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Thursday 7 May 2020

Bells for V.E. Day

york-station-1942-bombing-platforms-1-2-3-after-raidWe will ring our bells for V.E. Day on Friday, 8th May at 12 noon. It will just be the Fathers and Brothers ringing, so it won't sound like this! We will broadcast it live on our YouTube Channel, and the link will stay up for a few days. The picture above shows the station on the morning of the Baedeker Raid of 29th April 1942 and the one below of the Bar Convent after the same raid. [Fr Richard's mother used to boast that she still got into school by train even after the station was bombed!]york-bar-convent-baedeker-2There are some interesting accounts of the air raid here. Sr Gregory of the Bar Convent can be heard at 6 minutes and 23 minutes.