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Hitler v Brighton Boy Part 1b

Alf exercised economy with security and removed the hall light bulb much to Nellie's annoyance......

A Child from Burgess Hill During World War 2

During the blitz on London German aircraft would fly over head, the air raid siren having sounded almost as...

A Sussex Lad in WW2 - Living in the 'Jettison Area'

When the bombs were being jettisioned around us I remember one evening when my mother had gone down to the...

Evacuation from London

During World War 2, my sister Margaret who was just 2, my brother Ken who was nearly 7, and me aged 9,...

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From A Child During The War-To A Bride In Peace

Our family hair-dressing business and home was opposite the Hastings pier, our postal address was in St...

Evacuation:London to Brighton

The door was opened by a maid in uniform who panicked when she saw it. " I lived in the servant's...

Wartime in the country: A Child in Sussex

The nearest that I can remember our village coming to action was when one day a stray German aeroplane...

Roy’s Memories in Eastbourne

Our landlord, who lived in Spencer Court, ran out across the road into a brick and concrete shelter built...

The world war 2 story of George William Ewens

In April 1945 we sailed to the Far East through the Mediterranean and up the Suez canal until we came to a...

Wartime Memories in a Seaside Town

Back in Brighton and Hove there was barbed wire along the beaches and times were hard for the fishermen as...

Boarding School in Sussex at three in 1943

Apparently it was reported in the London papers and my uncle told me that my mother was panic stricken...

My Parents war

Bet and Chalks made a date to meet a few days later and said goodnight in Chichester town as Chalky had a...

Extracts From A Land Girl's Journalicon for Story with photo

Daphne Byrne Women's Land Army They hang sheets out on the hedges and bushes to dry in the...

A Weapons Expert; at the age of 10!

The next thing we discovered were unused Thunder-flashes, these were every boy's monster banger and...

Memories of Wartime Experiencesicon for Story with photo

My home was in Melbourne Road and that area became known as "Hell Fire Corner" due to the whole...

The East Grinstead Front

I was in a teashop along the London-road when a lone raider released eight high explosive bombs over the...

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We were convinced was an area marked “camp” in old English on ordnance survey maps indicating a...

Gas Masks and Doodle Bugs

Together with my two brothers, we eat, played and slept in the room that had been protected by this...

Blast From Eastbourne's Past

As he descended through the low clouds he would have seen the town destructor works with two tall chimneys,...

S/L Cluster site: Searchlights in East Grinstead

Having arrived back from a course on new equipment, promoted to Bombadier at the ripe old age of 17 I was...

RAF Beachy Head

In 1943 during my time at RAF Beachy Head I was billeted in a civilian guesthouse called "Beachy...

“There’s A German Plane Up There”icon for Story with photo

It is not difficult to imagine the excitement and interest this event caused, as we watched From our...

How I Remember Dieppe Raid: A Child Hospitalised in Chichester

We had other air raids after this and the results were much the same as the first,but slowly there were...

A Day in the Country: Fire Extinguishers, and an Aeroplane Crash, in Sussex

Several people from a nearby cottage were gaping at the scene as firemen with hoses struggled to connect...

Manchester and Other Places From 1930

I attended Crumpsall Lane School and was in the Life Boys at St. Matthews Church, Crumpsall... Soldiers...

Looking Back: Fire Service in Hastings

I, a twenty-two year of firewoman, was transferred from Salford Fire Station where I worked as station...

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