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SNAPSHOTS OF MY PAST - R D Stubbs

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

Snapshots Of My Past

Whilst we were still on board I used to tie my tins together with a long length of string and immersed them...

Wartime: Childhood Memories of Leeds

Mam, Dad and I stayed at grandma's for tea one winter's evening. Alice, Harry and Ann had the...

Memories of the War Years: A Biographical Account

On 20 November 1940, I was in the Star Hotel when the building next door took a direct hit from a bomb....

A Six Year Old's Memories

We were all got up ready to go, god knows where, up until then we had never been out of the London...

EVACUATION FROM LEEDS ON 1ST SEPT. 1939 CHAPTERS 3 & 4

No doubt Barbara and Bernard were receiving vibes from Betty and like me, were becoming more and more...

Working in Leeds

When my dad came home he said to mum they are building some new flats in town called Quarry Hill. By this...

A Child in Wartime: In Yorkshire

Woken from sleep I was zipped into my new siren suit and hurried outside down the garden path towards the...

My Memories from the 1939/45 War

Due to the number of large engineering works in Leeds, which would have been a prime target for enemy...

Evacuation From Leeds On 1st Sept. 1939 Chapter 2

Our family were members of St. George's Church, Leeds, where the famous vicar The Rev... Mrs Deakin, a...

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Luckily for us, the A.T.S Catering Staff were still there,. It wasn't long after my short stay in...

Memories of an Evacuee from Leeds, Yorkshire

At Addingham one side of the Wharfe valley is bounded by Beamsley Moor, Beamsley being the hamlet about l...

WW2 through My Mothers Eyes

At one point my Auntie went to work in an ammunition factory nearby whilst my Mum looked after the children...

A Quiet War

Rural Wharfedale was the next valley to the industrialised River Aire flowing through Leeds... My cousins...

Book Written At School in 1941.....Part Nine - Mirth

Yes, so long As there is wrong to right, Wail of the weak against the strong, Or tyranny to fight; Long as...

The Duration

The train from Leeds pulled into Manchester station during a lull in the bombing and Mum asked the guard...

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The standard of work was very high at Barrans as they made suits for Austin Reeds, Harrods and Selvidges on...

A. Doreen McInnes - WW 2 Wartime Experiences

It was August 1942, when I was ordered to leave home to train for the A.T.S.. Before I left Rock Ferry...

Childhood Memories

He didn't come home often but one night, my Mum got a knock at the door, and not wanting to open the...

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There is that special guest towel, and a tablet of toilet soap to be put in the bath-room, for the guest to...

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