My Home Town
My Home Town – by Beryl Scott
Having been born and bred in Welwyn Garden
With Flora Robson, Dinah Sheridan, and Edmond Purdom
Flora would work the shifts at the Shredded Wheat
When coming home from holiday I would smell it so sweet
My Mum and her brothers were born in Hatfield Hyde
They would walk to a farm for their milk with pride,
I remember seeing the remains of their old school
In King George V playing field in which there was a pool.
As a girl our milk was delivered by horse and cart
Our bread was brought round by Harry and sometimes jam tarts,
Injured in the war he had a glass eye and only one hand
Us kids would sometimes get a ride in his van.
My family and I attended the Howard School
The site has now got new houses going right through.
Reproduced by kind permission of Beryl Scott, First published in 2006.