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Years 1954 to 1957

By Martin Edgar

10. YEARS FROM 1954 to 1957

Then National service called and I went off in the Army to Germany for two years. Bill and Pam were married just as I returned, and started their married life in a caravan in the corner of Hobbitt up by the Mission. Butlers Gate was being built for them on the plot just across the Drive, in the corner of Drive Meadow that Mother had bought from the Tabors. Bill and Pam moved in after about a year.

As for myself, the thought of picking brussels sprouts with the ice on them had become less attractive and I had decided to become a Solicitor. I took up articles with my godfather, Ray Whiteway, in his Mayfair practice and the rest, as they say, is another story.

Martin Edgar, Richmond.

January, 2011.

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Chapter title, click title to go there


01How we got there
02What was there 
03 Early years
04 The war
05 Peacetime
07Year 1950 
08Year 1953, and working at home 
09End piece - clay soil and what to do 
10Years 1954 to 1957 
12Editorial postscript
all chaptersLife at Butlers - the complete 12 part article  
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