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MY Second World War Memories:Evacuated to Wales

One Saturday Roy Crossley and I went to Aberystwyth, with Mr Lloyd in the pony and trap, as we both had to...

Evacuation

The family took in washing for the troops and that is how they met, fell in love and married, this was...

Another Time, Another Place

When I said I would confirm if this was so -with our host Mrs Roberts, to my delight, next day eggs were...

What Did You Do In The War Daddy? -Part 4 (Chapters 5 and 6)

A number of London tailors had taken over a parade of shops and it was here that we spent the grant we...

My War Years: Evacuation from Sutton to Wales

The next few months were strangely quiet, but busy, with an Anderson shelter being built in the back garden...

An Evacuee's War

I remember the Drill Hall, the lemonade and cakes and the official welcome by the Mayor of Rhayader and the...

War Time Memories

Soon after my mother arranged for us to be taken to Barmouth, where we were put in a hostel,. We slept in...

The Dam Buster Pilots (concluded)

One of them was Les Knight - he crashed, he was the one who blew up the Eder Dam, and Les Knight's...

There and Back Again

At home in Belvedere, Abbey Wood. Sennybridge and Defynnog, South Wales....

For Our Tomorrow

I was called up in May 1943,after initial training at Brecon I was transferred to the Royal Welch...

Evacuee

Specially if one of the animals got free from the cattle market behind the town hall. My Godmother, Sis...

John Russell's Evacuation during 1939/1945

We boarded a train at Epsom station and set off not knowing where we were headed, and after several hours...

Tales of an Evacuee

At the age of 8 years my husband joined the band of evacuees from a council estate in Merseyside into the...

Evacuation

We were pupils at Anfield Road School and were taken in groups from the school and left by train from...

The Sergeant

I am sergeant Wilson, your platoon sergeant! You also have Captain Mainwaring and Corporals Jones and...

One Day in June 1940

Mum and dad told us that we were to be evacuated to a farm in Aberystwyth in Wales... Mum explained that it...

War Memories of an Evacuee: From Folkestone to the Wye Valley

My brother and I were sent to a village called Penalt on the Wye-Valley near Monmouth, we were billeted...

Safe in Wales

He went into the RAMC and our mother, granny and nurse took the 7 children to north Wales where we rented a...

WAAF Memories

I was on nightime duty in communications and a message came through,'Hello Darky' 'Engine on...

American Troops

They were overpaid and had money to impress the girls whereas the local lads didn't... It was very...

Eggs for Hairpins

My Dad, Sydney Thomas Edmunds was a glider pilot during WW2 but never talked about it. A few weeks later,...

Experience of My War Aged 7 Years: Evacuated from Birkenhead to Llandidloes.

Experience of My War Aged 7 Years: Evacuated from Birkenhead to Llandidloes. In 1939 i was 7 years old and...

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