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Memories of Tyne and Wear: Raising a Family Through War

He could not sign up for the war because of his health, so during the war he drove the buses to the...

War Memories of Stanley Robinson 1920 - 1991 by Jean Kirkland

On the back of the photgraph og G.H. Witters the wrting says 'Many greetings to our liberators...

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Uncle Fred was “bombed out” and Kathleen's family home had the windows blown out......

Air Raid Recollections of WW2

The other crew members from the plane were Feldwebel Franz Olssen - Navigator, Gefreiter Hans Schiealinski...

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Night Raid on the Tyne. 1942.

Children brought toys, or prams with their dollies, And their parents brought blankets and flasks of hot...

Wartime School Days in Newcastle upon Tyne

Boys had school ties and caps; girls wore velour hats or panama straw hats with school bands, or berets...

Working in the Laundry

I was working in the Co-op laundry in Wallsend when war broke out, so that's where I stayed because...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: A Shop Assistant in Newcastle

The bus windows were darkened and the buses didn't stop if the sirens went off... My worst memory was...

Evacuation

David was ill all the time we were there znd after a lot of thought my mother wnet back home with him,...

The Lake District

I was evacuated in September l939 from Todds Nook School in Newcastle upon Tyne along with my two brothers...

Bomb Disposal work in the North Easticon for Story with photo

They made him up to Sergeant, and he worked all round Newcastle digging these bombs up and making them...

Time in the Forces: On a Gun Site in High Howden

Before going in the forces while hairdressing the culliery was bombed... I think its just experience of...

Working at Raine and Company ("the Delta")

It was like a scene from Hades when the molten iron came out the men had these suspended tongs, which they...

Three different stories.

The names of the people I interviewed on 13th of April 2005 were Jim, Hilary and Jean: Q: When war broke...

My Wartime Experience by Maisie Polwarth

The wedding was planned for Monday April 27th 1942 and the previous Tuesday, call up papers arrived for me...

Northumberland RAF Memories

Three of my colleagues led by Lance Bombardier Bob Furness, from Gosforth ran up to meet the crew and they...

Beatrice Leeicon for Story with photo

644 Battery was based at Carlton Hall Farm near Yeadon, then we moved to the Adel area of Leeds. I would...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: Nursing Through Air Raids and Rationing

I was employed as a Junior Nurse at the time of World War II and later progressed on to become a staff...

Homecoming from Dunkirk

The family in Sunderland were alerted to Jims failing health by Rachel when she wrote to her brother in law...

Reminiscences

I was playing cowboys and indians and took a flying leap over the back of the settee and landed both feet...

War Memories of North Shields

I was evacuated to Long Framligton with my mother, her sister, her child and my younger brother. I used to...

That Russian Dancing Girl

The next day the outfit arrived and our Joan looked a real Bobby Dazzler in a Russian Girl's dancing...

Our Sergeant Major: Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

When we were in Germany, Titch Burbridge often used put to us on guard duty, which entailed patroling...

A Frightening Journey

I still have that mental picture of these children being walked up the lane from the station with some...

Daft Orders

Mildred Ferrie became a typist in 1938 and shortly after this joined the women's army... Luckily, the...

VE Day Party

It was there that the older boys made a huge bonfire and I remember that before night-fall some of the boys...

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