Feock, The Old Vestry 1936

Memories of Feock

In 1940 our family were living in Southend on Sea in Essex. My youngest brother was born in March 1940. Shortly after that the Battle of Britain began and children were being evacuated away from the town. I was at the time 6 years old. One day the fighting was right over our heads and a German bomber crashed about two hundred (...Read full memory)

In the row of cottages on Pill Creek mentioned by Malcolm Macmeikan lived "old Searle" who built small boats in a shed on the quay on the opposite side of the creek. At age 11 or 12, I painted one of them, a rowing boat called Iris, but when painting under the seat got my hair caught in the wet paint. A visit to the (...Read full memory)

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