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15 October 2014
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Were you in the services during the war?
Did you have to cope with rationing and other restrictions on the Home Front?
Do you have memories of this period, especially the Doodlebugs?
Where were you on VE day?
Do you remember the shortages, utility clothing and furniture? Make do and mend, Soap rationing, etc. Come and look at our displays and maybe they will jog your memory so that you can add your story to this BBC website.

1. Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed srories through us. We have had several very successful sessions at the Local History Centre and one at Epsom Library and I am sure that all those who visited us enjoyed themselves.

2.Although we are not having any more special evemts, we will still continue to take any stories that anyone wished to give us.

3. You can also contact Bourne Hall Museum and make an appointment for someone to take down your story. Tel no: 020 8394 1734

4. Write your story down and give or send it to us at the Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre in Bourne Hall, Ewell

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Stories contributed by epsomandewelllhc

A "Wren" in wartime
On the way to school
Odd memories
My Wartime Youth: A Thwarted Doodlebug in Ewell
An evacuee
East End Blitz and D-Day in North Africa
Tale of a West London Fireman
Wartime Schooldays
A Civil Servant in Bath - Light Wartime Memories of a Firewatcher
Still Dancing
Edna's Story
Living Near an Airbase
Memories: A Nine-Year-Old in Tooting
A Child in Walton on the Hill
Evacuation: From Wimbledon to Barstaple and Boston
A Young Girl in East Acton
Husband Lost at Tobruk
War Time Childhood in Surbitonicon for Recommended story
Evacuation: Sanderstead to East Clandon and Dunblane
Evacuation Wanderings: London, Oxford and Devon
Merchant Navy Story
An Armourer in North Africa
Nine Billets in Three Towns
Schooldays in London from 1943
Living in London
Evacuation: A Happy Childhood
D-Day: Royal Navy Landing Craft
Epsom at the start of WW2
Wartime School Days
Working for the Americans
Evacuation to Cornwall
War time memories of childhood in Ewell
Peggy's jottings
Missing relatives
Evacuation Memories
Back in London: During the Blitz
Evacuation to Flitwick
An evacuee came home
ATS Memories
A child in Ewell during the war
Spies in Ewell?
D-Day and After: Royal Navy Landing Crafticon for Recommended story
Ground Crew also Served
The Hard-hearted Landlady
The kindness of a London Taxi Driver
The Parrot story
War time reminiscence: In a Bristol Hospital
Growing up in wartime Birminham
The War Years, 1939 - 1945: Childhood Memories in Waterloo
Nursing During the War
Little Boy in Short Trousers
Home Front
The Man Who Was "Called Up and Demobbed" Three Times!
A Few Memories of the 1939-45 War: In Acton, London
Bomb Aimer's View
Growing up in Stoneleigh
Evacuation to Stoke on Trent
Snippets of Wartime Memories: In Surrey, Leicester and South Africa
Memories of a Wartime Childhood, part 1icon for Recommended story
Memories of a Wartime Childhood, part 2
A Flyer's Story
A Year at Bletchley Park
A Child in Whitstable
Ivy's Story
A Fire at the Stables
Returning from India
WRNS Rifle Team
The Day after they Bombed Coventry
Rickie's Story
An Unusual Day Out
Reg Everson's story
I Lived to Fly -Part 1
I Lived to Fly -Part 2
My Wartime Years
Growing Up Fast
Memories revisited
Bombs, Evacuees and Happiness
Surprise meeting
Evacuation to Ulverston
Rabbits, Shrapnell and Sweets
Newcastle during the war
Associations with the Paras
Plane crash in Ruxley Lane, Ewell
VE Day
Mine clearing and more
A child's memories
