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Camp for French Refugees

It was established because it was presumed that many French refugees would cross the Channel from the...

Filling Sandbags with the Firemen

I worked in munitions in the war and I remember on the first day war broke out I went to the local...

The Healthiest Children in the Street

Then we'd get our mother's bottle of Eno's Fruit salts — a fizzy powder — and...

Sports Sessions in Preston Park, Brighton

During the war we would go to Preston Park for sports sessions... As the planes flew away, the Canadian...

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Childhood memories - Part 2: East Grinstead

East Grinstead was our nearest town and was home to Archibald McIndoe's pioneering work on burns...

No Fear!

I remember the sirens and the engine noise of the heavy aircraft and going to the Morrison shelter in the...

Whitehall Cinema Bombing in East Grinstead

While I was at the fair, all my friends were in the cheap seats watching a film at the cinema, and a...

Glider Formation

As a small boy aged around 6 I have a vivid memory of being woken one summer evening by my Uncle and...

Brighton's War

Evacuees were posted to Brighton, my mother had two of the children. Planes coming to Brighton would drop...

Replaced by Clark Gable

It was Clark Gable....

A Sunny Sunday, Shoreham-by-Sea

My mother asked me to go to the local pub to tell my father that dinner was ready... I heard a noise,...

School Dinners

The teachers had a golden opportunity to make sure we ate our school dinner, still provided despite the...

The Doodle Bugs

In 1940, My Nan was sitting in her garden on the top of a hill with her Mum and Dad and her...

War in London

I lived at 25 Silwood Street, Rotherhithe at the begining of the war with my parents, older brother &...

Teacakes and toast in Brighton

There were five of us girls and I remember us having teacakes and toast on a tray together....

Mistaken Identity of a Bang!

My mum's friend pushed her up the hall. My dad's friend had a car and they heard a large bang - he...

Goat Attack at Tangmere

After one returning from France, one Squadron returned with a goat that they had captured....

Climbing the Radar

I worked in the WAAF as a radar operator... On the bases we had large towers which the men had to climb...

Childhood memories - Part 3: Doodlebugs over Sussex

Being halfway between the coast and London the RAF had a field day pouncing on these rockets and several...

My Uncle on Brighton Memorial

My uncle - Percy Owen Hay - has his name on Brighton's War Memorial....

Tracer Bullets in Hove

I was going to the local cinema with my brother and we were walking down Olive Road to the Lido and we...

School Boy During WW2

Incident at Worthing

I looked out of the window and saw a German aircraft flying just above the hedge... It was found to be...

East Grinstead at War

East Grinstead at War...

Odeon Cinema

On 14th September 1940 our Mother found that she was sixpence short and we were therefore unable to attend...

winchelsea 1943

I was just a baby when a bomb was dropped on our house in winchelsea east sussex I have only recently been...

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