THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

 

Civilian Service of
Remembrance and Thanksgiving - 2007

THE CHURCH SERVICE  - SPEECHES
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Iris Jess

My memories of the war are the way it changed my life. Until we were bombed I'd always lived with a family of seven, even though I was an only child. We lived in Eythorne, where my grandfather was the village postman. Then he was moved to Dover.

When we were bombed my Grandparents were both killed. Then my two Aunts, who were more like sisters, moved away. Nancy went to work in the munitions factory, and Elise joined the ATS. 

So, from a very close family of seven, we were now just three.

Moving to Markland Road, I went to school for the very first time.

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