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« on: Monday 26 November 18 09:23 GMT (UK) »
I know our memories can play tricks on us so I'm checking for evidence to back up a relative's recollections.

These particular memories relate to World War 2 and Lincoln.

Was there a convalescent home for servicemen in Lincoln?

Was there a munitions' factory in Lincoln?  (I've only found reference to 20 around the country and none are close to Lincoln.)

Were there any incidents that led to a group of schoolgirls being killed (10+, due to a bomb dropping?).

I've been trawling through the newspaper archives and haven't found anything that fits in with the recollection.

Thanks

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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 November 18 10:45 GMT (UK) »
Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 November 18 10:52 GMT (UK) »
I did find that article but the Lincoln factory mentioned was for armoured vehicles and the bombing was Grantham.

Thanks anyway.


I also forgot to include the following in my original post -

Were Anderson shelters or those steel table shelters common in Lincoln city?  (Another relative lived in the city and has no recollection of anyone she knew having either.)

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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 November 18 12:22 GMT (UK) »
Were Anderson shelters or those steel table shelters common in Lincoln city?  (Another relative lived in the city and has no recollection of anyone she knew having either.)

I canít say with certainty but I think they were both quite common everywhere. The second shelters you describe were Morrison shelters.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
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KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 November 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »
hi
there was a munitions store on a lake bed that had been drained it is now refilled at the end of the city Newark end it is now a park.
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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 January 19 17:51 GMT (UK) »
Yes Anderson shelters were used in Lincoln . I knew someone who used theirs as a shed until the 80's when it was dismantled. Not everyone had one though.

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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #6 on: Friday 25 January 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
I have never heard of a munitions factory here, only heavy armour.
Neither have I heard of an incident concerning schoolgirls. It could have happened , I just haven't heard it.
There was a German plane that came down next to a girl's school but nobody at the school was hurt.
The boys school on Wragby Rd became a hospital , maybe that could be your convalescent home ?

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Re: memory tricks
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:03 GMT (UK) »
There was a convalescent home. I only know because they talked about it on one of those antique programmes on the BBC. Sorry I can't remember any more :'(
 

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