Welcome to the Recollections Website


You can view these resources on a smartphone if you wish but you need a tablet, laptop or workstation to do justice to much of the content.

This website contains the recollections of ordinary people who often found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. I 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.

Access their stories from the Index. From the menu you can also access site information, contact me or provide feedback, view the visitors book and access search facilities.

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. If you have a story about your relative that would be of interest, please contact me and I will be pleased to add them.

Brian Watson
15 April 2020

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