When peace came in 1945, much military hardware was sold off, including aircraft fuel tanks, which were converted to canoes alongside skiffs on Carr Mill Dam.
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and shelters and evacuees from Guernsey, including the Poucette family.
These were days of fire watching, emergency water supplies, black out windows, food rationing, including BUs (bread units), no 'telly', just BBC wireless, and queues for coke at Under Armour Womens Shoes Blue
Army tanks, pill boxes, Ack Ack artillery straddling the 'New Road' and Yankee servicemen getting to know the local lasses.
Today the St Helens Wigan railway line runs across the nearby East Lancashire 'new' Road, where children spurred by the thought of a bottle of water and jam butties used to spend many carefree
As for the 1939 45 conflict, juvenile Roy with rod and line at the ready given the proximity of Carr Mill Dam also remembers the air raid sirens, Luftwaffe bombers overhead, gas masks, sandbags
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Characters abounded, including Jack of all trades Bill Hart, who took excited youngsters for 'buckshee' rides on his wagon to Billinge Hill with pop and crisps en route; Mersey Mile swimmers Walter
From the fashion angle women dabbled on the 'black market' for silk stockings and accessories. Wooden clogs were also in vogue, with 'spivs' (underhand marketeers) doing a roaring trade in thesePatriotic slogans were prominently displayed on billboards such as Dig for Victory, Careless Talk Costs Lives and Earl Kitchener's Great War call to arms, Your Country Needs You!
son Lenehan, who lived in theAll this situated to an eye catching backdrop of abundant wildlife and bluebells, skirting Moncrieff's Farmstead, St Peter and St Paul Church and others.
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Dennett and Eric Gilvray, who 'changed' in the bushes; ice cream seller Dominic Frederick; silver haired 'Salty' with sodium chloride blocks for sale; and father and Under Armour Shoes Kids Black
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From an industrial standpoint mining and glass remained much in evidence in St Helens, while concentrated orange juice, cod liver oil, chip shop 'specials' (potato slices) and Spam (luncheon meat)
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