Bighton 071

Bighton 071

The information below was supplied [2016] by Pat Portsmouth who is photographed here sitting on the cycle, along with her sister Jacqueline sitting on the chair.
C. 1941.  Mrs. Vining (teacher at Bighton school) billeted with us during the week. The car is hers. The bungalow is one of the corrugated iron “tin” houses and gave the name “Tintown” to the hamlet of Gundleton. This one was the second house on the right on the lane from Bishops Sutton to Bighton and was called Ringsfield. Dad (who mostly stayed in London) rented this bungalow for a few years when the bombing got unbearable for Mum.  It must have been hard for her when she was used to walking just a few yards to the High Street and here there was no electricity, water mains, plumbed toilet, bath, delivery of coal, bread, newspaper. We did get milk delivered (but not in bottles, you provided your own jug) by Mr. Langridge who showed us how to milk cows. His son Wilf was at school with us in Bighton

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