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Childhood memories of Cardiff in WW2

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Contributor was born on the day Pearl Harbour was attacked (7th December 1941).

Early childhood in Cardiff during WW2.

Grew up living near steelworks - father worked there. Lived through bombing and fire-bombing of industrial areas of Cardiff and saw bombing of steelworks and ARP Wardens working. Remembers hiding in Anderson Shelter with father, brother - in cupboard behind the stairs.

Remembers the end of war period - street parties for VE Day, going around to bonfire sites, and later to victory parades in Cardiff.

Recalls from her childhood having a strong fear of the Germans.

Father also served as a member of the Home Guard.


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Mary Bradford

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Mary F Bradford

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Themself - her own memories

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Shared at American Library, Norfolk on 20 January 2024.

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115230 | NOR009