Tag Archive | 1940

[13] John (Jack) Wales: Evocative walk; cows, calves and milk

[13] John (Jack) Wales: Evocative walk; cows, calves and milk

(John Wales speaking and standing in Earith High Street) My father was a calf dealer and farmer, as was his forebears and we had a yard full of Hackney horses and a stallion used for pulling the traps for delivering the calves and also a team of very smart cart horses for the land work. […]

Skating on Little Fen, Earith and a plane crash

Skating on Little Fen, Earith and a plane crash

January 1985 and a memory of 17th January 1942 at the same place … The skaters are out on the flooded area known as Little Fen, Earith which lies close to the Bury Fen famous for claiming to be where Ice Hockey originated from. Jack Wales seen here, had been skating on this very spot […]

Before the Safari days

Before the Safari days

Joe’s Journal 1940 No diary this time: mid morning, Tuesday, September 25th, 1940. Pale blue sky, streaked with Mares Tails (Cirrus). At the age of ten, WW2 scenes are vivid and memorised forever, but not the date, which is researched from books. The location: West Wiltshire … 

21st October 2009 Storykeepers

21st October 2009 Storykeepers

LONDON: 1939-40 and the very real threat of a Nazi invasion of our country. The children are in danger …