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Outings during the War

by mbullivant

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Valerie Toller, Enid Porter, Marie Cruden, George Cruden
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23 April 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Michelle Bullivant on behalf of Val Burroughs ( nee Toller ) and has bee added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the terms and conditions.

As written by my aunt Val Burroughs ( nee Toller ) March 2005.


During the war we didn't go away for holidays.
We used to walk from Oxford Road [Cambridge] to the 'Backs' - the backs of the collages, sometimes pushing our dolls' prams. We would enjoy the crocuses, daisies, lingcups etc. Occasionally when uncles were home on leave we would go as a family. When Uncle George was home, he and Auntie Marie would take us to the Botanical Gardens in Bateman Street.
My mother and my granny used to take us to the Folk Museum, one of our favorite places. We would admire the wax dolls in their dolls' prams especially. ( Enid Porter, the curator was a friend of my Auntie Marie in later years though, as far as I know ) We used to climb Castle Hill opposite the Folk Museum.

Val Burroughs.

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