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Happy Seaside Memories

As a child I was lucky enough to live fairly near the coast in the north east of England. Our local beaches were at Roker and Seaburn. Most of the men in the area were miners, and during the summer holidays whilst they were on ‘back shift’ (night shift),...

Shot his wife

Way back in the mid 1970s one of our daughters, who was 7 years old at the time, arrived home from school with her summer homework, which was to make a family tree. We were living in Germany at the time with the Forces, so didn’t have any family around to go and ask....

From Cornwall to Northumberland

They moved 400 miles for a better life but were met by hatred and death.   As I was growing up in County Durham one of my aunts used to tell me that my paternal grandfather was Cornish. Her story was that his parents had taken their young family by horse and cart all...

Remembrance Day 1971

  I think that the most memorable Remembrance Day service that comes to mind must be the first year we lived in Singapore, which was in November 1971. At that time my husband, who was a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was attached to the...