At The Beginning Of The Blitz. - a Memory of Wendover.

I remember leaving Ilford with my parents September1940 as my father thought serious raids would begin soon. We were not able to find any accommodation until we arrived at Bacombe Lodge on the London Road in Wendover and my mother and I were shown up to an attic room.my father left immediately to return to Essex to fetch my teenage brother and sister.I remember standing at the attic window staring towards London as the skies turned red with reflections of the fires over the city. My mother was wringing her hands with worry and frustration. Early the next morning she set out pulling me by the hand walking up the road towards London. We got just as far as the church when my father's car came towards us with my siblings safe and sound,and we lived at the boarding house until my father was able to rent a cottage at Wendover Dean. I lived in Buckinghamshire for the next twenty years, and have many happy memories of the county.

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