The History of London - a scoopit based on the oral history interviews on StoryVault
Being a Teddy Girl in Post war London
Via Scoop.it - Teddy Girls Maureen was born in 1940 and lived through the Second World War. Here she talks about her days postwar of being a Teddy girl, and her working life in a factory. Via storyvault.com
Two Teddy girls, Battersea funfair - photograph -...
Via Scoop.it - Teddy Girls These two ‘Teddy girls’ are dressed to impress. The teddy girl outfits were designed to attract maximum attention and defied the drab styles of the older generation. Via 20thcenturylondon.org.uk
Via Scoop.it - Teddy Girls “Even though they were less documented overall, Teddy Girls were arguably the real statement makers out of the two cultural groups. They shunned the conventional perception of women by adopting boyish hairstyles and imitating the Teddy Boys dress sense and characteristics” Via ukjournalism.co.uk
Life during The Blitz in South London | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - London History A vivid accountof the bombing of London during the Blitz “I looked up to see 250 German bombers all in formation Via storyvault.com
An Australian Adventure - Part 1/2 | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - The Best of StoryVault In 1981, as a 7 yr old Emma moved to Australia “I thought we were going to live in a shack on a beach! Via storyvault.com
A life in Lewisham, South London, spanning 90...
Via Scoop.it - London History 90 years of life in Lewisham - remembering when S.E. London was a hive of industry and engineering. Via storyvault.com
Joining the RAF
Via Scoop.it - Aviation Wing Commander Foster was born in year 1920. He saw the clouds of war rising over the Europe, and decided to join the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve in January 1939. He didn’t want to go to the trenches, but while the death in the sky was still possible, it was at least a more glorious way to go. Here he talks about joining up and learning to fly. Via...
DELIVERING A SPITFIRE | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - Aviation Flt Lt William Walker was called to full time service in September 1939 and took part in the Battle of Britain. Here he tells us about the time he was asked to deliver a Spitfire to Scotland. Via storyvault.com
The Day I Danced With Gene Kelly | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - London History Hear all about going to stage school in London in the 1950s - and getting the chance to dance with Gene Kelly Via storyvault.com
TROLLEYBUSES | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - London History The trolleybus is perhaps a forgotten piece of London history - but not by us! - here’s some memories of them Via storyvault.com
Getting Married During WW2 | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - The Best of StoryVault A moving story of being married, a mother and a widow before the age of 21 during WW2 Via storyvault.com
HEADING TO THE FALKLANDS WAR Bomb disposal team |...
Via Scoop.it - The Best of StoryVault Pt 1 from a bomb disposal expert during the Falklands war “they totally underestimated the threat” Via storyvault.com
BARACK OBAMA'S INAUGURATION | StoryVault
Via Scoop.it - The Best of StoryVault A British view on the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the USA. “The speech was spine-tingling” Via storyvault.com