Welcome to the Benjidog Recollections Website

This website consists of the recollections of ordinary people who often found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. It started in 2008 with 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.

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  • Site Last Updated: 4 February 2019 - Website completely rebuilt and restructured and photos enhanced