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Choir practice brings back memories from isolated war time England, when a song was first sung
It was gas marks rather than mobile phones for the school children of 1939
Forget sheer cliffs and exposed peaks, it's the bombed out buildings of Notting Hill that were ripe climbing territory for 1940s wartime youngster, Basil Jacques
The grave news that Britain is at war with Germany is announced to unruly youngsters in a Somerset sweet shop
A chance conversation with a lifeguard proved valuable sooner than reader, Sam Almond, ever guessed
'Mother told me to fight back and I did'; a 'literal child' is sent to bed with no supper
Oldie reader, Peter Walton, takes a trip down Memory Lane
Vivian Nind remembers sub-editors busy with black marker pens and elderly men perched over proofs, far superior to the modern spell-check
Memory lane by Oldie reader, Mark Milbank
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