Mrs Ivy Edgar was interviewed in April 2005.
Extracts from the interview are set out below.
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Can you remember anything that happened in Tickhill during
the war because I am so young to remember but what are your
A bomb was dropped going up towards Maltby, just the other
side of the bridge this was when I lived at the bungalow. It
dropped in a field near Hattersley, near xxx Dam, it dropped
somewhere just down there. I saw them bring it past when they
detonated it in 1941. (…)
Which hospital were you at – was there one at Conisbrough?
There was one at Conisbrough but I wasn’t there. For the
latter eight years I worked at Doncaster Royal on the
Psychiatric Unit but I was only part time. I worked until I was
62. It wasn’t compulsory retirement for me at 60. (…)
Where did your Grandparents come from?
Warmsworth but they farmed at Butterbusk – on the way to
Conisbrough. A tiny place. I’m going back over a hundred years.
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