Evacuation World War 2 Sandiacre, Long Eaton. - a Memory of Sandiacre.
I was evacuated with my mother to Sandiacre in 1944 at the age of 5. I would be so interested to find out the name of the road that we stayed at and any history of the lady who rented out her room and use of kitchen. Her name was a Miss Godfrey. She was old, with grey hair in a bun and glasses. Seem to remember her in black. The houses all stood back from the unmade road. Miss Godfrey's house was a white detached with wooden gate and path that led through a typical country garden packed with foxgloves, fuchsia, hollyhocks, delphiniums and so on. The back garden was not very big but I remember an old apple tree, and chickens running loose.
Her neighbours opposite had their house in an apple orchard. I used to visit them and was always surprised to hear them refer to each other as Mr & Mrs. The surname Austin comes to mind. My mother worked in the fields bringing the harvest in while I played by the edge of a canal which was insight of the harvesters. My mother and I visited a farm, which had to be nearby because of our lack of transport. I would love to know if this house is still standing and how the unmade road now looks. This can only be done by Googling street views as I now live in Australia. Call this a bucket list wish!
A memory shared by on Jul 31st, 2017.
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