Little Evacuees

A Memory of Ross-on-Wye.

I remember having spent a few years of my childhood as an evacuee in a place called lea. The address was 4 cross cottages eccels wall lea. My sister also was with me there, it was the most memorable time of my life. The lady we lived with and her Daughter Kitty was very very kind to us. I believe Kitty worked at a store called George masons in Ross on Wye.
I remember walking with other children (who also lived at the cottages)to school every day. I am not sure but we walked in all weather's for four miles. It was lovely in the spring when the flowers were in bloom. There was a carpet of miniature golden daffodils as far as your eyes could see in a field as we passed by that took my breath away. I have never forgotten that lovely sight, As we came from Birmingham we were in awe of the beautiful country side it will stay with me in my memory always. I am now 82 years old I wonder if any one remembers me and my sister. Her name was Joan who has now sadly passed away. My name is Sylvia. I have many memories of my lovely life there. One unusual thing was some (I believe) Indian soldiers with carky turbans on who rode on camels they stayed in tents near where we lived in one of the farmers fields.
I hope to write a book about my extraordinary memories one day.

Yours truly Sylvia Johnston nee Higgs Bromsgrove nr Birmingham

Added 31 January 2015


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My mum was also a evacuee her memories are very happy ones mum Jessie with her sister Edna stayed on a pig farm
We are taking mum back on the 23/4/2016 and hope to see some familiar sights
If anyone has any information that could help us it would be greatly appreciated
I was brought up in Ross from a very early age,about 18 months of age.I spent the 1940s and 50s up to September 1961,I left Ross in 1961,departing for a life in London.My address at Ross was 38 Redhill Road.I often think about my memories of Ross.My name is Robin Casey.I was born in 1937,so I am getting on in years now

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