My life in Earith early school days was now becoming more industrious.
I had been moved up from the Infant Room, as it was called, into the Standard One, where we had ink to write with and real books with lines.
Shooting paper with elastic bands was about the only thing I can remember.
Then I was moved into Standard Two, where we still shot paper about.
On Thursday afternoon the boys did raffia while the girls did needlework until the children were old enough to do a little gardening.
The plot of garden I was on received second and third prize respectively for the best plot.
At break the chief games were either, being chased by a boy who had a bicycle tube doubled and knotted, or throwing cobbles at one another. The cobbles were taken out of somebody’s pavement and then replaced after use!
On Monday afternoons drawing was the chief subject and the boy who drew the object the best received what ever it was. Sometimes it was a pineapple, sometimes a bloater and even joints of meat were brought to copy!
[Written by John Wales while in the 3rd form at Huntingdon Grammar School]
It would appear that God did draw a line in the sand and Hitler made a conscious decision to proceed with his plans. The facts come from a documentary “The Nazis: A Warning From History – Hitler’s Path To War”
Earith, which is on the river Ouse, in the 1930’s is noted as a holiday resort and in the summer months many people enjoy themselves fishing, boating and swimming in this river. Our house, which is situated in the High Street, commands an excellent view of the fens, and it overlooks the river Ouse…
The bridegroom had been in the Army in WW1, serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a stretcher bearer over in France. The bride was the second daughter of Rev. John Haydon and Elizabeth, his wife (nee Batchelor). My story begins at my date of birth…
Continuing my real life story, some time in 1934, my parents and I moved to Woodford Green, and my father purchased a house there at 47 Parkland Road. I think that the price paid was £700. Whether he ever re-couped this amount, I cannot say, as we only lived there for approximately five years to the outbreak of WW2, and we never lived all together in our own house again…
Continuing my real life toddler story, there used to be a man selling sweets from a barrow outside the school, and I used to look enviously at some of the children who were allowed to purchase the Sherbet Dips, Liquorice Whirls and boiled sweets (all unwrapped)…
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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:16-18
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