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Barbara's Memories of 1939-1945.icon for Story with photo

I remember going on the train to visit him and the Station Master calling out ‘Cherry Halt’...

How I found out that the War had ended

They told us that Winston churchill would be making a speech later on. As I got off the tram and walked...

The Evacuee: A Poem

THE EVACUEE by Arthur E. King....

To Save a Girl

They took in a Jewish girl and passed her off as their missing child that was on record. I remember they...

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Evacuation from Leeds to Wetherby

We were both very home sick and only stayed a week,my mum mrs edna burton came to collect us both, and took...

From Munitions to Marriage - by Maude Campbell

I went to live in Leeds and work in the munitions factory... I went to live with my friend's auntie in...

Willy's search for Alwin Muntzicon for Story with photo

In response, I contacted Willy Birkemeyer a fellow pupil of my time in a Primary School, Germany 1934. The...

Leeds Gets Bombed

Then we came down during a lull and wnet in the passageway between drawing office and the block and planes...

It Wasn't All About Fighting

One morning on parade, the RSM explained that a young lad had been knocked over by a motor vehicle, a car I...

Living as a child at Headley Hall Farm

John lived at Headley Hall Farm as a child. John recalls memories of his father George, who worked on the...

Glenn Miller - Dorothy Williamson -nee Threlfall

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

Evacuated from Leeds to Ilkley - Lucy Fowler, Dorothy Threlfallicon for Story with photo

We arrived in Ilkley and went into the Kings Hall we were given a brown paper carrier with goodies in....

A Kind Thought

My grandparents, James and Edith Dearden, managed a pub in Wetherby, the Angel, during the War. There were...

VE Day Celebrations

Me and my elder sister Kath walked into Leeds, about a twenty minute walk. My twin sister Agnes didn't...

Esther Haigh Working on the Tramsicon for Story with photo

Our mum Esther Haigh worked as a tram conductress in the war....

Burmantofts During an Air Raidicon for Story with photo

In the war our mum used to send photos of my sister and I to dad to see how we were and...

The Walk Home

He had to walk along Whitehall Road/Geldard Road dodging the incendiary devices as they fell, he jumped in...

The Loss of a Father

There was a knock on the door, and when I answered it there was a telegram boy, probably about 14 years...

Night Raiders

One night, when the sirens went off, our next door neighbour, who was a tall and well build woman, dashed...

Bombing the Rhubarb

Leeds was not bombed very often compared with other cities... Because of this, Leeds was covered by a thick...

Air Raid in Leeds: The Dangers of Shrapnel

Early in the war while visiting friends in Kirkstall Leeds ; When an air raid started....

Peter Where Are You?icon for Story with photo

Peter Where Are You. Peter was a friend in our street - Weller Mount, Burmantofts in Leeds....

Christmasicon for Story with photo

My sister and I received the nurse's uniforms for Christmas and our mum sent the photo to our dad for...

Leeds Central Library

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