Just before Christmas in 1941/1942 which would make me 6 to 7 years old, still believing in Father Christmas I was invited to a Christmas party in a cottage in Bratton Lane. There was lots of snow that day and when I got inside there were lots of children and we were having a great time. At one point one of the adults asked us to ...Read full memory
As a child living in Bratton during the war there was no sense that it was going on lucky for us, but I do remember a goup of people coming into the village and instructing us how to take care of any injuries that might happen. They finished it off with a demonstration of how to deal with a incendiary bomb, these were mostly ...Read full memory
An amazing community has grown around our request to Share Your Memories.
You've shared 64439 memories of 32540 towns & villages, right across the UK!
So many of these are filled with extraordinary, irreplaceable detail that will now be preserved.
It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the Add Your Memory links to begin.
Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself: