Evacuee - a Memory of Tipton St John.
My name was Evelyn Smith "Eve". I was evacuated to my uncle and aunt's home during the war. My uncle was Sidney Smith - he was station master. We lived at 3 Coombe Lea. Miss Richardson was our school teacher - a really beautiful lady and an excellent teacher. My best friend was Nancy Leach - she lived in Dawes Cottage. I remember the gypsies who came through the village - the eldest girl was named Caroline. There were twin boys who lived on a farm - can't remember their names. Skinner's farm was just down the lane from 3 Coombe Lea - they brought fresh milk to our house every day - or maybe we fetched it from the farm in our little churn - not sure - but it was always warm from the cow - LOVERLY!! My cousin Josie and another cousin from London (Ettie) were land girls in Tipton.
Buster (last name skips my memory at the moment - was connected with the Great Train Robbery when he grew up). Does anyone remember him? Does anyone remember who he was bilited with? I remember a little black girl from Abyssinia who lived in one of the Coombe Lea houses - I thought she was one of the most beautiful little girls I had ever seen - I just adored her tight curly black hair. She was the very first black person I had ever seen. There was another local girl who lived in Tipton - I think here name was Renee West - a friend of mine and Nancy's. I married and came to the United States in 1955 - my name is now Eve White - husband's name is Kenneth. I still keep in touch with Nancy Leach - since 1945!! I would love to hear from anyone in Tipton.
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