Seeking Willesden Family Members - a Memory of Willesden.
I have fond memories of living in Willesden where I spent the first five years of my life until leaving London during the war years (1939 - 46). I remember in August 1939, dressed in grey shorts, school blazer and tie, being introduced to the headmistress of a kindergarten on Chamberlyne Road, but a week later we left London for Buckinghamshire and another set of schools. (My mother remembered the zeppelin raids during WWI so took the government warnings to evacuate children seriously). We were living at 29 Mount Pleasant Road, and returned to the same house at the end of the war. Three houses across the street had been destroyed by bombing during the air raids and I remember collecting frog spawn from the small ponds on the empty lots. Before the war, an aunt and uncle, Dan and Debbie Colman were our neighbours, and my grandparents Isaac and Celi Freeman and their son Alfie lived across the street. I had another aunt and uncle, Joe and Hetty Freeman, and cousins Bernice and Marylyn, living on Donnington Road. If any of their children or friends read this, I would love to hear from them. My email is email@example.com
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