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Being a Mother and Wife during the Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I have memories of getting home from a visit to the cinema during the blackout of 1939-40, during a real...

'Hold her hand and don't let go' by Thomas Rose Pannellicon for Recommended story

The story of our evacuation I was the oldest of three children born in Manchester to Arthur Pannell, a...

Christmas Blitz in Manchestericon for Recommended story

Being a chip-shop, my father had outbuildings where he stored tubs of potatoes, in water, ready for...

My Brother, the Last VC of the European Campaignicon for Recommended story

They showed resentment that my eldest brother, who was a regular serviceman, was serving in Palestine,...

Living in Manchester during the Blitz icon for Recommended story

I lived in Pickering Street, Hulme, Manchester with my mum, dad, brother and sister. Because of the...

From Reserved Occupation to the Royal Navyicon for Recommended story

I was promptly sent packing, and when I got back to Fairey's I was given another rollicking by the...

Hospital Work: In Manchester and Staffordshireicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On leaving Manchester I applied to the RAF and had an interview at the Air Ministry in London. I was taken...

Auntie Maggie's Air Raid icon for Recommended story

Off to Uncle Bills in Altrincham, on the bus, Auntie Maggie and me, it was a cold bright day, so it should...

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We had a girl from Scarborough living with us who worked in the aircraft factory in Trafford Park alongside...

War Work at Metro Vicks, Trafford Park icon for Recommended story

The day I started I had to catch a train to Manchester so had ten minutes walk to the train at 6.30am,...

My worst night of the Manchester blitzicon for Recommended story

My Dad was in hospital in the Manchester Royal Infirmary; my mother and younger sister had been evacuated...

Wartime Nursing in Manchestericon for Recommended story

From February 1942 to 1945 I was a student nurse in training at the Withington Hospital, Manchester. In...

How I got The Aircrew over Europe Staricon for Recommended story

We were fitting winches on an Albermal aircraft used for towing Hotspur gliders training paratroopers when...

Lucky for Me: Boy Meets Girl on Coventry Train, 1942icon for Recommended story

My mum found the piece of paper my dad had given her with his address on....

Nursing: In Manchestericon for Recommended story

Nicky Rutter, my mother, was a paedriatic nurse in Manchester at the outbreak of war. Eventually, patience...

Early Warning Dog: Manchester Blitzicon for Recommended story

I lived in Northenden Manchester the aeroplanes that came over always made for Trafford Park and Hulme and...

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The Manchester blitz is remembered as the main raids came over Christmas, and whilst we were lucky not to...

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Autobiography Part 2

However, at the Recruiting Office I was told that they did not accept 16 year olds into aircrew and...

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...

The Manchester Christmas Blitz - December 1940

The many thousands of incendiary bombs released over Manchester on the Sunday night caused the biggest...

The Home Front in Nottingham, Manchester and Portsmouth

MANCHESTER December,1940 My friend Sarah and I had been transferred to Nottingham....

Not Yet Five, A Backward Glance at Local Wartime Nurseries by Pat Ruaune

In the period 1st to 27th February 1943 inclusive, there were 838 children being cared for in North Reddish...

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...

Pauline Mottershead Childhood Memoriesicon for Story with photo

Of course your Uncle, Neville Mottram, was with the 8th Army at El Alamein and was with the Army when they...

Manchester Bomber Crash in Holmpton, East Yorkshire 14th January 1942 - Part 1icon for Story with photo

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