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Why the 'Y' Service?icon for Story with photo

Incarcerated in silent Set Room, shut out from the world behind wireless headphones, we listened for...

Fleeting Images

I had no memories of Dad; he was a photo Mam kept showing me, along with photos of other men in the...

War Declared. Part One.icon for Story with photo

Alf Simpson was there, and Herbert Scott, both indefatigable workers in the theatre, but the only record...

More memories of WW2

It was in 1943 that I had my first trial for Newcastle United and I signed on amateur books Stan Seymour...

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Childhood in Ryton, Part 1

He opened the front door and it blew my Dad back up the stairs. And we used to come from Nana's back...

WWII Childhood Memories of Three Women in Newcastle

On May 4th, 2005, at Newcastle's Mary Magdalene Retirement Community, the BBC Unigroup met with a craft...

Memories of a Newcastle Child

My Mother, Father, Brother Bill and I lived at 185 Stanton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. I remember on the...

World War 2 Recollections

My Mother, Father, Brother Bill and I lived at 185 Stanton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. I remember on the...

War-Time on St Mary's Island

When the war started they decided to let their house in Seaton Sluice to a naval officer and his wife and...

The Story of My Brother

His name was William Charlton Lawson and his rank when he died was Flight-Sgt. in the Royal Air Force, a...

A Country Life For Me

We arrived in Bellingham, where all the pupils were housed, except my brother and I. We were taken over the...

Schooldays: In Gateshead and Bishop Auckland

My mother's sister, Nellie Wanless lived in Merriden, Western Australia, together with her husband John...

War Memories:An Interview with My Grandad

There was a General Election and Grandad's Uncle, Norman Dodds, was made a Member of Parliament for the...

Evacuation Memories - from Heaton to the Ingram Valley

I was evacuated with my brother Walter; I was 7, and my sisters Ethel (9), Agnes (11) and Susie (13)....

My Second World War Memoriesicon for Story with photo

My brother Eddie Edward Tanner, who had joined the Territorial Army had gone on a cycling holiday with a...

Life as an RAF Pilot: Chapter 3 Back to England

There were no two seated Hurricanes so we had to get familiar with the cockpit and procedures on the...

Memories of WW2 from Shieldfield, Newcastle.

German bomber targets were the Tyne Bridges and factories, but they also hit churches hospitals and houses....

Wings As Eagles

The German air crews aimed their bombs at shipyards, but many times the bombs fell short and landed on...

A Breath of Fresh Air: Part One

When war broke out I was living with my parents, two brothers and two sisters in a two-roomed terrace flat...

The Great Adventure

Me and a lad called Kenny Wilkinson wer sent to live with a Mrs Thompson and her two grown up daughters,...

Memories Of The 'Pit Bank' On Tyneside

One tale springs to mind, about the German air force using the river as a guide to dropping their bombs...

‘The Sister That Walks In The Night’

Rebecca Bracken nee Sheridan was born in 1916 at Gortaree, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on the border...

Early Memories: Stone Steps, an Air-raid Shelter and a Rescue

Stone steps led down from the back door into a yard with an outside lavatory and a coal house... I remember...

Through the Eyes of a Child

Although I was too young to feel frightened of what was happening around me in London, clearly my parents...

A Spy in the House

Our neighnours at no.100 were a middle aged couple,the husband a retired police detective.All households in...

A Near Miss

At the outbreak of World War II I was 9 years old and lived in The Avenue, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead and...

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