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I lived in Croydon. Croydon Airfield was opposite the open air baths in Purley Way. We would go there from Old Coulsdon where our family were evacuated to. Over the other side of the valley was Kenley Airfield. The Germans dropped a cargo of bombs, aimed at Kenley, but missing by about half a mile. (The film `Reach for the Sky' was made at the bottom of our road, which lead to Kenley.) We had great times in the country and never moved back to London. I went to Keston School, then to Woodcoat in Purley. All my family moved down in the end and my uncle opened two fish shops, one in Caterham and one in Whiteleaf.
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