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16 October 2014
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Wartime
There are 2 messages in this section.

James Cook from Kirkcaldy. Posted 21 Dec 2004.
I was seven years old when the war started. The things I remember are; Anderson shelters, Being wakened at all hours of the night and taken to the shelter, Gas lighting, The cast-iron fireplace, Rationing, Black-out, my oldest sister wearing the land army uniform, No fridge, No bathroom(but an inside toilet), No washing machine, Retrieving coal from the outside cellar and my mother doing the washing by hand in the wash house.
   
Pat Amor from Melbourne Australia. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
Dear James Cook
I was born in 1938 but have some wartime memories. I'm trying to find out why the neighbours next door had a red brick shelter and we had an in-ground Anderson Shelter. I would think the above brick ones wouldn't give much protection from an air attack. Do you know anything about the above ground ones and why some people had these? My father was paid by the government to build many of them in the suburbs of Glasgow.When the war ended he was paid to demolish them! Unfortunately he is not alive now to answer my questions.




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