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Lynda S
30-05-2016
20:13 GMT
Thank you Jeff for response...unfortunately to my certain knowledge yours and mine are not the same one.
In many comments about work not once has he mentioned working on busses.....though a cafe around the terminus has featured a time or two in discussions.
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Jeff
30-05-2016
14:01 GMT
I knew a Tommy Jones who was a bus driver at Tottenham Garage.
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Lynda S
29-05-2016
20:18 GMT
Tonight he told me of a ‘Shed’ of corrugated iron where the mattresses of those who had died of scarlett fever were burned. A bomb destroyed it in the war as it sat alongside the railway.
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Lynda S
29-05-2016
20:15 GMT
I was quite pleased with myself when I found a website specifically relating to Edmonton, the information from which, has given my 84yr old dad new verve !
So many memories prompted for him…but in doing so he has been asking me if its possible to query if any of his old Edmonton pals are still ‘with us’. The previous site displayed the last input in 2004 so I searched again and found you. If this is not the right arena for this query then please accept my apologies. Names he is querying are Tommy Watson, Midget Sharp, Sugar Hayden, (who he thinks married Albert Buzzier), Terry Teagle and Billy Banks.
His name was Thomas Jones. And I am more than happy to exchange his ‘memories’ that this project is now unearthing. Lynda
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Young Ed
29-05-2016
17:51 GMT
Good to get an authentic first hand account Colin C.
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Colin C
28-05-2016
00:07 GMT
Young Ed - Very interesting link. Brings back memories - some good, some bad. Well remember, too, playing with other children in the bombed-lout houses after the war. Warning notices on the derelict buildings everywhere but we were invincible at 6 or 7 years of age. Heaven knows what today's 'elf and safety' lot would make of it all.
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Young Ed
27-05-2016
23:12 GMT
Me too Vlad. By 20 years. Here's that page. It also says several other V2s hit earlier. Amazing just how much damage was sustained in Edmonton and Enfield. https://enfieldatwar.wordpress.com/tag/second-world-war/
Edited 27-05-2016 23:48
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Vladtheimbiber
27-05-2016
21:39 GMT
If a V2 hit the sewage works then I'm glad I missed the war by 10 years.
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Young Ed
27-05-2016
20:48 GMT
The Enfield during wartime history web site says that a V2 hit the sewage works at Pickett's Lock during the last days of WW2. They also have a good Picture of The old Town Hall, taken in 1937 with a steel railings fence round it. I never remember it having a fence. But apparently a great deal of steel was appropriated, and recycled for the war effort.
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Vladtheimbiber
27-05-2016
12:08 GMT
Hi Colin, having fallen off my bike and landed on my head several times over the years I'm no one to talk.

Seriously, the info was very interesting and confirms a lot that my late mum told me when I was a lot younger (although at the time I was unsure whether to believe it - flying bombs?!!)

Cheers.
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Colin C
27-05-2016
11:20 GMT
Vladtheimbiber - hmmm not quite sure how to take that - are you hinting that the head injury sustained early in my life explains a lot about how I am today or is that a genuine thanks for the info about the V1s and V2s???? I await your response with trepidation.
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Vladtheimbiber
27-05-2016
08:35 GMT
Thanks Colin, that explains a lot.
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Colin C
27-05-2016
01:13 GMT
Vladtheimbiber- Yes, Edmonton was hit by more than one V1 in the later stages of the war. I think the Cock Tavern pub is mentioned somewhere as having been damaged by one and I have told the story many times on here as to how I was flung down our garden air-raid shelter steps by the blast from a V1 and cut my head open. Mum wrapped it up in an old white sheet doused in vinegar and rushed me to the doctor. Not sure if any V2s fell, though.
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Vladtheimbiber
26-05-2016
17:37 GMT
Thanks JackieB
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JackieB
26-05-2016
17:04 GMT
Colin C, my cousin was a teenager living in Edmonton in WWII and has recently been to her GREAT grand children's school to chat to them about living in the London during the war.

Vlad, Local studies have a whole load of info about bomb damage and, should I have a chance next time I am there, I will check Hartington Road.
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Vladtheimbiber
26-05-2016
11:02 GMT
Colin C. - Your mention of V1's set me thinking. Is there any record of a V1 ever hitting Edmonton? The reason I ask is that several terraced houses in Hartington Road, where my mum's family lived, were destroyed by a bomb, and a couple of houses opposite were badly damaged. My mum, her brother and their dog Mel were at home (in one of the houses opposite) at the time and narrowly escaped. However, this was during the day and late on in the war at a time when the Luftwaffe were not capable of operating during daylight so I'm thinking that it may just have been a V1 and not a conventionall bomb. Their dog disappeared for about three weeks and was found very emaciated somewhere around the Green. The houses were demolished and replaced by maisonettes after the war.
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