1959 - The Go Cart - a childhood memory

Narrator: Brian Baker
Date: 2004

Here’s the scene. It’s 1959 and the Baker family are living at 112 Middle Wall, Whitstable. Even in those days Middle Wall was but a shadow of it’s heyday at the end of the 1800’s when it was the place to live if you were upwardly mobile. The house was actually two

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Air Raids in London and Whitstable

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People in story: Mrs Peg Clayson
Location of story: Peckham, London/Whitstable
Background to story:  Civilian
Article ID: A8594625
Contributed on: 17 January 2006

Born in Peckham, South London my first memories start in 1940. I was almost six months pregnant with my first child and my husband had been called up for the army. I was living

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V1 and V2 Rockets

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People in story:              Elizabeth Innes-Smith
Location of story:           Whitstable, Kent
Background to story:     Civilian
Article ID:                      A5024521
Contributed on:             12 August 2005

Whitstable was in the

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The Home Guard

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People in story:             Ken Palmer
Location of story:          Whitstable
Background to story:    Civilian Force
Article ID:                     A8498938
Contributed on:            13 January 2006

To those of us in the ‘Front

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Swimming onto trouble

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People in story:                 Alan Archer
Location of story:              Whitstable
Background to story:        Civilian
Article ID:                         A4411414
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Mother captured a parachutist

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People in story: Nellie Hughes
Location of story: Whitstable, Kent
Article ID: A2298657
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Identity Cards

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People in story:             Enid Chidwick, Mabel Hutchings,
Location of story:          Whitstable.
Background to story:    Civilian
Article ID:                     A2651447
Contributed on:            20 May 2004

Enid and her mother came to

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Childhood in Whitstable

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People in story:          Eileen Trent nee Moore
Location of story:       Whitstable
Background to story: Civilian
Article ID:                  A2945234
Contributed on:         25 August 2004

The author of this story has understood the rules and regulations of the site and has agreed that his

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Bombing

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People in story:           Mrs Peg Clayson
Location of story:        Peckham, London/Whitstable
Background to story:  Civilian
Article ID:                  A8594625
Contributed on:          17 January 2006

Born in

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Blasted out of bed

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People in story:            Alan Archer
Location of story:         Whitstable
Background to story:   Civilian
Article ID:                    A4411405
Contributed on:          09 July 2005

In January 1941 I was living in the Coast Guard houses

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