I remember being told there was going to be a war when I was about nine. We used to listen for German planes as we were told that their engines would miss a beat and we were all really scared at the time. We put an Anderson shelter into the garden but, as children, we didn’t quite realise how difficult things were going to be. In the 1940’s we had a lot of bombing in the area. It was very scary. We used to go down the shelter when the air raid sirens came and I remember my mother was pregnant with my youngest sister Jose who was actually born at 34 Union Street. During her pregnancy she used to take us down the shelter and shield us by laying almost on top of us, in case any bombs fell near.
I will never forget being evacuated…….
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Veronica has an amazing story to tell; from childhood memories of her evacuation during the war to her pantomime days at Gray’s department store and her later years as a beautician at Rackham’s Birmingham. A charming and amusing book that will warm your heart.