SMHS meeting: My wartime childhood memories

21 May 2014

At long last in May, long time SMHS member, Phil Wooller, shared with us his boyhood memories of WW2. Phil was 10 years old at the outbreak of war and living on his father's farm near Arlington in East Sussex.

Gas masks, evacuees, bombing raids, plane crashes, big guns and Army training exercises all became commonplace to Phil, whose recollections are remarkably clear after the intervening years.

Phil's experiences, often hairy but always exciting, were not shared in the same light by the adults that surrounded him! One thing is for sure Phil's memories illustrated how active a role Sussex and the skies above it played throughout the war.

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7.30pm for 8.00pm start
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Royal Oak Public House,
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