John Kelly in Newcastle upon Tyne - the 1940's

from BBC WW2 People's War:

Towards the end of the war, when the doodle bugs were dropping on London we actually got some evacuee ‘cockney’ kids into our northern school. They talked in a very funny way, and we could scarcely understand a word they said. When we were convinced that they were not actually Germans in disguise we became quite friendly towards them but they always seemed foreign. The radio was all-important especially ‘Children’s Hour’ and ‘Toy-town’ and Uncle Mac, but we also listened to the News which always seemed to begin with something like: ‘Here is the News and this is Alvar Liddell …   more >>
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Ashley Leather, Audrey Lewis, Iain C Macpherson, Joan Styan, John Gardiner, John Kelly, Joseph J Brown, Josie Vernon and Tom Canning, BBC WW2 People's War. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402146591658 accessed: 30 November, 2021 (BBC WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar)

location of experience: Newcastle upon Tyne

Listeners

Listening to

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There'll be bluebirds pver the white cliffs of Dover
written by Nat Burton, Walter Kent
performed by Vera Lynn

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:09:51 +0100