With Christmas approaching, I was considering my options on presents for my various grandchildren and great grandchildren when my mind drifted back to my own childhood and how things have changed. I grew up in my home town of Liverpool in the 1930s and my usual presents were hand knitted jumpers, socks, and shirts from […]
I joined the Army in 1941, seeing action in France and Germany. After VJ day, being relatively young at 24,1 was posted to Egypt and Palestine in order to release men who had served many years abroad without home leave. And so I was able to join hundreds of other service personnel for a […]
My school record is well-thumbed, a first edition and has laid unread for 50 years in my drawer. What happened to the owners of those fountain pens who wrote in blue and green ink I wonder? And what of the Headmaster, Mr Bass, BA? Embossed in dark blue on the cover, the name ‘Brittons County […]
I was six years old when I first encountered the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway system; I was lucky enough to go every year as a home kid looked after by the North Middlesex Children’s Homes, (6/8 Prout Grove, Neasden). I stayed at Dymchurch Holiday Camp and still have fond memories of those holidays – to […]
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