World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                     Mavis Pattison

Memories of Creswell, Derbyshire, as a schoolgirl.

By actiondesksheffield

People in story: Mavis Hemingray
Location of story: Creswell, Derbyshire
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Norman Wigley of the BBC Radio Sheffield Action Desk on behalf of Mrs Mavis Pattison.

I was 15 when the war ended. My brother was killed in the war. He served with the Sherwood Foresters but was killed in Cyprus when a bomb dropped on the cook-house where he was working.

During the war, I was at school in Creswell C. of E. School and can remember taking my gas mask to school, and remember taking my ration book to the shop for sweets.

I remember my brother coming home on leave to Duchess Street where we lived. Our family name was Hemingray.