Bob

Bob was born in Liverpool in 1935, and went to the Foundling Hospital School at Berkhamsted in 1940.  Upon leaving the School, he entered the catering industry, completed his national service and worked in the army and the civil service.  He later worked in administration and book keeping positions.  He is married and has one daughter.

Bob
Bob
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Bob

A wonderful time

Audio Transcript

They had the house, which was a typical house of the time, but they also had a smallholding attached to the house.  So they kept chickens, and pigs... they had an orchard and a walnut tree included.  They grew their vegetables, etcetera, and... the Reynolds family consisted of Mr and Mrs Reynolds, and their son, Oliver, and it was Oliver who looked after the smallholding …  it was great, just... helping with the smallholding when I could... But we had the run of the area as well, I mean there was no traffic like there is today, because there weren't cars around, or very few... very few buses, and... we could virtually go where we liked, as long as we told them where we were going and we didn't go near the river. So we just used to go walking in the fields in the area... help with the harvest... help the men with the harvest, and the ladies would bring out lunches and drinks, fresh lemonade for us, and... beer for the men.  And it really was a wonderful time, as far as I was concerned.