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The Hospital: Scarlet Fever in Lancashireicon for Recommended story

I heard one nurse say to another "We don't need to bath her she's from the convent". The...

A Soldier Goes to Waricon for Recommended story

Arriving finally at Le Havre we collected our vehicles, formed a convoy and headed for our destination,...

Recollections of a WAAFicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In August 1944, just two months after the D-Day landing in Normandy, I was posted to R.A.F. Fairford in...

The Women's Land Army: We Will Never Forgeticon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

No-one seemed to know what we were, even though many girls were conscripted into the Land Army. Those of us...

Life in the Villageicon for Recommended story

That summer, the two girls, myself and a friend, went to stay with her brother in Derby... We had made some...

A Flight Mechanic's Tale: From Blackpool to Canada and Backicon for Recommended story

We were sent back to Blackpool where we were kitted out with rifle, bayonet, and survival gear, and posted...

My Lancashire Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When we were preparing to go for the second front I was posted to the Tactical Air Force at Nine Group...

After Dunkirk: Childhood Memories in Ashton-Under-Lyne icon for Recommended story

I lived at Ashton-under-Lyne, and further up the road was Ladysmith Barracks, peace time home of the 9th...

Double Trouble: ARP in Ecclesicon for Recommended story

A month after our 20th birthday, the 22nd of December 1940 my twin sister and I reported for duty at the...

Clogsicon for Recommended story

One day, the cobbler told me to tell my mum that the soles were a proper fit and were ready for her...

My Interview for Training as a Fever Nurseicon for Recommended story

I passed the home of the Medical Officer of Health and the view I saw made me gasp, rolling lawns, a lake,...

VE-day in Prestonicon for Recommended story

As a result I went on a course at an Army Education College at Bamber Bridge, near Preston... On VE-day we...

Vi and the Good Samaritansicon for Recommended story

She searched around and eventually came across a bread delivery van whose destination was Preston so she...

Lions in the streeticon for Recommended story

Dalton is close to Barrow which had been bombed quite a lot at the beginning of the war... My mother came...

Gas Masks for Babies: In Accrington, Lancashireicon for Recommended story

I was a babe in arms at the time and my mother refused to accept a gas mask unless and until they...

Kids' 'Siren' Game in Oldhamicon for Recommended story

At 5 mins to nine ,there were 250/300 children round a corner waiting to see if the siren would go before...

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Wartime Memories of a Civilian

Dad, in the Specials, had to leave us and go home early, and Ken went with him as his schooling was...

Evacuation from Manchester to Catforth near Preston Lancs - August 1939

After drinking their tea all the helpers then got back on to the ‘bus and off they went on their way...

Rod's War: Childhood Memories of Shawforth in Lancashire

I can't be sure whether uncle Jack, one of dad's brothers, was in the army or the Home Guard. Colin...

The War Years, 1939 - 1945: Childhood Memories in Waterloo

In that winter Mother dressed me in knee-high black, leather lace-up boots,, an itchy woollen vest,, long...

Tweedale's Waricon for Story with photo

This was June 1941 and the next time I saw Jack Mullins was in February 1988 when we met at Hollinwood...

My Life My War - Chapter 11b

Our ‘Reward’ for this small service, was to retain our official police arm bands, to be served...

Snapshots 2

That of course when Dad wasn't on duty at the FAP To enter a public building at night one had to...

Baptismal of War: Memories of Salford

Dennis in the darkness grabbing the bundle but loosing sight of Lottie who ran out of the front door...

A Wireless Operator's Tale, Part 2.

So, I went through and took various tests and a sergeant came along and said, “Now then...

Naval Service World War2

After a month here doing drill, field-training and learning the requirements to be a Naval Airman we moved...

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