Tag Archive | 1940’s

[9] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1943 to 1944

[9] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1943 to 1944

From the age of 11 years to 15 years I was a Girl Guide, and eventually became a Patrol Leader, as did Beryl (my friend). We went to Summer Camp each year, and I enjoyed this, apart from having to dig and use the latrines, which were only holes in the ground! Although my Grandfather […]

[8] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1941 to 1942

[8] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1941 to 1942

I went in for the Scholarship exam in 1941, but failed it, so I sat for an Entrance exam to attend the High School for girls at High Wycombe, and passed, so I was able to go there, paying a fee of £5.00 per term. It was here that I first met Beryl Flanders, (who […]

[7] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1940 to 1941

[7] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1940 to 1941

During the Spring of 1940, because of the air battles over the Channel and the threat of invasion by the Germans, as France had fallen to the enemy quite quickly, it was thought expedient to send me back to my grandparents in Bucks. Therefore, I missed all the excitement of the fishing boats and other […]

[6] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1939 to 1940

[6] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1939 to 1940

After the September 1939 wedding, we did not return to Woodford, supposedly because of the threat of the German Luftwaffe bombing London, and I was sent down to Rye in Sussex to live with my Aunt Rene and Uncle Arch by myself. They were childless at this time, so were asked to take in a […]