Videos tagged with london

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evacuation and the aftermath of the Blitz in the City of London

Evelyn Jajechnyk was born and raised in the City of London. She was 12 when she was evacuated with her sister to Norfolk and they stayed there for 3 years during the worst of the bombing. In this interview Evelyn recounts some of her childhood war-time experiences... She remembers the huge difference between the busy market street she lived in in London and the idyllic countryside in Norfolk. Upon her return to London after 3 years she was faced with a destroyed London and on her first night back her parents took her to Aldwych tube station to the shelter... Evelyn also recounts one other incident with a molotov cocktail stuck to her roof!

Historic moment as Olympic Flame passes through Walpole Park, Ealing

Historic moment as Olympic Flame passes through Walpole Park, Ealing

Crowds of people gathered at Ealing's Walpole Park for what was an historical day for the London Borough of Ealing as the Olympic Flame passed through the streets of this famous and historic town on Tuesday 24th July 2012. The video was filmed at Walpole Park, which was the final leg of the torch's journey through West London. The flame in the video went by at approximately 18:57pm.

National Service and Life in post-war Hackney

National Service and Life in post-war Hackney

Alex Mitchell speaks in a very positive light about his time doing National Service. He was fortunate to have job where he did not have to train or due guard duty but look after the officers, a 'Back Man' as it used to be called. It was a great atmosphere and he even formed a Skiffle band with some of the other men. Alex also talks about how he met his wife and how she waited for him after until after he finished his National Service when they consequently got married. Alex has always lived in Hackney, East London. He recalls what the area was like in the 60s and 70s and how he used to see the Quay Brothers out and about the place...

Being a child in the Blitz

Being a child in the Blitz

Bridget Kennedy talks about what it was like growing up through the London Blitz and the things she saw.

Leaving Trinidad for London in the 1960s

Leaving Trinidad for London in the 1960s

In the concluding part of her interview Tara Ramdeen recounts the journey she made almost 60 years ago when she left her tropical island life in Trinidad and went on a 3 week boat journey to come to England and start a career in nursing in the 1960s.