My Grandfather - a Memory of Lindfield.
My grandfather owned the corner shop in the High Street, it was a sweet shop. He was known as Pop Brooks. Grandad was loved by the villagers.
His only son, Harry, my dad, was killed on 20th December 1942. My dad's name was Harry Brookes, he was 27 when he lost his life. After my dad was killed in Bomber Command, I came to stay with Pop. My dad's name is in the church. This year I have found through the internet a man who knew my dad and flew on some of the same missions. My family and I have been invited to 9 Squadron Reunion. I always remember sitting in the shop window as the pipers marched by on Remembrance Day.
There was someone called Pip in the village, but I can't remember who they were.
Grandad lost his first wife at the age of 43. Poor Grandad lost his wife and only child and I loved him very much.
A memory shared by on Sep 15th, 2011.
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