Pilgrims Way: more prefab memories

From Janet and Jim Chignall, who used to live in the prefab behind us on the Pilgrims Way prefab estate after the war:

A few recollections and short stories of early childhood life and times in our prefab, 31 Pilgrims Way, Wembley. Middlesex

  

I remember …… 

  • Sitting on the front doorstep looking at my favourite comics, The Dandy & The Beano.
  • Worrying all night about my younger brother (Jamie) starting school – Fryent’s Infants.
  • Going to Fryent School on the coach which stopped by the ‘Green Thing’ outside our prefab.
  • Taking small bunches of flowers, picked by Dad from our front garden for the school-teacher
  • Mum making a soft football from old socks for Jamie to take to school, often after a last- minute request from him – just before we were due to leave!
  • Watching my favourite programmes on our small 9 inch, Pye television. The Flowerpot Men,

Andy Pandy, Sooty and Muffin the Mule –  (I remember crying when Annette Mills, the Muffin the Mule presenter died in 1955).                   Continue reading

A new way to decorate your Christmas tree…….

…….which you can see for yourself in St Botolph’s Church (aka the Stump) in Boston Lincolnshire until January. 3,000 Christmas tree stars and a nativity scene knitted by people across Lincolnshire, all dedicated to family, friends, memories and even pets.

Called Christmas Knitivity, this imaginative project was organised by BBC Radio Lincolnshire in partnership with St Botolph’s Church. Local radio staffers and Boston parishioners got together with Oldrids store to decorate more than 30 trees with these unusual emblems. Continue reading