERRICK 55 BOMBER SQUADRONicon for Story with photo
LANCASTER BOMBER - RON DERRICKicon for Story with photo
CRASHED AIRCRAFTicon for Story with photo
CHRISTMAS MENU 1941 - RON DERRICKicon for Story with photo
RON DERRICKicon for Story with photo
HAROLD MILLARD - DESERT RATicon for Story with photo
HAROLD MILLARD COOKicon for Story with photo
2nd Division - Thank youicon for Story with photo
HMS Implacable - Sydneyicon for Story with photo
HMS Implacable - Vancover Nov 1945icon for Story with photo
HMS Implacable - Entering Pearl Harbouricon for Story with photo
MERCHANT NAVY MEDALicon for Story with photo
HIGHLAND BRIGADEicon for Story with photo
ENTERTAINING THE TROOPS 1941icon for Story with photo
NEW RECRUIT - ATSicon for Story with photo
ATS - MAINTAINING STAFF CARicon for Story with photo
RAF PHOTOGRAPHERicon for Story with photo
GUNNER - INDIA 1946icon for Story with photo
DRIVING DOCUMENTSicon for Story with photo
YOUNG ATS RECRUITicon for Story with photo
ATS PAY BOOKicon for Story with photo
JACK DEMPSEY'S BAR NEW YORKicon for Story with photo
JUST MARRIED - BOMBAYicon for Story with photo
CAMPAIGN MEDALSicon for Story with photo
WEDDING PICTURE SEPT 1944 BRISTOLicon for Story with photo
WREN RECRUIT - BRISTOL 1944icon for Story with photo
CHRISTMAS IN INDIAicon for Story with photo
JOURNEY HOME - 1946icon for Story with photo
POLICE OFFICER DURING WARicon for Story with photo
Shelagh Bliss Diary Extract 1 and 2
Shelagh Bliss - Diary 3
Shelagh Bliss - Diary 4
Shelagh Bliss - Diary 5
Shelagh Bliss - Diary 6
DIARY OF TRANSITE HOME - BERTIE HAINESicon for Story with photo
DIARY OF A TRANSIT HOME 2 - BERTIE HAINESicon for Story with photo
DIARY OF A TRANSIT HOME 3 - MILES AND COMRADES
MEMORIES OF MY WARTIME EXPERIENCESicon for Story with photo
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 1 The Call to Armsicon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 1icon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 2 Getting Hitched and off to Waricon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 3 A Shock to the Systemicon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 4 At Home and Alameinicon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 5 Fred Takes a Hit and the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Desert.icon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 6 Italy and Back to Blighty
Fred Smith - Chapter 7 D-Day, Holland a Bridge Too Faricon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 8 Into Germany, Belsen.icon for Story with photo
Fred Smith - Chapter 9 The Endicon for Story with photo
A Child's View of the War - Gordon Ivor King
THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES - NOVEMBER BLITZ - JANET CLARK
WHERE DO I BEGIN? - CONSTANCE GREGORY
LIFE ON A FARM IN NORTH WALES DURING WORLD WAR 2
WARTIME EVACUEE - BERNARD CHALMERS
EVACUEE IN REVERSE - RONALD ERNEST COLEMAN
MEMORIES OF WORLD WAR TWO - HAZEL WARREN
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 2 The Journey to the Front
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 3 The Final Battle to Take Monte Cassinoicon for Story with photo
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 4 Part 1 The Breakthrough at Monte Cassinoicon for Story with photo
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 4 Part 2 The Breakthrough at Monte Cassino Cont'dicon for Story with photo
Fred Beacham's War - Chapter 5 Epilogue
RON GARRAWAY'S STORY
Joe Brain on leave in Bristolicon for Story with photo
William Brain at Blandford Campicon for Story with photo
H E JACOBSON
MERVYN MILLER - STORIES FROM BRISTOL
Come Back When You're Eighteen!

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