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15 October 2014
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West Sussex Library Service
User ID: U767555

Over the next couple of months, West Sussex Library Service is planning various events to support the BBC's People's War website.

So far events have taken place in Billingshurst, Bognor, Crawley and East Grinstead.

Users can get to the website for FREE via Reference and Information Online so that they can contribute their stories.

Look out for a special day of story collecting on 7th July 2005. Many libraries in the county will be able to give you access to the BBC website free, for you to put your own stories and memories online. Ask at your local library for more details.

For updates about events, please email:

This contributor selected the following users as their 'friends'. Read more about this.

Michael Smith
Bramley History Society

Stories contributed by West Sussex Library Service

Serving with the Fleet Air Arm
Wartime Memories: Working as a Red Cross Nurse in Horshamicon for Recommended story
Preparation for D-Day: With an LCT Flotilla
Serving in the 457 Light Battery RAicon for Recommended story
Anecdotes of Living in New Malden
Goat Attack at Tangmere
Serving in the RAF S Commando 1942-46
Fleeing from the Japanese
Balham to Bognor
The Long Walk to Freedom
And the band played on
Playing Hookey
Life in the Land Army
Sutton Stories
Memories of Shepherd's Bush
Bombed-Out in Nutfield
Lateral Thinking
Black Thursday
A Few Memories of the War in Crawley
The Pilot and the Six Inch Rule
The Birchwood Bombing
Bombed out by a Doodlebugicon for Recommended story
Horsham and Guildford Railway Bombing
Quick Decision by Naval Captain that Saved Many Lives
On the run in Italy
Meeting McIndoe's Men
Old Surrey Hall
Four Years at the Queen Victoria Hospital
One Family's Experience of the Whitehall Cinema Bombing
My New Bike - The Day the Cinema was Bombed
My Lucky Escape from the Whitehall Cinema Bombing
The aftermath of the Whitehall Cinema Bombing
My Wartime memories of East Grinstead, Sussex
Whitehall Cinema Bombing, 9th July 1943
Lightening Strikes Twice
Our memories of the Whitehall Cinema bombing
Trauma of the Whitehall Cinema bombing
My memories of the Whitehall Cinema Bombing
How I met Archibald McIndoe
On Top of a Tank & In a Forward Position
Varndean School, Brighton
Wartime Memories
Memories of Wartime Coulsdon
A long walk to work
One Sunny Day in London
Out of the Frying Pan....
Attempted German Invasion
Second World War - Through a Child's Eyes
Mrs Halls Remembers....
A Moving Experience
The "Whitehall" Cinema bombing
Flying High
Mine Disposal in WW2
Sister's Arrival Whilst Evacuated in Cornwall
Wartime Recipe Secret
Day Trip to Bournemouth
Childhood Memories
Memories of D-Day in Worthing
Air Raid in Lewes
Life as I saw it
My sad war
Reminiscences of a Woman Driver
The Telegraph Pole
Schoolboy Memories
It wasn't all bad if you were young
Ronald Spenceley's Prisoner of War Experiences
Memories of a Worthing Schoolboy
The Bread still gets delivered!
Reminiscences of a Wren
Torpedoed in the North Atlantic
Memories of Epsom
Stories to tell my Grandson
My time as an evacuee in Bythorn
Life in Wartime Hove
Michael Stacey's Memories of Sussex in the War
My Long Journey to get Wed!
A Teachers' Evacuation Story
Saving a Small Boy's Life in Antwerp
Memories of Baghdad
The Torpedoing of the Royal Oak in Scapa Flow
My Lucky Escape from a German Incendiary Bomb
A few memories of the War 1939 - 1945 in a nutshell.
A Few Memories of the War in Horley.
Husband & Wife's Memories of their Wartime Experiences
Snippets from Southwick
Tiny Silver Toy Planes
Marie Tompkins (later Stevens) - Leading Fire Womanicon for Recommended story
Lesley Gare's Memories from Ingatestone
Memories of a North London schoolboy.
Gassed by mistake by our own side.
The Bottle Bank
The Sound of Doodlebugs Falling / We Children Never thought We’d Lose
Battle of Britain over Stanmore
Remembering the First Night of the Blitz
Germans Upset Motorcycle Fireman
Planes across the Somerset Levels
Work and Jobs in London
A boy's memory of Bristol Blitzes
My mother’s premonition saves our lives!
Off to the Pacific on HMS Lamont via New York and Jack Dempsey’s club!
Malta Convoy 1942, and D-Day serving on HMS Nelson
Paper boy hiding from the Messerschmitt
The surrender of the Bronzo
A young woman’s memories of school, work and romance
Mule Training in Burma
Maria Dejnowski's Journey from Poland to England
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp shortly after Liberation
2 Bomb incidents in Worthing
Dog Fight over Worthing
Streatham Air Raid 1944
Tales from the Smugglers Restaurant in Sompting
Kay Barratt’s (nee James) Evacuation Story, Croydon to Polegate
Thoughts of Patricia Thompson (nee Bennett), a Convoy Plotter, 1944 — 45
Memories of Peter Scarsbrook
Memories of Jim Dapre
War Years in Hove
German Spies amongst Polish Naval visitors sabotage British Torpedo Boat at H.M.S.Hornet
Schoolboy memories of EA Street
War Around Woodham Ferrers
A Post Office Messenger in Wartime Worthing
A Boyhood During the War 1939-1945
A Special Family
An Incident in Bethnal Green
Early War Memories of Joan Ward
Epic Journey
An Evacuation Storyicon for Recommended story
Memories Pre-Army Service
My (almost) Christening on HMS Lennox
My Time in Holland
The Shortest Evacuation?
This is my Story, This is My Song
Recollections of Jean Glynn
My War Story Became a Film!icon for Recommended story
HMS Recruit - June 1944icon for Story with photo
HMS Recruit - Part 2icon for Story with photo
Rhoda Macey's Memories of being in a convoy from New York to Liverpool
Life in the Merchant Navy as a Radar Engineer - On board C.A.M.S, D.E.M.S and the Themistocles
My Childhood Days
Carrying Dad’s Beer
Honington Aerodrome 1939 -1943
Auntie’s Little Helper
A teacher and her pupils evacuated from Dagenham to Great Yarmouth
Evacuated to Lidstone, Oxfordshire
A Teenager's Encounters with the Luftwaffe
War Record of Sgt Ernest Andre Shaw

West Sussex Library Service added messages to the following stories

Life in Wartime Hove

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