Raymond Jenner

I was born and bought up in Watford, on the Harebreaks estate, Beech Road number 28 was home, my dad Stanley was a Steam Train Engine Driver, working out of Watford engine shed, as did my eldest brother Peter.
I certainly remember the Dell as a hole in the ground, which as kids we used to slide down on sheets of corrugated tin, the Scouts Hut was close by. We also used to make trollies out of scraps of timber and old pram wheels, then take our lives in our hands by racing down Fuller road Hill, cars were scarce luckily, but there were a few, the Crossroads at Middle Way and Fuller Road was a heartstopper sometimes. There were lovely Cherry Trees down the Harebreaks, we used to climb them, eat the Cherries then drop the pips and unedible ones on the heads of unsuspecting passers by. Yeatmans Factory made sweets for Woolworths, several Mums worked there, so we always had Jellies and fondant creams at Christmas. Lovely memorable childhood on the Harebreaks. Ray.

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