Edward Jolley’s Story

August 10, 2009

My Name is Edward Jolley. I was 4 years and 7 months old when the North Strand was bombed in 1941. I lived at 13 Henrietta Street, near enough to the bombed area with my mother, two brothers and three sisters. My father was a soldier in the Irish Army stationed in Sligo at the time. We lived on the third floor of the tenement house, and my grandparents lived across the landing. When the bombs started to fall everybody in the tenement houses went panicking down to street level, screaming and praying out loud. I was more scared of the mayhem than the bombing.

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