One Man went to Mow

by Bryan Palser

One Christmas during the war, it was the day of the party at school. I began to walk to school after lunch when the air raid sirens went off, I ran back home (clutching my cup and spoon). When the all clear went my father took me on his pushbike to the bottom of 'the bank'. He had to leave me to go to school alone, as he had to go back to work, I had just started when the sirens went again, this time I ran to school. I was the only person in sight so I ran all across to the air raid shelters. We all stayed there singing "Ten Green bottles" and " One man went to Mow". When the all clear went again we were able to have our party.

© QLHS 2005


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