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Earliest memory of World's Oldest man

Earliest memory of World's Oldest man

Henry William Allingham was born on 6th June 1896 and, at the time he gave this interview, was a supercentenarian, World War I veteran and at the age of 113 years and 13 days, the oldest living man in the world. Here Henry talks about his earliest memories (around 1899), those of seeing his Father who was ill with tuberculosis. His father died when Henry was 3 years old and he was then brought up by his Mother and grandparents. Henry died not long after this on the 18th July 2009.

Postwar London

Postwar London

Maureen Beer was born in 1940 and lived through the Second World War. Here she talks about her days postwar of being a Teddy girl, and her working life in a factory.

Memories of World War Two

Memories of World War Two

Maureen Beer was born in 1940 and although very young at the time she has memories of the Second World War that she shares here. She talks about evacuation, the bomb shelters and losing her Mum's rationing book!

Life during WW2

Life during WW2

Doris Boost was born in 1908. Here she talks about what life was like in London during the Second World War, the bombs falling and the shelters.

Growing up during First World War

Growing up during First World War

Doris Boost was born in Dalston, London in 1908. She has lived in the Dalston area all her life. Here she talks a little about her memories of her early life including war and school.