Saturday, 18 June 2011

More Memories From Peter Westmacott

Hello Jean
A few more summertime memories to add to those you highlighted:
* Playing doctors and nurses in our tents 
* Roast lamb, homemade mint sauce and new potatoes on Sundays
* Holding buttercups under our chins to see if we liked butter or not
* Staying out late in the Rec on those long summer evenings
* Watching the girls make daisy chains (the boys weren't very good at it!)
* Sand in our sandwiches at the beach. Ugh!
* Playing forfeits - could get quite risky!
* noting down car registration numbers in the High Street AND KIDS TODAY GET BORED! WE USED TO DO THAT FOR HOURS!
* picnics on Herne Hill with my brothers, Mum and "Auntie Jackie" (really a friend of Mum's)
* trying to cross the High Street on a Saturday with the endless traffic on its way to the West Country (in the days before motorways and by-passes!)
* watching county cricket at Taunton
* making dens up Herne Hill I CAN STILL SMELL THE BRACKEN
Has anyone else got some more?


Monday, 13 June 2011

Adrian Hooke has said -

In the second picture down in the Weymouth section is a blond girl eating a banana (she also shows up in the center of the 4th picture down). I think that is Carol Whiting and I seem to remember that she and her brother Graham were twins. Aren't they the ones who were diagnosed with TB and sent off to a sanitariam for treatment? I remember them returning with the most incredible tans, probably from sun-ray machines. I often wonder what happened to them after that, given the state of 1950s technology.

Adrian Hooke

Monday, June 13, 2011

No, That is Carol Brown in both photos Adrian.
Exmouth Outing 1954
Carol Whiting is in the header photo above of our first day at the Convent school along with Gloria and Carol's twin brother Graham.
1st. day at Convent 1948I don't remember the TB incident although I know Charlie Symons had it and was sent to convalesce near Bovey Tracey long before we left Ilminster.
does anyone know where Carol and Graham are?


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Summertime Memories

  • Sunshine – always sunny!
  • The sound of leather on willow
  • Kiss chase in the mowing grass
  • Picnics on Herne Hill
  • Bike rides
  • Picking blackcurrants and strawberries on the fruit farms
  • Trips to the seaside
  • Playing tennis – never heard of Wimbledon
  • Hopscotch
  • Swimming in the river Isle
  • Alan Dixon’s canoe
  • Collecting caterpillars from the cabbages
  • Hay Fever
  • Shelling peas
  • YOUR TURN ………………….