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TITLE
Interview with Mrs E J Newell about air raid sirens
EXTERNAL ID
WD_HF08_TRACK10_NEWELL
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Mrs E J Newell
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3264
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
air raid sirens
audio

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Mrs E J Newell went down to her cellar in Cromarty when the air raid siren sounded during World War 2.

A siren would go when there was trouble ahead - a loud, loud noise would go - and then we'd all hurry home and I had a cellar in my house and I used to go down to the cellar for safety. And the sailors and the soldiers would all hurry out of the - if they were in the canteen and run back to their barracks at once as soon as the siren went. And we'd wonder what was going to happen and we'd wonder and we'd sit and we'd be a wee bit afraid because we didn't know if we were to be bombed or not. And then, after a while, another noise would come and I would say, 'It's all right.' The all-clear would go, and we'd say, 'Oh, it's all right. We can just get back to upstairs again, and we're all right. The bombers have gone.' It was a wee bit frightening. It didn't happen often on Cromarty but it did; there were occasions.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cromarty Primary School.

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Interview with Mrs E J Newell about air raid sirens

ROSS: Cromarty

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; air raid sirens; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Mrs E J Newell went down to her cellar in Cromarty when the air raid siren sounded during World War 2.<br /> <br /> A siren would go when there was trouble ahead - a loud, loud noise would go - and then we'd all hurry home and I had a cellar in my house and I used to go down to the cellar for safety. And the sailors and the soldiers would all hurry out of the - if they were in the canteen and run back to their barracks at once as soon as the siren went. And we'd wonder what was going to happen and we'd wonder and we'd sit and we'd be a wee bit afraid because we didn't know if we were to be bombed or not. And then, after a while, another noise would come and I would say, 'It's all right.' The all-clear would go, and we'd say, 'Oh, it's all right. We can just get back to upstairs again, and we're all right. The bombers have gone.' It was a wee bit frightening. It didn't happen often on Cromarty but it did; there were occasions. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Cromarty Primary School.