20th Century British History

By Ms Rix (Maisie) | Memoirs of a nonagenarian who was born a grew up in a small market down during the Great Depression of the 1930s, joined the Royal Navy during WW2, and became one of only a dozen or so naval telegraphists to be posted to the remote island of Tristan da Cunha.

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: A Childhood Catastrophe

Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: A Childhood Catastrophe<p>I missed almost the whole of the school year whilst I recuperated. Once the pneumonia had cleared …

Memories of an English Working-Class Childhood in the 1920s

Memories of an English Working-Class Childhood in the 1920s<p>Prologue To the Memoirs<p>For several months in 2015, my father, then aged ninety, worked …

WW2 Voyage Across the South Atlantic to Tristan da Cunha, the Most Remote Inhabited Island on the Planet

WW2 Voyage Across the South Atlantic to Tristan da Cunha, the Most Remote Inhabited Island on the Planet<p>Sailing to "A Safe But Lonely Island"<p>As the …

Memories of WW2 Naval Training and Sailing on Winston's Special Convoys

Memories of WW2 Naval Training and Sailing on Winston's Special Convoys<p>I completed my two-year course at the technical college early in July 1939 and …

A Working Class English Childhood During the Great Depression of the 1930s

A Working Class English Childhood During the Great Depression of the 1930s<p>Life During the Great Depression of the 1930s<p>Life had become very hard for …