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Recollections of a London Evacuee in Worcestershire

The war situation then took a turn for the worse with the German Army invading Belgium, Holland and France...

HMS King George V - My Experiences

I was born in Worcester, the second child, but eldest son of James Hancox and Ada Florence Hancox. I was...

Story of a Dark Night: Rescued After 9 Hours Under Collapsed Gun Factory, Redditch

Story of a Dark Night: Rescued After 9 Hours Under Collapsed Gun Factory, Redditch. We reach the stairs and...

Memories of a Young Girl Working in WW2icon for Story with photo

On the morning of our wedding, I was up at 5 a.m. helping to cut the sandwiches and mid-morning I had to...

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A real Tommy Atkins 1940 - 1946

Then out of the blue war broke out with Germany and I on the 28th March 1940 I enlisted in the Army...

The Day War Broke Out: A Schoolgirl in Birmingham

I moved into another world of a semi-detached home with a lovely red brick fireplace with gleaming brasses,...

Losing a Son

On the afternoon of June 8th 1940 some German planes flew over Ipswich while I was in Holywells Park having...

Make Do and Mend, Christmas and Readjusting

In fact my worst experience was with one of our own soldiers who had been injured and was recovering in the...

Memories of a School Boy from World War II

This had searchlights, guns, nissan huts, and military personnel stationed there with sentries on the gates...

Memories from Members of Astley Lunch Club, Worcestershire.icon for Story with photo

THESE ARE STORIES FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GREAT WITLEY, WORC; MALVERN; LONDON, CARDIFF; LANCASTER,...

Living and Working in Kidderminster

My sister was weaving blankets in the local Carpet Factory and I was employed at 25 MU R.A.F. Hartlebury in...

Taking in Evacuees

In a week or two The evacuees began to arrive in the village; some came from Rookery Road School in...

Tea and Rock Cake at Canteen

Not being able to get off the camp, due to there being no transport, except one little bus on Saturday...

A Child's Experiences

The first thing to learn was that in the event of an air raid, a man called an Air Raid Warden would...

Bombings

During this time the Royal Artillery had had anti-aircraft guns on the golf links at Stourbridge and one...

Enlisted

Bear in mind that “D” Day was June 6th 1944 and that the Allied forces had reached Brussels and...

Receiving an Evacuee

Beryl's two sisters also came to Bromsgrove. However I am happy to say that in 1989 Beryl came to...

Baby Evacuee: London to Worcestershire

Lord Ismay was a member of the War Cabinet and spent a great deal of time in London but when he did...

Eating Out at the Civic.

The civic restaurant was opened in the town hall in Worcester to get people to eat proper balanced meals...

Farm Memories

Mum and Dad had full-size ones, and this woman wanted to give me one that looked like Mickey Mouse, but I...

Surviving Rationing

Meat was a real luxury at this time so we ate mainly spam, sausages and scrag ends at home. Every weekend...

Evacuation to Worcestershire

After living for a short while at two unsatisfactory addresses as an evacuee from my suburban Birmingham...

Memories of Kidderminster as a Youngster During WW2

We all went home cheering and shouting "hooray for Hitler". Another bomb fell on a house at...

Farming At Norton Near Worcester

ELIZABETH TROUGHTON'S parents were farmers at Norton near Worcester, but her three brothers were all...

The Searchlight Battery at Shrawley

My brother told me that one night in 1940 the Army came with lorries, a search light and a gun and set...

The Home Guard defend the A 44 road from German Invaders.

Wartime on a hopyard near Pershore, Worcs. The idea was that when a German motorcyclist was driving along...

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