Four Elms From 1950 - a Memory of Four Elms.

The Sandeman Family moved to Four Elms in 1950. We moved from Bexley Kent.
Winnie and Richard were my parents my brother Mark had just been born in September.

We moved to Wendy's bungalow, just on the corner next to the post office.
john Allman's butchers shop was opposite guarded by a lime tree, traditional protection from flies. Hands Stores was on the other corner with a baker attached. Brownings shop was down the road on the way to the Four Elms pub, Style and Winch owned. There was a pig sty attached.

Revd Penn was the first vicar I remembered. The stream at the bottom flowed better than now.

I remember one day that I was coming out of the Post office and this dark car drew up with a chauffeur, in the back was a bulky gentleman who made a v sign to me ( a nice one) it was very vague but I am sure it was Churchill down from Chartwell to buy cigars. Perhaps he saw me as the future growing up.

more to follow 5.05/20

A memory shared by gavin on May 5th, 2020. Send gavin a message

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