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Born on the 4th January 1939 in 14 Council Cottages, son of Jack and Francis Cole and cared for by my Gran and Granddad who lived opposite, I had super baby years, although Dad was away fighting. I can vaguely remember sleeping in the Anderson shelter in a house in Bough Beech where Mum used to work. (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

"Come on children, all in the shelter." The air raid siren was the initiator of this quiet but determined order. It meant an enjoyable singing session with (I believe it was) Miss Smith on the old upright. Collecting empty aircraft bullet cases, which had been distributed over Four Elms by the aircraft from Biggen Hill (...Read full memory)