Posted by: Voices of Kingstanding | January 1, 2011

War memories start to come in

When starting the project I was sure many memories would come in from the 1950’s, but I’ve really been surprised that we have had many recollections from WW2 and the 1940’s. Former and current residents have recalled air raid shelters at Sundridge school and wearing gas masks. We have also had several recollections of American soldiers at a camp in Pheasey. It would be really interesting to accurately locate that camp so please let us know if you can help do that. Finally we have been able to see a photo of a street party held for VE day. Special memories!

E DAY PARTY IN TWICKENHAM ROAD 1945. Copyright Frances Fletcher

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  1. I lived at 905 Queslett Road and my mom told me they would often hear a shot followed by the words”Halt who goes there,friend or foe” Hope this helps.diane


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