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He Fell Out of Bed: An Air Raid in Newcastle

by stoke_on_trentlibs

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Jean Colclough
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Burslem - Stoke-on-Trent
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29 June 2004

This story was submitted to the peoples war web site by Stoke-on-Trent libraries on behalf of Jean Colclough and has been added to the site with her permission.
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During the war lived at Wolstanton near Newcastle. My father was an air raid warden and took his job very seriously.
I remember one night the sirens going off.
We all dived under the table and as we did we heard an enormous thud coming from upstairs.
My brother had been been so startled by the siren he had literally fallen straight out of bed!

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