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15 October 2014
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Stories categorised in ''Tales from Wartime Teesside' by Frank Philip Mee '. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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My Father the Fire Watchericon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Dad was a Fire Watcher, when the Sirens went and we headed for the air raid shelter he had built in the...

My Mother, the War Workericon for Recommended story

She went to Goosepool Aerodrome where the Canadian Airforce was stationed for most of the war, flying heavy...

It's Over: VE Day in Stockton-On-Teesicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The Saturday dances in Stockton Middlesbrough and Darlington could become quite riotous at times with us...

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Thunder clouds This sunny afternoon, with us Norton Green boys fighting another needle match with the boys...

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A Night at the pictures

We had two Cinema's in Norton, an old one called the Avenue and a nice new one called the Modern. We...

Busy Wartime River Tees

The people of the Tees valley worked hard for the war effort, people like Uncle Raymond with his Hangers...

The Beginning.

I had to feed the animals with Mum when Dad could not get home and that meant washing bags of potato's...

Early Days

Then we all bathed kids first Mum Dad then the dogs, Dad then bailed it out before hanging it back on the...

Reluctant Private Evacuee.icon for Story with photo

Aunty Rose as we came to call her was a really lovely lady, she had not been married long and her husband...

Active Army Cadetsicon for Story with photo

At 13 I lied about my age and joined the Army Cadet's, you were supposed to be thirteen and a half......

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Regular Army officers NCO's and PT Instructors arrived from Brancepeth the DLI depot and set to work on...

Wartime Schooling in Stockton-on-Tees

Getting there we were all in the assembly when the Head master said some bombs dropped on Northcote and...

Joining Routine

I joined Chatham in November 1942,to be met by a large chap who said here's another one. We were shown...

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There was always some lady who would get me up as I was tall for my age and I knew every dance...

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