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Douglas Campion

My name is William Douglas Campion. I was born in Nottingham in March 1922. I can go back as far as three years of age, mainly because I was taken ill with glandular tuberculosis. This left me very weak and probably put me back two or three years in my development. We lived in a semi-detached house in the Sherwood district very comfortably. Read more....




Arthur Carsley

I was born in Chester and I went to Chester Grammar School. When I left school I didn`t really know what I wanted to do. However, my father knew a dentist and he suggested that I took an apprenticeship in dentistry to be a dental technician. So I did. I met a friend called Tony Fieldstead there. I didn`t know that he had decided to do the same. This was when the National Health Service was set up about 1948. The dentist we worked for had a huge grey Chrysler car in his garage and a wife who liked her gin. Read more....


Win Clavering

I am Win Clavering, short for Winifred Joan Clavering, and I was born in August 1924 in Australia, in Mildura about 500 miles north of Melbourne on the River Murray. I lived in Redcliffs, now a wine-making area. My father lost his job in England when his firm went bankrupt after the First World War. He was an electrical engineer but he always wanted to be a farmer. There was an offer at that time from Australia that you could pay 10 and go out there and be given 35 acres of land. But you had to start from scratch; it was like semi-desert. He grew a very successful block. Read more....


Paul Cope

My name is Paul Cope and I was originally born down in Bedfordshire but moved to Colsterworth when I was nine in 1991. I have lived up here ever since though I now live in South Witham with my wife. My parents still live in Colsterworth. I have got one brother and one sister. My sister is 27 (and is going to have a baby any day now!) and my younger brother is 11 and has just left the village school to move to King's School in Grantham. Read more....