She was known only as Mary the Tinker, and she came to my grandparent’s home twice a year, in summer and winter, in the years after the war. She was probably in her late sixties, about the same age as Granny, but her weathered face showed signs of a hard life, much of it in […]
In the late 1920s and early 1930s we were, statistically speaking, lower middle and working class families living in the southeast London district of Catford. By present-day standards we lived in poverty, although we certainly didn’t feel so. We and all our friends and families were in the same boat, and few of us had […]
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