This morning I woke up and found myself blessed with super natural powers.
At the village school which the older evacuated boys are sharing with the local children during part of the day, the Queen saw the boys having their midday meal, which is cooked and served by voluntary workers.
I remember that we met the Queen Mother in the village hall, that was our first classroom in the village I was writing a letter home and the Queen read it. As 69 years have passed since that time, I decided to try and do some research, as I remember the visit by the Queen. I have visited your website and found a picture of us digging for victory which I thought was taken in the grounds of Mr.
There were lots of soldiers in the village and I remember that one Christmas the American soldiers took us to there camp for a Christmas party. September 2008 I was one of the children evacuated to Horsted Keynes in Sept 1939. Montiefiore on who's grounds Mr Tidy worked as a gardener.
He says "From memory this was taken I think at Valley Holme or could have been taken somewhere in the village.
I think this may be of some interest to you for your website." Another picture from Chris Andrews showing her father Arthur Simpson (tall lad at the back) and some of the boys at Horsted Keynes. Chris has other pictures from the era and can be contacted at [email protected] name is Elsie Margaret Barley (nee Wisdom) and was evacuated to Horsted Keynes on the 1st September 1939 and stayed there for three and a half years. Another name I recall was Ronald Roland whom I met at the school at Haywards Heath.