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Children's Memories

The stories in this "Children" section are the personal memories of people who were very young at the time of the blitz. I have (fairly arbitrarily) defined children as those up to the age of 11.

Wartime events clearly made a very deep impression, and the memories contain a lot of detail from those who were so young at the time.

Memory is a strange thing. Some 60 years after the events, some memories are vivid and completely accurate, while others have odd inaccuracies that the person remembering doesn't realise they have. Where there is reason to believe that a person has remembered wrongly, comments have been added to explain why.

Where other information would help put the stories into context, these have been added too.

In this section are the following stories.

Annette's story

Annette has added her memory to the Memories Book. I have moved it here and added a photograph and some comments.

Barbara's story

Barbara used to live in Odd Down and she provided her story for the exhibition that was mounted by the Project to mark the 61st anniversary of the Bath blitz.

Brian's story

Brian lived in Brook Road. He provided his story for the exhibition that was mounted by the Project to mark the 61st anniversary of the Bath blitz.

Clifford's story

Clifford added his memory to the Memories Book. I have moved it here so that I can add some photographs to illustrate it with.

David's story New

David mailed his memories of The Paragon from the Bladud Buildings end of it.  I have moved it here so that I can add some photographs to illustrate it with.

Dorothy's story

Dorothy mailed her memories of Park Street for the Memories Book. I have moved it here so that I can add some photographs to illustrate it with.

Geoffrey's story

Geoffrey sent us his story in response to a press appeal for memories to use at the 2009 service.

Joy's story

Joy was a young girl, living with her family in a flat in Stanley Road.

Kathleen's story

Kathleen lived in Norfolk Buildings. She provided her story for the exhibition that was mounted by the Project to mark the 61st anniversary of the Bath blitz.

Linda's story

Linda was a visitor to Bath, staying with her aunt in Bennett Street.

Maureen's story

Maureen's family moved away from the bombing in Plymouth, and arrived in Bath just before the Bath Blitz. She lived in Stuart Place.

Mike's story

Mike lived with his family in Richmond Place, near Beacon Hill. These are his memories he e-mailed to me.

Teresa's story

Teresa came to Bath when her father, who worked for the Admiralty, was transferred at the start of the war. She was living in the Royal Crescent at the time of the blitz.

Also children, but their stories appear in another section.

John's story

John's story is in the Archives section.

Another Mike's story

Mike lived with his family in The Close in Twerton. His story is in the Archives section.

 


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