I RECALL my father telling me about an event regarding my maternal grandfather’s car. Probably in 1938, while driving, my grandfather was negotiating a slight hairpin bend in my home town of Dalton-in-Furness. As he did so he brushed against a child, knocking the little one over but not causing any injury. This upset my […]
In 1937 my parents moved to Swindon from Luton when there was a slump in the straw hat trade. My father had managed a Singer Sewing Machine shop in Luton, and all the ‘home-workers’ who had been buying sewing machines and electric motors on hire-purchase returned them when the slump came, father’s income depended on […]
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