Memories of Bratton
Just before Christmas in 1941/1942 which would make me 6 to 7 years old, still believing in Father Christmas I was invited to a Christmas party in a cottage in Bratton Lane. There was lots of snow that day and when I got inside there were lots of children and we were having a great time. At one point one of the adults asked us to ...Read full memory
As a child living in Bratton during the war there was no sense that it was going on lucky for us, but I do remember a goup of people coming into the village and instructing us how to take care of any injuries that might happen. They finished it off with a demonstration of how to deal with a incendiary bomb, these were mostly made from magnesium and when burning, if you sprayed water on them, they exploded - good to know.