1945 To 1966 - a Memory of Dover.
My grandparents, Jabez Smith and Kate his wife owned the post office in Coombe Valley Road, formerly Union Road, before and during the war. Their daughter Rose Moss (my Mother) ran it from the age of sixteen. They also owned and lived in The Bungalow just a half a mile east of St Radiguns Abbey ruins. Apparently it is still there today.
We moved to a small shop in Douglas Road, Tower Hamlets in 1949. My Mother ran that shop until VAT was introduced, I think it was 1977.
I attended Astor School from 1956 to 1960.
I left school and worked at The Crypt Restaurant from 1960 until Bernie Inns took it over.
I then worked for Ted Perry at The Britannia Inn until I left to seek my fame and fortune, both turned out to be elusive butterflies.
I am writing a blog on my experiences in Dover from 1949 to 1961.
A memory shared byon Mar 26th, 2008.
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