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15 October 2014
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Dodging School

There were about five Anderson Shelters in the street which we had to rush down into when the sirens went...

Entertaining Prisoners of War: In Northumberland

I remember the Italian and the German prisoners working on the farm at West Kyloe... Dad invited two or...

All about the Air-Raids

Molly was born during the war and her most prominent memory is of the air-raids... Molly enjoyed all the...

Barage Balloons

When i was 4 year old 58-59 years ago, there was the barage balloons on benton way bank, the baloons were...

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Evacuation

Peggy Ogilvie was evacuation onto a train in Newcastle with a baby girl she spend abit of time on the train...

A Near Miss

He went "hell for leather", reached his destination, threw his bike on the floor and dived under...

Wrong Station

We got of at the wrong Station when the Benton Guns were going off. My friendof Benton Way near Carville...

Tyne-Teesicon for Story with photo

Worse than hell at times So many don't realise Spending a well-earned penny Friends together A real...

Bananas

After the war had ended my brother in laws mother bought some bananas for pudding. He had never seen one...

Further memories of WW2 in Whitley Bay

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

My Brothers Great Story

My late brother, Tommy Hollingsworth was 20 when the war began and volunterred for everything that was...

The Tyneside Raider

We saw some action over the sea which prompted me to write this poem when we did go back to school -...

Messerschmitt over Chatton, Northumberland

Billy spotted a Messerschmitt flying over head and reported it to the headquarters in Durham, they came...

My Wartime Memories

I started off as a car driver and spent 18 months at Hexham and drove a wagon. I worked for an Army...

The People's Theatre, Rye Hill, Newcastle upon Tyneicon for Story with photo

Martin Collins, People's Theatre Archivist....

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