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A Chocsit Bigsit [part II]

I know little of such important folk My brother put his foot in it at our first meal, when he interrupted...

Studying in the Army

The course I was taking in the army was run by the National Council of Labour Colleges... In 1909 the...

Evacuee in Burgess Hill

I was 9 when I was evacuated from Bermondsey London to Burgess Hill early in 1940. Fortunately my family...

Life Near a Fighter Base

I was living in a little village called Barnham, which was situated between Tangmere & Ford Naval...

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Do You Sleep Easy at Night?

It was a bit terrifying, but we all went to school next day; my eldest sister went to Art College. My mum...

The White Family at Waricon for Story with photo

During that time my Mum had survived the many raids by Nazi bombers and Doodlebugs, Joyce had been involved...

First Curry and Rice.

I went to a public school and we were evacuated with the school to a country Mansion in Culham,...

Life as an Evacuee

The Bombing of The Shirley Press, Hove

It was one morning during February or March 1943 while I was at work that a lone German raider jettisoned...

Bakery Days in Peacehaven

I made allsorts of cakes, Madeira cakes, fruit cakes and even wedding cakes. During the war I worked as...

Childhood memories - Part 1: In Sussex

I remember the nights of bombing and sleeping on the floor under my grandfather's iron framed bed, but...

My Eventful Non-Evacuation in Littlehampton

Other war work for school children included working in the fields for about ONE SHILLING per hour —...

Being a kid in wartime Brighton

Opposite the park in Preston Road, were large houses filled with Canadian soldiers. I remember that one day...

Surviving the War in Hastings, East Sussex

My mother was 6 weeks off having my brother, and we stumbled over rubble home - which was probably half a...

D-Day in the Sussex Countryside as the Soldiers Left

My mother, sister and myself were living in a game keeper's cottage in Hooksway, a hamlet in Sussex,...

Milk for Chocolate - A Land Girl's life

They would often give me chocolate bars in exchange for the milk —with a round of 1000 customers I...

D-Day Remembrance

I was a Wren Torpedoman and had been sent on a course to become a Leading Wren Torpedoman, this was at...

The Blackthorn Winter Crash - Cissbury Ring

The crew were buried in Sompting St.Mary's Churchyard, and as school children we used to go and look at...

Rationing and Food Shortages

I remember the nightmare of the Welfare food office where my mother sent me for bottles of concentrated...

Fleeting Memories Before the Age of Nine

Towards the end of the war my mother and my sister went to the end of Clarence Road Bognor Regis to watch...

A Chocsit Bigsit [part I]

Ralph was a kind giant, who spent many hours helping me get my tongue around such words as...

My Evacuations

1940 was a hot summer and I shall never forget the evening that we had to leave our beach chalet across the...

Childhood Memories of the War

Then I was evacuated to Port Slade, near Brighton where I was the only child there. In London Mum used to...

Prisoner of War parcels

These had to be brought up on trolleys in a lift, one of the main attractions of the job as far as...

My Experiences of the War - An Evacuees Story

We were evacuated to Hassocks near Brighton. We all got evacuated to a place called Blechley near Milton...

Air Battle Over My Head: Childhood Memories of West Sussex

My father and mother nee Constance Fyson, parted September 1938 and my mother and I came to live in...

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