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Childhood Memories - Upwey Wishing Well

by CSV Action Desk Leicester

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Margaret Kathleen Oldridge
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Weymouth, Dorset
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23 May 2005

One day we went on a bus ride to Upwey Wishing Well where they served afternoon teas. This was a real treat and must have cost quite a bit.
At the wishing well people drank some of the water and then threw some over their shoulder and wished.
I thought this was a bit silly, but did it any way, although I didn't wish.
I prayed as a 5 year old child that my dad would come home safely. He did at the end of the war when I was 7 and a half.

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