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- Doris Saunders
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- 10 October 2005
When I was expecting, me and another girl at the home we went out and saw this orchard and thought ‘ooh, we’ll get a few bits to send home to our Mum’s’. We saw an apple tree and we climbed up the tree and before we could get down the bloke who owned it came along and locked the gate so we scrambled down the tree as fast as we could, but we couldn’t get out! We had to sort of climb up the fence and jump over, which we did, and we still had all these apples and things in our arms.
I used to send my Mum a parcel full of things home, and so did this other girl I was with. We got on well; we used to laugh all the time.
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Becky Barugh of the BBC Radio Shropshire CSV Action Desk on behalf of Doris Saunders and has been added to the site with her permission. Mrs Saunders fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
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