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Sarah

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Sarah was born in Elswick in 1924. Sarah joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service when she was 17, serving 4 years in the Services. She worked in the Civil Service in Newcastle until 1952 and was transferred to London in 1953. She moved back to Newcastle in 1960 with her husband.

Sarah was interviewed by Kylea Little on Thursday 8th June 2006. The interview took place in the participant's home and lasted for 53 minutes.

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A Girl in the ATS

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I was in the ATS during the war. So from being an evacuee, I became? I became a girl in the ATS when I was 17 years 7 months. And I was in 4 years and then I was demobbed.
Q. And what were you doing while you were in the? ?
Clerical.
Q. In Newcastle?
No, no. I was in all different places. I did my training in Yorkshire and then I went to Lancashire and then I went to? where did I go after that? It was in Nottingham. And then at one time I was up in the Team Valley and then I got to a place near Oxford, a place called Bicester and was there till I was demobbed in 1946.

I came back to Newcastle and I got a job in an office. And then I? well actually I went back to the firm that I'd worked for before I went into the forces and then I changed my job and went to another firm. You've probably heard of them, they were builders. George Wimpey. Worked for them. Then what did I do after that? I went into the Civil Service and whilst I was in the Civil Service, I met my husband who was living in London. And I went to work in the Civil Service in London and got married in London in 1954.

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