Memories of Barton Seagrave
Ref: the smithy to the left of the thatched cottages. I was evacuated at the age of 11, birthday the day before, to Miss Scott's cottage (which was sited opposite the smithy). On my first day in Barton (1/9/39) I was given a bedroom in the attic that had a small window where I used to watch the smith at work. It was my favourite place to sketch. I enjoyed my life in the village, the kids accepted us, and we roamed the fields and trespassed in the spinney. Whatever happened to Pat Weston from the sweetshop? My sisters initially went to the Hall then to Mr and Mrs Henson's on Barton Road. My best wishes go to all those who made us welcome in those dark days. Tom Andrews, London. PS. Ms Scott used to look after the church and one of my sisters got married there.