Videos posted by STEVE PALMER

BERT YOUNG IS 96

BERT YOUNG IS 96

Bert Young worked on the railways and was station master in the Hampshire village of Breamore until the branch line was closed by Beeching. He has just celebrated his 96th birthday, and today he turned up at the Breamore Breakfast Brunch where the villagers sang happy birhday to him, and made him a cake. Happy birthday Bert!

Fleeing from the Nazis in 1938

Fleeing from the Nazis in 1938

This is part 2 of Harry's story of fleeing from the Nazis in 1938, as told to the children of the King Alfred School in Golders Green. It includes the kids' questions about what life was like for him during and after the war, and ends with an arresting and salutary thought

Being a small boy in Austria when the Germans invaded

Being a small boy in Austria when the Germans invaded

Harry Stevens was born in 1924 in Austria. His father was Jewish and so was persecuted by the Nazis when they invaded. Harry was 14 when he was put on a train by his parents, and wouldn't see them again for 7 years. Others were much less fortunate. He tells his story to the children of the King Alfred School at their Heritage Day. Part 2 follows.....

HOW A LAND-LOCKED SCHOOL CAME TO TAKE UP SAILING!

HOW A LAND-LOCKED SCHOOL CAME TO TAKE UP SAILING!

How does a land-locked school between Hampstead and Golders Green in north London develop a fine tradition of sailing? Physics teacher and sailing-enthusiast John Peisley tells the story to Dermot Murnaghan. And by the way, this is John's last year at the school and it's plain that he will be sorely missed!

Discovering diaries from 60 years ago.

Discovering diaries from 60 years ago.

When Rita was clearing out her mother's house after she had died, she came across her father's diary for 1947 - which was the year Rita's parents had met. She also came across around 100 letters which told the story of their courtship - which gave Rita a whole new perspective on her parents' lives and early love. It a heart-warming and lovely story, as told to Dermot Murnaghan.