Smallthorne In Wartime – By Betty Leake

When war was declared on September 3rd, 1939, I was nine years’ old, just going up into Class 3 at Smallthorne School. We lived in Victoria Street (now Regina Street), next door but one to the side entrance of Victoria Methodist Chapel. The School was at the other end of the street. We already knew something of what to expect. Our Mum had had two brothers in the last war and, as a teenager, had been taken to London by her sister-in-law to wave off her eldest brother going to the Dardanelles.

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