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Visit of George Fornby

One particular memory I have of the war years is when George Fornby came to Blackburn on a visit to boost...

Entertainment in Raydon

I remember cycling from Raydon with friends to meet up with others at the cinema in Hadleigh. I grew up...

Glenn Miller - Dorothy Williamson -nee Threlfall

Major Glenn Miller and his band arrived in this country... This is Major Glenn Miller and his Orchestra...

GI Bride

There were six hundred brides, and two hundred and fifty children on the boat... When we came into the...

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Broadcasting the waricon for Story with photo

When television started in 1936, most of the staff were recruited from within the BBC and Henry became one...

Meeting Clark Gable

She looked inside the cab and saw Clark Gable sitting there.It was just after his wife Carol Lmbard had...

Putting on a Show For the Troops

Marjorie May Perkins talking to UCN Community Volunteer at Gabriel Court, Kettering, Northamptonshire. My...

I made some very good friends during the waricon for Story with photo

Of course that was the start of it It doesn't finish like that when I say it's a small world It...

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen: Memories of Mrs Kay Hamilton

Just before World War 2 began in the September, the Whatmore Repertory Compay had a long season in the...

Lana Smith's Butter Song

Chorus: Everybody pinches my butter, They won't leave my butter alone, And nothing is better than...

Some Memories of Elaine Waldrom

As we came back, we lived in Lancaster Street as we were walking a day told us a house in Jericoe Rd....

Day Trip to London

For a treat myself and boy friend Cecil, with Margaret and Frank, went on a trip to London. The siren went,...

The Radio

Adults and children would sit quietly and listen to the NEWS every day on the BBC The news reader always...

Listening to the BBC World Service

My uncle was captured at Singapore and was sent to work on the Japanese railway line at Sonkurai... It was...

Gloucestershire Aicraft Company - from the Canteen

I started working life at the age of 14 putting saftey pins onto cards at the Whitecroft Pin factory on the...

Lord Haw Haw and the Catholic Church.

I lived in the Welsh Valleys during the war and in the village we had a lot of chapels the church of...

Entertaining the Troops!

I sang Christopher Robin, dressed in a pair of pale blue pyjamas, carrying a candle in a holder. In the...

Fire Watching and Glenn Miller

I remember being invited to Elmswell Air Base to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra together with Dinah Shore...

Amapola

In January,1941, as a 15 year old Cadet on his first sea voyage, on an old rust bucket SS Harbury, we had...

Film Extra during the Waricon for Story with photo

My dad, known as Les was in the Royal Service Army Corps, he was in the Dorsetshire Regiment. He did a lot...

BBC in WW2

BBC was vital source of information during WW2. So much today about BBC during WW2....

The Western Brothersicon for Story with photo

He was Kenneth Western of 'The Western Brothers'; a famous double act in the 1930s and 40s. In the...

My Friend Ronald Reagan

I went to Buralem Palace to see a film with Ronald reagan. At the end RR came on the screen and asked...

My Great-Grandad, the Reporter for The Times

He was also invited to report on the neuronburg trials. For those of you who don't know, The Neuronburg...

VE Night at the Ballet

On VE night we were at the ballet, watching the dancer Robert Helpmann playing the Toymaker in Copelia......

Glen Miller

The entertainment for the night was provided by the Glen Miller Band... The dance took place just 4 days...

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