Bill Lancaster – Memories of World War Two

Frank Turner (Left) interviews Bill Lancaster

Listen below to extracts from Bill’s interview

Bill and his sister being given candy and an orange by Canadian soldiers
Collecting Sweet Caporal cigarette packets from Canadian soldiers/identifying allied and German planes
Coal dump on the Rec (Meadowbank)
Dividing up a Mars Bar
Baby brother registered as vegetarian to get more rations
Arrival of the “little Jewish boy” Erich Reich
In Sir Erich Reich Reunion

The Lancaster family moved to St. Neots in 1944 for a year. Here is an account of Bill’s time there.

Bill Lancaster and Sir Erich Reich at Dorking Museum

Sir Erich Reich came to Dorking Museum to speak at the Those Who Came Before Exhibition. Here is a transcript of that conversation.

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