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71 Argyle Street

History of 71 Argyle Street

1939:

Douglas Neaves, b 1917, butcher’s assistant

Joyce, b 1919

Note from MA in 2023: First came Douglas (who went on to serve most nobly in World War Two: captured by Japanese forces in Thailand in 1941 and forced to labour on the infamous Burma Railway; witnessed the Hiroshima atomic event from a local cave, where the prisoners had been marched for summary execution by drowning – when the bomb went off their captors ran away!), ….

See 27 City Road

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