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An Evacuee in Chirk

Chirk is now much changed from that time, but the surrounding countryside is very pretty, and Sunday...

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We were at Leicester just over a week when the Germans decided to bomb Coventry and Leicester. Coming home...

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Because I had a good school report the Matron, had arranged for me to deliver goods to the 14 cottages,...

Beryl Stevens (nee Knight)’ Wartime Memoirs (born 25th June 1926)

My Mum having lived through the First World War at the same age as me knew there would be many lives lost...

Cheers from the Engineers!

However, we did establish a very good repartee with the boys on the Army switchboards but were forbidden to...

Early years 1939-41

At that time, Broughton aerodrome had a small fighter training unit; when another day raider came over, the...

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We went back to Liverpool just before the 8 day bombing of Liverpool, for those 8 days we spent from 6.00pm...

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My mother was soon approached to receive another child from Liverpool, and it was Donald — known as...

A Bit Blown-up: A Soldier's Haircut

After completing his grades at secondary school in 1941, he enlisted for army service in Blairgowrie,...

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Because of our close proximity to Liverpool and Birkenhead, we are as the 'Crow Flies' only...

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Prior to 1939 my family moved from Liverpool to a small bungalow outside Wrexham....

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