This memory was donated to the Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust by Anne W. and is taken from an interview recorded in July 2009.
“My father had seen an advertisement on Finsbury Park Station where we had been living (not on the station but Finsbury Park) and they had come here in September – I was born in the cottage hospital in December and apart from 8 years I have lived in this house ever since. My earliest memories really are lying in a cot in the bedroom – my father put shutters up at the windows and hearing the siren go from the Fire Station…”.
“Other earliest memories – arriving at the Convent School with my mother and being taken in by a nun who seemed absolutely enormous at the time. Another early memory was dancing on the Campus – it must have been VD day and we were doing the Lambeth Walk – I can remember walking to one school down Parkway and through Guessens Road – I was at the Convent School until I was 15 and then wanted to be a domestic science teacher so left and went to the Further Education College which was behind Applecroft School at the time and the principal was Dr Vivian Lloyd who lived in the old cottage and I had a very happy time there – it was totally different from the Convent and my eyes were opened to a certain extent”.