Babette Clark

As an 11 year-old in 1943, Babette and her family regularly used the Bethnal Green underground shelter. On that night, when her mum ‘gave a funny little nervous cough’, she knew it meant she and her sister would be told to get their bundles together and get to the bus stop. They just missed one bus and were consequently not far down the underground stairs when the crush began.

 

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