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John's Story

I was evacuated in 1939 just before the war was declared we were sent to Eastbourne on the coast in East...

A Brighton Boy's Wartime Diary February 1941

Today is the last day for writing about our wartime meals which are for today fatbread, bacon, two cups of...

winchelsea sussex 1943

I have always thought that I had been born in Winchelsea, registered in Trowbridge in Sussex... After...

Worthing War Memoriesicon for Story with photo

We had evacuees from London, a mother and a daughter of my age,. Mum and I were evacuated to Royston; there...

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Broken Biscuits

Biscuits, even broken biscuits, were a luxury in wartime... The owner was so grateful he gave us a bag of...

"Dieppe Day" by Jean Siney (nee Rigden)

The Dieppe assault was fronted by the Canadians, many of whom were camped near us in Sussex. The raid was...

Snarl-up in Brighton

As a young subaltern in a gunner unit preparing for the invasion of Normandy I was ordered to take a dozen...

Death by Tractor

I was in the Land Army during the war stationed at Sweet Hill and Warren Farm Brighton. We had some good...

Seven Brothers Went off to War

Gunner Ernest Lindfield served with the Merchant Navy on the anti aircraft ships and part of the convoy...

In the NAAFI, Sheffield and Horsham

I had to catch three buses to get to Sheffield from my home which was in a village Nr Barnsley,it was...

Evacuated from Brighton to Ripponden

I was evacuated from Brighton to Ripponden in 1941 at the age 7 and was there until 1944....

Unwanted

I was 12 when war broke out on 3 September 1939, living on Waddon Road in Croydon, with my parents, younger...

Being a Child in Lewes in WW2

I HAD READ A GOVERMENT PAMPHLET WHICH DESCRIBED THE SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE ALREADY RUN-OVER BY THE...

Stan the Poacher

1941: Stan the Poacher. The earliest memory that i laugh about concerns " Old Stan the poacher". It...

After 1939

During the Battle of Britain we were able to watch the streams of high flying German aircraft flying...

A Young Boy in the War, and His Baptism With Death

I went back to Eastbourne, the next thing that I remember was that a cargo ship floundered on the coast; it...

Old Surrey Hall

Colonel and Mrs Anderson who lived there, decided that rather than the Army requisitioning their house,...

Evacuees Story: From Croydon to Bognor Regis and Back

We as a family, my three sisters and mother, Dad stayed at home, were evacuated to Bognor Regis, to a...

Queen Victoria has a Hole in Her Skirts.

I remember as a young lad my Nan telling me to look at the Queen Victoria Statue at the southern end of...

The Bombing of St Cuthman's

The nearby St Cuthman's Church was hit by one of three bombs which fell that night, on the church, the...

The Rabbit

One bright cold moonlit night, when one of the older girls was returning from a dance in Haywards Heath...

Run For Your Life !

In 1941 I was 8 years old and it was on one wet and rainy day that I went with my Mum...

Close Shave.

My mum said,"They have got us bad this time". Eventually when the all clear siren sounded we...

My Mother: CSM in the ATS

My mother, Eileen Russell nee Brown was a member of the ATS during WW2... Mum was a member of the British...

My Little Bit

One of them took us to the trench, showed us how to use the field telephone, gave us a pair of field...

De-Mobbing and a Birth!

My mother worked in Brighton where she did fire-watching, parachute packing and worked in an ammunition...

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