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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 23:07 pm 
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Been doing some more research today in Hull. Went to the big Hedon Road Cemetary, right next door to the prison and the Maternity home (as was!) The Cemetery itself sustained major damage and even today some stones bear gouge marks and others ae missing, marked only by a foot high concrete post.

There are over 230 CWGC burials here, mainly WW1 but really worth a look at the civvy headstones which often list loved ones killed on active service and of course, civvy deaths themselves.

I still find it heartbreaking to see a whole family killed, or a grave marked by a male relative who has had to bury a wife and children, whilst he is on active service himself. Tragic.

Image The Brook Family of Rustenburg st. A working class terraced area. It has not been redeveloped, if you look on google earth you will see a row of what look like gardens but are actually bombsites. I am visiting this week and will do some photos.

Below, May and her relative Phyllis Dixon, killed on the same night,
'11 Virgo Terrace, Westmorland Street. Daughter of Edwin Dixon; wife of Arthur Faulkner. Died at 4 Clough Terrace, Green Lane'
Interestingly, May was Phylis' daughter in law, whilst she was 33, her mother in law was only 21!
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They were a classic case of local government having to do something and cutting corners. It is a similar story with the postioning of AA guns in centres of population. These gun sites were to help with moral - the sound of the guns would give the population the impression that the bombers were getting as good as they were giving. Never mind shrapnel falling on ARP, rescue services heads and damaging roofs.


Or the fact that its no good firing guns up from the actual target, because the bombs are already on their way...

You have to place your guns on the approach to the target...

Mind you, maybe that is what they were doing - the guns weren't actually there to protect the people around them, but something a little further away.

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Well done Kate , its got me hooked i may come over to Hull and have a look myself but over here in grimsby we still have the bullet hole's in one of the railway bridges near the town hall that was attacked when they dropped buterfly bombs on grimsby but i digress keep it up Kate very interesting ,
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Wellll....
it's funny you should say that but we're thinking of doing a 'war walks' kind of guided tour.

Would culminate in a showing of a local film. Will keep you posted....

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Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Thanks to Joeri who posted some great 'ghosts of' photos she linked me to a site that allows you to layer photos.

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Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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looks good kate

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Very interesting Katie, . . .thanks for posting.

Being born and bred and still living in Hull , all the areas you mention are well known to me.

Opens ones eyes to how close and real the war was to many in Hull at the time.

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Wellll....
it's funny you should say that but we're thinking of doing a 'war walks' kind of guided tour.

Would culminate in a showing of a local film. Will keep you posted....

K

Great Idea, Kate. I don't know if you already have it, but the 3-volume set The Blitz - Then and Now, published by After the Battle does cover a lot of this stuff. It's a bit dated now, but it is an excellent reference.

Also, for Londoners, you might want to check out the Derelict London site http://www.derelictlondon.com, and check out the 'Wartime London' section. One of my pics is in there, and I'm attaching a photo of the bullet hits at the base of the statue of General Wolfe in Greenwich Park.
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Yes, love that book. Also if you're on Flickr, join 'London at War' it's a great community of fellow saddos like me who like to photograph old shelter signs and shrapnel damage.

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Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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shame the shelters carn't be "protected" even by the avoncroft method of pulling down and rebuilding at another location?

interesting reading thanks Kate

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Kate,
An outstanding bit of work on your part!!!! And great that you are getting your children involved in the project.
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