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Memories of The War in Byker

We were put on a train at St. Peter's station and taken to Ferryhill station and taken to Chilton where...

One of the Many Air-Raids Over the Tyne

For 2 years,I worked for Tom S.Fords shop in Park View Whitley Bay.One of my first tasks ,every morning and...

Memories of Tyne and Wear: The Pop Factory

My name is Georgina Lawson and I am 93 years old living in St Peters Residential Home, North Tyneside... I...

Evacuation to Wylam

In 1939 I was evacuated to a Girls school in Wylam... The only time I left the house was to visit soldiers...

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The Day War Broke Out: My New Bicycle, North Shields

I had been delighted to find a new bicycle waiting for me at the foot of my bed... I was more concerned...

Cocoa or Pepper?

One young man was so gratefull that when the camp had orders to move out he presented a large tin of...

My Childhood Memories: Evacuated from Newcastle

When I was two I was evacuated from Newcastle with my Mother to a farm near Wigton in Northumberland....

Delays for schools

Schools and teaching were a problem in the Byker - Walker of North East England where I lived... The...

Plane crashes in the Cheviots by Peggy Dixon of Rothbury, Northumberland

I remember a German plane crashing into the side of the Cheviot, the largest mountain in the Cheviot range...

A Wartime 21st Birthday: Joining the Northumberland Fusiliers

I joined the Territiorial Army at 17 years old for 4 years really to have a holiday.Just before my...

A Firefighter in the War

The first one is: while he was off-duty he was standing looking out to sea,on the North side of the Tyne,he...

Matthew Bank Bombs

I recall one night when the Germans bombed Matthew Bank, my father took us to the front door and we watched...

My Father

He told me that he and his French compatriots would go hunting rabbits around Newcastle-upon-Tyne and make...

A Bomb at Sunderland

My grandparents came from Sunderland and my grandmother used to take us into Sunderland a lot. One day we...

The War Effort, 1940

Afellow pupil who lived at Seaton Sluice invited me to join her picking potatos at Lookout Farm Seaton...

Aunty Under The Table

It was a moon lit night and the German bomber mistook the coast road for the River Tyne. They bombed local...

Memories of the Home Guard

During the war as I was considered to e in a reserved occupation I joined the LDV; the Local Defence...

Plane Crashes over Northumberland

As one of the spitfires tried to join in the path of the plane, it hit the back of one of the...

Shelter in the Playground: In North East England

I remember a nursery rhyme called the Golden Goose; we all used to follow the one who was the goose in a...

Blitz

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Pies

I was standing in the queue for ration of mince pies.Everyone was allowed two pies.I was pregnant at the...

Our Experience with German POW's

The was a couple of German POW's who worked on the farm, and they were very nice and friendly —...

A Sing-song!

Staffordshire County Council libraries, on behalf of the author, have submitted this story. Our local pub,...

He Fell Out of Bed: An Air Raid in Newcastle

My brother had been been so startled by the siren he had literally fallen straight out of bed....

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My mum owned several shops just before the war which she sold for the sake of her health before moving to...

Wartime wool

Martha worked in Hunters wool shop, Northumberland Street... She met her husband in September 1939 and they...

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