Memories of Mr Wadhams

MADAM - With reference to your Leisure Nostalgia January 30, on Mr Wadhams. I remember him well. He registered for his weekly rations during the war years at my father s shop, Santer & Sons, in the High Street.

MADAM - With reference to your "Leisure Nostalgia" January 30, on Mr Wadhams.

I remember him well. He registered for his weekly rations during the war years at my father's shop, Santer & Sons, in the High Street. On our half day, Thursdays, my sister, Bunty, and I used to take his weekly groceries up to him on Soldiers Hill, pushing our bicycles up the lane as far as the stile where we unloaded his order from our baskets and saddle bags and proceeded on foot. The dog barked to announce we were coming and he always welcomed us with a glass of lemonade.

In the winter he moved down to Fortescue Road when conditions got really bad and lodged with Miss Haskins and her brother at "Avoca" until conditions improved.

I knew about him being gassed in WWI, but I always understood he lived in a converted railway carriage.


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