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Prudhoe Girls Training Corps

Our trainers were Lady Megan Lloyd George, Lady Mountbatten and one of the Baden Powells. They were super...

An Interview of Amelia and Mildred about the War.

An Interview of Amelia and Mildred about the War. This is the interview of Mildred and Amelia, taken place...

Colliery Village, County Durham

DIG FOR VICTORY- a Having a love for gardening even at 11 years of age I had my dad break up the...

Life on the Land

I joined the Land Army in 1941 because I was anxious to make a contribution... I left the Land Army in June...

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One Of The Many Air Raids Over The Tyne

The date 15/16April.I lived in Oxford Sreet,No34,with my parents.I was 15 years old.The sirens had sounded...

Early Days: Memories

Pre-war, I was 6 years old of age at the beginning of the war and my first memory of this event was...

My Tartan Skirt

I went to Addison Potter school, Bewick Rd, Howdon... My father made toys for local kids form old bits of...

On the railway

Before the war started, I was employed by the London North-Eastern railway, Tyneside Electrifed area as a...

Temp

The date 15/16April.I lived in Oxford Sreet,No34,with my parents.I was 15 years old.The sirens had sounded...

It's Not a Bomb...It's Lightning!

I was evacuated at the age of 9 from North Tyneside and was sent to Keelney, Northumberland. My brother was...

Sunderland Evacuee

I had just started Hendon Valley Road School when war was declared, I remember one day when I got to school...

Evacuation

I went to Alnwick, we had to stand in lines like sheep waiting to be picked,my friend and I were taken into...

ARPO50 - Public Transport by Stan Driver

If my friend and I wanted to see a film ib the town, we would go for a bus, and if we...

WW2 A Day on the Beach at Whitley Bay 1940

It was during the August school holidays in the summer of 1940,it seemed to be quite good weather from...

Evacuation - from Newcastle

Either I didn't listen too well, or the explanations were too vague, but to my horror and total...

War experiences

We had a ggod nosh up of jacket potatoes, mams rice pudding and some cocoa... My brother was in the Royal...

A child in Newcastle Upon Tyne

My step-dad, who was too old for active service, continued to work at his daytime job but then worked with...

Evacuee, A Sister for Life

She nursed Robert through a very long illness until he died. If I phone her husband will shout ‘Dora,...

Evacuation - Olga's Story

My mother, Olga Atkinson, as she was then, lived in Gateshead with her parents Harry and Nellie, older...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: The Shipyards and the Blackout

My name is Ben Alderson and I am 81 years old, I was brought up in a family of eight in Wallsend,...

Milk and Food: After The War

I used to take a bowl and a jug to the school there was about 5 ladies standing servingg soup and dinner...

Encounter with a German Bomber

We were sitting upon the peak of a hill next to the bungalow when the loud roar of an engine, the roar...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: A Shipyard Worker and an Air Raid Warden

I worked all my life in Wallsend shipyards, North Tyneside ....

NE. WW11 THE END.

The second world war ended on the 2nd of SEPTEMBER 1945,and there was a party to be held not far from my...

Memories of Newcastle during the War

Ethal couldn't have a pention because her husband, which she married during the war, got sick and was...

Irene's Story

I lived in Walker near the ship yards were there was lots of air raids but not as many as london had......

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