WW2 memories

Stories by Violet Hall (nee Apted)


Violet was born in Sussex, but spent the war time years near Ashford, in Kent.

She later emigrated to Australia where she lives today.

She has kindly allowed us to publish some of her moving stories about her own memories here, memories likely to be shared by the many members of Our Family that lived through the same events.

Displayed here are just three examples from Violet's long list of published and unpublished works. Her latest work is a novel, "The Planting", available from Strategic Book Publishing (SBP).

Also listed here under "Doodlebugs in Kent" is a rare copy of a page from the "Kent Messenger" of 15th September 1944 which Violet very generously scanned and sent to us. It indicates where each of the 2,400 V1 flying bombs ("Doodle Bugs") that hit Kent in just 80 days of 1944 actually landed.