Hi there, my mum was evacuated early in the Second World War to Borth y Gest from New Ferry on The Wirral, with her sister, they stayed for 2 years or so at Wendon, a large modern flat roofed house, it was owned by a Mrs Drake, who to my mum was elderly then, mum was only 7 at the time. Mrs Drake had a maid and a cook. Mum remembers those years very fondly and has wonderful memories there. She went to the local school and Mrs Drake actually wanted to adopt my mum and my sister at the time, they ended up returning home after the threat or air raids was over. Mum always wondered what happened to Mrs Drake and her family, could anyone let me know? Mum would really like to know. Mrs Drake did have a son...
Mum took us on holiday to Borth y Gest in 1975, when I was 15. She showed us Wendon, and where she went to school, she always regretted not going up to the door and knocking. Anyway, I see Wendon was sold earlier this year, March 2011. If anyone knew Mrs Drake and what became of the family who lived there, please get in touch. Mum's name then was Marjorie Moffat and her sister was Olive, Mum's almost 80 now but alway talked about Borth y Gest all those years ago.
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