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I was born in Holland, Surrey in 1961. I have a lot of memories of the post office, especially the vast array of sweets, which we spent some of our pocket money on. It was a lovely shop, our magazines were picked up here every Saturday - Dandy, Beano and Topper, of course none of us kiddies were allowed to read them until my dad had finished with them. There was no hedge there, as I remember.
I purchased a ticket from John Peerless at the Hurst Green Halt ticket office in February 1958 on my way to do national service. On the same train was Dave Newman also starting his National Service. February 1960 we both returned on the same train from London!! to Hurst Green Halt.
I started work at LDN in 1956 in the accounts dept. working with Hugh "Mac" Andrews, Laurence Forbes Ritte, Janet Kenward, Mike Chandler - I can't remember what he did! I joined the army in 1958 (National Service) and returned to LDN in 1960. I recall Barbara Harling on the switchboard, Joyce (...Read full memory)