Monthly Archives: December 2006


We were very fortunate. We lived in Kidds yard at the top of Glebe bank. The entrance was through an arch our house was to the right of the arch, and our bedroom was above the arch so people going … Continue reading

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I have a book with that title unfortunately it is in a bookcase in my grandaughter’s house in Spain. Its about the Coconut Grove fire in Boston in 1942. 600 people died among them was Buck Jones the cowboy film … Continue reading

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I’d heard of gloworms. but thought of them as fairies or elves . As I’d never seen one until 1939 when i was 16 I first saw them on the stairs in the Welcombe Hotel in Stratford on Avon. The … Continue reading

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hello NVA Vets

welcome to my blog site June 1944 we sailed from Newhaven about 5 pm on the evening of June 5th and arrived at Sword beach about 7 or 8 am I was electrician on LCI 116 We had 200 troops … Continue reading

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