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Air Raid Shelters

There was an air raid shelter in the back lane which everyone in the street used.Marys husband Robert...

Sooty Times in Wallsend

My sister crided for her milk bottle and my mum returned to the house... I also rememeber a land mine...

Mercy Run

My cousin that we were staying with set out to run from Ovington to Prudhoe. Some time after a magnificent...

Boyhood experiences

I ran home and asked my mother if she had seen the plane, and she answered in the negative, having been too...

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A Very Special 'Bonfire Night'

Staffordshire County Council libraries, on behalf of the author, have submitted this story. My dad put one...

A Fishy Funeral

When his mother demanded to know what all the tears were for, it seemed that his older brother Eddie's...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: Working in a Munitions Factory

I made parts for fighter planes on a production line, the factory was just beside an RAF airfield, which...

Air Raid Shelter in The Gardenicon for Story with photo

Told to Christine Barker at VE Day Celebrations in Beveley 2005 by Sybil Clay nee Harvey Sarah Harvey. My...

Memories Of The Raid

I was about 10 years old, and my Dad was in the `Home Guard`, I was in a neighbours shelter as bombs...

Evacuation in Chappton

I was evacuated when i was twelve years old from my home in Byker to a place in Norththuberland called...

Saint Cuthberts Mist

The Cathedral was founded by the monks of Lindisfarne when they brought the body of Saint Cuthbert south,...

An Unexpected Visitor

My brother who was in the Army was posted at a centre in Gateshead, where he was a Bren gun carrier...

Happy Days

During the war she had her mother with her, 2 brothers and also her friends, they were rationed on lots of...

My Sweet Couponsicon for Story with photo

I loved and treasured my sweet coupons,as I had a very sweet tooth, my Mother kept my tokens for me, I kept...

Evacuated

We left from Gateshead East station, full trains of kids... In 1940 I went of to my mothers cousin in...

My Memories of the Air-Raid on the Wilkinson Factory in North Shields

The Wilkinsons Factory on King Street in North Shields had a communal shelter for the whole area in...

War Time Memories: The Civil Nursing Reserve

A Civil Defence Rescue Section was also formed; members of the St John Ambulance Brigade from Jarrow and...

Memories of a Child: In North Sunderland

They bombed the railway between Seahouses and Chathill - it was thought they had been bombing the Tyne and...

What Happened to Your Hair?

During WW2 he was based in Burhma, India and also involved in the Dunkirk Landings... I remeber father...

war! what war?

I was born in newcastle upon tyne on december the third 1940. My father had already joined the r.a.f....

Shepherd Pilot

A shepherd came running towards us and into our building to ring the authorities as he had discovered a...

Street Party for V.E.Dayicon for Story with photo

She is on the left in the small picture, and the gentleman standing behind was a Mr Butterworth, a...

The Italian Jobs

I remember when the Italian prisoners of war were held at Wylam, Northumberland. They used to go down to...

German Bombers Over Craster

We used to watch the German bombers come in across the sea, because Dunstanborough Castle was a landmark....

Memories of Tyne and Wear: The NAAFI

I was born in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear in1916. I later got married in 1959 to Richard Common and became a...

Derek Inness

In 1940 - 1943 I remember in an air raid we went to an Anderson Shelter. there was a string of bombs...

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