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David Hathaway

from:Alderminster

I was born in Shipston-on-Stour, and lived in Alderminster. I remember my first sight of a black men, passing along the A34(now A3400) in American convoys, in the direction of Oxford. Also the daily procession of POW's marching from Ettington Park camp (up the New Rd.,Alderminster whilst standing on a stile in our garden). They were going to work in Knavenhill Woods. They made me a small wooden wheel-barrow, which I cherished until it broke up in 1980. I still have" HMS Alderminster", a small wooden boat made by an English soldier who eventually became my Uncle Bob.










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