My mom had the sweet shop on Croydon Road at Wallington Green. The fire alarm was sounded by Ken on his way home in the early hours after finishing his night shift. This was told to us, by Ken, at Mom’s sweet shop next day. Ken lived over the fish shop over the road from the Dukes Head. I went to see the damage with my girl friend Yvonne. The building was pretty much destroyed, although I managed to to remove a bronze window latch before being told by a fireman to move away from what was still smouldering in the basement of the Grange. I had the window latch for many years after. I’m not sure where the latch went in the end or my first love Yvonne?
A memory shared byon Jan 23rd, 2012.
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