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SAM’S STORY, part 4 – SECOND EVACUATION

Fierce bombing started over again and I was evacuated a second time with the school group to Llanerchymedd, Anglesy, North Wales. My foster parents were the Prichards who lived at Berthwn, Bridge Street.  Mr. Prichard was a miner and they … Continue reading

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SAM’S STORY, part 3 -EVACUATED INTO WALES

The bombing became so intense in Liverpool some of the schools arranged for evacuation of students.  My school went to North Wales where the war damage was not so great. Stanley Robinson was the name of my friend who was … Continue reading

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SAM’S STORY – BEGINNING

My name is Samuel Hayes—no middle name.  I was lucky to get two names being born in the 1920’s during the depression.  My parents were Thomas and Florence Hayes, lowly shop owners in Liverpool, England. My earliest memory was playing … Continue reading

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INVITATION TO SAM’S STORY

Aberystwyth of the Hinterland In the hills of Wales Gave safe harbor to an English lad    Who lived to tell some tales.   To celebrate his birthday on July 22, I will put this English lad’s story in the cloud this … Continue reading

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