House Through Time Liverpool – meet June a resident Falkner St 87 years

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House Through Time Liverpool – meet June Furlong resident of Falkner street for 87 years.  She shares colourful memories from the second world war. 

Historian David Olusoga follows the story of the house in Liverpool from 1891 to 1945, a turbulent 50-year period encompassing two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Mr Olusoga discovers June and wastes no time connecting with her.  Her memories are fascinating.

June Furlong, remembers World War II bombings and bomb shelters.  She talks the cost of living under battle conditions.

Watch the video and catch a glimpse of her youth and beauty.

Quotes:  I was born here.  87 years ago.  I was born in this room.  So you remember that week and half in May 1941 when Liverpool really gets hammered?

Yes, yes I do.  What happened?  We had a bomb an incendiary bomb.  I remember that!  It came through the ceiling of your home and it didn’t, it didn’t go off?   Well the lampposts round here were bags of sand you see.  And the sand put out these bombs. Cos these are bombs designed to cause a fire not to explode?

Bomb shelters doubled as kitchen tables.  They cost £7 to buy

There is more from A House Through Time series.  David Olusoga tells the story of those who lived in one house, from the time it was built until now http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09l64y9

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