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My Childhood Memories of World War II

I remember when the German bombers came over, us children knew the difference in the sound, then the siren...

Memories Of The War

Philip and his friends were playing around the first unexploded bomb in Marsh Lane, not realising the...

Dorothy Fisher-Childhood memories

What I do remember is when the air raid sirens used to go and we were all tucked up nice and warm...

Memories - Bill Farrant

At about the age of 15 I joined Paterson's Engineering Company, Bow, East London to learn a trade....

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A Starry Night in Swansea 1941 part 3

The Patti Pavilion was a popular dance hall for local girls and servicemen of several nations. With the...

The Anderson Shelter

The back and front panels were put in place, gaps around the sides were filled with earth, the top was...

Life in a Air-Raid Shelter

I remember that to cover up the noise of the bombs, my dad brought a little organ from home and he used...

Liverpool to London and badk - Wartime Travels

Ronnie was missing over Germany but there were still parties every night at my Liverpool grandparents....

An Old Eastenders Boyhood Memories Part 3: Black Saturday 1940icon for Story with photo

The siren blared out as I sat in the garden, lost in a world of my own, digging away at the sun-baked...

Anderson Shelter Birthicon for Story with photo

I was born on the 29th June 1944, at Bexleyheath in kent, opposite the trolly bus depot in Erith Rd where...

And So War Began..

This was inveneted by MP Sir John Anderson, the Home Secretary, and became known as an Anderson shelter......

Shelters

We trooped up the garden to survey their handiwork, and found the pit full of water. When my stepfather...

That Dreadful Wailing Siren

I remember standing in Kings Cross or Euston station one day along with my two brothers pushing and being...

War - A Boy - London (The Anderson Shelter)

WAR - A BOY - LONDON THE ANDERSON SHELTER In the long back garden of our house in London we had an...

I helped to dig the Anderson Shelter!

In Grandad's garden we all helped to dig out a large hole for the Anderson shelter, which my Dad and...

War Life in Norwich

I was at home in Norwich with my two children during World War Two, while my husband, Cecil, was away with...

A Child at War

My Gran lived in number 9 three doors away with my uncle Harold and Grandad Nevison. Grandpa was a...

Aircrews for Tea

I also remember they used to come round and ask us if we'd have airmen round for tea from the Meir...

Air Raid Shelter Reminiscences

We did have a memeory from a lady who had been at the Broadway cinema in Meir when the sirens went -...

Schools, Anderson Shelters and Shops: Childhood Memories of Norwich

It later became a bus station and after that a car park....

Air Raids Over Jarrow

Dad used the railway sleepers to make bunks for us and we children slept in the Anderson shelter every...

The Beginning of a New Era

I was in school during the war years in the Kingswood area and remember the first barrage balloon that went...

Swindon During a Bombing Raid

I so remember the night when Kembrey Street was bombed — running down the garden with Mum and Dad and...

Happy Memories of the Shelter

The shelter had bunk beds in and my mother would read us Winnie the Pooh stories. A birdie with a yellow...

Build Your Own Air Raid Shelter

My father was in the local police and my sister worked for the Min.of Food at King's Hall in Stoke and...

My Grandad's Story

One night a little time after our shelter was in place the air raid sirens sounded and my parents woke me...

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