Welcome to the Benjidog Recollections Website

This website consists of the recollections of ordinary people who often found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. I started it in 2008 by publishing the recollections of an old friend Stan Mayes whose seagoing career started on Thames sailing barges. Sadly he has now "crossed the bar" but his memory lives on. Many such stories have been lost because they were never written down, or were thrown out by people not understanding their interest and significance. I am often contacted by people tracing their family history and who regret not asking their relatives about their experiences - especially what part they played in WW2.

I invite anyone coming across this website with stories about relatives that would be of interest to contact me and I will be pleased to add them. Contact details are at the foot of the page.

  • Resources will take you a list of the content.
  • About will take you to lists of acknowledgements and external resources referenced in constructing the site.
  • Site Search will take you to tools to search any of the Benjidog Historical Research Resources for whatever you are interested in.
  • Copyright will take you to information about using material from this website - Many of the photos are privately owned and are reproduced here by permission of the owners so please respect this.

The Recollections website has been online since 2008 and the site was last updated on 30 October 2016 with additional pages.