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6. Modern photo of the field Reg used to play in during his evacuee years.


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From the cottage in the centre of the photo you can go up the drive, past the farm, underneath the railway and today arrive at Stanborough Lakes. However, in 1939 there were no lakes, just the river with fields on the right and wet marshland and reeds on the left.
“We had no electricity. We only used oil lamps and only gas for cooking. The lavatory was in a wooden shed in the yard. There was only a cold water tap inside the house but no water to the lavatory which, consisted of a seat and a big bucket.
Once a week, what we called the ‘Lavender Cart’ would arrive to empty the buckets and we would all rush indoors and close the windows until the cart had left.”

Fortunately for Reg this was not much of a shock because he used to spend his summer holidays visiting his aunt and uncle with his family and really enjoyed his time there.

28th Aug 2009

Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

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