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Stories categorised in 'Hertfordshire'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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We moved to Welwyn Garden City- Dad took over the Optical practice of Mr. Musson, who apparently had an...

Wartime Memories, East Ham and Hertsicon for Recommended story

My friend and I both worked for the insurance side of the business when I was not on audit and we girls...

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A so-called Doodlebug landed on my home, destroying everything that I owned and uprooting the Anderson...

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The translation of the caption in the German Newspaper that Willy sent, reads approximately: 'The...

My Dad's Army - the Garston Platoon of the Home Guardicon for Recommended story

The fictitious events portrayed in the Dad's Army TV series bear an uncanny similarity to those of real...

Memories of a Hertfordshire Childhood in Wartimeicon for Recommended story

As soon as the bombing started, he was sent to keep the telephone exchanges working - to Liverpool,...

Jaywick: Family Life in Hitchinicon for Recommended story

When Edith had recovered and discharged it was felt prudent that David should remain at Briar Patch for a...

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My Mother joined the Land Army during the war, and was sent to grow vegetables on what had been the playing...

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By Mary Slack: One Sunday afternoon during the war, my brother and I were playing camping in the bedroom...

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