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Joan Doyle


from:Liverpool, Crosby

I can remember my Nana telling me about the war and one story that has always stuck in my head was the one I am about to tell you. My nan was only a little girl during WW2 so does not have many stories, but she certainly remembers this one. It was a Sunday and all of their Sunday best was ironed and lined out infront of the fire when all of a sudden the air raid sirens rang. My nan, her sisters and parents managed to get out of the house in time before a bomb came down their chimney. My nan was so shocked and frightened all of her hair fell out.

My grandad also told me about when he was evacuated to Southport, but he hated it that much he ran away back to Crosby and was never sent away again.

My other grandad, grandad Smith was in the Navy. I cant remember the name of the place he was sent or all the details to a tee but it goes something like this. He was sent to another country on a rescue mission, however whilst there his boat left and they were ordered to stay there and wait for some people. These people didnt come for years so they had to live in the church in this town and his beard grew really long.

These may mean nothing or may mean something to you, but I thought I would share them even thought there may be some inaccuracies or lack of detail. I am a primary school teacher and currently researching WW2 for my class in which I came across this site and think that it is a true treasure.

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