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Sound recording of Bob Hambly speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 7/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Hambly speaks about the weeks leading up to the Liberation, unearthing his radio from beneath tobacco plants, school during the occupation, receiving the Red Cross parcels, the German's construction of a railway line, he describes the celebration on liberation day, going back to school after a few days off, the rationing, shopping after liberation, the clothes and shoes shortages, playing football and cricket, matches at the F.B. Fields, describes buildings that changed vocation during the occupation, the clean up of the beaches, the new shops opening, going to The Beaches on bicycles, cars used more frequently, the royal visit, the battle of the flowers, the increase in tourism, the international Road Race, the cinemas after the occupation, St Clements Parish Hall and St Clements Church, gypsies camping in St Clement after the war, radios, the Murratti cup, going on a school trip to Glasgow and the coronation.
October 7th 2004
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