Early Life in Laindon 1940 to 1947. Part 1.
With the advent of VE Day I have memories of that day at Markham’s Chase Primary School when I was in reception class and Janet Duke was the Head Teacher.
My father had nailed a fabric Union Jack to a pole for me to carry in the parade. I was rather aggrieved when my flag was given to a boy to carry and I was given a bamboo stick with a paper, homemade flag on it! We all marched round the grounds of the school.
At some point, ratings in naval uniform came to school to distribute bananas, the first I had ever seen. On another occasion we were required to take an empty tin to school and we were given cocoa powder.