TranscriptDuring the Blitz itself, we had to use the cellar, which was our shelter and that was horrible, that was awful. Terrible down there. How on earth… If the place had been hit, we’d have all died, no doubt about that. You know, all the staff were down there. We had bunks made up, but, there must have been 70 people in a space about the size of the ground floor of this part of the flat, this room. Crammed in. Staff, grownups, boys. The matron used to read to us and there’d be this racket going on outside. You could hear the bombers going over. Sometimes they’d be very low and I can remember the matron sort of reading to us and sometimes she burst into tears. It was terrible, no ventilation down there. Awful place.