Childhood in South East London during The Blitz

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  • Interviewee name: Joyce Ivy Amis

  • Joyce Pearson grew up in Eltham, South East London. When she was 8 the Second World War started and she was evacuated with her brother to Ashford, Kent. Luckily, after 9 months she was sent back to her mother just as the war was starting so she spent the duration of the war in London In part 1 of her interview she recounts her personal experience of being evacuated and living with The Blitz on her doorstep, along with her dis-jointed schooling and having to sleep in a bunker that her father built every night.

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from Linda Chandler 20th Oct 2015, 06:50

This is my Godmother, lovely to see this interview and hear her talking about her experiences. Thelma sends her love xx