World War 2 Stories for Sheffield

                          Peter Mokes

Bedtime Story

By Actiondesk Sheffield

People in story: Peter Mokes
Location of story: Worksop (Notts)
Background to story: Civilian


This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Bill Ross of the ‘Action Desk – Sheffield’ Team on behalf of Peter Mokes.



I was in bed and I can remember my mother dragging me out of bed. I was only aged between two and four, and was upstairs in the front bedroom. There had been some sort of noise going over and my mum had said the Doodlebugs were coming. She dragged me under my bed; I grabbed my pillow and went straight to sleep.
I remember thinking, “If I’m going to be blown up, I might as well be asleep and comfortable with my pillow!”
However, there were no bombs dropped at all over Worksop, despite the Doodlebugs going over.