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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I recall my Father telling me that when he was a boy growing up in Wells, Somerset, he and his friends would watch goods trains come in loaded with military scrap . He said once of carriages coming in filled to the roofs with wartime British helmets for the scrap man, hundreds and thousands of them!!


Talking of helmets; my mate lifted some floorboards in one of the huts due for demolition and found all sorts of things. The most gruesome being a German helmet complete with a desiccated skull !!! Shocked
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Rootes75 wrote:
I recall my Father telling me that when he was a boy growing up in Wells, Somerset, he and his friends would watch goods trains come in loaded with military scrap . He said once of carriages coming in filled to the roofs with wartime British helmets for the scrap man, hundreds and thousands of them!!


Talking of helmets; my mate lifted some floorboards in one of the huts due for demolition and found all sorts of things. The most gruesome being a German helmet complete with a desiccated skull !!! Shocked


That is Gruesome!!!
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2023 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Ray White wrote:

Talking of helmets; my mate lifted some floorboards in one of the huts due for demolition and found all sorts of things. The most gruesome being a German helmet complete with a desiccated skull !!! Shocked


That is Gruesome!!!


Gruesome but true. Needless to say we ran away and never went back! Shocked
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