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[13] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1949 to 1951

[13] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1949 to 1951

My second boy friend, Keith Seeney, was younger, and was in the Boys’ Brigade at Avenue Road Baptist Church where, I was a member. We used to see each other, as Friday night was the choir practice night, and the Boys’ Brigade used to meet on that evening as well. The first time he asked […]

[12] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1947 to 1948

[12] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1947 to 1948

During this period, when I was 17 years up to when we left Leigh and moved to Terling, Essex at age 21 years, I had three boy friends. The first one was Dennis Gamble, who I met after joining the local branch of the Youth Hostels Association. He was 28 years old, and had been […]

[11] Christine Reason: My story, the year 1946

[11] Christine Reason: My story, the year 1946

I was still attending the High School when my Mother died in January 1946, and I moved out of my Grandparents’ home, and went to live with Aunt Edna and Uncle Bob. I took the School Certificate of the University of London examination that year, and obtained five Passes. I left school at the end […]

[10] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1944 to 1945

[10] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1944 to 1945

When I was living in Rye, my Aunt Rene and Uncle Arch took me to the Baptist church there. His family were all members there. I do not think that I had a deep faith then, but I enjoyed going, and I expect that I absorbed the Bible teaching, without probably realising it. It was […]

[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 […]

[5] Christine Reason: My story, the year 1939

[5] Christine Reason: My story, the year 1939

This idyllic childhood came to an end on 3rd September 1939, when war was declared against Germany. A few weeks before the outbreak of hostilities during the summer holidays, my Mother and I left London, never to return, and travelled to Buckinghamshire to stay with my Haydon grandparents, and so that I could be a […]

[4] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1936 to 1938

[4] Christine Reason: My story, the years 1936 to 1938

My mother and I often used to walk to the railway station at Woodford to meet my father off the train in the early evening. I remember all the men (hardly any women) alighting on to the platform wearing their bowler or trilby hats, and carrying rolled up umbrellas and briefcases. One evening, my Father […]