Interview with Colin Atkinson and Jean McEwan

Title

Interview with Colin Atkinson and Jean McEwan

Description

Colin Atkinson was 12 at the outbreak of war and grew up in Lincolnshire. His father was a Lieutenant Colonel in the army. He worked as a trainee reporter for the local paper and served as a messenger for civil defence; his post was on the Castle tower in Lincoln. He also played ukulele in a concert party, entertaining troops. He joined the Royal Navy aged 17 but never went to sea. He worked as a clerical assistant. His brother was escused military service but worked maintaining airfields. His mother worked at the Avro factory, at Bracebridge Heath in Lincoln. He discusses VE-day in Lincoln. After he was demobbed he worked for local press in advertising.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-09-03

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00:52:52 audio recording

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AAtkinsonC-McEwanJ180903, PAtkinsonC1801

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Citation

Heather Hughes, “Interview with Colin Atkinson and Jean McEwan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10082.

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