I was born into a family of 6 brothers and four sisters in 1936, attending Barnby Dun infants and primary schools and then Armthorpe secondary modern school until the age of 15.
Our family ran a large market garden on Top Road, the house was named Leven Croft.
Our mother's brother Tommy sired a family of 10 children.
I worked for Arthur Coates at Hhite House Farm until I was 18 and a half, I then decided I woul like to do my national service. After 10 weeks training I sailed aboard the troopship 'Devonshire' and arrived in Singapore 5 weeks later. I loved evry minute of it. I flew home from Singapore in an old Dakota, it took us 3 days and 2 nights to reach Black Bushe airport in London.
If there is annyone out there who thinks our paths crossed, I would be happy to chat.
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