A Civil Servant Evacuee
Life with a baby in a shelter
Working in the Pioneer Corp
To BAOC from the RAF
Landing in Italy - Bay of Salerno
Growing up in the War 1939-45
Growing up in the War 1939-45 Part 2
A schoolboy during WW2
Early memories of the blitz in SE London
Early memories of the war
Dorothy Collis's story Part 1
Dorothy Collis's Story Part 2
Dorothy Collis's Story Part 3
Dorothy Collis's Story Part 4
Dorothy Collis's Story Part 5
Dorothy Collis Part 6
Childhood Memories of WW2
Memories of WW2 from around 1942
Being called-up
Crooked finger
Living with our soldiers
Army Service, here and there
Experiences of a young boy in Merton and Morden
Wartime Memories
World War 2 Memories
Hunted by the Luftwaffe
Looking back
A Wren's tale
A Family's war-time tragedy
Bletchley Park Typist
Shot at in Sutton
Engines for war
Life went on as usual
Bevin Boy Reminiscenses
Potato Skins
Managing the WRNS Quarters - Evelyn’s Story
Obsession with aeroplanes, Part 1
Serving with ENSA Part 1icon for Story with photo
Serving with ENSA (Part 2)
Memories handed down
Memories 1939 - 1945
My Life in Epsom in WW2
War and Peace in the woods
A Fragment of Memory
WW2 seen through the eyes of Nanny and Pop
Evacuee in Dartmouth
One day in a London School Boy's life during WW2
Memories of the war as a child
Just two nights of bombs in Epsom
Things I remember
Memories from two local "girls"
Memories of Nursing Life in the War Part 1
Memories of Nursing Life during the War Part 2
Life in the RN
Travelling with my husband
War time snapshots
Work with the Red Cross
Bombed out
Snippets from my life in Axminster
Living near the Cyde WW2
Was I jinxed?
Life in Dumphries during WW2
Working for the Press in London in WW2
My wartime memories
A snippet of my time in the Fleet Air Arm
Escape from Chatham to the bombs
"A good time in Dieppe?"
Memories of a wartime childhood in Kensington
An Army hospital in Normandy, 1944
Childhood Memoirs
Early days
Living on the Home Front
Childhood Memories of WW2
A child's wartime memories
A boy's eye view of WW2 Part 1
A boy's eye view of WW2 part 2
A boy's eys view of WW2 Part 3
A boy's eye view of WW2 (part 4)
A boy's eye view of WW2 (Part 5)
A boy's eye view of WW2 (part 6)
A child's impression
Schooldays in Woking
Evacuation- a lifetime experience
The Blitz
The Blitz and the first ? Doodlebug
My father's diary - Nov 1940 - Jan 1942 PArt 1
My father's diary, Nov 1840 - JAn 1942 Part 2
My days in the WLA, 1942 - 1945 Part 1
My days in the WLA 1942 - 1945
The seven lives of George White
Mt memories
A childhood, 1939 - 1945
Married life during WW2
Churchill at the Ritz
German parachutist in Convent School Grotto
The first flying bomb to hit London
My Home Guard incident
A young lad at war
Christmas in wartime
A dead rat
V1 Flying Bombs and our own Duck Alert
Dornier 217 bombs miss Ewell East Station
Mosquito glue invented in Ewell - Was it a Mosquito that crashed on the Downs?
First Bombs to fall on Epsom
WW2 - not a text book, merely my war
A year in South Wales
My War
Memories of a three year olf
Tribute to Selhurst Grammar School, Croydon, staff
My war
Evacuation from Islington
An interrupted weekend
Not a million miles away
WRNS Radar Mechanic in the Fleet Air Arm
Nursing D-Day casulaties
My war experiences
World War 2 through a child's eyes
Obessions with Aeroplanes, Part 2
Obsession with Aeroplanes Part 3
Into captivity, Abbeville 1940 - 1945
Land Army girl at Horton Farm, Epsom
Memories of a teenager
WW2 memories of a teenager and marriage to a Merchant Navy Officer, part 2.
Bill Pryor's story
Memories of WW2
Wartime childhood
A WAAF's memories
Luck,Chance or Fate
Snippets of a child's memory

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